2019 Executive Committee


Cecilia Metra

Cecilia Metra

2019 IEEE Computer Society President

Cecilia Metra is a professor of electronics at the University of Bologna, Italy, where she has worked since 1991 and from which she received a Ph.D. in electronic engineering and computer science.  Read more >> 


Leila De Floriani

Leila De Floriani

2020 IEEE Computer Society President

Leila De Floriani is a professor of computer science at the University of Genova, Italy, where, for the past eight years, she served as the director of the PhD program in computer science.  Read more >> 

hironori kashara

Hironori Kasahara

2018 IEEE Computer Society President

Hironori Kasahara received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, where he has been a professor of computer science since 1997, and a director of the Advanced Chip Multiprocessor Research Institute since 2004.  Read more >>

Forrest Shull

Forrest J. Shull

2019 First Vice President
Forrest Shull is assistant director for empirical research at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI).  Read more >>
Avi Mendelson

Avi Mendelson

2019 Second Vice President
Avi Mendelson has a blend of industrial and academic experience in several different areas such as computer architecture, operating systems, power management, reliability, and high-performance computing. Read more >>
David Lomet

David B. Lomet

David Lomet has been a principal researcher managing the Microsoft Research Database Group at Microsoft Research since 1995.  Read more >>
Dimitrios Serpanos

Dimitrios Serpanos

Dimitrios Serpanos is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Patras and director of the Industrial Systems Institute in Patras.  Read more >>
Kunio Uchiyama

Kunio Uchiyama

Vice President, Professional & Educational Activities Board
Kunio Uchiyama, chief scientist of Hitachi, Ltd., received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.  Read more >>

Riccardo Mariani

Vice President, Standards Activities Board
Riccardo Mariani is widely recognized as an expert in functional safety and integrated circuit reliability.  Read more >>
William Gropp

William D. Gropp

Vice President, Technical and Conference Activities Board
William "Bill" Gropp is NCSA Director and Chief Scientist, and holds the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Read more >>
Yervant Zorian

Yervant Zorian

Vice President, Member and Geographic Activities

Yervant Zorian is a Chief Architect and Fellow at Synopsys, as well as President of Synopsys Armenia.  Read more >> 

John Walz

John W. Walz

2018-2019 IEEE Division V Director*
John Walz is a 42-year IEEE member and has served the Computer Society since 1980, most recently as Computer Society President and Vice President for Technical & Conference Activities.  Read more >>
Thomas Conte

Thomas Conte

2019 IEEE Division V Director-Elect*
Tom Conte is currently a Professor joint appointed in the Schools of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Read more >>
Liz Burd

Elizabeth L. Burd

2019-2020 IEEE Division VIII Director*
Elizabeth (Liz) Burd is Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and previously Professor of IT and Dean at the University of Durham, UK.  Read more >>


* Ex Officio, nonvoting members of the Executive Committee