Candidate for 2024 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 Institute for Societal Challenges

IEEE Fellow

Director, Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments

Position Statement

Now, more than ever, the Computer Society must be a leader who connects and provides opportunities, continuing education, and valuable resources to our members, as well as 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. We need this expertise to help deploy and deliver new technology driven solutions to these challenges by partnering 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.

We must maintain our core values and highest quality of our products and services, while innovating to provide leading education, products, standards, services, and opportunities to our worldwide membership: students, working professionals, 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 increase diversity and inclusivity, and continue innovation and member service based on our experiences in new models for publication, conferences, communication, and community building. New hybrid conference models have increased the diversity, inclusivity, and participation in our conferences and we have to harness this experience in revising our services to continue this growth. We have financial solvency to enable us to be more proactive in engaging a larger core of our membership and be flexible, responsive, and innovative in our offerings.

If elected, I will champion the development of new models for hybrid conferences, publications, member engagement and leadership, 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. These innovative models also enable us to be more inclusive and foster diversity. Our goal must be to provide innovation, service, inclusivity, and value to our diverse membership throughout their careers.

Our members and volunteers are our greatest assets and we must strategically engage them in our society transformation and empower a team of volunteers to passionately share our mission and vision to make the Computer Society an innovation and change leader within IEEE and our world.

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:

IEEE Computer Society President Elect Candidate Town Hall

If you missed our discussion with great questions from members and live viewers, you can see the video here at the election town hall page.   

Slides from my presentation can be found here.

New Initiatives and Policies I proposed:

I look forward to helping grow the Computer Society’s service and impact and need YOU as part of our team to succeed!

Further information is available on the pages on this site and by emailing me.