2017 Computer Society Election is Closed.
Online balloting available from 7 August 2017 until 25 September 2017 at 12:00 Noon EDT
Biography. Edward A. Addy has more than 30 years of experience in technology management, practice, and research, following 10 years in mathematics and physics education. He is a Senior Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman and has an extensive background in program management and software and systems engineering. Addy has published in the areas of system assurance, software product lines, and software safety, and presented at corporate, national, and international conferences. He received a PhD in computer science from West Virginia University, and has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics.
As a member for more than 25 years, Addy has been engaged in various Computer Society efforts, including standards development, student awards, conferences, and publications. As secretary of the P1012 Working Group since 2007, he has been the editor for three versions of the standard on verification and validation. Addy also serves on the CS S2ESC Executive Committee, is a US representative to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7/WG 7, chairs the selection committee for MGAB ARC’s Merwin student scholarship award, and is a CS representative to the IEEE Systems Council. In each of these roles, he coordinates with colleagues from around the world with the goal of serving computing professionals.
Through leadership roles at Northrop Grumman, Addy has experience in strategic planning and management oversight. His current position in business development operations for a $100M operating unit includes planning and monitoring capture and proposal efforts for opportunities that will impact the company for the next 10 years. In previous positions as operations manager and as program and site manager, Addy had overall responsibility for the technical and financial success of programs within his purview. He will apply the skills obtained from this experience to continue improvements in the services offered by the Computer Society.
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Biography. Hal Berghel is currently a professor of Computer Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he has previously held positions as: past chair/director of Computer Science, Informatics, and associate dean of Engineering.
He is an IEEE and ACM Fellow. His professional recognitions include the Computer Society’s Distinguished Service Certificate and Golden Core Award, and ACM’s Distinguished Service, Outstanding Contribution, and Distinguished Lectureship Program Lifetime Achievement Awards. He has served as Distinguished Visitor and Distinguished Lecturer for the Computer Society and ACM, respectively, for much of the past 30 years.
He is the editorial panel chair of Computer’s Aftershock column. He has served on the editorial boards of Computer and CACM, as well as several other journals and transactions. His monthly Computer columns, Out of Band, are regularly cited as notable articles by ACM Computing Reviews and recognized as top column downloads in Xplore and CSDL.
Berghel was the founding chair of the ACM SIG in computer applications (SIGAPP), as well as the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC). He served on both the Computer Society’s and ACM’s Membership Boards for many years, as well as the ACM Publications Board and the Computer Society’s Press Operations Committee. He was the founding director of both the ACM’s Electronic Communities Project and the Technology Outreach Program in the 1990s, and created the ACM Interactive Timeline of Computing and Video Podium series. He organized regional magnet events to promote society chapters for both ACM and the Computer Society, most recently for the latter in Silicon Valley and Austin in 2016. His published research in document provenance, credential security, approximate string matching, information customization, and expert systems have appeared in the scholarly literature for more than 40 years. He received a PhD in 1977 from the University of Nebraska– Lincoln. (www.berghel.net).
Biography. Andy Chen has been an active IEEE CS member for over 25 years. He has served as vice president of the IEEE CS Professional and Educational Activities Board for the past two years and as a volunteer member on several committees over the past decade. He currently also serves as a director on the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO) Board, a member of the Digital Africa Global Advisory Board, and a member of the Technical Advisory Council for Financial Roundtable Services’s FinTech Ideas Festival. He was the chair of ABB’s International User Board of Directors and a member of the SAP Utility Advisory Board.
Andy is internationally recognized for his expertise in information technology and nuclear facility network security systems. He is a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Systems Council. He has recently been the keynote speaker for the AI for Good Global Summit organized by Xprize and the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva. He has also been selected as a distinguished moderator at the 2017 FinTech Ideas Festival and a keynote presenter at the 2016 Digital Africa Conference, the 2015 World Computer Congress, and the 2014 World CIO Forum.
Previously, he was chief technology officer for a state-owned power utility. As a professional engineer, he has also been involved in the design of real-time control and monitoring systems for generating stations and successfully led an advanced technical team to upgrade the digital control systems for a state of the art nuclear station. Andy has over 30 years of experience in enterprise asset management, power generation, and public utility information systems.
His consulting and research interests include advanced distributed digital control systems, cyber control room design, and enterprise asset lifecycle management.
Position statement. If elected, I will help steer the IEEE Computer Society into the future. As computing plays an increasingly critical role, and as mobile devices make computing more ubiquitous, CS members must ensure that the Society’s well-established brand remains at the forefront of the highly interconnected technological world, including in social media.
