Board of Governors (2013-2015)
Cecilia Metra is the 2015 Secretary the IEEE Computer Society. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE CS online publication Computing Now, and she has served as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, and Vice President for Technical and Conference Activities. 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 full professor in 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 Fellow 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.