LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 05 July 2022 – The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) Board of Governors has approved the slate of candidates for the IEEE CS 2022 election. Voting for IEEE CS president-elect, first and second vice presidents, and Board of Governors members will begin on 8 August and end on 12 September 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT USA/16:00 UTC.
All members will receive a broadcast email message with voting instructions to access their web ballot package information. Members in all regions can vote online at the IEEE CS election site. For replacement ballots or to request a paper ballot, call +1-732-562-3904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only IEEE CS members without an email address in their member record, or those who have opted out of IEEE email communications, will receive a paper ballot package. Those who receive paper ballots should return them by mail using the business reply envelope provided, or to IEEE Technical Activities, Attn: SGA, 445 Hoes Lane, PO Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA.
Officers are elected to one-year terms and Board members to three-year terms, each beginning 1 January 2023. Candidate bios and position statements will be published in the August issue of Computermagazine, which is distributed to all IEEE CS members.
Candidates for the president-elect:
Jyotika Athavale and David Ebert will be on the ballot for 2023 president-elect and 2024 president. The president serves as the chief elected officer of the IEEE CS, representing the entire membership. Under the direction of the Board of Governors, the president provides direction for IEEE CS officers and Society programs and is responsible for the general supervision of the Society. The president serves one year as president-elect, one year as president, and one year as past president.
Jyotika Athavale is a Senior IEEE Member and experienced leader and influencer in emerging technologies and international standardization initiatives. Currently serving as Secretary and Distinguished Visitor of the Computer Society, Jyotika is a senior technical leader in automotive functional safety at NVIDIA and is driving capability development, safety architectures, and methodologies. Prior to NVIDIA, she was Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation where she led functional safety platform architecture for Automotive and Avionics.
David Ebert is an Associate Vice President for Research and Partnerships, the Gallogly Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the Data Institute for Societal Challenges at the University of Oklahoma. He is an IEEE Fellow, an adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University and Director of the Visual Analytics for Command Control and Interoperability Center (VACCINE), the Visualization Science team of the Department of Homeland Security’s Visual Analytics and Data Analytics Emeritus Center of Excellence.
Candidates for the 2023 first vice president are Gregory T. Byrd and Hironori Washizaki.
Gregory T. Byrd is a Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in introductory programming, data structures, parallel architecture, and quantum computing. He received Outstanding Teaching Awards from both the ECE Department and the College of Engineering. He is a co-author of a graduate-level textbook, Principles of Superconducting Quantum Computers (2022). His research is in the areas of parallel computer architecture and quantum computing. A Senior Member of the IEEE and the Computer Society, Byrd currently serves as a CS representative to the IEEE Quantum Initiative and the Council on Superconductivity and serves as the general chair of the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (IEEE QCE).
Hironori Washizaki is a Professor and the Associate Dean of the Research Promotion Division at Waseda University in Tokyo, and a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics. He also works in industry as Outside Directors of SYSTEM INFORMATION and eXmotion. Hironori’s research interests include systems and software engineering. Hironori currently serves as Vice President for the Professional and Educational Activities Board (PEAB) of the IEEE CS (2 years). He has been on the CS Board of Governors since 2021. He was awarded Golden Core Member and Distinguished Contributor from IEEE CS. He is leading professional and educational activities, including the development of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), educational courses, and certification programs.
Candidates for the 2023 second vice president are Grace Lewis and Ramalatha Marimuthu.
Grace Lewis is a Principal Researcher at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) where she conducts applied research on how software engineering and software architecture principles, practices, and tools need to evolve in the face of emerging technologies. She is the principal investigator for the Automating Mismatch Detection and Testing in Machine Learning Systems project that is developing toolsets to support these two activities, in addition to other projects that are advancing the state of the practice in software engineering for machine learning (SE4ML). She is currently VP of the IEEE Computer Society Technical & Conference Activities Board (T&C), Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Vice-Chair for the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Software Engineering (TCSE).
Ramalatha Marimuthu, Director, iExplore Foundation for Sustainable Development, is an on-ground researcher with a specialization in Embedded Systems and VLSI. She has led several research projects and published papers and collaborative articles on solutions for issues concerning marginalized groups. Through international collaboration with US and Japan universities, she established assistive technology teams working on projects solving issues faced by people with special needs. Her research in education methodologies led her to publish papers on project-based learning and its impact on career growth. She also leads the IEEE Youth Endeavours on Social Innovations through Sustainable Technology, inviting social innovations from 20 countries all over the world every year and thus rescaling the repeatable innovations to other communities.
The first and second vice presidents serve as franchised members of the Executive Committee, Board of Governors, and Planning Committee. The vice presidents may execute a portfolio as assigned by the president and provide counsel and assistance to the president and other volunteer leaders. In the event that the president and president-elect cannot serve, the line of succession falls to the first vice president, then to the second vice president.
Candidates for 2023–2025 terms for the IEEE CS Board of Governors:
The Board of Governors is responsible for providing policy-level guidance to all organizational entities within the Computer Society. Members may vote for up to six for the Board of Governors position.
Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Nils Achenbruck, Universität Osnabrück
Ümit V. Çatalyürek, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ernesto Cuadros-Vargas, Universidad Católica San Pablo, Peru
Mike Hinchey, University of Limerick
Joaquim Jorge, University of Lisbon
Rick Kazman, University of Hawaii
Samee U. Khan, Mississippi State University
Shaoshan Liu, PerceptIn
Carolyn McGregor, Ontario Tech University
Andre Oboler, Online, Hate Prevention Institute
George K. Thiruvathukal, Loyola University Chicago
All professional and graduate student IEEE CS members on record as of 8 June 2022 are eligible to vote in this year’s IEEE CS election. (Undergraduate student members do not hold voting rights.) Ballots must be returned no later than 12:00 p.m. EDT USA/16:00 UTC on Monday, 12 September 2022. Results will be announced in Computer magazine’s December issue and online.
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