IT Professional Editorial Board and Staff

Editor in Chief

San Murugesan

San Murugesan is the director of BRITE Professional Services and an adjunct professor at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. His areas of interest include cloud computing, green IT, the Internet of Things, and IT applications. He served in several senior positions in academia and industry in Australia and India. He is co-editor of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing (Wiley 2014). He is an editorial board member of Computer and edits its bimonthly column, "Cloud Cover." He is a fellow of the Australian Computer Society and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE).

Associate Editors in Chief

Irena Bojanova

Irena Bojanova is a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She is the founding chair of the IEEE Computer Society Cloud Computing Special Technical Community, a co-chair of the IEEE Reliability Society Internet of Things Technical Committee, and a founding member of the IEEE Technical Subcommittee on Big Data. Bojanova is the acting editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, associate editor in chief of IT Professional, and an associate editor of the International Journal of Big Data Intelligence. Read her Internet of Things blog and her cloud computing blog.Contact her at

Morris Chang

Morris Chang is an associate professor at Iowa State University. His research interests include cybersecurity, wireless networks, and energy-efficient computer systems. His current research projects on cybersecurity are funded by DARPA. Chang received his PhD from the North Carolina State University. His past industrial experiences include positions at Texas Instruments, Microelectronic Center of North Carolina, and AT&T Bell Labs. He received the University Excellence in Teaching Award at Illinois Institute of Technology in 1999. He is a senior member of IEEE. For further details, see

Linda Wilbanks

Linda Wilbanks serves as the chief information security officer (CISO) at Federal Student Aid in the US Department of Education. She's responsible for identifying and negating the threats and vulnerabilities to FSA's networks and data. She formerly served as the command information officer (CIO) at the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), where she successfully built a common IT backbone and green datacenter with virtualized servers supporting all five Department of Defense law enforcement/security agencies occupying a new campus. She is recognized internationally as an expert in software metrics and quality assurance and has published more than 125 articles in referred journals.

Department Editors

Data Analytics

Seth Earley

Seth Earley is CEO at Earley Information Science. His interests include knowledge strategy, information architecture, search-based applications, and accelerating the value of analytics solutions. Earley has worked with a diverse roster of Fortune 1000 companies, helping them achieve higher levels of operating performance. He is founder of the Boston Knowledge Management Forum, a former adjunct professor at Northeastern University, where he taught graduate courses in knowledge management infrastructure and e business strategy. For further details, see

IT in Emerging Markets

Gustavo Rossi

Gustavo Rossi is a full professor at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina and a principal researcher at Conicet. His area of interest is Web engineering. Rossi holds a PhD from PUC-Rio, Brazil. He's an editorial board member of IEEE Internet Computing, the Journal of Web Engineering, the World Wide Web Journal and other important magazines and journals. For further details, see

IT Trends

Irena Bojanova

Irena Bojanova is a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She is the acting editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing and an associate editor in chief of IT Professional

Life in the C-Suite

Joseph Williams is the Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.


George Strawn

George Strawn is the director of the National Coordination Office for the Federal interagency program Networking and IT R&D (NITRD). His interests include IT research policy and management, big data, networking, and history. He has previously been the NSF CIO; program officer, division director, executive officer, and acting assistant director in the NSF CISE directorate; the director of the Iowa State University Computation Center; and a faculty member and chair of the Iowa State computer science department. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. For further details, see

Securing IT

Rick Kuhn

Rick Kuhn is a computer scientist in the Computer Security Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has authored more than 100 publications on information security, empirical studies of software failure, and software assurance, and is a senior member of the IEEE. He co-developed the role based access control model (RBAC), used throughout industry, and led the effort establishing RBAC as an ANSI standard. Kuhn received an MS in computer science from the University of Maryland College Park, and an MBA from William & Mary. For further details, see

Tim Weil

Tim Weil is a risk manager (contractor) at the US Department of Interior and has over 25 years’ experience in the areas or data processing, communications engineering, and information assurance. His areas of interest include identity management, IT service management, cloud security architecture, and enterprise risk management for federal agencies. He is an author and editor of the 2012 ANSI standards for Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). He has received several IEEE Distinguished Service awards for his contributions as Chair of the IEEE GREENTECH conference and the IEEE Washington DC/Denver sections. For further details, see, or contact him at

Smart Systems

Karen Evans

Karen Evans is serving as the National Director for the US Cyber Challenge (USCC), a nationwide talent search and skills development program focused specifically on the cyber workforce, serves as an independent director and outside manager for publicly traded companies, and is a Voice of Authority for, an online forum specifically focused on cloud computing policy issues. She consults on leadership, management, and the strategic use of information technology. She currently serves as a director on the boards of the NIC, the Center for Internet Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy, and the Women in Technology Education Foundation and is an advisory board member for several information technology companies.

Editorial Board

Stephen Andriole

Stephen J. Andriole is the Thomas G. Labrecque Professor of Business Technology in the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University, where he teaches courses in strategic technology and innovation and entrepreneurialism. He conducts applied research on technology management best practices, social media, big data analytics, cloud computing, and emerging (“ready”) technology adoption. Andriole is the recipient of the US Department of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his work at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and is a Charter Member of the US Senior Executive Service (SES). For more information, see or contact him at

Wesley Chou, US Department of Defense

Fulvio Corno, Politecnico di Torino

Haluk Demirkan

Haluk Demirkan is a professor of digital service innovation and business analytics, and he’s the founder and executive director of the Center for Information-Based Management at the Milgard School of Business, University of Washington — Tacoma. His interests include business analytics, digital innovation, service innovation, and service-oriented-X. In 2014, he was ranked fifth in the Top-100 World-Wide Researchers according to the Association for Information Systems sanctioned Research Rankings. He is a co-founder and board of director of the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals ( Contact him at

Vladimir DimitrovVladimir Dimitrov is a professor and chief of the Computer Informatics department in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Sofia. He manages the master's degree program on information systems. His interests include business processes, grid and cloud computing, and database systems. He played key role in establishment of Bulgarian Grid infrastructure — part of EU Grid infrastructure.

