Industry Advisory Board Members
The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) is comprised of executives who represent their organizations by volunteering their time and resources--integral to the society's goal of delivering world-class products and computer information services throughout the world.

IAB members travel across the United States or come from overseas to attend two meetings annually. The commitment of their time, energy, knowledge, and organizations’ resources to host meetings is indicative of both their personal and professional commitment to the society, the society’s membership, and the computing world. IAB members have diverse backgrounds and represent industry, government, and academia. These visionary and committed leaders work closely with the IEEE Computer Society’s highly professional staff.


Rich BelgardRich Belgard has been active in the computer industry for over 40 years.  Over these years, he designed and managed the development of computer architectures at Burroughs, Data General, Tandem Computers and Rational Software, including hardware, software and microarchitecture. He is co-inventor on 18 patents; sole inventor on 7 patents and currently has other pending patents. Rich is the past Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Microarchitectures, and past Vice-Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Technical Committee on Microprogramming and Microarchitectures.  He has participated in 41 of the 47 Annual IEEE/ACM International Microarchitecture Conferences. Rich is an IEEE Fellow. He is currently IEEE-CS Awards Chair and Industrial Activities Board Co-Chair.   Rich has participated in intellectual property lawsuits, including patent, copyright, and trade secret. He has been involved in many “clean-room” development projects.  Rich has written articles and presented lectures on the subject of reverse engineering, including how to perform it and how to prevent it.  He is a contributing editor of The Microprocessor Report. Rich has been extensively quoted on patent and technology issues in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Money Magazine, The Red Herring, The San Jose Mercury News, EETimes, C/Net,, and others.   Rich currently consults for computer manufacturers, software companies, and investor groups and as  an expert and consultant to law firms. He is a director of private software and hardware companies.


Rufo de FranciscoRufo De Francisco is the Director of Software Quality at Intel Corporation.  He is responsible for all aspects of software quality and reliability across all of Intel’s business groups and product segments. De Francisco also chairs the Intel Software Directors Council, a software leadership network to enhance sharing and proliferation of best-of-class software engineering practices. Prior to assuming his current role, De Francisco held senior software engineering management positions in the Software and Services Group. He led the Startup and Enterprise Applications team, a companywide, multidisciplinary software development organization responsible for the installation, licensing, activation and distribution of the Intel® Software Development Tools. De Francisco managed the Software Product Validation team, overseeing the development and execution of validation plans and risk control strategies to ensure timely and high-quality releases of a wide range of Intel software products. De Francisco joined Intel in 1992 as a software test engineer in charge of quality assurance of the Intel compilers. De Francisco received a master’s degree in Computer Science in 1992 from the University of Arizona, where he studied under a Fulbright scholarship. He earned a master’s degree in Electronic Physics in 1988 and a bachelor’s degree in Physics in 1986, both from the University of Salamanca, Spain.


Zoran DimitrijevicZoran Dimitrijevic, Ph.D,. is a software engineer at Altiscale, where he builds large-scale and distributed computer systems, in particular, distributed and storage systems. Before Altiscale, Zoran worked as a software engineer at Google, from 2004 – 2013, focusing on Google File System and Google Search (including news archives, news, and video/YouTube). Zoran received a PhD and MSc in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Dipl-Ing in computer engineering from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia.


Sandy ForneySandra Forney is director of the engineering Center of Excellence (eCOE) for Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector, a leading global provider, manufacturer and integrator of advanced, secure and agile software-defined systems and solutions. Forney is responsible for driving consistent delivery of high-quality, industry-best, resilient and reusable engineering solutions across the Missions Systems sector. Forney has served Northrop Grumman for more than 30 years in multiple leadership, program management and engineering positions in the intelligence, defense, federal/civil and international domains. She has extensive experience developing, integrating, operating and managing comprehensive systems and services across broad portfolios including cybersecurity, missile defense, communications, homeland security, intelligence and enterprise IT infrastructures. Forney earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in telecommunications and computers from George Washington University.


Steven HilleniusSteven J. Hillenius, Ph.D. – Vice president at Semiconductor Research Corporation. Prior to joining SRC, Dr. Hillenius worked for Bell Laboratories/Agere Systems from 1981 until 2006. He has served or is serving on the boards of directors of the IEEE, MARCO, and the SRC Education Alliance. Dr. Hillenius holds eight patents in the area of semiconductor device structures. He has published more than 70 articles and book chapters on semiconductor devices and processing, is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of Sigma Xi, AAAS, and APS. Dr. Hillenius received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Virginia.


Stephen HuffmanStephen D. Huffman, Ph.D. – Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of The MITRE Corporation. As CTO, Dr. Huffman is responsible for the direction of MITRE’s research and development program, which explores emerging and enabling technologies and its application to critical national problems.   He also served as Vice President of MITRE’s Washington Command, Control, and Communications Center, focused on ensuring integration and solving complex technical and operational challenges across the DoD. Prior to MITRE, Dr. Huffman was Director of Research and Development at M/A-COM Linkabit in Vienna, Va., where he developed anti-jam and low-probability-of-intercept communications systems, error-correction coders, speech store-and-forward systems, satellite communications, and signals intelligence systems. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and is a graduate of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the IEEE and has published numerous papers.


