Meet the Candidates for 2022-2024 Board of Governors
The opinions expressed in the statements are those of the individual candidates and do not necessarily reflect Computer Society positions or policies.

(14 Nominees — Vote for 6)

(Listed alphabetically)


saurabh-bagchi - bog candidate


Position statement.

Passionate people working together have the power to achieve the seemingly impossible. I am relentless about moving my technical community forward and want to work with passionate people toward a worthy goal- of making the IEEE Computer Society better than it has ever been in the service of our community. If elected, I will work tirelessly to increase the relevance of IEEE CS to its members worldwide. I believe that we have to work on both technological excellence and ensuring that its fruits are equitably available, breaking barriers of seniority, race, geography, and gender.

Specifically, here are four initiatives that I will drive-  I have already demonstrated successes in each in my prior board role.

First, I will reduce the barriers to participating in our conferences, by aggressively reducing fees, expanding travel grants, and enabling hybrid-mode conferences. Second, I will revitalize our mentoring program between successful professional CS members and students, together with energizing global student competitions. Third, I will make our offerings more relevant to our industrial colleagues, while ensuring their continuing vitality for our academic colleagues. Finally, I will strengthen our international relevance, aided by my ongoing activities with India, Germany, Peru, and elsewhere.


Biography.   Saurabh Bagchi is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science (CS) and Founding Director of the ECE Corporate Partners Program at Purdue University in Indiana, USA. His research interest is in dependable computing and distributed systems. He is the founding Director of a university-wide resilience center called CRISP (2017-present) and a PI of the Army Research Lab’s Artificial Intelligence Innovation Institute (A2I2) (2020-25) that spans 9 universities. He is a recipient of the German Humboldt Research Award (2018), and industry awards from Amazon, Adobe (twice), AT&T Labs, Google, and IBM in the last six years. He is an IEEE-CS Distinguished Visitor (2020), IEEE-CS Golden Core member (2018), and ACM Distinguished Scientist (2013). Saurabh received his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his BS degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, all in Computer Science. He is a Co-Founder and CTO of a startup KeyByte that provides DBaaS cloud computing solutions.

IEEE activities: Saurabh served on the CS Board of Governors 2017-2020 and is currently the Organizing Chair of the IEEE-CS Global Student Challenge (GSC-21) competition. GSC-21 has brought together 250 teams of students competing on grand challenge problems. Saurabh is a core member of dependability and computer systems technical communities, represented by IEEE TCFT and TCDP. He has served as the PC Chair and in other Organizing Committee roles of premier conferences more than 15 times and has led major initiatives like DSN Hall of Fame and Test-of-Time awards.

Saurabh and his group of about 20 researchers have way too much fun building real systems. Along the way this has led to 12 best paper or runner-up awards at IEEE/ACM conferences and publications that have been cited more than 8,800 times for an h-index of 51.




Song GUO


Position statement.  IEEE CS is the leading society in fostering quality of research and building fascinating communities in computing with a mission to serve the needs of its members, from providing top-notch technical forums to share new technologies to creating networking and mentoring opportunities that bring together members from academia and industry. We must support our members’ technical efforts and develop programs that meet the needs of our diverse membership.

If elected to serve on the CS BoG, I will seek your input, lead new initiatives, and work passionately to: promote CS’s leading role in computing by enhancing its technical activities and developing new programs in emerging technologies; promote industry participation in technical activities for new technologies, standards, and practices; foster a Plan S compliant CS Gold Open Access Journal by increasing the diversity (including age, gender, and region) among publications authors and volunteers; broaden TC activities for shaping the CS direction by inspiring our junior researchers (including graduate students).

With my rich experiences in serving CS in different capacities, and my strong commitments to technical excellence as well as diversity and inclusion, I am confident that I shall be able to serve our CS community effectively and achieve our objectives.


Biography.   Song Guo is a Full Professor and Associate Head at Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his PhD from University of Ottawa. Prof. Guo is an international leader in big data, edge AI, and distributed systems. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE (Computer Society), and an ACM Distinguished Member.

