Dennis J. Frailey
2014-2016 Board of Governors
Dennis J. Frailey joined IEEE-CS in the 1970s. Currently: Board of Governors; Distinguished Visitor; liaison between IEEE-CS Professional & Education Activities Board and IEEE Education Activities Board Continuing Professional Education initiative. Previously: member of IEEE-CS Education Activities Board and Professional Activities Board; program chairman and conference committee member for many CS conferences. Other Societies: Texas Board of Professional Engineers, former Chair of Industrial Advisory Committee; ACM, Distinguished Lecturer, former Vice President, Council Member, Chapter Chair, Regional Representative and chair of many committees; Dallas Association for SW Engineering Excellence, former Chair, Program Chair; ABET, Program Evaluator for over 25 years.
PhD (computer science, Purdue, 1971). After serving for seven years as a tenured faculty member at SMU, where he helped form the computer science program, Dennis began a software development career with Texas Instruments and Raytheon. He continued as an adjunct faculty member (including six years at the University of Texas at Austin). He also developed and taught courses within TI and Raytheon as well as for external organizations. Keynote speaker at a half-dozen computer conferences; published over 150 papers. Recently, Dennis won the Nancy Mead Award for contributions to software engineering education and the ACM SIGCSE Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science Education.