IEEE Cloud Computing Editorial Board

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IEEE Cloud Computing Editorial Board


Editor in Chief

Mazin Yousif is the chief technology officer and vice president of architecture for the Royal Dutch Shell Global account at T-Systems, International. Yousif chairs the advisory board of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics ( He founded the US National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Autonomic Computing. Yousif has been an adjunct professor at Duke University, North Carolina State University, the University of Arizona, and the Oregon Graduate Institute. He was a principal leader in defining the Infini- Band Architecture and cochaired the management working group in the InfiniBand Trade Association, which was responsible for defining the InfiniBand Architecture.Yousif has an MSc and PhD in electrical engineering and computer engineering, respectively, from Pennsylvania State University.


Editorial Board

Luiz F. Bittencourt is an Associate Professor at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. He received his PhD in Computer Science in 2010 from UNICAMP.  His main interests are in the areas of virtualization and scheduling in grid, cloud and fog computing. In addition to the IEEE Cloud Computing editorial board, Luiz currently serves as associate editor for the Computers and Electrical Engineering journal and for the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing. He was awarded the IEEE Communications Society Latin America Young Professional Award 2013.

Pascal Bouvry is a Professor in the Computer Science and Communication research unit of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication at the University of Luxembourg and a faculty member at the Luxembourg Interdisciplinary Center of Security, Reliability, and Trust. His research interest include cloud & parallel computing, optimization, security and reliability. Bouvry has a PhD in computer science from the University of Grenoble (INPG), France.

Ivona Brandic is Assistant Professor at the Information Systems Institute, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). She received her PhD degree in 2007 and her venia docendi for practical computer science in 2013, both from Vienna University of Technology. She was involved in the European Union’s SCube project (Software Services and Systems Network) and she led the Austrian national FoSII (Foundations of Self-governing ICT Infrastructures) project funded by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF). From 2009 to 2013 she was management committee member of the European Commission’s COST Action on Energy Efficient Large Scale Distributed Systems. Currently she is management committee member of the European Commission’s COST Action on Sustainable Ultrascale Computing (NESUS). Brandic also serves on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo is the editor of the Cloud and the Law column. He is currently the holder of the Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship at University of Texas at San Antonio, an associate professor at University of South Australia, and a guest professor at China University of Geosciences, Wuhan. He is the recipient of various awards including ESORICS 2015 Best Paper Award, Winning Team of the Germany’s University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) Digital Forensics Research Challenge 2015, 2014 Highly Commended Award by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency, Fulbright Scholarship in 2009, 2008 Australia Day Achievement Medallion, and British Computer Society’s Wilkes Award in 2008. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.

Beniamino Di Martino is a full professor and vice director in the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering at Second University of Naples. He participates in and leads several European Commission projects on cloud computing, including the mOSAIC project; his research interests include cloud and high-performance computing, knowledge engineering, semantics, and software patterns. Di Martino has a PhD in computer science from University Federico II of Naples. He is the editor or associate editor of four international journals, including this publication and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, and is a member of the IEEE P3203 Standard on Cloud Interoperability Working Group, the IEEE Intercloud Testbed Initiative, the Cloud Standards Customer Council, and the EC’s Cloud Computing Experts’ Group.

Mianxiong Dong is an associate professor in the Department of Information and Electronic Engineering at the Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan. Prior to joining Muroran-IT, he was a researcher at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan. His research interests include wireless networks, cloud computing, and cyberphysical systems. Dong has BS, MS, and PhD degrees in computer science and engineering from the University of Aizu, Japan.

Keith Jeffery is an independent consultant and past IT Director at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory with 360,000 users, 1100 servers and 140 staff. Keith holds three honorary visiting professorships, is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and the British Computer Society, is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional and an Honorary Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. Keith is past president of ERCIM and past president of euroCRIS, and serves on international expert groups, conference boards and assessment panels.  He had advised government on IT. He chaired the EC Expert Groups on GRIDs and on CLOUD Computing.

