(15 Nominees — Vote for 6)
- MEGHA BEN
- TERRY BENZEL
- MAIGA CHANG
- MRINAL KARVIR
- RAMALATHA MARIMUTHU
- IRENE PAZOS VIANA
- GEORGE J. PROELLER
- ANDREAS REINHARDT
- RIRI FITRI SARI
- ANDREW SEELY
- CELIA SHAHNAZ
- DEBORAH SILVER
- FEI SU
- ANTHONY I. (TONY) WASSERMAN
- YOSHIKO YASUDA
Position statement. Over my past 8 years volunteering with IEEE CS, starting as a student member and now serving on the Board of Governors as the MGA Representative, I have seen how valuable diversity can be to a volunteer driven organization that serves a global membership base. While I have engaged in many areas of leadership and governance within IEEE (while living in India and USA), the focus of my volunteer leadership has been enhancing our engagement with students and early career professionals.
The Computer Society Strategic Plan 10 identifies how crucial it is for the society to engage students and early career professionals. However, this community is not often included in strategic decision making discussions. This calls for us to be more inclusive in our processes.
I am running for the BoG as early career professionals currently lack representation at this top level of leadership, and only through the support of our members in the election process can we change this. My vision is to make the BoG more diverse and open minded to fresh(er) perspectives from the young(er) members. Let’s enhance our society’s ability to attract and retain the newer members of our profession.
Biography. Megha Ben is an Associate Project Manager at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, working in North Carolina, USA. This two-time Richard E Merwin Scholar from India and holds a Bachelor of Technology from College of Engineering Trivandrum and a Master’s in Engineering Management from Duke University.
Megha has been an active member of IEEE since 2014 and has volunteered in over 15 leadership roles at the regional and global levels. Currently, she serves as the Vice-Chair of IEEE Young Professionals and is one of three representatives on the IEEE Technical Activities Board appointed to represent Young Professionals across all IEEE societies and technical councils.
During her tenure as the Vice-Chair on CS Member & Geographic Activities (MGA) Board, Megha re-aligned the scope of Student & Young Professional (SYP) Activities, initiated and oversaw several member engagement initiatives, collaborating with other parts of the MGA. She conceptualized the student membership value proposition for IEEE CS Strategic Plan 10 and served on the Ad Hoc Committee for Increasing Diversity in BOG Nominations/Slate. Her contributions were recognized with the Spirit of IEEE Computer Society Award in 2021 “For effectively representing Student and Early Career initiatives across many Computer Society strategic efforts.”
In 2022, Megha was elected by the CS MGA Board to serve as its representative to the Board of Governors (BoG). As the youngest member (non-voting) on the BoG, her priority has been to bring the early career professional perspective to the BoG. She also serves on the CS T&C ExCom as a Member-at-large and is leading efforts to engage more YPs in T&C activities.
Along with her work at Siemens, Megha has accepted a part-time position as an Associate in Research at Duke Pratt School of Engineering, where she is working towards improving the student experience around building industry connections.
Position statement. My goal is to contribute to new initiatives and strategies for the Computer Society as it moves into the future. Engaging a wide range of organizations from academia, industry, and non-profits will be vital. Given my background as a leader in all of the above (USC, V.P. McAfee, small startup, and MITRE), I have many diverse contacts and perspectives on communities. Along with community engagement, we must adapt rapidly to the changes in technology. The increasing impact of computing on modern society and changing expectations about career paths, and work environments require us to embrace change.
As a woman in technology, I have a deeply personal understanding of the necessity for diversity, equity, and inclusion. I believe that efforts to make the technology world a fairer, more welcoming space for all will be incredibly beneficial for the Computer Society. My goal is to work on strategies to increase diversity and inclusion activities. We need to do outreach and education broadly and look carefully at our internal structures and processes to ensure that we are inclusive and sensitive. My current efforts working to increase diversity and inclusion across the industry, academia, and professional societies will be valuable in these endeavors.
Biography. I am an Associate Director of the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California and Director of the Networking Cybersecurity Research Division. As a member of the executive leadership team of ISI, I focus on culture, community, and communication. I establish and lead committees including Information Technology Advisory, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Mentoring Program, and the ISI Fellow Program.
As Director, of Networking and Cybersecurity Research at ISI I empower a dynamic team of 70 researchers, faculty, students, and support staff as they pursue innovative research in the analysis, measurement, and defense of internet network systems, research methods, and infrastructure for cyber experimentation, modeling human behavior and analysis of vulnerabilities in complex systems. The prevalence and interdependence of cybersecurity, networking, and social systems inform the group’s research and development agenda as the field adapts to the changes in cyberspace today and in the future.