Within the IEEE Computer Society, Guo is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society, a member of Fellow Evaluation Committee, and a member of Transactions Operations Committee. He has been named on editorial board of prestigious CS journals like IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, etc. Guo has also served for IEEE Communications Society as Distinguished Lecturer, a member of Board of Governors, Director of Member Services, and Technical Committee Chair.

Guo has won several research awards including the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher, Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor (Ministry of Education of China), IEEE TCBD Best Conference Paper Award, IEEE TCGCC Best Magazine Paper Award, IEEE Systems Journal Annual Best Paper Award, etc.


chuck_hansen - bog candidate


Position statement.  IEEE Computer Society is the central professional society for our field. The impact in guiding the field and participants is through the excellent publications and conferences in the subfields of computing. I will seek to improve inclusivity in the volunteer positions throughout the Computer Society with an emphasis on including young practitioners and researchers. By building the next generation of members, the Computer Society will continue strong growth. Conferences are a focal point for many IEEE Computer Society members. I will work to continue excellence in conferences and expand diversity. As a general chair of IEEE VIS, IEEE Large Data Analysis & Visualization and a papers co-Chair for various IEEE-CS conferences, I have firsthand knowledge of what it takes to guide conferences to excellence. As twice an Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics and chairing the Transactions Operations Committee, my experience with the impact of IEEE publications has positioned me to continue helping to identify novel ideas for growth in the competitive world of open-access publications. I look forward to giving back to the community and I appreciate your support.

Biography.  Charles (Chuck) Hansen is an IEEE Fellow and a Distinguished Professor, Emeritus in the School of Computing and has been an Associate Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah. Since 1997, he has been on the faculty in Computer Science at the University of Utah.

Chuck Hansen served on the Technical Committee for Visualization and Graphics (VGTC) Board from 1995-2002 and 2020-present. He was on the IEEE Visualization Conference Steering Committee from 2001-2004. He has co-Chaired IEEE Visualization 2000, was Program co-Chair for Visualization ’99 and served as a papers co-Chair for IEEE SciVis (then called IEEE Visualization) in 2007-2008. He co-Chaired IEEE LDAV in 2014.

He was twice an Associate Editor in Chief (AEIC) of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). He was the Chair of the Transactions Operations Committee in 2020.

He was awarded the IEEE Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics “Technical Achievement Award” in 2005. In 2017, he was awarded the IEEE Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics “Career Award” In recognition for his contributions to large scale data visualization, including advances in parallel and volume rendering, novel interaction techniques, and techniques for exploiting hardware; for his leadership in the community as an educator, program chair, and editor; and for providing vision for the development and support of the field. He has authored over 170 peer reviewed manuscripts and released open-source software, FluoRender, to support analysis of confocal microscopy data.

As an IEEE Fellow, my professional career has been positively impacted by the IEEE Computer Society. I have given back to the community through conference organization, publication leadership, and IEEE Computer Society volunteer positions. I will continue to contribute to the strength of our society.



mike-hinchey - bog candidate


Position statement.  To the Board of Governors, I would bring an international leadership perspective and global connections that would help the Computer Society sustain and expand its presence in the world, and also improve the professional practices of computing professionals. I’ve been the Director of an international software engineering center (, I’m just completing my second term as President of the International Federation for Information Processing (, have worked with the United Nations and UNESCO, and led the software engineering laboratory in NASA. In this work, I have actively supported programs that encourage girls, minorities, native communities, and under-represented parts of the world to consider STEM careers. I’ve been involved in projects that bring technology and Internet access to people in under-served regions and helped bring technological employment to those areas. Within the Computer Society, I’ve mentored and supported students and young professionals worldwide, including through my own Section’s activities. In serving on the board, I would encourage the Computer Society to be globally connected, to embrace a new generation of computer scientists and engineers, and to support the work of members, no matter where they may live and work.

