Elizabeth L. Burd
First Vice President, Member & Geographic Activities Board
Elizabeth (Liz) Burd is a Pro vice-Chancellor at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Previously she was dean at Durham University in the UK. Liz teaches software engineering at undergraduate and graduate levels. Before her new appointment she led Durham's Technology Enhanced Learning research group, and was until recently director of the UK's Centre for Excellence: Active Learning in Computing. She has research collaborations with firms that include IBM, Microsoft, BT, BAE, and Logica. In past years, she has been awarded millions of dollars in research funds. Liz is currently the CS First Vice President and VP for Member and Geographic Activities and chair of IEEE's Engineering, Computing, and Technology Portals Strategy Committee. She was previously CS VP Educational Activities (2010–2012). Liz has served on the program committees for over 20 IEEE conferences. She has published over 60 articles on software engineering and 30 on computing education. Liz has received many awards, including the IEEE CS Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2008, and a UK National Teaching Fellowship in 2009. A member of IEEE and the Computer Society for 20 years, Liz became a Senior Member in 2005.