I have volunteered for many years in the IEEE Computer Society. I started volunteering at the IEEE Security and Privacy Conference in the 1980s. I served in many roles on the organizing committee for the conference. Then I served in positions on the Technical Committee for IEEE Security and Privacy. Later I joined the editorial board of the IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. As a senior editorial board member, I was responsible for curating special issues highlighting the IEEE Computer Society Conferences.
In 2021 I was elected to the Board of Governors where I serve as Treasurer for Technical & Conference Activities, Chair of the Integrity Committee on the Publications Board, Chair of an Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity in Nominations, the 2022 Nominations Committee and in 2021-2022 on the CS D&I Committee. In 2023 I was appointed to be the Computer Society Representative to the IEEE Future Directions Committee.
Position statement. If I get elected to the position, with my experiences and knowledge I would mainly focus on having clear and doable guidance and policies for the directions of making IEEE Computer Society and its entities further engage on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion activities: (1) Encouraging every IEEE CS TCs and STCs sponsored events to plan Women in Engineering panel and invite panelists include students, non-students, and researchers who have job in STEM areas, from different countries as well as local country, to share and discuss challenges they have perceived and potential solutions from their experiences and/or at a systemic level. (2) Looking into the potential supports of underrepresented groups’ researchers include researchers and students to attend and participate IEEE CS events, e.g., travel awards and new registration categories. Moreover, helping IEEE CS units in terms of making themselves be aware of people, recruiting more members to join them, engaging more volunteers to help, building collaborations among them, with other IEEE units (e.g., societies, sections, and affinity groups), other entities (e.g., schools, student clubs, universities, and other societies and organizations).
Biography. Dr. Maiga Chang is an IEEE Senior Member and a Full Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada. Dr. Chang has been appointed as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor (2023~2025) and received the Distinguished Researcher Award from Asia Pacific Society on Computers in Education (APSCE) in 2022.
Dr. Chang is Chair (2018~2023) of IEEE Technical Committee of Learning Technology, Executive Committee member of IEEE Computer Society T&C Executive Committee (2022~2023) and IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Communities (2021~2023), Chair (2021~2023) of Educational Activities and Award/Recognition Committee, IEEE Northern Canada Section, Executive Committee member of Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (2017~2024) and Global Chinese Society for Computing in Education (2016~2025), and Vice President (2022~2025) of International Association of Smart Learning Environments.
In the T&C ExCom, Dr. Chang leads an ad-hoc committee on investigating and recommending the conference ranking systems that Technical Communities (TCs) might want to consider. In the STC ExCom, he helps to coach STCs in terms of providing STC chairs advice. He was also in the ad-hoc TAC Vitality Committee to discuss the potential data and outcome could be collected and considered for the vitality review process.
As the TCLT chair and the Bulletin of TCLT executive-in-editor, he listens to the comments and experiences and taking opinions and suggestions from the annual Women in Engineering Panel and creates Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) section.
With his roles in both of IEEE ICALT conference and Intelligent Tutoring Systems conference, he successfully helped the plan and execution of having both two prestige conferences held in Bucharest, Romania in 2021 shoulder-by-shoulder. This conference collaboration initiative gives researchers the opportunity to spend less in terms of flight ticket, travel time, registration fee to involve in two important academic events in their research area.
Position statement. I am excited to contribute to IEEE Computer Society’s strategic goal of engaging more students and professionals to bring together industries and organizations to lead the way in new technical areas. The strategic focus on diversifying the volunteer base, diversity & inclusion, and improving execution resonates deeply with me. My experience serving in leadership roles as Senior Engineering Manager at Intel, Vice Chair for the SCV WIE chapter, and ABET Program Evaluator will enable me to contribute in the following ways –
Foster a strong collaboration between Academia and Industry to benefit from mutual perspectives on research and applications in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Sustainability, and more.
Make a difference at grassroots levels by partnering with educational institutes to ensure the readiness to enter the industry and remove barriers to pursuing flourishing technical careers.
Build a robust network to promote a sense of belonging and community feeling by organizing conferences to share learnings, accelerating innovation, fostering collaboration, and seeking mentorship.
Community outreach and increase member base by improving the engagement of current members by initiating programs relevant to their professional growth, driving significant impact with contributions in nascent technical fields, and creating awareness to increase the member base.