Biography.  Mike Hinchey will Chair the IEEE Global Public Policy Committee in 2022 & 2023. He was Chair of IEEE UK & 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 University of Limerick, MSc in Computation from University of Oxford, and PhD in Computer Science from 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.



Harold Javid - bog candidate


Position statement.  The Computer Society pursues excellence through conferences, publications, and standards – yet we face continuing membership attrition and the need to increase young professional participation. In addition to active participation in all aspects of the board’s mission, I would support existing efforts and foster new thinking in two areas: 1) The Computer Society was the first to have an Industry Advisory Board. Building on that experience we must increase participation of industry professionals and identify products and activities that will increase industry professional membership and revenue. 2) The future of the society, both in industry and academia, rests on the extent to which Young Professionals are engaged. Many of today’s active members committed to a life of proud participation and service early-career. The Computer Society has activities related to Students and Young Professionals within the MGA. We need to find more ways to grow the size and vibrancy of our YP community.

I have served at the Section level, on the CS Board of Governors, and as Division V Director. I am deeply committed and request your vote to allow me to make a difference as 2022-2024 member of the CS Board of Governors.

Biography.  Harold Javid enjoys a career at the intersection of industry and academia. After completing a PhD in EE from UIUC and pursuing and publishing industrial research, Harold worked for small companies as electronics division manager and general manager and in large companies including GE and Boeing as researcher and team manager. In 1998, after turning around a small company and then supporting its sale, he followed his heart back to his technical love—by joining Microsoft. In Microsoft Research, he was responsible for regional connections and creating focused collaborations between Microsoft Research and universities in North America, Latin America, and Australia. Today, Harold is Director, University Relations, where he brings coherency to Microsoft university engagements.

These experiences provide the backdrop for Harold’s active service to the Computer Society and the IEEE more broadly. He is an IEEE and Computer Society Life Member. He served as secretary of the IEEE CS MGA (2010), as chair of the CS Industry Advisory Board (2011-2012) and chair of the CS Research Advisory Board (2016-2017), as a member of the Board of Governors (2013), as Division V Director to the IEEE Board of Directors (2016-2017), as chair of the IEEE Seattle Section (2019-2020).  He is currently chair of the New Initiatives Committee (NIC) and a member of the IEEE Investment Committee (2021).

He brings a wealth of service experiences from the Section level to representing the Computer Society as Division V Director. Harold enjoys a unique and valuable understanding of that intersection of industry and academia that is key to Computer Society success. All these provide the knowledge and context for Harold to step in and serve the Board of Governors from day one.



Carlos Jimenez Gomez - BoG Candidate


Position statement.   Computing has become the core of the 21st century society. Nowadays paradigms are changing: primary education students become developers, technology and openness allow citizens to collaborate building apps addressed to improve digital services… and there are unmet sectors where technology is key today, that need to be part of the CS focus. If elected, I will support the BoG, leaded by the CS President, by developing and implementing strategies addressed to meet the today CS members’ needs, and by growing the CS’ leadership worldwide in every sector that today is key for CS.

Given my experience, I will particularly focus on practitioners’ needs and contributions. I believe that on a daily basis, they are the ones who sooner experience the complexities of a fast technology-driven changing world and its impact on their professional activity, conditions, and needs. Practitioners face the need for new jobs and new skills that threaten their status quo and the CS should be therefore think of new community and personalized services addressed to this target. I would like to support the Professional & Educational Activities Board to, for example, develop new career path for members who experience the need to evolve according to the new technologies.

Biography.   IEEE Senior Member and active IEEE CS member for almost two decades. He currently serves at the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors (2019-2021) and the IEEE CS Special Technical Communities (STC) Executive Committee, participating also in different committees, standards and initiatives on topics like Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence, or Multilanguage. Previously, he served as IEEE CS MGAB Vice-Chair for STC, and IEEE CS STC Executive Committee Chair. He was a founding member and Chair of the IEEE CS STC on Electronic Government, founding member and Chair of the IEEE Technology Management Council Spain chapter, founding member of the IEEE UNED Student Branch, and he also served as member of IEEE Spain and IEEE Computer Society Spain committees. He received the IEEE CS Golden Core Award (2020).

