“I have known David as an IEEE CS volunteer for many years, and fully support him in his candidacy for the position Computer Society President. David has the right experience, is an individual of outstanding character, and keeps the members first and foremost. I cannot think of a better individual to lead the CS!”

Susan K. (Kathy) Land, FIEEE, R3
2022 IEEE Past President

"I am pleased to endorse Dr. David S. Ebert for IEEE Computer Society President-Elect.  During my tenure as the 2016 IEEE Computer Society President, David served as my IEEE Computer Society Vice President for Publications.  David was an outstanding VP for Publications.  He worked closely and cooperatively with Computer Society Editor in Chiefs (EICs) to invigorate novel and new topics into Computer Society’s award-winning publications.  David demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the Computer Society’s publication operations and challenges.  More importantly, David understands the challenges and operations across all Computer Society activities.  He will make a great IEEE Computer Society President.   I am honored to endorse David S. Ebert for IEEE Computer Society President."

Roger U. Fujii
2021 IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities
2016 IEEE Computer Society President

"I support David Ebert for IEEE Computer Society President.  He is a person of integrity and knowledge.  I worked with David on the IEEE Computer Society Executive committee in the past, and saw first hand his capabilities used to advance the IEEE Computer Society value to members.  I am sure that his leadership applied to the office of President will magnify the value of the society to the membership."

Jon Rosdahl
IEEE Computer Society SAB Standards Committee Vice Chair
IEEE Computer Society LAN/MAN 802 Executive Secretary
IEEE SA Standards Association Standards Board member
IEEE 802.11 1st Vice Chair
iEEE 802.11 Treasurer
Engineer, Senior Staff, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. USA


"I enthusiastically endorse David's candidacy for President of the Computer Society. He certainly possesses the skills and the experience to continue serving his colleagues well. Indeed, in my years in various positions of leadership within the Computer Society, I have had multiple opportunities to observe his extensive leadership skills, first as Treasurer then as VP in charge of the Publications Board. I remember how, in this last position, he expertly maneuvered a large subset of the publications of which he was in charge through a complex review cycle. These activities resulted in much praise from the higher levels of the IEEE and helped garnering awards for several publications under his purview. He accomplished this by maintaining a harmonious cooperation between staff and volunteers, the mark of a true leader. To top it all, he is a remarkable researcher which gives him the profound understanding needed to guide and support our colleagues through the challenges of these difficult times. I look forward to his serving in this new roles and expect him to excel once more."

Jean-Luc Gaudiot
IEEE and AAAS Fellow
Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine
IEEE Computer Society President Emeritus

"David Ebert is an internationally-leading researcher, evidenced by the IEEE VGTC Technical award (2016) and his role of TVCG Editor-in-Chief (2003-2007). David is a down-to-earth leading practitioner who worked on numerous mission-critical applications, evidenced by his leadership of the pan-USA program VACCINE (2009-2018). David is an invaluable asset in the mission of IEEE and its operations in supporting innovation, publication, education, and communities, evidenced by his academic career as well as his previous role in the Computer Society. I enthusiastically endorse David Ebert because he is the best researcher, practitioner, and educator for the role of the President of the Computer Society."

Min Chen
Fellow of the British Computer Society    
Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales 
Fellow of the European Association for Computer Graphics
University of Oxford, UK

"David and I have worked in the same research field. Due to his seminal contributions in and helping define the field of visual analytics, David has received many awards and recognitions. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of IEEE Visualization Academy (2019). He is the recipient of 2016 IEEE VGTC Technical Achievement Award. I would not hesitate to say that he is clearly one of the most influential leaders worldwide. This is evidenced by his extraordinary leadership and service contributions to IEEE TVCG as an Editor-in-Chief and IEEE Computer Society as 1st vice president, 2nd vice president, treasurer, etc. During my term as a member of BOG of Computer Society, David is the Vice President of Publications. He significantly led the management and the principles of IEEE Computer Society policy on Open Access to expand the impact of IEEE publications. As an international leader, David has also significantly contributed to the supervision of young researchers worldwide. Many visualization researchers, such as Prof. Ross Maciejewski, Dr. Pak Chung Wong, Prof. Wei Chen, and myself, are directly or indirectly supervised by David. I am very sure that David’s leadership is well above the bar for a President of the IEEE Computer Society. Thus, I strongly support his election without any reservation."

Shixia Lu
IEEE Fellow
Director of the Academic Committee of the School of Software
Professor, Tsinghua University

"I strongly support David's candidacy for President because he embodies the right mix of academic excellence, leadership and management experience, service commitment, and personal integrity which is required to successfully deal with the challenges which lie ahead of the Computer Society."