Biography. As Senior Cloud Software Engineering Manager at Intel Corporation, Mrinal leads engineering for Intel Developer Cloud for the Edge, which provides instant remote access to deploy AI applications on the latest Intel hardware and software platforms. The Edge AI and Vision Alliance named the DevCloud a 2020 Vision Product of the Year. She manages an engineering organization to drive telemetry, AI solutions, security, and infrastructure functions. She has managed teams that developed innovative solutions in AI and led the development of the world’s first presence-aware PC experience with Intel Context Sensing Technology which won an innovation award at CES 2019. As an Ethical AI Champion, she provides leadership and clarity on responsible AI practices and champions the cause through talks, panel discussions, and mentorship at forums such as IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Embedded Vision Summit, Silicon Valley Women in Engineering, and more. She is an IEEE Senior Member and serves as the Vice Chair for the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Women in Engineering chapter to build a strong community of technical women. She volunteers as an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) Program Evaluator for Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Data Science programs to improve the quality of education.
She often serves on judging panels and reviews content for AI Conferences. She volunteers as a mentor with the Society of Women Engineers and as a reviewer for the NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) Computing Awards. She has led Intel Software Professionals Conference (Oregon Chapter) featuring technical tracks in Software Engineering, AI, and Open Source to accelerate shared learnings and industry best practices at Intel’s largest site.
Position statement. We have seen that the world is changing quickly to being completely digital, especially during the last few years. The global conflicts and pandemics have taught us the value of community and sustainable social developments through technology. I believe that as technology developers and users, IEEE and its community should take proactive steps to be flexible and adaptable to changes and be a role model for the rest of the world. To achieve this, I pledge to enhance Member Engagement through open discussions and interactions between the broader members and the Board and through encouraging innovative tool development for smart management of operations. One more area I plan to contribute is to increase the Visibility of IEEE Computer Society through celebrating the contribution of members benefiting the global community and engaging the chapter leadership in meaningful activities involving the broader community. Finally, I am passionate about creating the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among members and for this, I believe developing stronger industry institute interaction and working with local startups and government to nurture entrepreneurial competencies is necessary. For the members, I plan to encourage cross career alliances and interdisciplinary collaboration through various activities.
Biography. Ramalatha Marimuthu, Director, iExplore Foundation for Sustainable Development, PhD in Electrical Engineering, is an educator and an entrepreneur. She specializes in developing gadgets for assisting patients with neurological disorders and creating systems on training children with special needs. She has delivered invited talks in various universities in Japan, Vietnam, USA, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland and Google, Mountainview on her research. She has served in many leadership roles in her job as well as in IEEE as can be seen in https://www.ramalathamarimuthu.in/.
She serves as curriculum consultant and a member on Board of Studies of universities and has introduced novelty wherever she worked. Her passion in project-based service learning won her many accolades in her teaching career and from other international organisations. She has always believed in positive collaboration and this has resulted in her publishing numerous research papers with coauthors from various countries.
In partnership with IEEE Computer Society, she runs the International Maker Fair IEEE YESIST12 every year from 2016 connecting more than thirty countries to encourage students and Young Professionals to create solutions for the social issues represented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This paves the way for collaborative competition and long-term partnerships between industry and academia.
Her other passion is establishing a truly balanced society through sustainable careers and lossless workforce availability. To this effect, she established the Returning Mothers Conference for helping individuals on a break from their career by providing mentorship and training program. For her efforts to spread technology to underserved communities like rural mass, women and people with special needs, she has received many awards from IEEE, the Government of Tamil Nādu, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Lions Club and various other organizations.
IRENE PAZOS VIANA
Position statement. Innovations should impact IEEE Computer Society, as one foremost trusted global community source of industry professionals, employers, researchers, students and educators. Keeping this flagship role, requires attractive proposals aligned with new open business models and evolving technology challenges.
In my perspective, strong promotion on diversity and inclusion all across society, has key role to foster innovative out of the box initiatives. Also financial safe proposals being developed into open access models, have key relevance to the future of our society. And most of all, a sustainable future requires to keep an open mind, enabling smooth evolution paths for a society in motion. As current member of the Board of Governors I am proud of the work being done towards these directions, and will do my best if honored with the opportunity to continue serving on this purposes.
Biography. Irene Pazos Viana is Senior Information Technology independent Consultant, currently working for Bank of Republic of Uruguay and Toyota Financial Company Argentina. She received her MBA from Business School of Saint Paul CEU University -Madrid-, and Engineering Diploma from University of the Republic of Uruguay, has significant experience as Senior IT Consultant and regional appraiser at Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia. Has cross-field project experience, from communications to software engineering, information security and business engineering. Has broad practice in project management developed within global companies such as Citibank, Ford Credit and Tata Consultancy Services. Her work includes government organizations such as Mexican Secretary of Communications, or Uruguay Chamber of Senators of the Parliament. Her experience also includes the academia as Professor at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, a startup entrepreneurship project, and multiple IEEE activities on projects, workshops, and conference organization.