As practitioner, he has 30 years of experience in the public sector. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in digital government and digital transformation of public organizations. His consulting and research interests include digital government, interoperability, open justice, or smart cities and artificial intelligence in government. He has worked for governments and international organizations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and America, having also participated in the elaboration of important policy documents, like the Ibero-American Interoperability Framework, officially signed by 21 countries in 2010. He was Vice-Dean of the Official Professional Association of Technical Computer Engineers of Catalonia (COETIC) in Barcelona, Spain.

Bridging theory and practice, he teaches in the university, he is an author of conference papers, he has edited a book, and published book chapters and articles. He has been invited as keynote speaker in international conferences and meetings. His applied research on openness in justice has been pioneering. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, and he has been Distinguished Visitor of IEEE CS.



john-johnson - bog candidate


Position statement.   I will apply my extensive IEEE experience along with the broad perspective gained from my career in academia and the public and private sectors to develop innovative solutions that add value for all IEEE Computer Society members, through innovative online content, services, and standards.

The past year has transformed Society interaction through online conferences and open access publications. Conferences and publications still remain the main source of Society income, but we need a diverse and experienced BoG to innovate and optimize how CS products are delivered to meet the changing needs of CS members, customers and to serve society as a source of technology expertise and leadership.

The challenge of a declining membership makes it more important than ever to increase industry partnerships and manage the CS product portfolio to be of interest to all of our members, both academics and industry professionals. This includes more interaction at the Chapter level and with other societies, both within IEEE and external to IEEE. An innovative and fiscally-responsible strategy that recognizes the changing times should better retain existing members and encourage students and others to make IEEE Computer Society their professional home.

Biography.   Dr. John D. Johnson is seeking his second term on the Computer Society Board of Governors. John is currently Senior Manager of Information Security for a large manufacturing company. He was previously Sr. Manager at Deloitte, focused on industrial cybersecurity. John was Security Architect at John Deere for 18 years, Security Manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory and taught science and graduate cybersecurity courses at several universities over 16 years.

John has been inducted into the IEEE HKN Honor Society, IEEE CS Golden Core and he is an IEEE Senior Member. He has been an active IEEE volunteer and involved in industry for many years, communicating information security standards and best practices between professionals and with the public. John served on the National Academy of Sciences workgroup on Professionalizing the Cybersecurity Workforce. He received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from The University of Texas at Austin and worked as a physicist at LANL where he was author on 44 technical publications.

John is a frequent speaker and serves on the program boards for several conferences as well as non-profit and industry advisory boards. John is currently Vice Chair of the Iowa-Illinois Computer Society Chapter (founder) and is active with Region 4, IEEE Sensors Council and IEEE Standards Association. John served on the 2018-2020 Board of Governors and 2020 Audit Committee Chair. Additionally, John has served in leadership roles for MGA, IEEE-USA and Standards Association.



Joaquim-Jorge - bog candidate


Position statement.  I can make a difference and contribute to trans-Atlantic and world-wide scientific cooperation both within and outside the Computer Society. Such belief has roots in my experience with IEEE/CS, The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Eurographics, ACM/SIGCHI, and ACM/SIGGRAPH. My research background, organizational experience, and professional service can help IEEE CS cooperate with other computing and scientific organizations to offer new programs and activities. I have organized many IEEE conferences, among 35+ scientific events. My long professional service record with IEEE/CS and similar associations gives me a deep understanding of how different communities work. The world is going through turbulent flow caused by Information Technology (IT) developments and IT-related public affairs. Thanks to my experience with other organizations, including IFIP, ACM/SIGCHI/SIGGRAPH and ACM Europe Council public policy committees, and my technical contributions to different disciplines from AI to Visual Computing, I can contribute to define much-needed public policies. I will work to increase minority groups and underrepresented constituencies’ participation in Society’s activities. Indeed, I have encouraged my colleagues to apply for advanced IEEE member grades and wrote many recommendations to this effect. I will strive to make IEEE CS a more diverse, inclusive, and gender-balanced organization.

