Meet the Candidates for 2024 Second Vice-President
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Position statement

Thanks to the hard work of many people, the IEEE Computer Society (CS) is one of the leading societies in computing for technical and conference activities. Many great events have been sponsored by the CS, fostering quality of research and building fascinating communities. I have been participating in (as well as co-organizing) CS sponsored events for the last decade. Many of them were great events providing feedback to my own research, showing me new ideas, introducing new topics, and connecting me to colleagues from all over the world. It is an honor for me to serve as a member of the CS Board of Governor and help the Computer Society to provide similar experiences to all its members and conference attendees. The mid- and long-term success of the Computer Society will depend on how well we provide value to our members, and especially to attendees and organizers of our sponsored events.

If elected, my objectives are to (1) maintain and enhance the scientific quality of the sponsored events and publications, (2) find reasonable solutions for new opportunities like open access, J1C2, and hybrid conferences within sponsored events, (3) strengthen the relationship with industry to promote scientific results that solve real-world problems, and (4) help the CS to use its core capabilities to provide support for scientists at risk.




Nils Aschenbruck is a Full Professor for Computer Science at Osnabrueck University, Germany. His research interests include computer networks, network security, and scenario modeling. Dr. Aschenbruck has received over 30 external grants from both government funding agencies and industry. In total, his projects have received over 5 million euros in external funding. He has published over 80 refereed papers in international journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Aschenbruck served as reviewer for the Humboldt Foundation, the German National Science Foundation, as well as the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. From 2013 to 2017 he was the chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC), from 2016 to 2017 the chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Activities Committee (TAC), and from 2020 to 2022 an elected member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors. He is a Steering Committee member of the IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC) as well as a member of the IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society Editorial Board.

Dr. Aschenbruck received his graduate diploma and PhD in computer science from Bonn University, Germany, in 2003 and 2008, respectively. He continued as a senior researcher and head of the research area “tactical wireless multi-hop networks” at the communication systems group of Bonn University, Germany. In spring 2010, he worked at the Colorado School of Mines, USA for a term, co-funded by the DAAD short term lectureship program. Since 2012 he holds a full professorship for distributed systems at Osnabrueck University. Since 2017 he serves as department head of the Computer Science department, member of the dean’s council, as well as the University senate.



Position statement

As an esteemed member of the IEEE CS Community, I have had the privilege of witnessing the profound and enduring impact our community and its associated endeavors have made. Acknowledging the tremendous potential to enhance and expand this positive influence in the technical realm through strategic planning, I am wholeheartedly eager to contribute my efforts if granted the opportunity.

If selected, my foremost commitment would be to optimize outreach and explore the extensive benefits of membership through activities driven by tangible outcomes. A key objective of mine would involve the development of specialized programs tailored to students and other membership categories, with the aim of achieving widespread engagement across all regions and fostering greater recognition of our community, both within and beyond the scope of IEEE.

Throughout my extensive involvement as a volunteer, I have consistently demonstrated unwavering dedication to teamwork, nurturing the growth of volunteers, and successfully attaining our collective objectives. I hold the contributions of our devoted staff in high regard and seek to cultivate a work environment that genuinely values their endeavors as integral to our volunteer work.

In all discussions, I approach diverse perspectives with a sense of responsibility and tolerance, nurturing strong bonds among all parties involved. While I set exacting standards for myself, I remain firmly grounded and aligned with IEEE’s mission and vision.

I firmly believe that fulfilling our responsibilities necessitates a collective endeavor. Therefore, I am committed to fostering collaboration among all members and staff, ensuring the best outcomes for IEEE.

In conclusion, my profound dedication lies in serving the community and harnessing its potential to effect positive and enduring change in society. I am confident that, through a collaborative approach and a steadfast focus on strategic planning, we can propel the IEEE mission forward, broadening its reach and augmenting its influence.



Dr. Shashikant Patil is an accomplished professional currently holding the esteemed position of Full Professor in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Data Science (DS). With an illustrious career spanning over 24 years in the realm of education, Dr. Patil is widely recognized as a distinguished figure in his field. His significant contributions have earned him prestigious memberships, including Senior IEEE and ACM Member, Fellow Member of the Institution of Engineers, India (FIE), Fellow Member of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India (FIETE), and Fellow Member of several other esteemed professional organizations.

In acknowledgment of his exemplary achievements, Dr. Patil has been honored with numerous accolades, such as the Best Researcher Award, Best Paper Awards, and even the distinction of having the Best LinkedIn Profile. His research pursuits primarily revolve around the domains of Signal Processing and Imaging, as exemplified by his extensive portfolio boasting over 75 publications in esteemed conferences and journals.

He has actively volunteered as the Regional Lead Ambassador for Region 10 during the IEEE Day 2015 and 2016 events. Additionally, he served as a Jury Member for the IEEE SIGHT (AIYEHUM) 2016 Competition. Furthermore, he assumed the role of Student Travel Grant Chair for the IEEE DySPAN 2017 USA Conference.

As a valued member of the Technical Program Committees (TPCs), Dr. Patil has made significant contributions to over 400 international conferences. His expertise is further recognized through his roles as a Designated Reviewer and Associate Editor for esteemed SCI Journals. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE C-RFID Newsletter and held the position of Editorial Member of IEEE SDN.

In conclusion, Dr. Shashikant Patil’s profound expertise and unwavering dedication make him an invaluable asset to the academic and professional communities he serves.