GEORGE J. PROELLER
YOU GET WHAT YOU GET BECAUSE YOU DO WHAT YOU DO
Continuing to do the same things, the same way, won’t provide a better outcome especially when it comes to engaging students, early career professionals, and industry and government individuals. We must work together in developing and implementing improved and more encompassing processes and programs to better serve a diverse society and the community of computing professionals.
A DIVERSE CONSTITUENCY AND CUSTOMER BASE
As a worldwide enterprise, we are favored with a worldwide constituency and customer base from which to draw upon but who also have ever-changing needs as do the non -members who also attend our conferences and utilize our services. The days of “build it and they will come” have passed. We must reach out.
We, as the leading provider of technical information, community services, and personalized services to the world’s computing professionals, must seek out better ways to provide opportunity with focused action especially supporting students and the underserved.
I will be a strong voice from industry and a champion for a globally inclusive Computer Society. I will do my best.
Please visit www.gjproeller.com for more information.
Biography. Dr George Proeller is an independent cybersecurity consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in the Military, Government, Industry, Academia, and Public Service as a Principal Engineer, Program Manager, Mentor and Educator.
Dr Proeller specializes in Lifecycle Cybersecurity and Safety with a focus on the Internet of Things/Everything, Intelligent Transport Systems and Smart Cities. He has lived, and worked, in the United States, Republic of Türkiye, Peru and Colombia and has been recognized for his Technical Contributions to Computing with selection as a Computer Society Distinguished Contributor.
George is a Senior member of the IEEE, Distinguished Visitor of the Computer Society and has served at chapter level, the Membership and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB) as Distinguished Visitors Program Chair, Distinguished Contributor Program Chair, Vice Chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee and MGAB Representative to the Board of Governors.
Outside of the Computer Society, he is a Distinguished Fellow of ISSA (Information System Security Association), Inductee into ISSA Hall of Fame and recipient of the President’s Award for Public Service, He has twice served as a member of the ISSA International Board of Directors and is a Distinguished Alumni award recipient and Member of the Wall of Fame of the Colorado Technical University. He chaired the committee responsible for developing and deploying the CompTIA Security+ Certification Program for which he received the CompTIA Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership.
George received his BS from King’s College, MS from the University of Southern California and Doctorate in Computer Science (DSc) from the Colorado Technical University.
Please visit www.gjproeller.org for more information.
Position statement. Scientific communities bring people together to discuss, learn from each other, and broaden one’s horizons. I have experienced all of these activities at IEEE conferences first-hand over the course of the past years through actively serving in different volunteering roles, and got to know the IEEE Computer Society as an exceptionally welcoming community. When elected to the board of governors, my mission is to make it possible for everyone to experience this atmosphere and ensure that IEEE CS technical activities can continue to be inclusive, well-organized, financially sustainable, and open for sharing their best practices. This also encompasses means to make conferences attractive to early-career researchers and junior faculty, and offer ways for them to get engaged and involved.
Besides this, I aspire to make outcomes of sponsored technical events more usable to the community and society, thus increasing the value of an IEEE CS membership, and ultimately creating tangible benefits. I will explore possibilities like open access agreements for papers of outstanding quality and/or the promotion of research artifacts that have a demonstrated practical relevance to increase the visibility for the great work done by researchers and practitioners alike.
Biography. Andreas Reinhardt is professor for energy informatics at Technical University of Clausthal, Germany, where he lectures and researches on ways to augment electrical power grids with cutting-edge computing methods. After having completed his doctorate in 2011 from TU Darmstadt, Germany, he was awarded a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of New South Wales, Australia, from 2013-2014, before taking up a faculty position at TU Clausthal. It is his passion to design and build networked sensing and data analysis systems, and he has published more than 75 peer-reviewed papers within this field, many of them in conferences sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and recipient of the 2023 IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Recognition.
He is actively engaged in national and international scientific societies. He is a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society, chair of the CS Technical Activities Committee (TAC), deputy chair of the Special Technical Community (STC) executive committee, and has chaired the Technical Community on Computer Communications (TCCC) from 2018-2021. He is a member of the extended steering committee of the German communications and distributed systems special interest group (KuVS), and the IEEE Communication Society’s Smart Grid Communications Technical Committee.
