Mike Hinchey will Chair the IEEE Global Public Policy Committee in 2022 and 2023. He was Chair of IEEE UK and Ireland Section (2018-2019) and has been Vice-Chair of the Computer Society’s Technical Activities Board and a co-founder and Chair of two IEEE-CS TCs, and a number of successful conference series. He serves on the IEEE Region 8 Membership Development Committee and has instigated a number of cross-section events. For 10 years, he was a column editor on Software Technology for Computer magazine and published a successful IEEE Press/Wiley book from the column. He re-joined the Computer editorial board in 2019.
He is President of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Emeritus Director of Lero—the Irish Software Research Centre, and Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick, Ireland, where he is also Head of Department. He was SEARCC Global ICT Professional of the Year in 2018.
Previously, Hinchey was the Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory. He was awarded NASA’s Kerley Award as Innovator of the Year and is one of only 36 people inducted into the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame.
Hinchey holds a BSc in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick, an MSc in Computation from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He is the author/editor of more than 20 books and 200 papers and is a regular keynote speaker at IEEE conferences and events.
Hinchey is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Mathematician, and Charted Information Technology Professional, as well as a Fellow of the IET, Engineers Australia, Engineers Ireland, BCS, and Irish Computer Society, of which he is current President, and Honorary Fellow of Computer Society of India. He is Editor-in-Chief of Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: a NASA Journal and Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society.
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