Biography.   Joaquim Jorge holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY). A Full Professor at IST, the School of Engineering of Universidade de Lisboa (UL), Portugal, he teaches Virtual&Augmented Reality (VR/AR), Computer Graphics (CG), and HCI. Joaquim leads the Graphics & Interaction Research Group at INESC-ID, an Institute Affiliated with UL, having supervised 17 doctoral theses and 60+ MSc dissertations. A (co-)author of 380+ peer-reviewed publications, including 66 journal articles, and four Springer/Nature books (latest in 2021), he is among the top 2% scientists worldwide (according to Stanford University).

He organized IEEE VR2021 and the 2021 IEEE/ACM Presidential panel on the Future of Computing, featuring leaders from both organizations. He served as conference chair or co-chaired the Scientific Program Committee of 35+ international conferences, including IEEE/VR, IEEE/EG/Eurovis, IEEE/AIVR, ACM IUI, and Eurographics, and served in the international program committee of 200+ conferences, including IEEE/VR, IEEE/ISMAR, IEEE/MIPR, and IEEE/ICIR.

A longtime practitioner of CG/VR/AR, he joined IEEE/CS in 1982, the Eurographics Association (EG) in 1986, and ACM/SIG¬GRAPH in 1989, having served in the EG Executive Committee 1997-2006.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Graphics&Visual Computing, and Computers&Graphics Journals (Elsevier), has served on the Editorial Board of Computer Graphics Forum (Wiley) from 1999—2008, and Springer/Nature HCIS Book Series since 2020.

Elevated to IEEE/CS Senior Member in 2000, he was national delegate to IFIP’s Human-Computer Interaction Technical Committee (TC13) 2001—2013 and received the IFIP Silver Core Award in 2014. Recognized as an ACM Distinguished Member (2017) and Speaker (2015—), he has given 19 keynote talks at international scientific events and 42 guest lectures. He served on the Executive Committee of the ACM Europe Council (2015—2019). He is a Fellow of the Eurographics Association.

He speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and French fluently.

More details at


daniel-katz - bog candidate


Position statement.  My main goal as a Board of Governors member will be to develop ties between the Computer Society and international efforts around promoting the role of research software in research and recognizing the efforts of those who develop and maintain it, whether in academia, laboratories, or industry. This is my passion, and an area in which the Computer Society should be leading. Many research software community members are now or could become Computer Society members, and this work is increasing essential to the Computer Society’s role in research. I believe this can 1) grow the Computer Society’s membership and increase its diversity by supporting research software developers and maintainers who today may not feel that the Computer Society is for them, and 2) produce better computing solutions and positive impacts on society by making better and more sustainable research software. My methodology is to see problems and then to instigate changes to solve or reduce them, typically by talking about the problems, bringing others to agreement about them, and then finding ways to encourage the community to work on them, which I have successfully done around software citation, FAIR for research software, sustainable software, and Research Software Engineering career paths.

Biography.   Daniel S. Katz ( is Chief Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Research Associate Professor in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was previously a Senior Fellow in the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, a Program Director in the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation, Director for Cyberinfrastructure Development at the Center for Computation & Technology, Louisiana State University, Principal Member of the Information Systems and Computer Science Staff and Supervisor of the Parallel Applications Technologies group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a computational scientist at Cray Research, Inc. His PhD is in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University.