Thomas Ertl
Director of the research group Graphic Interactive Systems at the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (VIS), Co-Director of the Visualization Research Center (VISUS), Director of the Stuttgart Center for Simulation Science (SC SimTech),
University of Stuttgart, Germany

"I've been fortunate to have worked closely with David for almost two decades, including working for him on the editorial board of IEEE TVCG when he was the Editor-in-Chief. David has always demonstrated exceptional leadership skills with a keen awareness of the needs of the community and an ability to inspire greater involvement. In addition to directing a major research center within the Department of Homeland Security, David has contributed greatly to IEEE Computer Society through his service on the Publications Board and Board of Governors. David will also chair IEEE Visualization in 2022. David is one of the most capable people I know. The CS society needs a visionary and dynamic leader like him. He also deeply care about the CS society and will lead the society to the next level of success. I fully believe that he will be an excellent President for IEEE CS. He has my strongest support for the upcoming election."                                                

Baining Guo
IEEE and ACM Fellow
Distinguished Scientist, Assistant Managing Director
Microsoft Research Asia, China


“It gives me great pleasure to endorse Mr. David Ebert for 2023 President Elect, IEEE
Computer Society (CS).  Over the past six years, I had the pleasure to work with David on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of IEEE CS. I have had the opportunity to observe his dedication, skill and outstanding performance as a distinguished leader. David’s unwavering commitment to
the mission and goals of the IEEE Computer Society have been the catalyst for a number of
remarkable accomplishments.  I am confident David will be a great President for IEEE CS.”

Andy Chen
VP Conferences IEEE Systems Council (2021-2022)
President, IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (2020-2021)
Member of Board of Governors IEEE CS (2016-2020)


"I have known David for many years. He is a strategy-directed maker-of-things-to-happen - he thinks and acts strategically and will help move our Computer Society in directions that are beneficial to our members and our profession."

James D. Foley
IEEE and ACM Fellow
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Professor, College of Computing
Stephen Fleming Chair in Telecommunications
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

"Dr. Ebert has been providing outstanding services to the IEEE Computer Society including Board of Governors, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Treasure, Vice Treasure, VP of Publications, Secretary, Editor-in-Chief, etc. He is a great scholar with many contributions for his research and continues working with many researchers to push for state-of-the-art research and applications. His leadership, vision, dedication, and track record demonstrate his abilities as a great leader. He will bring the IEEE Computer Society to the next level and we would be very fortunate to have Dr. Ebert as our Society President."

Shu-Ching Chen, Ph.D.
IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE MultiMedia
Professor, Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences
Fellow, Extreme Events Institute, an FIU Preeminent Program
Florida International University

"I strongly endorse David for the IEEE Computer Science President position. I have been fortunate to collaborate with David for over two decades, and I have witnessed his leadership, service and integrity first hand. His track record as a researcher is exemplary as evidenced by his numerous contributions to the state of the art in Computer Science literature. Additionally, David has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and vision while volunteering his service to ensure the integrity and quality of our conferences and governing bodies. David has been instrumental in ensuring that as a community, we become truly diverse and inclusive. I am confident that David will bring this same leadership and determination to this position. In short, every organization that has been fortunate enough to have David involved is better because of it."

Kelly Gaither
Associate Professor, Department of Women’s Health, Dell Medical School
Director of Health Analytics/Senior Research Scientist, Texas Advanced Computing Center
The University of Texas at Austin

"I have known and collaborated with Professor David Ebert for more than 15 years. His achievements objectively and clearly show that he has strong experience, professional and scientific reputation, integrity, visibility, vision and leadership. I am very honored to strongly support David’s candidacy for the President of the IEEE Computer Society."

Paolo Montuschi
IEEE Fellow, IEEE HKN Faculty Advisor
Professor of Computer Engineering
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

"I strongly support David as the President of the IEEE Computer Science. In addition to being one of the leading researchers in his field, David has done significant leadership and service as a member of the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee, the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, as a member of the IEEE Computer Society's Publications board and as a member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors. I am confident David will be a great President for IEEE CS."

Chris Johnson
Co-Director, Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
University of Utah, USA


"I endorse David Ebert as he has the knowledge, experience, leadership, and dedication necessary.  During our mutual years of service on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, I witnessed his collaboration and positive work in executive committee offices; VP Publications, Treasurer, 1st and 2nd Vice president.  David Ebert is an excellent candidate since his volunteer work had been in diverse roles at both the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society."

Christina Schober
IEEE Director, Division VIII (2021-2022)

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