Technical conferences—where current and future leaders meet, exchange ideas, and make an impact—are key to fostering interaction and collaboration among various communities, providing educational and publication platforms for their members. This effort requires new openness toward publication policies and conference models.
With my leadership experience within the CS on forming communities of expertise, I bring a hands-on approach to this position. Having come from the ground up, I appreciate the viewpoints of conference attendees, authors, and organizers alike. The Computer Society must attract younger generations of computer scientists and engineers, and encourage the diversity of its membership. Through the right partnerships inside and outside the CS, we can achieve this modernization and make our Society a nexus of key information for the up and coming researcher and professional to succeed in their field.
Biography. Sven Dietrich is an associate professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and on the doctoral faculty in the Computer Science Department at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. Prior to joining CUNY, Dietrich was Computer Science faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology, a senior member of the technical staff at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute and CERT, on the CMU CyLab/Information Networking Institute faculty, a member of the Center for Usable Security and Privacy (CUPS), and a senior security architect at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
His research area is cybersecurity, including network and computer security, privacy, botnets, and DDoS. He has co-written a textbook on DDoS attacks and defenses and provided leadership and guidance to academic cybersecurity conferences, workshops, and seminars inside and outside the CS. Within CS, he is a member of the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative Steering Committee, the Conference Activities Committee, and a former member of the Emerging Products and Services Committee. He previously chaired the Technical Activities Committee and the Technical Committee on Security & Privacy (TCSP). He is Associate Editor for the IEEE CS Cipher Newsletter, bringing conference news and book reviews to the TCSP community over the years. He served on a conferences Ad Hoc Committee to co-develop a new conference surplus model. He is the recipient of the TCSP Outstanding Community Service Award. Overall, he has 20 years’ experience of IEEE CS conference attendance and close to 15 years’ experience volunteering for the community. He has a Doctor of Arts in mathematics, an MS in mathematics, and a BS in computer science and mathematics from Adelphi University. Dietrich is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of ACM and the New York Academy of Sciences.
Position statement. For the IEEE Computer Society to provide a truly unified representation of its members, we need to have a complete understanding of all our members’ needs. The CS has done a good job of providing for the technical needs of its members, but it does need a better understanding of the individual members’ needs, down to the local level. Having served in many capacities at the local geographic-unit level, I will be able to bridge the gap to understand the members’ technical needs as well as their professional needs, and what they want and expect the CS to provide for them.
I will apply my experience and broad perspective from my career in academia and the public and private sectors to develop innovative solutions that add value for the IEEE Computer Society membership. By understanding the needs and abilities of our members, we can provide career services, networking, and opportunities to serve the global community using computer technology. By emphasizing active engagement with our members and by delivering increased value, I believe we can retain and grow our membership, and at the same time improve our fiscal health so we can support new and meaningful initiatives.
Biography. John Johnson is an IEEE Senior Member and active IEEE volunteer who has served in many capacities including: IEEE Iowa-Illinois Computer Society Chapter chair/founder, Iowa-Illinois Section chair, and chair of committees for Region 4, MGA, and IEEE-USA. Johnson has led efforts to educate and raise awareness with the public and in K–12 through STEM activities and the development of education standards and computer science curricula.
Johnson received a PhD in nuclear physics from The University of Texas at Austin and has 22 years of direct experience as an information security practitioner in the public and private sectors. Johnson was network and security manager for the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos and then spent 17 years as a global security architect at John Deere. Johnson is currently CEO/founder of Aligned Security, through which he consults and advises on cybersecurity and risk management. He is also an adjunct professor at Excelsior College, where he develops and teaches graduate cybersecurity courses.
Johnson is proficient at building effective professional networks to share information security standards, establish best practices between information security professionals, and collectively raise the bar for the information security industry. He is a founding member of Security Advisor Alliance, and a Fellow at Ponemon Institute. He is a frequent speaker and has served on program boards for international cybersecurity conferences, such as Black Hat and RSA Conference, as well as serving on various advisory boards.
Position statement. If elected, I would be bringing the voice of our members to the governing group. Having extensive experience of working with communities that expand the scope of the IEEE Computer Society in areas traditionally not seen as core interests, I aim to work for improving the Society’s benefits to a wider membership. One distinct focus I would have is to push the boundaries of our Society faster into emerging and evolving technological areas so that we not only understand those areas better and faster but also take pioneering leadership to provide state-of-the-art resources to members for their advancement. I also aim to work dedicatedly toward extending our partnerships with other professional societies and external entities, with a focus on enhancing awareness about the advances in our profession, so that the progress is faster through collaborative efforts, instead of challenged by friction resulting from unnecessary competition.
