2018 IEEE Computer Society Election Results

Posted 2 October 2018

Leila De Floriani selected 2019 President-Elect (2020 President)

Leila De Floriani

Leila De Floriani is a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has been a professor at the Uni- versity of Genova (Italy) since 1990, where she developed the first undergraduate and graduate curricula in computer graph- ics in Italy, and served as director of the PhD program in computer science for eight years. During her career, she has also held positions at the University of Nebraska, Rensselaer Poly- technic Institute, and the Italian National Research Council.

De Floriani is a Fellow of IEEE and of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), as well as a Pioneer of the Solid Modeling Association. She has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society since 2017. She is the chair of the 2018 Audit Committee and has served as a vice-chair of the Fellow Nomination Committee in 2017 and 2018. De Floriani is also an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member.
She is the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Visu- alization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) and served as an associate editor for IEEE TVCG from 2004-2008. De Floriani is currently an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, GeoInformatica, and Graphical Models. She has served on the program committees of over 150 leading international conferences, including several IEEE conferences, and has contributed to many conferences in a leadership capacity.
De Floriani has authored over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications in data visualization, geospatial data representation and processing, computer graphics, geometric modeling, shape analysis and understanding, garnering several best paper awards and invitations as a keynote speaker. Her research has been funded by numerous national and international agencies, including the European Commission and the National Science Foundation.
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Forrest Shull selected 2019 1st Vice President

Forrest Shull

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, he 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, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation, 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 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. 
Since 2015 he has been a member of the Computer Society Board of Governors and three times served on the Executive Committee, where he has helped institute a metrics-based Portfolio Review initiative, which reviews all of the Society’s member offerings for vitality and ongoing relevance to membership.  He has served as Society Treasurer, Finance Chair of the Publications Board, and VP for Membership. He is an IEEE Senior Member and a Computer Society Golden Core Member. 
He received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Maryland College Park. He is the author of 100 peer-reviewed publications and co-editor of a handbook on empirical software engineering.

Avi Mendelson selected 2019 2nd Vice President

Avi Mendelson

Avi Mendelson is a member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors (BoG). He is an IEEE Fellow and visiting Professor at the Technion and at NTU Singapore. Mendelson has a blend of industrial and academic experience in several different areas such as Computer Architecture, Hardware Security, Hardware Accelerators, Power Management, Reliability and HPC. 

He graduated from the CS department, Technion, BSC and MSC, and got his PhD (1990) from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 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 achievement in Intel, 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). 
Among his academic activities he published more than 130 journal and reviewed conference papers, he co-invented the notion of “value prediction” and made major contributions to the field of computer architecture. 
He has served as a Computer Society BoG member since 2017. He initiated and ran the “Ad Hoc Committee for Future Growth of the Computer Society,” he serves as the chair of the Transactions Operations Committee (TOC) and as a member of the several other IEEE Computer Society committees. 
Mendelson served a full term as an associate editor of the IEEE Computer Architecture Letters (CAL) journal and currently serves as an associated editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers. 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.

Elected Board of Governors Members for 2019-2021

Brian Blake

M. Brian Blake

2019-2021 Board of Governors

M. Brian Blake is Distinguished University Professor of Systems and Software Engineering and Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost at Drexel University.  Read more


Fred Douglis


2019-2021 Board of Governors

Fred Douglis is a Chief Research Scientist at Perspecta Labs where he works on applied research in the areas of blockchain, network optimization, and security.  Read more


Carlos Jimenez


2019-2021 Board of Governors

Jimenez-Gomez is internationally recognized for his expertise in information and technology in government. He is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology.   Read more


Ramalatha Marimuthu


2019-2021 Board of Governors

Ramalatha Marimuthu, currently working in Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India, has vast experience in motivating and training students on skill development and peer networking. Read more


Erik-Jan Marinissen


2019-2021 Board of Governors

Erik Jan Marinissen is principal scientist at IMEC, the world-leading independent R&D center in nanoelectronics technology. His research on IC test and design-for-test covers topics as diverse as 3D-stacked ICs, CMOS, silicon photonics, and STT-MRAMs.  Read more


Kunio Uchiyama


2019-2021 Board of Governors

Kunio Uchiyama has been working for the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, on design automation, mainframe computers, microprocessors, multi-core processors, and their applications.. Read more