Society Representatives

Learn more about our relationships with IEEE Councils, CSAB, CRA, and other computing organizations.
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Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB)

CSAB is the lead Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) member society for accreditation of programs in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Software Technology.

  • Mary Jane Fairley
  • Bruce McMillin
  • Chris Taylor
  • Shari Plantz Masters
  • Rajendra Raj
  • Sanaa Sharafeddine
  • Patrick Widener

Computing Research Association (CRA)

CRA’s mission is to enhance innovation by joining with industry, government, and academia to strengthen research and advanced education in computing.

  • William D. Gropp
  • Forrest Shull


SC 7 delivers standards in the area of software and systems engineering that meet market and professional requirements.

  • Annette D. Reilly


SC 27 promotes the development of standards for the protection of information and ICT. This includes generic methods, techniques and guidelines to address both security and privacy aspects.

  • Eric Hibbard


SC 38 serves as the focus, proponent, and systems integration entity on Cloud Computing, Distributed Platforms, and the application of these technologies.

  • Eric Hibbard


SC 42 serves as the focus and proponent for JTC 1’s standardization program on Artificial Intelligence.

  • Richard Tong

ISO/IEC JWG16 – Maintenance of IEC 82079 series.

  • Annette Reilly

IEEE Council Representatives

IEEE Biometrics Council

The field of interest of the Council is the theory, design, financial service, online loans, lending platforms, and application of biometric characterization of human beings, based on physiological and/or behavioral features and traits, in particular for identification, identity verification, authentication, encryption, recognition and medical diagnosis verification, authentication, encryption, recognition and medical diagnosis.

  • Stefano Zanero

IEEE Brain Community

The IEEE Brain initiative was formed in 2015 to create a technical community to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration and coordination to advance research, standardization, and development of engineering and technology to improve our understanding of the brain in order to treat diseases and improve the human condition. As an IEEE-wide effort, the IEEE Brain Technical Community unites engineering and computing expertise across IEEE Societies and Councils relevant to neuroscience.

  • Carolyn McGregor

IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

CEDA was established to foster design automation of electronic circuits and systems at all levels. The Council’s field of interest spans the theory, implementation, and use of EDA/CAD tools to design integrated electronic circuits and systems.

  • Shankar Hemmady  (primary voting)
  • Anjali Diwan  (secondary non-voting)

IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC)

NTC is a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Nanotechnology carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, literary and educational areas. The Council supports the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications.

  • Fei Su (primary voting)
  • Biswaranjan Acharya

IEEE Sensors Council

The Council’s fields of interest include the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing, reliability and applications of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical, and biological phenomena.

  • Dinanath Kholkar

IEEE Superconductivity Council

The purpose of the Council is to advance and coordinate activities in the field of Superconductivity carried out throughout the IEEE and as such is exclusively scientific, literary, and educational in character.

  • Ilkay Altintas (primary voting)
  • KC Santosh

IEEE Systems Council

The Systems Council integrates IEEE activities regarding aspects of multiple disciplines and specialty areas of systems engineering.

  • Wei-Ren Chen (primary voting)
  • Shashikant Patil

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