His active involvement with conferences supported by the Computer Society is broad, ranging from serving as the program chair at the conferences on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2024), Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2018), and Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT 2015), as well as various other chair roles (e.g., PhD forum chair, demo chair, publicity chair). Most recently, he has been involved in organizing a workshop on reliable long-range networking (WoLoLo 2023), co-located with IEEE WoWMoM. He has served as a TPC member and/or reviewer for numerous IEEE-sponsored conferences.
RIRI FITRI SARI
Position statement. If I were to be elected as a member of Board of Governors, I would like to propose the following initiatives.
Increase the opportunity of Computer Society members to collaborate with researchers and engineers worldwide on the deployment of latest technology for SDGs: I would promote mechanisms for CS members to encourage the deployment and adoption of new technologies, such as AI, and its ethical framework. With SDGs as the ‘playground’, CS should take part in collaborative and inclusive engagement with academic, government, and industrial parties, as well as with low-income society. I would advocate for a wider access to computing and information resources for low-income societies as it will increase their chances for better education and economy.
Promote cultural diversity understanding in computer society: I think that many female engineers and other minor members involvement in computer society will bring the realization of bigger opportunities for the development of computer society to the next level of achievement. Cultural understanding as well as bridging the gap of collaborative work conducted by people in different time zones will initiate deeper and more meaningful impact of computer society to the society at large.
Biography. Riri Fitri Sari is a Professor of Computer Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia (UI). She was the CIO / Head of Information System Development and Services of the University of Indonesia (2006-2014). In 1997, she received her MSc in Software Systems and Parallel Processing of Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK and subsequently a PhD in Multimedia Networks from University of Leeds, UK (2004). She is currently actively teaching and researching in the field of Internet of Things, Computer Network, Protocol Engineering, Blockchain technology and the implementation of Information and Communication Technology.
She has been involved with University Ranking at the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) observatory since 2010 and has been the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings since 2010. She is the coordinator of IEEE Indonesia Women in Engineering Affinity Group. Currently she is also the Vice President of the Moslem Scholar Association of Indonesia (ICMI). She has been the president of Indonesia Science Project Olympiad (ISPO) since 2010 and involved in great deal to encourage girls and young generations to love STEM via student science projects competitions.
She served as the Coordinator of IEEE Women in Engineering Indonesia Section (2015-2023), Member of CIO/ERT Committee of APRU (2013), Secretary of IEEE Indonesia Section (2011-2014), Committee Members of APRU CIO/ERT Forum (2010), Proctor of University of Indonesia’s team on IEEExtreme Programming competition (rank 13 worldwide in year 2021). She served as Technical Program Committee for many IEEE conferences such as the IEEE Cyberneticscom 2014, WIE Tencon 2014, APCC 2013, ICoICT 2013, IEEE SSCI 2013, JCSSE 2013, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2013, FedCSIS 2012, WIE IEEE Tensymp 2011, ICACSIS 2011, DMDCM 2010, CAIT 2007, ICACT 2007, ICT 2006, ICTS 2006, ICOCI 2006, ICN 2006, ICTEL 2005, QiR 2004-2020.
Position statement. If elected, I will focus on the student experience, member engagement, and enhanced membership value.
I strongly believe in the importance of providing relevant and contextual education that leads to career outcomes. A position on the Computer Society Board of Governors would enable me to support and further Society goals for developing and enhancing the value of membership to our student members by applying my parallel experiences in industry and Computer Science. I will help the Computer Society’s student members understand the job market and identify mentors to help their transition to career.
Membership engagement is a long-standing challenge in IEEE at large. I feel a personal connection to the need for easy, relevant, and impactful membership engagement, driving towards a sense of value a member feels in return for annual dues. This value is not limited to publications or training offerings but is best instantiated through engagement with other members and how each member interacts and connects back to their respective industries.
IEEE and the Computer Society represent the “professional home” for members. As careers mature, technologies change, and the professional experience evolves, the Computer Society provides the grounding and the touchpoint for a professional to grow and thrive.
Biography. Andrew Seely offers 30 years of experience in systems administration, software development, system engineering, entrepreneurship, education, and leadership in commercial, academic, government, and military settings in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. In his career, Andy has served as Director of Architecture and Engineering, Vice President of Solution Architecture, Director for Digital Transformation, Engineering Manager, Chief Engineer, Command and Control Systems engineer, and operations manager for large corporations and start-ups. Andy served in the U.S. Air Force at duty stations in Mississippi, Korea, and Germany. He is currently a self-employed U.S. federal contracting consultant.
