Gilbert named to IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors

Published: Oct 6, 2006 8:59:34 AM
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Juan Gilbert, TSYS Distinguished associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, has been elected to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Computer Society Board of Governors. Gilbert will serve in this capacity for the 2007-2009 term.

"It is an honor to be elected to this position, as it is a significant vote of confidence from my colleagues in IEEE," said Gilbert. "It's a huge opportunity on many fronts to be able to serve one of the most recognizable organizations in computer science."

The IEEE is a non-profit organization with more than 356,000 members around the world. Its goal is to advance global prosperity by fostering technological innovation, enabling members' careers and promoting community worldwide. As a member of the computer society board of governors, Gilbert will be responsible for providing guidance, at the policy level, to all of the organizational entities within the society. The board sets direction and strategy for the society, and reviews the performance of the program boards and other committees and entities to assure compliance with its policy directions.

"My background in human-centered computing allows me to bring a different perspective to the board," Gilbert said. "My technical background in human-computer interaction, advanced learning technologies, and databases will allow me to contribute to personalized services for the society's members."