Sorel Reisman
2011 IEEE Computer Society President


Sorel Reisman, 2011 Computer Society President, is Professor Emeritus of Information Systems at California State University, Fullerton; former Managing Director of the international consortium MERLOT ( at the California State Office of the Chancellor; Standing Committee Chair of the IEEE Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC); Member-at-Large of the IEEE Technical Activities Board Strategic Planning Committee (SPC); Member-at-Large of the IEEE Education Society Board of Directors; IEEE Fellow; and Fulbright Scholar.

Reisman has served as VP of the Computer Society Publications Board, and as VP of the Electronic Products and Services Board. Reisman was an editorial board member of IEEE Software; founding board member of IEEE MultiMedia, and of IT Professional; he is Chair of the ITPro Advisory Committee. He served on the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB) for almost 10 years. He is a member of the IEEE Xplore Platform Guidance Group, a member of the IEEE Conference Portfolio Review Committee, and the Future of Conference IP Committee. Reisman has presented or published 125+ articles and authored the books Multimedia Computing: Preparing for the 21st Century, and Electronic Learning CommunitiesCurrent Issues and Best Practices. He has held management positions at IBM, Toshiba, and EMI, and received his BASc in electrical engineering, and MA and PhD in computer applications from the University of Toronto.

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