Andy earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He currently teaches in the Computer Science department at the University of Maryland Global Campus, where he has taught undergraduate programming and information technology for over 20 years in the classroom and online. He also taught at University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida and Oslo and Akershus University College in Oslo, Norway.
Andy is currently the IEEE Region 3 coordinator for senior membership, Region 3 member of the IEEE Admissions and Advancement committee, secretary for IEEE Standards Association working group P1228, vice chair for the IEEE Florida West Coast Section (FWCS) and vice chair for the FWCS Computer Society chapter. He is a member of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
In addition to being a 24-year member of IEEE and a 23-year member of IEEE Computer Society, Andy is a Senior Member of the ACM, a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces. He was an active contributor to the USENIX Association, including chair of the Government and Military Systems Administration Workshop 2008-2017 and regular columnist for the USENIX flagship publication “;login:” 2013-2015.
Position statement. My vision is to enhance collaboration among society leadership, boards and committees, technical communities, special technical communities of Computer Society (CS) and other organizational units (OUs), such as sections/subsections, student branches, affinity groups (WIE, YP, LM) and SIGHT to enhance member engagement, develop technical skills, promote research and innovation, ensure recognition and representations of CS members in leadership positions across OUs. If elected, my priorities will be: Enhancing Program Values: Popularizing/introducing/emphasizing outreach program, distinguished visitor program, IEEE Fellow elevation drives to ensure member’s qualifications for leadership. Highlighting Accomplishment: Launching CS DAY, Humans of CS, more award nominations and visibility of CS accomplishments in TA Spotlight, The Institute, IEEE WIE Magazine, etc. Encouraging Industry-Academia Conclave: Promoting CS corporate membership development and retention for solving real life problems and encouraging industry engagement. Incubating Humanitarian Projects-Product Design: Boosting CS social entrepreneurship involving community. Launching Mentor-Mentee Technical Programs: Designing Mentor-Mentee activities involving multiple OUs for CS membership growth and retention. Building Capacity: For organization of more quality society flagship conferences involving 10 regions and sister societies. My interdisciplinary research interest involving computer vision, AI, robotics, machine/deep learning and roles/experiences in SPS/PES/EMBS/RAS and WIE will make CS activities more diverse and inclusive. More information: http://www.celiashahnaz.com
Biography. Celia Shahnaz, SMIEEE, Fellow IEB, received Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Canada and is currently a Professor at Department of EEE, BUET, Bangladesh since 2015. She has been maintaining an outstanding research profile with some notable industry project experience. With more than 22 years of professional experience, she has been elected as 2022 IEEE WIE Committee Chair-Elect and she is serving as the 2023-2024 IEEE WIE Committee Chair. Apart from being a Computer Society member, she has been appointed as 2022-23 Member, IEEE New Initiative Committee, 2021-23 Member, IEEE History Committee, Liaison between IEEE History Committee and IEEE WIE. She has served as 2021-23 Chair, IEEE SPS Women in Signal Processing, 2021-23 Liaison between IEEE SPS and IEEE WIE, 2021-22 Member, IEEE Educational Activities 2022, Member, IEEE WIE Strategic Planning Committee, 2020-21 Member, IEEE WIE Senior Member Elevation Drive and 2019-2022 Member, IEEE WIE WePower Subcommittee. She has served as an Editorial Board Member, IET Signal Processing from 2018 to date. She was the winner of Canadian Common Scholarship for pursuing her Ph.D. study in Canada and recipient of Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal for her contributions in science and technology. The World Academy of Science (TWAS) members have elected her as a Fellow of TWAS for the advancement of science in developing countries, effective 1 January 2023. Recently, she has been inducted into IEEE HKN. She is the immediate past Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section, Co-founder and Chair, IEEE EMBS, IAS, RAS, SSIT Bangladesh Chapters, Co-founder/Vice-Chair, IEEE SPS Bangladesh Chapter, Founder, WIE AG, and Founder Chair of SIGHT group FLASH, IEEE Bangladesh Section. She is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE MGA Achievement Award, 2021 2019 R10 Humanitarian Activities Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2016 MGA Leadership Award, 2015 WIE Inspiring Member Award, and 2013 R10 WIE Professional Volunteer Award.
