David S. Ebert has been actively engaged in Computer Society Board of Governors, conference, technical committee, and publication activities for over 13 years. Ebert has been Treasurer, Second Vice President, and Secretary of the Board of Governor’s Executive Committee, Associate Editor in Chief, and Editor in Chief for IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications magazine. Ebert has been a member of the Computer Society Publications Board, IEEE Computer Society Integrity Chair, an Executive Committee member of the Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee, and also on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee. He has been conference co-chair, and papers co-chair of nine Society co-sponsored conferences and led the IEEE Visualization and Analytics Science and Technology conference advisory board.


Ebert is the Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, a University Faculty Scholar, Interim Director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), and Director of the Visual Analytics for Command Control and Interoperability Center (VACCINE), the Visualization Science team of the Department of Homeland Security's Visual Analytics and Data Analytics Emeritus Center of Excellence. He performs research in visual analytics, interactive visual machine learning, explainable AI, novel visualization techniques, big data analytics, and procedural abstraction of complex, massive data. Ebert has been leading large scale efforts to develop more effective methods for visually communicating information. Ebert is an IEEE Fellow and received the Golden Core member and Meritorious Service Award for his Computer Society activities.

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