Joanna Kołodziej is a professor in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science at Cracow University of Technology. She received a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland) in 2004. The main topics of her research include evolutionary computation, mathematical modelling of stochastic processes, grid and cloud computing, intelligent networking, scalable computation, multi-agent systems, global optimization meta-heuristics. She is an author of 150+ papers published in international journals, books and conference proceedings and was awarded the best MSD Thesis in Theoretical Mathematics by the Polish Mathematical Society in 1992 and the best PhD Thesis in Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics by The Foundation for Polish Science in 2004.

David Linthicum is the editor of the Cloud Tibits column. He is the Chief Cloud Strategy Officer at Deloitte Consulting, and was just named the #1 cloud influencer via a recent major report by Apollo Research. Linthicum is a cloud computing thought leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker. He has been a CTO five times for both public and private companies, and a CEO two times in the last 25 years.

Christine Miyachi has almost 30 years of experience working for startups and large corporations. She writes a blog about software architecture and is currently a systems engineer and architect at Xerox Corporation and holds several patents.  She works on Xerox’s Extensible Interface Platform which is a software platform upon which developers can use standard Web-based tools to create server-based applications that can be configured for the multi-function peripheral’s  touch-screen user interface. Miyachi graduated from the University of Rochester with a BS in electrical engineering. She holds two MIT degrees: an MS in technology and policy/electrical engineering and computer science and an MS in engineering and management. For more info, visit

Omer Rana is a professor of performance engineering in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University. He also currently acts as an advisor to CBNine, a company specializing in cloud computing for the architecture, engineering, and construction sector. His research interests include high-performance distributed computing, data analysis/ mining, and multiagent systems. Rana has a PhD in neural and parallel computing from Imperial College (London University). He is a member of IEEE.

Rajiv Ranjan is editor of the Blue Skies column. He is a senior research scientist and Julius Fellow at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia. His research interests include cloud computing, big data, and quality of service (QoS) optimization in distributed systems. Ranjan has a PhD in computer science and software engineering from the University of Melbourne.

Lutz Schubert is head of department at the Institute for Information Resource Management at the University of Ulm, Germany. He also serves as a moderator for the European Commission Cloud Computing Expert Working Group. His research interests include high-performance computing and cloud provisioning. Schubert studied computer science and philosophy at the University of Stuttgart.

Alan Sill is the editor of the Standards Now column. He is an adjunct professor of physics and senior scientist at the High Performance Computing Center and directs the US National Science Foundation Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing at Texas Tech University. He also serves as the vice president of standards for the Open Grid Forum and cochair of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology’s “Standards Acceleration to Jumpstart Adoption of Cloud Computing” working group. Sill has a PhD in particle physics from American University. He’s an active member of the Distributed Management Task Force, IEEE, TM Forum, and other cloud standards working groups, and has served either directly or as liaison for the Open Grid Forum on several national and international standards roadmap committees.

Zahir Tari is a full professor of distributed systems at RMIT University, Australia. His research interests include system performance (for example, Web servers, P2P, and cloud computing) and system security (for example, SCADA and cloud). Tari received a PhD in computer science from the University of Grenoble, France. In addition to serving on the IEEE Cloud Computing editorial board, he’s an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.

Joe Weinman is the editor of the Cloud Economics column. He is the founder of Cloudonomics, a rigorous, multidisciplinary analytical approach leveraging economics, behavioral economics, statistics, calculus, computational complexity theory, simulation, and system dynamics to characterize the sometimes counter-intuitive multi-dimensional business, financial, and user experience benefits of cloud computing and other on-demand, pay-per-use business models. Named a Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader by TechTarget, Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker and blogger He is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, and the chair of the IEEE Intercloud Testbed executive committee.

Yongwei Wu is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University. His research interests focus mainly on parallel and distributed processing, mobile and distributed systems, cloud computing, and storage. Wu has a PhD from the Chinese Academy of Science.


Steering Committee

Sherman Shen, University of Waterloo (Chair, Communications Society liaison)
Kirsten Ferguson-Boucher, Aberystwyth University
Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo
Carl Landwehr, NSF, IARPA (EIC Emeritus IEEE S&P)
Hui Lei, IBM
V.O.K. Li, University of Hong Kong (Communications Society liaison)
Rolf Oppliger, eSecurity Technologies
Manish Parashar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey