2019 IEEE Computer Society Election Results
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Forrest Shull Selected 2020 President-Elect (2021 President)


Dr. Forrest Shull is Assistant Director for Empirical Research at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI). His role is to lead work with U.S. government agencies, national labs, industry, and academic institutions to advance the use of empirically grounded information in software engineering and cybersecurity. Before joining the 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 U.S. 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 integrated the free Software Engineering Radio podcast into Software and maintained the high quality that 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 since 2016 has served on the Executive Committee, where he 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.

Riccardo Mariani Selected 2020 First Vice President

Riccardo Mariani - candidate

Riccardo Mariani is an experienced and highly motivated Chief Technologist with a demonstrated history of working in the semiconductor industry, both as entrepreneur and as Technology Executive in SME and large corporations.

He is IEEE Senior Member, active in IEEE since 14 years. He is serving IEEE Computer Society as 2019 Vice President for Standardization, chairing the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board. In that role, he is promoting few new standardization projects on emerging technologies such as formal methods for verification and validation of autonomous things. He is chairing the newly created IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on “Reliable, Safe, Secure and Time Deterministic Intelligent Systems”. He is also active in IEEE Standards Association.

He is Intel Fellow and chief functional safety technologist in the Internet of Things Group at Intel Corporation. Responsible for defining strategies, roadmaps, architectures and technologies for Internet of Things applications that require functional safety and high performance, including automated driving, transportation and industrial systems.

Previously to Intel, he was co-founder and CTO of Yogitech, “the one stop shop for functional safety”, acquired by Intel in 2016. In that role, Mariani led Yogitech to pioneer the certification of semiconductor IP for highest safety integrity levels, and to introduce electronic design automation tools specific to functional safety (“Design-for-Safety” paradigm).

He is a known leader and influencer in international standards, including ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ISO 21448 and others.

He received his PhD in 1996 from Pisa University, Italy. Author of 100+ papers in conferences and technical journals. Co-author of the “Fault Injection Techniques and Tools for VLSI Reliability Evaluation” book. He is author or co-author of more than 50 patents related to functional safety methodologies, technologies, architectures, HW and SW solutions and tools. He received the SGS-Thomson Award and the Enrico Denoth Best Engineering Award.

Sy-Yen Kuo Selected 2020 Second Vice President

Sy-Yen Kuo - candidate

Sy-Yen Kuo is currently on the IEEE Computer Society(CS) Board of Governors(2017-2020) and the IEEE Fellow committee(2018-2020). He also serves as the IEEE CS Vice Treasure and the Finance Chair of Publications Board. He was the Chair of IEEE Taipei Section and is still a member of the Board of Directors. He was in the steering committee of IEEE CS Technical Committee on Fault Tolerant Computing, a member of IEEE CS Fellow Committee and Education Awards Committee, associate/guest editors of several IEEE journals, and general/program chairs of IEEE conferences. He has been an IEEE Fellow since 2001 for contributions in dependable computing. He is an IEEE CS member for 35 years and was awarded the Golden Core Member in 2018.

He received the PhD(1987) and the Distinguished Academic Achievement Alumni Award(2019) in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds the Pegatron Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University(NTU) and was chairman of that department(2001-2004).  He was Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science(EECS) at NTU(2012-2015). Under his leadership, the EECS programs at NTU have ranked in the top 20 to 40 by several world ranking organizations. He was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona(1988-1991), and a software engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor and Silvar-Lisco in California(1982-1984).

His research interests include dependable and secure systems, and quantum computing. He has published 145 journal papers and about 300 conference papers, and holds 24 US patents, 23 Taiwan patents, and 10 patents in other countries. He also collaborates with industry extensively. He received Distinguished Research Awards from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, and the US National Science Foundation’s Research Initiation Award. He received best paper awards from several IEEE conferences.

Elected Board of Governors Members for Terms 2020-2022


Nils Aschenbruck - candidateNils Aschenbruck
2020-2022 Board of Governors

Nils Aschenbruck is a Full Professor for Computer Science at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. His research interests include mobile and wireless networks, IT security, and scenario modeling.
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ernesto-cuadros-vargas - candidateErnesto Cuadros-Vargas
2020-2022 Board of Governors

Prof. Cuadros is director of the computer science department at the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) in Lima, Peru. He has been Head of the School of Computer Science at UCSP en Arequipa Peru (2005-2016).  His research areas are Higher Education in Computing Programs, Similarity Information Retrieval, Access Methods and Neural Networks.
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David Ebert - candidate

David S. Ebert
2020-2022 Board of Governors

Ebert is the Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, Director of the Visual Analytics for Command Control and Interoperability Center (VACCINE)
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William Gropp - candidateWilliam Gropp
2020-2022 Board of Governors

William Gropp is the Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and holds the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
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Grace Lewis - candidateGrace Lewis
2020-2022 Board of Governors

Grace Lewis is a Principal Researcher at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI). She is a Principal Investigator for the High-Assurance Software-Defined IoT Security project
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Stefano Zanero - candidateStefano Zanero
2020-2022 Board of Governors

Stefano Zanero received a PhD in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently an associate professor with the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria.
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