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Votes for President-designate of IEEE 2020 are announced! The head of the US Missile Defense Agency was unexpectedly elected

via:博客园     time:2019/10/9 13:01:09     readed:902

Source: ieee, Editor: Zhang Jia, Xiao Qin

[guide to New Zhiyuan]Recently, Susan K.

Recently, Susan K.


Susan (left) Dejan (right)


Voting statistics: Susan got 23,147 votes and Dejan got 18,392 votes

Susan was elected by 23147 votes against Dejan by 18392 votes, but you know, IEEE has about 420000 members in more than 420000 countries.Which means the turnout is less than 10%.This is the case. As soon as the news came out, there was a heated discussion in the academic circles:

There was an acclamation for a woman elected to the IEEE Chair, worried about Susan's U.S. military background, and a sigh at less than 10%of IEEE's vote.

I. Project Manager of the US Missile Defense Agency? Who is Susan?

Susan K.She has over 30 years of experience in software engineering methodology, information system management and software development team leadership. As an author or co-author, she has written many textbooks and papers on the principles of software engineering and the practical application of software processing methods.

Susan holds the main IEEE positions: vice President of Technical activities of IEEE Council, IEEEUSA Board of Directors (2013, 2016), Chairman of the third Regional Executive Committee, IEEE computer Society. She is a member of IEEE Fellow,IEEE-HKN, a winner of the Richard E. Merwin Award of the IEEE computer Society and a standard medallion of the IEEE Standards Association.


Susan K.

Susan's work in the Missile Defense Agency:

Since 2010, Susan has worked for the Missile Defense Agency and is responsible for advancing command, control, combat management and communications (C2BMC) mission objectives, first as chief product engineer (2010 / 2013) and then as deputy project manager for C2BMC Spiral 8.2 / 1 (2013 / 2015).

This is a seven-year, $1.2 billion product development effort. She is responsible for supporting product development, procurement supervision and technical engineering management of the FY 17 version of the Missile Defense Agency's Ballistic Missile Defense Command and and Control Software. C2BMC Spiral 8.2 has more than 2 million lines of software code. Spiral 8.2-1 improves the integration of joint systems and information flows across all theaters, allowing global ballistic missile defense systems to share information more quickly.

In 2016, Susan, as project manager for Spiral 8.2-3 product development, led a three-year, $120 million follow-up development effort.

In 2019, she was appointed project manager at C2BMC's overseas military sales Office.

Susan's campaign philosophy:

If there is one message I would like to express, it is a great honor and gratitude for me to have the opportunity to participate in the development of IEEE in person. IEEE is a big family, it has the most talented group of members, my participation and ideas can always be encouraged and realized here.

I hope that IEEE will continue to be a place where members of vulnerable and underrepresented groups (including women, students, young workers and those seeking career development from underdeveloped economies) can participate in and contribute to IEEE activities.

I will continue to work hard to clean up the financial reports and promote financial accountability. In order to achieve long-term financial success, we must have a clear understanding of our financial report. The charging of IEEE operators and the subsequent allocation of these fees to various societies to provide products and services must be clarified. Expenditures on infrastructure construction must be clear and audited on time. I will strive to benefit every member by improving the IEEE business process framework.

I will concentrate on understanding what is needed to build, nurture, respond and serve our membership and volunteer groups. I firmly believe that a diversified organization like ours needs a more flexible framework rather than a fixed solution. It is necessary for us to establish and implement comprehensive policies and processes so as to provide direct support for the work of volunteers.

Second, who is the other candidate?

And Susan K.


Dejan S. Milojicic

Dejan S. Milojicic is a senior researcher with many years of industrial experience and a long-term volunteer for the IEEE computer Association. As a member of the Council of computer Associations, he participated in the formulation of the computer Association 2011 Strategic Plan. He is the founding editor of Computer Now and a member of the IEEE Internet Computing editorial Board.

He was appointed as the first chairman of the Special Technology Community and served as the former chairman of the Operating System Technical Committee of the Computer Society and many Programming Committees (ICDCS, CLOUD, EDOC, etc.). As a member of the IEEE-CS, ACM and Usenix, Milojicic is an outstanding engineer of the IEEE Fellow, the Golden Core Member of the Computer Association and ACM. He also won the Computer Society Outstanding Contribution Award.

Milojicic has been a senior researcher and general manager of the Open Cirrus cloud computing test platform at HP Labs since 1998. Previously, he worked at the OSF Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Mihajlo Pupin Institute in Belgrade, Serbia. He teaches cloud management at San Jose State University in California.

Milojicic holds a doctorate from the University of Kaiserslauten, Germany. He has worked on six thesis committees and supervised 40 interns. Published 2 monographs, published more than 120 papers, obtained 11 patents and 22 patents.

Who is the current chairman?


Fukuda Minnan

The current chairman of IEEE is Fukuda Min, a professor at Beijing University of Technology. Fukuda Minnan is a full-time professor, doctoral supervisor, foreign academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and lifelong member of IEEE at Beijing University of Technology. He was elected as the president of IEEE in 2020. During the three years from 2019 to 2021, Professor Fukuda Minnan will participate in the global management of IEEE.

Historically, the chairman of IEEE has come from Europe and the United States, and Professor Fukuda is the first candidate from Asia. Professor Fukuda has more than 40 years of IEEE service experience and has made outstanding contributions to IEEE.

, Susan K. from January 1, 2021

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