Candidate for 2nd Vice President
IEEE Computer Society
University of Oklahoma:
- Gallogy Chair Professor of Engineering, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Computer Science
- Associate Vice President of Research and Partnerships
- Director, Data Institue for Societal Challenges
Director, Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments
Now, more than ever, the Computer Society must be a leader connecting and providing opportunities and continuing education and valuable resources to our members, and providing innovative technology solutions to global challenges. We need to harness our membership’s world-class expertise and innovation to provide international IT leadership, guidance, and direction, as well as help deploy and deliver new technology driven solutions to societal problem. In doing so, we need to partner with other professional societies, companies, and government agencies across the globe. Through these partnerships and coalitions, we can drive innovation, deliver impact, and help solve international problems and mitigate crises. The IEEE Computer Society needs to start and lead these efforts.
We must maintain our core values and highest quality of our products and services, while innovating to provide leading education, products, services, and opportunities to our worldwide membership from students, to working professionals, to researchers and educators. While I have been on the Board of Governors, we started this process by introducing new products, improving member engagement, and strategically focusing our products and services, while streamlining our operations. We need to now target strategic growth to continue innovation and member service based on our recent experiences in new models for publication, conferences, communication, and community building.
If elected, I will champion the development of innovation and new models for hybrid conferences, publications, and on-line communities, while continuing to actively engage young professionals world-wide as active Society volunteers to provide creative and responsive ideas, products, and services for our membership throughout their careers. These innovative models also enable us to be more inclusive and foster diversity.
I look forward to receiving your input to help us make the Computer Society of value to you and providing service and value to all our members and our communities.
Some specific opportunities that I look forward to working with our members to achieve include the following:
Exploring new opportunities to grow input and guidance of members throughout our organizations, working with and strengthening our chapters across the globe.
Developing new products that are of value to professionals, students, and researchers from publications on new directions in computing and its applications, to new resources for students and professionals throughout their career.
Increasing the timeliness of our publications to get the latest research and application information into the community as soon as possible.
Increasing availability, equity, and inclusivity of our events, products, and services to all members of our community. We have seen a growth in diversity, inclusivity, and student involvement in our new conference models through providing virtual and hybrid conferences and we have to continue these efforts and learn from them to increase DEI in all our efforts.
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