Candidates Approved for the 2023 IEEE Computer Society Election

Published 06/05/2023
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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 5 June 2023  – The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) Board of Governors has approved the slate of candidates for the IEEE CS 2023 election:  

Voting for IEEE CS president-elect, first and second vice presidents, and Board of Governors members will begin on Monday, 7 August, and end on Monday, 11 September 2023 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

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 2024. Candidate bios and position statements will be published in the August issue of Computer magazine, which is distributed to all IEEE CS members.

The Nominations Committee’s recommended nominees for 2024 officers and the 2024-2026 Board of Governors are as follows (in alphabetical order):

2024 President-Elect (2025 President)

  • Mike Hinchey, Lero, University of Limerick
  • Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University

2024 First Vice President

  • Grace A. Lewis, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

Another First Vice President candidate was approved by the Board of Governors but subsequently withdrew from the slate for reasons beyond their control. Following IEEE election policy, the IEEE Computer Society’s request to run a single candidate slate was approved by the IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities.

2024 Second Vice President

  • Nils Aschenbruck, Osnabrueck University
  • Shashikant Patil, ATLAS SkillTech University

2024-2026 Terms on the Board of Governors
(Members may vote for up to six Board of Governors candidates)

  • Megha Ben – Siemens
  • Terry Benzel – University of Southern California – Information Sciences Institute
  • Maiga Chang – Athabasca University, Canada
  • Mrinal Karvir – Intel Corporation
  • Ramalatha Marimuthu – iExplore Foundation for Sustainable Development
  • Irene Pazos Viana – Uruguay Section
  • George J. Proeller – Independent Security Consultant
  • Andreas Reinhardt – Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
  • Riri Fitri Sari – Universitas Indonesia
  • Andrew Seely – University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Celia Shahnaz – Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  • Deborah Silver – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Fei Su – Intel Corporation
  • Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman – Software Methods and Tools – Dr. Wasserman’s affiliation is “Software Methods and Tools”, which has been updated from the erroneous affiliation (University of California Berkeley) published on June 6, 2023.
  • Yoshiko Yasuda – Hitachi Ltd.

For each elective office of the Computer Society, individual voting members eligible to vote in the election may nominate candidates by written petition provided such nominations are made at least 28 days before the first published day of the 2023 election.   The number of signatures required on a member petition is determined in accordance with IEEE Bylaws.  Any member who wishes to seek elected office via member petition should contact for more information.

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.

All professional and graduate student IEEE CS members on record as of 1 June 2023 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, 11 September 2023. Results will be announced in Computer magazine’s December issue and online.

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