Sean LeeHsien-Hsin Sean Lee, Ph.D. – Deputy Director at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Dr. Lee leads 120 R&D staff working on IC design methodology and integration solutions at TSMC. Previously, tenured Associate Professor at Georgia Tech ECE researching computer architecture, secure computing, 3D IC, and emerging memories. Prior to academia, he was a senior CPU architect at Intel Corp., and later an architecture manager of StarCore DSP center of Agere and Motorola. Dr. Lee received a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  His doctoral dissertation received the Horace H. Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award. At Georgia Tech, he received the US DOE Early CAREER Award, NSF CAREER Award, ECE Outstanding Jr. Faculty Award, Class of 1934 Teaching Effectiveness Award, and an IBM Faculty Award. He has published two book chapters and 105 technical articles including five Best Paper Awards and four Best Paper nominations. Dr. Lee was an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design, IEEE Trans. on Computers, ACM Trans. on Architecture and Code Optimization, and is currently on the IEEE Micro Editorial Board.  He was the General Chair of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization and a Program Co-Chair of the 49th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, and holds 11 U.S. patents.


Cheryl McIntyreCheryl McIntyre – Director of Advanced Systems at Lockheed Martin Corporation. Ms. McIntyre advances the digital transformation across the corporation, and elevates systems engineering performance by advancing practices that promote the development of secure, agile, and resilient systems.  By partnering with stakeholders throughout Lockheed Martin, industry, associations, customers, and academia she promotes the development of robust and affordable technical solutions for Lockheed Martin’s customers’ most challenging problems.  In her 30 years with Lockheed Martin, she has held key leadership roles managing the design, development, and fielding of complex, large-scale systems and various engineering organizations.  Ms. McIntyre graduated from State University of New York College at Plattsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and is recognized as a Distinguished Alumna. She is a member of the Foundation Board of Directors for the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Software Committee, and the OASD(SE) Digital Engineering Working Group.


Santosh MohantySantosh Kumar Mohanty, Ph.D. – Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Head of Components Engineering Group. Dr. Mohanty’s responsibility is to promote and build intellectual property (IP) leading to solution, service and process model to enhance organizational performance. His research includes IP portfolio management, enterprise architecture, SOA, solution engineering, analytical modeling, business analytics, enterprise search and data management.  Dr. Mohanty has thirty years of industry & teaching experience covering business strategy, partner collaboration, analysts relation, R&D and leadership grooming. He is a senior member of IEEE, life member of Computer Society of India, member of LES India, and member of Association of Enterprise Architect. He is currently serving as a member in the CII-National committee on IP, Open CA Certification Board, and LESI High Technology Committee. He has a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences and MS in Computational Mathematics from NIU, IL, USA. Dr. Mohanty has been awarded the title of Distinguished IT Architect (Profession Leader) by The Open Group.


Ike NassiIke Nassi, Ph.D. – CEO/Founder, TidalScale — a resource virtualization software company, and founding trustee at the Computer History Museum.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz.  Previously, Dr. Nassi was an Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist at SAP. Before joining SAP, he helped start three companies: Encore Computer Corporation, a pioneer in symmetric multiprocessors; InfoGear Technology, which developed Internet appliances and services; and Firetide, a wireless mesh networking company. Dr. Nassi also held executive positions at Cisco Systems, Apple Computer, Visual Technology, and Digital Equipment Corporation.  He has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley, and a Research Scientist at MIT. He has served on the board of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and is currently affiliated with other non-profit organizations.  He is an avid San Jose Sharks fan.


Jim PinkelmanJim Pinkelman, Ph.D., is the senior director of Microsoft Research, where for the last five years he has led international research collaboration programs and projects involving Microsoft and academic researchers. Before coming to Microsoft Research, Jim was the senior director responsible for Microsoft’s academic outreach efforts to US technical students and educators. From 2006 to 2012, he served on the University of Washington Bothell’s  Board of Advisors, and is currently an Advisory Board member for the university’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Jim has been an ABET program evaluator for the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, and was an original member of the Computing in the Core coalition addressing K–12 computer science education in the US. From 1997 to 2003, he was an adjunct professor in Loyola University Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, Masters of Information Systems Management program, teaching computer programing, information systems and technology systems, and statistics. Jim received a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, with a research focus on digital signal processing.


Shmuel ShottanShmuel Shottan – Senior Vice President of Product Operations & Technology at Hitachi Data Systems. Previously Mr. Shottan was Senior Vice President and CTO of BlueArc, provider of the most scalable network storage solutions.  He also served as Vice President and General Partner of Quantum Technology Ventures, and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for Quantum’s Snap Division, where he led the development of the award-winning Snap Server. Previously Mr. Shottan was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer of Parallan Computer, a developer of high performance super servers. He also held executive positions at AST Computers, and ICL.  Mr. Shottan holds BS degrees from the Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and has served as board member and a member of the advisory boards of several networking and storage companies.



Alan SkelleyAlan Skelley, Ph.D. – Software Engineer, Google, Inc. Dr. Skelley’s work focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of machine learning, probability, statistics and systems, as applied to ads quality. Prior to Google, he was a Software Developer at IBM Canada Laboratory. Dr. Skelley received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2006 from the University of Toronto where he also received an MSc and BSc in Computer Science.



Linda WilbanksLinda R. Wilbanks, Ph.D. – Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Education works to strengthen security and develop metrics to identify systemic problems. As Command Information Officer at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Dr. Wilbanks built a common IT backbone and green data center with virtualized servers to support DoD law enforcement. As Chief Information Officer at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center she implemented IT business functions and developed strategic plans, and earlier, managed software quality assurance. She served as CIO at the National Nuclear Security Administration. Dr. Wilbanks taught high school and graduate-level math and computer science, is a recognized expert in software metrics and quality assurance, published over 125 articles, conference speaker, published a section on managing IT in Harnessing Green IT and is Associate Editor for the IEEE journal IT Professional. She has a BS in Mathematics and Secondary Education, Towson University, a MS in Engineering Science, Loyola University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Maryland Baltimore.