Position statement. The IEEE Computer Society is a vibrant community for computer professionals that helps individuals stay up-to-date in the field of computer science and technology. In an era of rapid advancements, individuals must remain abreast of the latest technology trends. The IEEE Computer Society plays a pivotal role in facilitating this process, particularly given the increasing significance of computer and computational skills across all industries, alongside the transformative impact of artificial intelligence and other digital innovations. As a candidate for the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, my primary objective has been, and will continue to be, aligning member benefits with the evolving needs of academics and professionals. By offering educational opportunities that ensure technical skill sets are up-to-date, we empower our members to thrive in their respective fields. My research in workforce and skills development will help inform and provide insights on which programs and certifications should be prioritized. I firmly believe that our members and volunteers are at the heart of our community’s success. From fostering an environment conducive to learning, to facilitating networking opportunities, my focus remains on serving the diverse needs of the IEEE Computer Society professionals.
Biography. Deborah Silver is a full Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. In 2009, she started the Master of Business and Science degree and is the Executive Director of the Professional Science Master’s Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (2009-present). This novel degree, Master of Business and Science, enables a student to take a science concentration (such as data science, UXD, engineering management, or many others) with business courses. She has a BS in Computer Science from Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. From 2008-2010 she served as Associate Dean of Continuing and Professional Education for the School of Engineering. Her area of research is Data Visualization, and she has taught courses in Computer Graphics, Visualization, Data Structures, Programming Methodologies, Information Technology, Software Engineering, and Robotics. She has over 120 publications in Visualization and has been funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Energy, the US Air Force, the Department of Education, and the Department of Labor. Most recently, her research involves higher education and scientific workforce development. Prof. Silver has been an active member of the IEEE Visualization community for the past 30 years and has been inducted into the IEEE Visualization Academy. She has served many different roles including Vice Chair of Operations for the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Graphics, editorial committee of the IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Scivis Steering Committee, and is now serving on the IEEE Visualization Steering Committee (2020-). She is currently a member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors (2021-2023) and as VP of Professional Activities, she chairs the Professional and Educational Activities Board.
Position statement. My journey as a member of IEEE Computer Society has been filled with remarkable events and inspiring interactions with brilliant minds within this dynamic community. Now, I stand ready to actively contribute and make a meaningful impact to our own community.
As an engineer and researcher, I am passionate about advancing computing technology, pushing the boundaries of theory, practice, and applications with a harmonious and holistic approach. I am profoundly motivated by the thrilling opportunity to bridge the gap between industry and academia, especially in the ever-evolving landscape of emerging technologies. Additionally, I find immense fulfillment in mentoring and guiding young students and professionals as they navigate the ever-evolving computing and semiconductor industry.
If elected, my vision is to work hand in hand with the IEEE CS leadership and members to foster a culture of diversity and inclusivity that resonates throughout the computing technology landscape. By embracing innovation across diverse domains, particularly in the captivating multidisciplinary arenas, we will attract a vibrant tapestry of members, especially young trailblazers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Together, we will amplify the visibility and impact of our society, shaping a future where computing technology transcends boundaries and propels industries to unimaginable heights.
Biography. Dr. Fei Su is a senior architect at Intel Corporation, leading R&D in DFX (Design for Testability and Dependability) and Telemetry/SLM (Silicon Lifecycle Management) architecture and methodology. With over 18 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, he has been involved in key phases of IP and SOC (System-on-Chip) development, including architecture, design, validation, and manufacturing testing.
Dr. Su is also recognized as an accomplished researcher in emerging computing technology fields with publications, including a book, multiple book chapters, and over 60 papers in IEEE/ACM conferences and journals. He is the inventor of three granted patents, with three more pending. He has received awards such as the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design and the Outstanding Young Author Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. His research interests span architecture-level and circuit-level innovation, focusing on testability and dependability in various domains, including AI/ML hardware, cyber-physical systems and biochips, datacenter/high-performance computing, and autonomous systems.
Dr. Su actively contributes to cross-industry standardization efforts and plays a pivotal role in the technical ecosystem/community building, including development of the new IEEE workshops in the emerging fields. Dr. Su serves as an editorial board member for IEEE Design & Test (D&T) and has participated in organizing and technical program committees for several IEEE/ACM conferences. He has established strong research collaborations with top-tier universities and has been recognized with the SRC (Semiconductor Research Corporation) Outstanding Liaison Award in 2021 for his contributions.
Dr. Su received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Automation from Tsinghua University in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University in 2006, where he received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the European Design Automation Association (EDAA). He is a senior member of IEEE.
