Young Professionals Panel 2018-06-06T12:24:50+00:00

COMPSAC 2018 Special Young Professionals Session

Plenary Session: July 25, 4:00 – 5:30pm, Hitotsubashi hall

Free and open for local Tokyo Young Professionals and COMPSAC conference registrants

Attend our Young Professionals Session to learn how joining a professional society can be beneficial to the early and ongoing career development of Young Professionals. The purpose of this session is to help Young Professionals understand the unique value and opportunities that IEEE and Computer Society membership and volunteerism provide for academic and practitioner career development.

Moderated by Mayumi Suzuki (Young Professionals Representative) and Roger Fujii (2016 IEEE Computer Society President and Session Chair).

Invited Speakers

Moderator: Roger Fujii, COMPSAC 2018 General Chair

Roger  Fujii is a senior industry executive and  a long-term CS volunteer involved in many society functions. In publications, he served as Press Operations Committee Chair, recently Publications special committee member, and guest editor (Software). He served as conference program chair, VP Standards Board, 1012  IEEE Standard Working Group Chair, and US Chair of ISO/IEC International Standards. In 2011, he led the CS Strategic Plan development. He was CS First VP and Board of Governors member and served as IEEE Director (2012–2014 Board of Directors).

He is an IEEE Fellow,  CS Golden  Core member, and  2010 CIE Executive of the Year. He received Outstanding Contribution and Meritorious Service awards.

Fujii is President of Fujii Systems, specializing in executive services. As a Northrop Grumman VP (retired), he managed a $1.086B division developing F22/F35 communication systems. He lectured at UCLA and Sacramento State University, and is a guest  professor at Xiamen University. He served on the National Academy of Sciences committee for Space Shuttle.

Fujii has a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from  the University of California, Berkeley, and studied business management at Harvard, UCLA, and Darden. He is a contributing author for two books and has presented numerous papers.

Cecilia Metra, 2019 IEEE Computer Society President

Cecilia Metra is a full professor at the University of Bologna, Italy, where she has worked since 1991, and from which she received a PhD in electronic engineering and computer science. In 2002, she was visiting faculty consultant for Intel Corporation.

She has been a member of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) Board of Governors since 2013, and of the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation Board of Governors since 2015. She was 2017 vice president of CS Member and Geographic Activities, and served as CS Secretary in 2015 and Vice President for Technical and Conference Activities in 2014. She was editor in chief of Computing Now and associate editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Computers. She is on the IEEE The Institute Advisory Board as well as on editorial boards of several journals, including IEEE Design&Test, Journal of Electronic Testing, and Design Automation for Embedded Systems.

Hironori Kasahara, 2018 IEEE Computer Society President

Hironori Kasahara is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Waseda University. He is an IEEE Fellow, an IPSJ Fellow, a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society, a professional member of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu, a member of the Engineering Academy of Japan and the Science Council of Japan.

He received a PhD in 1985 from Waseda University, Tokyo, joined its faculty in 1986, and has been a professor of computer science since 1997 and a director of the Advanced Multicore Research Institute since 2004. He was a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign’s Center for Supercomputing R&D. He has served as a chair or member of 250 society and government committees, including a member of the CS Board of Governors and Executive Committee; chair of CS Planing Committee, Constitution & Bylaws Committee, Multicore STC and CS Japan chapter; associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers; vice PC chair of the 1996 ENIAC 50th Anniversary International Conference on Supercomputing; general chair of LCPC; PC member of SC, PACT, and ASPLOS; board member of IEEE Tokyo section; and member of the Earth Simulator and K supercomputer committees.  Kasahara received the CS Golden Core Member Award, IFAC World Congress Young Author Prize, Sakai Special Research Award, and the Japanese Minister’s Science and Technology Prize. He led Japanese national projects on parallelizing compilers and embedded multicores, and has presented 215 papers, 155 invited talks, and 30 patents. His research has appeared in 557 newspaper and Web articles.

Dejan Milojicic, 2014 Past President, IEEE Computer Society

Dejan is a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA [1998-]. His areas of technical expertise include operating systems, distributed systems, and systems management. He worked in the OSF Research Institute, Cambridge, MA [1994-1998] and Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”, Belgrade, Serbia [1983-1991].

He received his PhD from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (1993); and MSc/BSc from Belgrade University, Serbia (1983/86). Dejan was a managing director of the Open Cirrus Cloud Computing testbed (2007-2011), with the academic and industrial sites in US (6), Europe (3), and Asia (6).

Dejan has published over 180 papers and 2 books; he has 25 granted patents and over 50 patent applications. Dejan is an IEEE Fellow (2010), ACM Distinguished Engineer (2008), and USENIX member. He was president of IEEE Computer Society and is currently on IEEE Board. He has been on many conference program committees and journal editorial boards. He started two conferences (IEEE ASAP; USENIX WIESS).

John Walz, 2012 Past President, IEEE Computer Society

John Walz is a 42-year IEEE member and has served the Computer Society since 1980, most recently as the Computer Society President and Vice President for Technical & Conference Activities.

A Senior Consultant at Shreya Business Solutions, Walz retired from Lucent Technologies as a Senior Manager, Quality Strategy. During his more than three-decade-long career in information technology, he gained in-depth experience with software development, managing software, and hardware development. Walz also has extensive experience in implementing process improvement techniques such as Baldrige, ISO 9001, TL 9000, and SEI Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI).

An IEEE Senior Member, Walz was appointed to the IEEE-CS Standards Activities Board and served as Secretary and Chair. He served on the IEEE Conference Publications Committee in 2009-2010. He was a member of the IEEE-CS Awards Committee and served as the Hans Karlsson Award Chair from 2003-2006. He was Planning Chair and Quality Management Study Group Chair for the IEEE-CS Software and Systems Engineering Standard Committee (S2ESC) in 2004, and was part of the IEEE-CS Distinguished Visitor Program. As President, he co-chaired the Industry Practitioners ad hoc of IEEE TAB, and has been appointed to the IEEE Conference Committee in 2013.

Walz is a Golden Core member and recipient of the Distinguished Service and Meritorious Service Award. Previously, he was Local Arrangements Chair for Computer Software Applications Conference (COMPSAC) under Dr. Steven Yau’s leadership.