Vice President, Technical & Conference Activities
Board of Governors (2013-2015)
Cecilia Metra is the first vice chair of the IEEE Computer Society Test Technology Technical Council. She is the associate editor in chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, and starting in 2013, she will be editor in chief of the IEEE CS online publication Computing Now. She is on the editorial boards of several professional journals, and has been involved in numerous IEEE-sponsored symposia and workshops as general/program chair or co-chair (14 times) and as technical program committee member (74 times).
Metra is a professor of electronics at the University of Bologna, Italy, where she has worked since 1991 and from which she received a PhD in electronic engineering and computer science. In 2002, she was also a visiting faculty consultant for Intel in the US. Her research activities have been sponsored by state and industrial agencies, as part of various research and educational consortia at the national and international levels. Her involvement with industry was recognized by a joint patent on commercial products.
An IEEE Senior Member and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society, Metra has also received two Meritorious Service Awards and two Certificates of Appreciation from the Society.