Biography. Currently serving as the dean of the College of Information at the University of North Texas, Kinshuk has been active in IEEE leadership roles for past 18 years. His involvement began when he was a founding member of the IEEE Computer Society’s Learning Technology Task Force in early 1999. He provided leadership to grow the task force to Technical Committee status, and served as its founding chair for two terms. Kinshuk has primarily focused on supporting research and dissemination of emerging and existing advanced learning technologies. He started the annual series of IEEE International Conferences on Advanced Learning Technologies, which has been very successful for the past 16 years, and Kinshuk has been involved every year in one of the chair roles. He has also been instrumental in initiating the IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education, which has a regional Indian focus and has revolutionized learning technology research and development in the area. He started and was founding editor of the Learning Technology newsletter (the main publication of TCLT), which has now evolved into the widely accessed Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology.
Kinshuk’s accomplishments within IEEE have been recognized at several levels. He received IEEE Computer Society’s Golden Core Award in February 2015 for long-standing contributions and outstanding service. He also received the Distinguished Service Award in July 2014 recognizing more than 15 years of dedication in serving IEEE TCLT, ICALT, and T4E conferences. IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology honored him with a special award in July 2014 in appreciation of his past 14 years of service and contribution to IEEE ICALT conference series. Kinshuk also received IEEE Computer Society’s Certificate of Appreciation in July 2009 for outstanding service as founder and chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT) during 1999–2007.
Position statement. The mission of Computer Society is to advance the theory and practice of computer and information technology. The Society faces significant challenges with the rapid and continuous growth of the computer industry. To help members respond to those challenges, the career support that the Society can uniquely provide is needed. The Society affords great value to academics and researchers through publications and conferences. The Society must be equally strong in providing support to practitioners where they face new challenges each day. Our products and services must be responsive to the diverse needs of the membership worldwide.
As a current Board member, I actively participate in the Society’s professional and educational activities. If re-elected, I will support these and other ideas that create more value for members: (1) help members stay attuned to changing technology—because many of our members are practitioners, it is important to develop products and services to serve their need to keep abreast of new developments and knowledge; (2) enhance services, enlarge membership, and promote high-quality publications and conferences; (3) develop relevant products, programs, and services targeted to underserved populations such as practitioners, young professionals, women, and members living in economically stressed areas of the world.
Biography. Sy-Yen Kuo is currently a member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors. He was the chair (2011–2012) and is on the Board of Directors (2003–2006 and 2009–present) of IEEE Taipei Section. He also served as a steering committee member of the IEEE CS Technical Committee on Fault Tolerant Computing, a member of the IEEE CS Fellow Committee and Education Awards Committee, an associate/guest editor of IEEE journals, and general/program chairs for IEEE conferences. An IEEE CS member for 33 years, he was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2001 for his contributions in dependable computing.
He received a PhD (1987) in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He holds the Pegatron Chair Professor in National Taiwan University (NTU)’s Department of Electrical Engineering, and was chair of the same department (2001–2004). He served as dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at NTU (2012–2015). Under his leadership, NTU’s EECS programs rank in the top 20 to 40 by several world-ranking organizations. He was a faculty member in the University of Arizona’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1988–1991), and a software engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor and Silvar-Lisco, both in California (1982–1984).
His research interests include dependable systems, Internet of Things, and security. He has published 135 journal articles (73 are IEEE journals) and 281 conference articles, and he holds 21 US patents, 19 Taiwan patents, and 10 other patents. His research also has significant industry funding support. He received the highest Distinguished Research Award from the National Science Council, Taiwan, as well as the US National Science Foundation’s Research Initiation Award. Furthermore, he received best-paper awards from several top conferences, including the International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering and the IEEE/ ACM Design Automation Conference.
Position statement. The Computer Society serves our field well. But it must adapt to a world enabled by prior successes, sustaining technical leadership with financial strength. This requires entry into new areas, additional high-quality conferences, open access, online communities, and exploiting technologies we helped create—big data, cloud, mobility, online learning. We must reach out to members, empowering them to expand their engagements.
As 1st VP and treasurer, I’ve advocated financial transparency and sustainability. On the Board of Governors, I initiated and helped lead the effort to empower TCs with ongoing budget balances earned from their conferences. Going forward, I want to empower TCs and conference organizers, increase their governance visibility and impact, simplify CS organization, and enhance our digital library. We need to encourage member activity in conferences, publications, and chapters. Involving members is key to technical success AND financial viability.
