"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
Dean of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
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
Deputy 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
IEEE, AAAS, AIMBE, and SIAM Fellow Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI)
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
University of Utah, USA

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