"I enthusiastically endorse David's candidacy for 1st Vice 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
I EEE Computer Society President Emeritus

"I am pleased to offer this enthusiastic endorsement of David Ebert for 1st Vice President of the Computer Society. David has comprehensive understanding of the vast inventory of the Computer Society’s products and services. During my tenure as Computer Society President, David served as my Vice President of Publications. He served with distinction in elevating the Computer Society’s publications as a first-class organization which won many awards for the excellence of our journals and magazines. He worked cooperatively with the editorial staff, authors, publication board and Computer Society Board of Governors to resolve the major issues in our publication’s strategy. Most importantly, David is a person of high integrity and Computer Society team player. David will be an outstanding selection as the Computer Society’s 1st Vice President."

Roger Fujii
IEEE Vice President-Elect, Technical Activities
IEEE Computer Society President Emeritus

"I strongly support David's candidacy for first vice 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 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

"I've been fortunate to have worked closely with David over a decade, 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 is one of the most capable people I know. Our society needs visionary and dynamic leaders like him. I fully believe that he will be an excellent vice president for IEEE CS, and he has my full support for the upcoming election."

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

"I strongly support David as the Vice 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 first VP for IEEE CS."

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

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