Byrd elected to IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors
“I am honored to be elected to the Board by fellow computer engineers and computer scientists. Service on the Board is a chance to contribute to the profession, and a chance to work with very creative and dedicated people”
November 13, 2014 By NC State ECE
“I am honored to be elected to the Board by fellow computer engineers and computer scientists. Service on the Board is a chance to contribute to the profession, and a chance to work with very creative and dedicated people,” noted Dr. Byrd.
Candidates on for the Board of Governors are selected by the Society’s Nominations Committee or by petition by its members. “Strong leadership is critical to the vitality of the IEEE Computer Society,” said Nominations Chair David Alan Grier. The seven candidates — including Dr. Byrd — who received the most votes will assume seats on the board starting in January 2015. The 21 board members serve rotating three-year terms in groups of seven.
The Board of Governors sets the direction and determines the strategy for the Computer Society, and provides guidance at the policy level to all Society organizational entities.
Dr. Byrd has been a member of IEEE for over 30 years, starting as a student member and is currently a Senior Member. He has served on the Computer Society Publications Board for the past three years, and on the Constitution and By-laws Committee for one year.
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