Pages: pp. 553-554
The IEEE Computer Society’s policy limits the terms of the members of its Editorial Board. This allows new people and expertise to come in and benefits the growth and vitality of the journal. Such a major rotation within the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics’ ( TVCGs) Editorial Board took place during the first few months of 2011, with more than 10 Associate Editors stepping down and new ones joining. The success of the journal relies on the quality of the submissions and reviews, and the work of the associate editors. The dedication of associate editors is essential to the continuing growth of the journal.
On behalf of the IEEE Computer Society and TVCG’s Editorial Board, I would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the retiring Associate Editors: Helwig Hauser, Kwan-Liu Ma, Alan M. MacEachren, Torsten Möller, Penny Rheingans, Jos Stam, Han-Wei Shen, Philipp Slusallek, and Ross Whitaker. Also, on behalf of the former Editor-in-Chief, Tom Ertl, we are especially grateful to Baining Guo for his remarkable service as Associate Editor-in-Chief for the last four years.
It is my pleasure to announce TVCG’s new Associate Editors-in-Chief: Min Chen and George Drettakis, who have been on the Editorial Board for more than four and two years, respectively, and will actively work to help TVCG continue to thrive. I am looking forward to their support in further improving the quality and timeliness of TVCG. Furthermore, I am happy to introduce Paolo Cignoni, Jean-Daniel Fekete, John Keyser, Bruno Levy, Shigeo Takahashi, and Daniel Weiskopf, who have recently joined TVCG as Associate Editors. Below are the biographical sketches listing their accomplishments and areas of expertise. The TVCG Editorial Board is pleased to welcome these outstanding researchers to their new role.
Ming C. Lin