Dan’s career has been spent in the development and use of advanced cyberinfrastructure to solve challenging problems at multiple scales, including in applications, algorithms, fault tolerance, and programming in parallel and distributed computing, and in the last ten years, focusing on policy issues, including citation and credit mechanisms and practices associated with software and data, organization and community practices for collaboration, and career paths for computing researchers. He is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM, and a founding editor and Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Open Source Software. He co-founded the US Research Software Engineer Association (US-RSE) and the Research Software Alliance (ReSA); has been a volunteer for hundreds of conferences and workshops in roles from steering committee chair to conference chair to program committee member; has served on the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP), the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC); the IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC); and was the initial webmaster and website creator for the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society.



rick-kazman - bog candidate


Position statement.   I have been a volunteer for the Computer Society for over a decade, first as an ExCom member with the TCSE (Technical Council on Software Engineering), then as Chair of TCSE, and most recently as TAC (Technical Activities Committee) Chair within the T&C (Technical and Conference) Board. The Technical Activities Committee consists of all 30 TC chairs and governs the TCs that sponsor over 200 conferences a year.

During this time I led the TCSE and the TAC through troubled financial waters, guiding TC chairs to focus on bringing profits back to conferences, to their TCs, and to the CS. This ultimately resulted in stronger, more fiscally healthy TCs. I also focused on other issues such as encouraging TCs to embrace our EDI (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) initiative, member initiatives (such as encouraging TC and conference awards and student travel grants), revising the T&C charter to better address our governance challenges, and introducing environmental initiatives such as carbon offsets for conferences.

I believe that a holistic approach to governance, balancing fiscal and social responsibility, while still serving our diverse communities, is the only way for the CS to thrive and be relevant in the future.

Biography.   Rick Kazman is a Professor at the University of Hawaii and a Visiting Researcher at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. His primary research interests are software architecture, design and analysis tools, software visualization, and software engineering economics. Kazman has been involved in the creation of several highly influential methods and tools for architecture analysis, including the ATAM (Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method), the CBAM (Cost-Benefit Analysis Method) and the Dali, Titan,and DV8 tools. He is the author of over 200 publications, co-author of two patents and eight books, including Software Architecture in Practice, Technical Debt: How to Find It and Fix It, Designing Software Architectures: A Practical Approach, Evaluating Software Architectures: Methods and Case Studies, and Ultra-Large-Scale Systems: The Software Challenge of the Future. His research has been cited over 25,000 times, according to Google Scholar. He is currently the chair of the IEEE TAC (Technical Activities Committee), Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and member of the ICSE Steering Committee.

Kazman received a B.A. (English/Music) and M.Math (Computer Science) from the University of Waterloo, an M.A. (English) from York University, and a Ph.D. (Computational Linguistics) from Carnegie Mellon University. How he ever became a software engineering researcher is anybody’s guess. When not architecting or writing about architecture, Kazman may be found cycling, singing acapella music, playing the piano, practicing Tae Kwon Do, or (more often) flying back and forth between Hawaii and Pittsburgh.





Position statement.   I strongly believe that I can make solid contributions to the Board of Governors. On the one hand, I have working experience in both industry and academic. On the other hand, I have appointments both at the US and Asia institutions. As a result, I have a comprehensive understanding of academic and industrial research in both regions. This makes me a perfect fit to a position to understand and meet the needs of our members. In the future, I am interested in tightly integrating the relevant journal and conference efforts. For example, how to provide a more efficient and effective way to present the journal papers at the prestigious conferences. Another interesting venue to pursue is to promote the open source and open data initiatives, so that the researchers and practitioners can share their excellent work with the community and the community can benefit more from existing work. Moreover, with these open source and open data activities, we can attract more subscriptions from the community.