Reza Djavanshir is an associate professor of information systems at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include system-of-systems and metasystems design, technology strategy, and global sourcing. Djavanshir has a PhD in system engineering from George Washington University.

Jinan Fiaidhi

Jinan Fiaidhi is a full professor and the graduate coordinator in the Department of Computer Science, Lakehead University. She is also an adjunct research professor with the University of Western Ontario. Her research is focused on mobile and ubiquitous learning using emerging technologies (such as cloud computing, calm computing, mobile learning, social networking, and enterprise mashups). Her research is supported by the major research granting associations in Canada (NSERC and CFI). Fiaidhi is a Professional Software Engineer of Ontario (PEng), senior member of IEEE, a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), and a member of the Canadian Information Society (CIPS) holding the designate of ISP. For more information, see

Bin Guo

Bin Guo is a professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University. His research interests include ubiquitous computing, mobile phone sensing, mobile social networks, and human-computer interaction. He is a senior member of IEEE. He won the 2nd Class of Natural Scientific Award of the State Education Ministry of China in 2014. For further details, see or contact him at

Robert Harmon

Robert R. Harmon is a professor of marketing and service innovation and a Cameron Research Fellow at Portland State University. His interests include IT-enabled service innovation, technology marketing, and big data marketing.  Harmon has over 20 years of experience as a technology marketing consultant in industries such as IT services, software, semiconductors, alternative energy, green IT, and cloud computing. Harmon is a recipient of the Oregon State Legislatures Faculty Excellence Award and the Tektronix Teaching Excellence Award. He was an American Marketing Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow.

George Hurlburt

George Hurlburt is the chief scientist at STEMCorp. His interests include architecture, network science, and graph theory. He has received Patent recognition, a Meritorious Civil Service Award and an Industrial innovation award for his work on networks and architectures. He is currently pursuing an architectural approach to accommodate nonlinear systems.

Samee Khan

Samee U. Khan is an associate professor at the North Dakota State University. His research interests include the optimization, robustness, and security of cloud, grid, cluster, and big data computing; social, wired, and wireless networks; power systems, smart grids, and optical networks. In these areas, his work appears in over 250 publications. He maintains the GreenCloud simulator and the CloudNetSim++ simulator. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. For further details, see or contact him at

Maria LeeMaria R. Lee is an associate professor at Shih Chien University, Taiwan. Her research interests include social media analytics, e-commerce, and knowledge management. Lee received her PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She's a member of the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Woman in Engineering, ACM, and CSIM in Taiwan. For further details, see

Sunil Mithas

Sunil Mithas is a professor in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on strategies for managing innovation and excellence for corporate transformation, and provides insights on the role of technology and other intangibles, such as customer satisfaction, human capital, and organizational capabilities. He has worked on research or consulting assignments with organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Lear, A.T. Kearney, the Tata group, the Social Security Administration, and the US Census Bureau. He is the author of the books Digital Intelligence (Finerplanet, 2012) and Dancing Elephants and Leaping Jaguars (CreateSpace, 2014). For further details, see

Arpan Pal

Arpan Pal is a principal scientist and research head at Innovation Lab, Tata Consultancy Services, Kolkata, India. His interests include mobile-phone and camera-based sensing and analytics, physiological sensing, M2M communications, and Internet-of-Things-based platforms and systems. He is on the editorial board for ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems and IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing. He is a senior member of IEEE. For further details, see or contact him at

Advisory Board

Jin-Fu Chang

Jin-Fu is president of Yuan-Ze University and a Board Chairman of the Institute for Information Industry (III). His research interest is wireless communications—particularly wireless mobile communications under very high mobility. He has held teaching and research positions at the National Taiwan University, National Central University, and National Chi Nan University in Taiwan and at the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. He also has held a number of administrative posts in Taiwan. Jin-Fu received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.

Frank Ferrante

Frank E. Ferrante is an executive partner and adjunct professor in the Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary and served as an associate faculty member at JHU’s Carey Business School. He has extensive experience in telecommunications system design, implementation, and management. He was Technical Director of R&D for the Northrop-Page Communications Engineers and senior manager and electro-magnetic compatibility analyst for the Atlantic Research Corporation. He has served on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors as treasurer and a member of the Publications Board. He has an MSEE from Syracuse University and an MS in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellow University. He’s a Life Senior Member of IEEE.

H. Gilbert Miller, Noblis

Sorel Reisman

Sorel Reisman is a senior member of IEEE; the Managing Director of the international consortium, MERLOT (, at the California State University Office of the Chancellor; and a professor of information systems at CSU Fullerton. He is President Emeritus of the IEEE Computer Society, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Educational Products Editorial Board, member of the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board, and member of the Open Courseware Consortium (OCWC) board.

Henry Schaffer

Henry Schaffer is Professor Emeritus of Genetics and Biomathematics and Coordinator of Special IT Projects & Faculty Collaboration at NC State University. His interests include analytics, bioinformatics, cloud computing, and the use of ICT to further education and research. He was involved in the early Internet as co-PI of SURAnet, an NSFnet Regional Network, and the early stages of GenBank and the international collaboration establishing databases of nucleic acid sequences. He has received the Robyn Render Endeavor Award from the NC Regional Education Network (NCREN).

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