2nd Vice President, Member & Geographic Activities Board
Elizabeth (Liz) Burd is Dean at Durham University in the UK. She has a remit for technology enhanced learning and educational activities. Burd teaches software engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She also leads Durham's Technology Enhanced Learning research group, a group of 20 research staff and students, and is director of the UK's Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning—Active Learning in Computing. She has research collaborations with firms that include IBM, Microsoft, British Telecommunication, BAe, and Logica. In the past five years, she has garnered millions of dollars in research funds.
Burd has served on program committees for more than 20 IEEE conferences, serving as program chair or general chair. She has published more than 60 articles on software engineering and 30 articles on computing education. Burd has received many awards for her work, including a Learning and Teaching Excellence Award from Durham University in 2001, the IEEE Computer Society's Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2008, and a UK National Teaching Fellowship in 2009.
A member of the IEEE and the Computer Society for 18 years, Burd was appointed an IEEE senior member in 2005.