Biography.  Shixia Liu is a tenured associate professor at Tsinghua University and an adjunct professor of Dalian University of Technology (China). Her research interests include explainable machine learning, visual text analytics, and text mining. She has published over 100 refereed publications and filed over 50 patents in China and worldwide. Before joining Tsinghua University, she worked as a lead researcher at Microsoft Research Asia and a research staff member and research manager at IBM China Research Lab. She is an associate editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG) and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems. Shixia was awarded as one of the best associate editors in 2016. She was the papers co-chair of IEEE VIS (VAST) 2016 and 2017 and was the program co-chair of PacifcVis 2014 and VINCI 2012. Shixia is on the steering committee of IEEE VIS (2020-2023) and IEEE VDS (2020-2021). She is the chair of IEEE VGTC Significant New Researcher Award Committee. She was also on the IEEE ReVise Committee (2019-2020) and worked the team to reorganize the academic conferences (VAST, InfoVis, SciVis) under a single umbrella, including paper reviewing and governance. Shixia was elevated to an IEEE Fellow in 2021 and induced into IEEE Visualization Academy in 2020. For more information, please visit:





Position statement.    COVID-19 gives us another reminder of how we all depend on each other. Currently, the IEEE Computer Society is mainly focused on publications and Conferences, but to remain relevant to our members and to be attractive to new members, we need to expand our focus and take care of other essential aspects of life, such as humanities, education, and technologies that may help to recover from disaster situations.

If re-elected, I will be focusing at: 1) Work with different communities and develop with them programs that fit their needs. 2) Expand our activities to make them more attractive to the industry and new communities. 3) To expand our publication portfolio for more innovation and interdisciplinary related topics. 4) To develop new formats of communications such as virtual conferences, virtual expert round tables, and more.

I believe that my academic and industrial background will help me to achieve these goals.

Biography.  Prof. Avi Mendelson is a IEEE Fellow, chair the IEEE Computer Chapter in Israel and a visiting Professor at the CS and EE departments Technion. Avi has a blend of industrial and academic experience in several different areas such as Computer architecture, Hardware Security, Hardware accelerators for machine learning, Power management, Reliability and HPC.

He graduated from the CS department, Technion, BSC (1979) and MSC (1982) and got his PhD (1990) from University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMASS).

Among his industrial jobs, he served as the manager of the Academic outreach program at Microsoft R&D Israel where he initiated different innovation-based activities among students. Before, he worked for 11 years as a senior researcher and Principle engineer in Intel. Among his Intel achievement, he was the chief architect of the CMP (multi-core-on-chip) feature of the first dual-core processors Intel developed. For this work, he got the Intel Achievement Award (IAA, the highest award at Intel).

2017-2019 he was a member of the Computer Society Board of Governors before nominated as the second VP (2019). He initiated and ran the “Ad-Hoc Committee for future growth of the Computer Society”. He served as the Transactions Operations Committee (TOC) chair and served as a member of several other IEEE Computer Society committees. Currently, he chairs the Israeli Chapter of the IEEE computers.

Avi Mendelson served a full term as an associate editor of the IEEE Computer Architecture letters (CAL) journal and in IEEE Transactions on Computers. Currently he serves as an associated editor of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing. As part of his volunteering activities for the IEEE he also served as a member and as the head of the selection committee for the Eckert-Mauchly award.





Position statement.   My goal is to contribute to the future state of the Computer Society. Science and technology innovations can be a force multiplier for Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG). Our sustainability and societal relevance will be a measure of our contributions to addressing these vital issues. Whether it is pure energy, electric vehicles, hydrogen, to ethical sourcing, trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, or green energy for blockchain mining, IEEE CS must position itself as a ‘change agent’ and ‘direction setter’. Attracting the next generation of CS student (Gen-Z) who are native advocates for ESG will no longer depend strictly on STEM, rather on our position and stand on ESG.

My additional goal is to work on strategies to increase diversity and inclusion in the Computer Society and its activities. Our world is changing and so should representation in IEEE-CS. To be appealing and relevant to the world we serve, IEEE-CS will need to be representative of the changing demographics. My efforts on public policy initiatives and diversity and inclusion across government, industry and academia bodes well with these endeavours.