Society challenges require the careful thinking, planning, and involvement of many people—members, TC chairs, Society leaders, and staff. My prior service as 1st VP, treasurer, and BOG member have helped move the Society in the right direction. I want to continue being involved and ask for your vote. Together we can ensure the Society’s success in the 21st century.
Biography. David Lomet founded (1995) and managed the Database Group at Microsoft Research Redmond. He previously has worked at DEC (Cambridge Lab and Rdb database group), Wang Institute, and IBM (Yorktown Lab and Federal Systems). His career spans industrial research, academia, and product development. He received a PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lomet has worked in architecture, languages, and systems. His primary focus is database systems. He is an inventor of transactions while on sabbatical at Newcastle-on-Tyne. He has authored over 120 papers (http://dblp .uni-trier.de/pers/hd/l/Lomet:DavidB=) with two SIGMOD best papers, and he holds 60 patents. His technical focus is on indexing, concurrency control, and recovery. His recent Deuteronomy project technology includes the Bw-tree, used in SQL Server’s Hekaton main memory DBMS (www vldb.org/pvldb/vol6/p1178-lomet.pdf) and both Bw-tree and the LLAMA log structured store used in DocumentDB (www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol8/p1668-shukla.pdf) [now Azure Cosmos DB]. Deuteronomy won Microsoft Redmond Lab’s 2017 Outstanding Research Project Award.
Lomet is Computer Society 1st VP and treasurer, and he served on the CS Board of Governors (2015–2016). Other CS service includes the T&C Board, where he initiated and helped lead the effort to share conference surpluses among TCs, conferences, and CS. He served as program committee cochair for IEEE ICDE and VLDB, and as ICDE conference cochair. He was chair of the Technical Committee on Data Engineering and a member of the ICDE steering committee. He received the Computer Society’s Outstanding Contribution Award and SIGMOD’s Contributions Award for his service as editor in chief of the IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin (http://tab.computer.org/tcde/bull_about.html) for 25 years. He has served as VLDB program committee cochair, member of the VLDB board, and an editor of ACM TODS, VLDB Journal, and DAPD Journal. He is an IEEE CS Golden Core Member and a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS.
Position statement. Computing is fundamental to the emerging interdisciplinary technological ventures, from financial transactions and smartphones to climate forecasting and intelligent manufacturing. The dependence on computing systems requires ubiquitous adoption of engineering principles for reliability and safety at an international level, as computers control critical infrastructure and influence our safety and well-being.
The IEEE Computer Society, part of the largest engineering body internationally, is well positioned to lead and shape the future of computing through activities that (1) nurture collaboration with other IEEE societies; (2) lead to development and adoption of new technologies, standards, and best practices; and (3) support growth of new engineers, who are increasingly challenged by demanding interdisciplinary requirements.
As a Board of Governors member in 2017, I have been working to increase IEEE CS’s presence in the areas of cyber-physical systems and IoT in professional and educational activities, as well as in publications. If elected, I will continue work toward strengthening activities in areas where other nonengineering bodies are taking lead (e.g., IoT), increasing activities with other IEEE societies, fostering open access, and supporting young engineers with interdisciplinary technical and career development programs. These activities will empower engineers to develop the new generation of resilient infrastructures and systems.
Biography. Dimitrios Serpanos is professor of ECE, University of Patras, and director of the Industrial Systems Institute/ATHENA-RC, Patras, Greece. He received a PhD in computer science from Princeton University (1990) and an Engineering Diploma in computer engineering and informatics, University of Patras (1985). His research focuses on embedded and industrial control systems architecture and security.
He has served as president of the University of Western Greece (2010–2013) and as director of the Industrial Systems Institute (2008–2013). He was a research staff member at IBM (T.J. Watson, 1990–1996), faculty at the Universities of Crete (1996–2000) and Patras (2000–), and principal scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (2013–2016).
He has published widely in journals and conferences and holds two US patents. His research has been funded by the European Commission, the Greek Government, and the private sector in Europe and the US.
He has received several awards and honors: the first IBM Faculty Award in Greece (2005), IEEE CS Certificate of Appreciation Awards (1998 and 2009), two awards from IBM (First Plateau Invention Achievement Award and a First Patent Application Invention Achievement Award, 1993) and a University Merit Prize from Princeton University (1985–1986).
Professor Serpanos is a current IEEE CS Board of Governors member, he is involved in publications activities and professional and educational activities.