ANTHONY I. (TONY) WASSERMAN
Position statement. Today’s computing professionals can expect their careers to be highly dynamic, with continued rapid evolution of hardware and software technology. Most people will hold multiple positions across industry, academia, and other organizations, with a lifelong need to stay current in our rapidly changing field. I believe that the Computer Society’s activities provide an excellent opportunity to help its members manage these changes through its publications, online materials, conferences, and community building. Expanding these programs helps to grow the Computer Society, addressing the Strategic Goals of engaging with more people, while leading the way in new technical areas.
With computing becoming pervasive worldwide, the Computer Society can pursue a global mission, creating a broadly diverse community, and increasing its ongoing efforts to educate decision makers in industry and government, as well as in academia. That way, the Computer Society and its programs can reach the widest and most diverse possible audience to maximize the social and economic benefits of computing around the world. I know from experience that the Computer Society has helped me to build a strong personal network of friends and professional colleagues around the world. I hope to serve our community on the Board of Governors.
Biography. Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman has divided his career between academia and industry. He was most recently a Professor in the Software Management program at Carnegie Mellon University – Silicon Valley, teaching courses on software product definition, software product strategy, open source software, and more.
Earlier, Tony was founder and CEO of Interactive Development Environments (IDE), creator of the innovative Software through Pictures development platform, and one of the first 100 dot-coms. Tony then led an early mobile app development team at Bluestone Software, and held executive positions at several startups.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the ACM (both since 1996), and IFIP, honored for his contributions to integrated software engineering environments. His honors also include receiving the 2012 Distinguished Educator Award from the IEEE TC on Software Engineering.
His professional service includes roles in organizing many technical conferences, including the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), plus two terms as a Director of the Open Source Initiative. He was a co-founder and first elected Chair of ACM’s SIG on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT), and is a long-term member of the IEEE TC on Software Engineering. He has led IFIP working groups on Information Systems Engineering and Open Source Systems.
Tony has published nearly 100 reviewed papers, including several in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Computer, IEEE Software and ICSE. He edited 12 books (including three tutorials for the Computer Society Press), and was Editor-in-Chief of ACM Computing Surveys. He currently serves as an Advisor at UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck accelerator. Tony has a Ph.D. in computer sciences from University of Wisconsin – Madison and a B.A. in mathematics and physics from University of California, Berkeley.
He has had the good fortune to travel to more than 75 countries, and posts many of his photos on Flickr.
Position statement. If elected to this position, I will support the IEEE Computer Society in the following ways.
(1) I will demonstrate the value of the IEEE Computer Society to industry members and will strengthen industry engagement with the IEEE CS and will increase IEEE CS membership by leveraging my 30+ year career as a researcher and a project leader in an industrial R&D organization to commercialize advanced digital technologies such as cloud computing, data science and AI to solve complex societal problems.
(2) I will establish a link between young students such as high schools and universities and the IEEE Computer Society through my experience in STEM education and engineering and advanced digital technology education in Japan and will commit to sharing my experience globally by leveraging my network in the engineering community where academia, industry, and government meet.
(3) I will commit to promoting diversity and inclusion in the IEEE Computer Society by eliminating unconscious bias in the engineering field by sharing with younger members my experience of building a 30+ year career as a female industrial researcher in the engineering field and the various innovations I have developed to achieve this career and by serving as a role model.
Biography. Yoshiko Yasuda received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Waseda University, Japan, in 1991. She received her Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Waseda University in 2005. Since 1991, she has been working at the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. Her research interests include parallel computing systems, enterprise server systems, distributed computing, cloud computing, server and network virtualization, services computing, data science, artificial intelligence and its applications. She is currently a senior project manager in the R&D group at Hitachi, Ltd., after working as a principal researcher.
From 1994 to 2005, she led the research and development for the commercialization of the world’s No.1 parallel computing systems and the enterprise server systems and the unified blade server systems. From 2009 to 2019, she also led the research and development for the commercialization of Hitachi’s cloud computing services and IoT platform services as a project leader. She has also presented these research results at the IEEE-sponsored conferences such as IPPS, MSST, IM. Since 2020, she has led more than ten R&D projects related to data science and AI technologies as the senior project manager at Hitachi R&D.
She has experience in training young people both internally and externally. Internally, she plans and conducts lectures on digital technologies to train young researchers and gives lectures especially on IT architecture and cloud computing. Externally, she gives lectures on IT architecture and digital circuits at Hosei University, lectures on data science for students at Tokyo Metro Super Science High School, and lectures on careers for female high school students. She is also active in the Young Engineers Committee of the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ), which promotes the development of young engineers in Japan. She is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, Women in Engineering, and the Technical Community on Services Computing.