Biography.   Dr. Cyril Onwubiko is a Senior Member IEEE, Distinguished Speaker (DVP), IEEE Computer Society, Past Secretary, IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland, Past Founding Chair, IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland Blockchain Group. As an active IEEE member for over 15 years, he has served in several other roles: Executive Member of the IEEE UK and Ireland Computer Society Chapter, Member of the European Public Policy Committee (EPPC) Working Group on ICT, responsible to the IEEE Board of Directors for the coordination of public policy activities, Reviewer to the IEEE Security & Privacy, IEEE Intelligence & Security Informatics (ISI), Young Professionals, Women in Engineering etc. He is also a Trustee, Board Member and Volunteer to other Charity organisations.

Cyril has over 20 years of experience in Enterprise Security Architecture, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain. Currently, he is Director, Enterprise Security Architecture at Pearson Plc, the world’s learning company. He is also Director, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Cyber Security at Research Series Limited, where he directs strategy and governance in AI, Blockchain & Cyber Security. Prior to Pearson Plc, he had worked in the Financial Services, Telecommunication, Health, Government and Public Services Sectors.

He holds a PhD in Computer Network Security from Kingston University, London, UK; MSc in Internet Engineering, and BSc, first class honours, in Computer Science & Mathematics. He has authored and edited several books (8) and published over 40 peer-reviewed articles in leading and prestigious academic journals and conferences. He is the Editor of the Cyber Science series, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness (IJCSA), and Founder of the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration (C-MRiC), a not for profit and nongovernmental organisation dedicated to the advancement of outstanding research and innovation through collaboration ( For more information, please visit



xian-he sun


Position statement.   After decades of rapid development, computing is still dynamic and evolving including both computer science and the recent explosion of data science. AI, IoT, etc. Computing continually alters our lifestyle and improves the quality of our lives. The IEEE Computer Society (CS) plays a vital role in serving the CS international community to fuel innovations, to enhance communication exchanges, to inspire creative ideas for solving grand technology challenges, and to build the framework of lifelong training of technology workforces. As a Board member, I will focus on strategies for engaging our diverse global community to increase the value our society offers. Additionally, I will work with my colleagues diligently to promote IEEE activities and to serve our members, to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in the society’s operation, to improve the quality and recognition of our publications, and to recruit and attract qualified members, from both academia and industry, with special attention to promoting the exciting technology careers to rising students especially for women, minorities, and underrepresented groups in STEM areas. With my thirty years of professional preparation and determined dedication, I believe I can achieve these goals and make meaningful contributions to the IEEE CS community. URL:

Biography.   Dr. Xian-He Sun is a University Distinguished Professor and the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair at Illinois Tech, where he was the Chairman of the Computer Science Department and currently leads the Scalable Computing Software Laboratory. Dr. Sun received the BS from Beijing Normal University, China in 1982. While at Michigan State University, he received the MS in Mathematics, MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1985, 1987 and 1990, respectively. He was a post-doctoral researcher at Ames National Laboratory, a staff scientist at ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center, an ASEE fellow at the US Navy Research Laboratories, and a tenured associate professor at Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge before joining Illinois Tech. Dr. Sun was a guest faculty at Argonne National Laboratory from 1999 to 2020, and a guest scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory from 2007 to 2010. He has published over three hundred peer reviewed research publications and has six US patents. His research is well supported by US government agencies, and he currently leads two multi-institution, multi-million dollar US National Science Foundation projects on I/O systems for big-data applications.

Dr. Sun is an IEEE Fellow, and a member of the honor societies PHI KAPPA PHI and SIGMA XI. He has served the IEEE community in various capacities including fellow and senior member evaluation committees, awards and technical committees, editorial boards, and conference committees. He is an Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and a general chair for IEEE IPDPS2016 and IEEE CCGrid2014. He was the Vice Chair for Activities of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and was on the CS distinguished visitor program. Dr. Sun received the IEEE CS Golden Core Award in 2017 and IEEE Meritorious Service Certificate in 2016, in addition to other IEEE service and research awards.