He is a founding member of the organizing committee of WESS (Workshop on Embedded Systems Security)/ESWEEK (2006–2015). He served as general or TPC chair at several IEEE conferences, and as TPC member at more than 100 events. He is associate editor of IEEE TII and served as associate editor of ACM TECS (2003–2016) and other journals. He has guest edited 10 special issues.
He is an IEEE Senior Member, and member of ACM, NYAS, and AAAS.
Position statement. Three years ago I ran for the Board of Governors promising more “hard metrics for data-driven decisions.” Since then, I’ve worked with volunteers and staff to implement the data collection and analysis activities needed to make this a reality.
Such data are proving instrumental in better managing the breadth of our Society’s offerings in a financially responsible way. These data are a central part of our portfolio review process that led to improvements in our publications portfolio last year, and which I am now rolling out for our other product lines. This process provides our leadership with better insight into problem areas to be addressed and opportunities to improve the Society’s bottom line— and helps to call more attention to our successes.
It is increasingly important to understand how well our current offerings meet the needs of the community, and to make strategic decisions informed by data. In a number of leadership positions with publications and conferences over the past decade, I have helped the Society adapt to this transformative time. I hope to have the opportunity to continue working with stakeholders from across the Society to better understand how we serve the computing community and continue to improve.
Biography. Forrest Shull is assistant director for empirical research at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI). His role is to lead work with US government agencies, national labs, industry, and academic institutions to advance the use of empirically grounded information in software engineering and cybersecurity. Prior to SEI, Shull was at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, where he founded and served as director of the Measurement and Knowledge Management Division.
He has been a lead researcher on projects for the US Department of Defense, NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, DARPA, NSF, and commercial companies.
While editor in chief of IEEE Software (2011–2014), he launched the digital edition of the magazine, leading to new subscribers. He created the annual Software Experts Summit, which forged connections with local software industry in cities worldwide. He incorporated the free Software Engineering Radio podcast into IEEE Software, and maintained the high quality which helps each episode reach 40-50,000 downloads.
He currently serves as associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He has served in leadership roles on IEEE conferences including ICSE, ESEM, and STC.
He received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Maryland College Park. He is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications and co-editor of a handbook on empirical software engineering.
Position statement. In the big data era, tremendous kinds of technologies including theoretical to practical ones have now become indispensable to construct new applications and/or platforms. They include theoretical models, programming models, cloud and stream computing, high-performance and distributed computing, search and mining, visualization and HCI, machine learning, deep learning, IoT, reliable software, security, secure computing, and so on.
I believe maximizing individual capabilities followed by cooperation with one another will become crucial to open up next-generation research, because many kinds of technologies are required to construct applications and/or platforms in the big data era. To realize such a situation, I want to encourage our members to cooperate worldwide. Moreover, we should increase promotion to recruit new members from not only specific countries but also from all over the world. By adopting all members’ experience and knowledge, we can advance our society for the future.
I believe my 28 years of research experience on computer architecture and big data analysis, along with my experience in managing national projects in which both academia and industry participated, will be useful for the Computer Society to create advanced services and products that are attractive to both young and experienced members and potential members.
Biography. Hayato Yamana received a Dr. Eng. degree at Waseda University in 1993. He began his career at the Electrotechnical Laboratory of the former Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), and was seconded to MITI’s Machinery and Information Industries Bureau for a year in 1996. He was subsequently appointed associate professor of Computer Science at Waseda University in 2000, and has been a professor since 2005. From 2003 to 2004, he was IEEE Computer Society’s Japan Chapter chair and director of the IEEE Tokyo Section. From 2003 to 2010, he was also vice chair, secretary, and treasurer of the IEEE CS Japan Chapter. As a committee member, he encouraged young researchers to submit to IEEE journals/conferences by initiating the IEEE CS Japan Chapter Award and promoted IEEE CS activities by initiating the IEEE CS Japan Chapter Young Presentation Award.
Since 2010, he has been director of DBSJ (Database Society of Japan). He was director of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) and vice chair of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)’s Information and Communication Society. At Waseda University, he has been Deputy Chief Information Officer and WasedaX project director since 2015. His research interests include big data analysis and computer architecture.
Since 2015, he has been principal investigator of the Japanese government–funded project, “Secure Data Sharing and Distribution Platform for Integrated Big Data Utilization—Handling All Data with Encryption,” in collaboration with the NSF-founded Missouri Science and Technology project. He chaired the program committees of many IEEE conferences, including the IEEE Conference on Big Data and Analysis (ICBDA), in addition to delivering the keynote at the 2nd IEEE ICBDA. He received the 2008 DBSJ best-paper award, 2009 IBM faculty award, and IEICE best-paper award.