Nominees for 2017 President-Elect (2018 President)

Hironori Kasahara

Hironori Kasahara

Position statement.  The importance of technologies related to the IEEE Computer Society (CS) has been increasing to realize more convenient, efficient, and comfortable ways of life, such as deep learning, the Internet of Things, big data, security, smartphones, smart cities, self-driving automobiles, medical image processing, robotics, reliable software, disaster survival servers, high-performance computing, and so on. Promoting these advanced technologies through research, education, conferences, publishing, member services, standardization, awards, and historical archiving is the CS’s mission.

Numerous invaluable volunteers have supported all of the CS’s activities. Having 35 years of membership and volunteer work experience, I think it is crucial to express our appreciation to these volunteers more explicitly.
On the other hand, international technical societies including the CS have problems, such as the decrease of membership and competing with various new activities on the Internet.
Taking into account these facts, we should rethink the CS’s roles, significances, and capabilities for our future.
Examples include refining content and services to further improve the satisfaction of CS members; considering an incentive for volunteers to further accelerate CS activities and promptly provide technical benefits for people around the globe; offering more attractive services for practitioners in industry; providing the world’s best educational content and historical treasures for future generations, which only the CS can create with our pioneering researchers (for example, the Multicore Compiler Video Series found at; thinking about sustainable membership fees while considering the diversity of economic situations within the 10 regions; cooperating with other IEEE societies and sister societies in a timely and efficient manner; and intelligibly introducing the latest computer-related technologies to younger generations, including children, so that they can realize their technological dreams. 
I believe my 35 years of research experience on multiprocessors, multicores, parallelizing compilers, scheduling, and power reduction, along with my 30 years of experience in academia, industry, and government collaborations, including a startup, would be useful for the CS to create advanced products and services that are attractive to both young and experienced members and potential members.
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BiographyHironori Kasahara has served as a chair or member of 225 society and government committees, including a member of the CS Board of Governors; chair of CS Multicore STC and CS Japan chapter; associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers; vice PC chair of the 1996 ENIAC 50th Anniversary International Conference on Supercomputing; general chair of LCPC; PC member of SC, PACT, PPoPP, and ASPLOS; board member of IEEE Tokyo section; and member of the Earth Simulator committee.

He received a PhD in 1985 from Waseda University, Tokyo, joined its faculty in 1986, and has been a professor of computer science since 1997 and a director of the Advanced Multicore Research Institute since 2004. He was a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign’s Center for Supercomputing R&D.
Kasahara received the CS Golden Core Member Award, IFAC World Congress Young Author Prize, IPSJ Fellow and Sakai Special Research Award, and the Japanese Minister’s Science and Technology Prize. He led Japanese national projects on parallelizing compilers and embedded multicoresand has presented 210 papers, 132 invited talks, and 27 patents. His research has appeared in 520 newspaper and Web articles.


Hausi Muller

Hausi A. Müller

Position statement.  The 70th anniversary of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) is an opportunity to reflect on computing’s great innovations—from the microelectronics and information technology revolutions in the first two decades to the proliferation of cyber-physical computing ecosystems today. Since computing is permeating every aspect of society, it is imperative that the CS champions computing innovation to serve thought leaders worldwide for the benefit of humanity. 

To sustain the CS’s excellence for the next 30 years, we must focus on the quality of the core assets of this volunteer-led organization, including a wide spectrum of technical conferences for exchanging ideas and networking; a digital library with high-quality journals, proceedings, and magazines; global technology standards; excellent career development resources (webinars and bodies of knowledge); the vision and dedication of a large network of staff and volunteers; and the vast technical expertise of its members, chapters, communities, and committees.

The CS must continue to earn the trust of computing professionals and provide extensive opportunities for professional networking, career development, and lifelong learning.
I intend to focus on the following core challenges faced by the CS: recruiting new members—particularly students, young professionals, and practitioners; balancing financial sustainability with the CS mission—broadening its technical activities while developing resilience to declining publication revenues; focusing on industry needs in CS activities; effectively communicating CS relevancy and benefits to technical communities; collaborating with other societies; expanding the CS’s international reach and presence; managing the proliferation and competition among events for the attention of participants; implementing open access; and expanding the career development portfolio through strategic partnerships with corporations and institutions.
Over the years, I have exhibited strong leadership and commitment in many different roles as a CS volunteer. Serving on the CS Board of Governors and Executive Committee as VP of the Technical and Conferences Activities Board, I gained deep insight into CS governance including decision-making, accountability, and grooming the next generation of leaders. Thus, I am well prepared to be CS’s president and serve its members. Hence, I kindly ask for your vote. To probe further, please visit my election website:
Biography.  Hausi A. Müller, who joined the CS as a student member in 1979, serves as the 2016 VP of the Technical and Conferences Activities Board, is an elected member of the CS Board of Governors (2015–2017), and was past chair of the Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE). He served on the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering editorial board for 12 years. Müller is cofounder of the SEAMS conference series (ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems). He was general chair of ICSE 2001 and ICSME 2014, and recently program cochair of WF-IoT 2015 and CASCON 2016.
Müller is a professor of computer science and associate dean of research, Faculty of Engineering, at the University of Victoria, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a CS Golden Core member, and received the 2016 TCSE Distinguished Service Award. He is an international expert in software engineering, self-adaptive systems, cyber-physical systems, and program understanding, collaborating extensively with industry. He was co-organizer of the 2005 event honoring 90 computing pioneers in Canada. Müller received a BS in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich and a PhD in computer science from Rice University in Houston.


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