Candidates for IEEE Division VIII Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2020
IEEE elections will begin on August 15

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HAUSI A. MÜLLER

POSITION STATEMENT.  IEEE is uniquely positioned as a global leader in science, technology, and innovation. IEEE must continue to earn the trust of professionals and provide extensive opportunities for professional networking, career development, and life-long learning.

With its Societies, committees, and Chapters, IEEE is an outstanding home for professionals, students, and researchers providing leadership, foresight, influence, and direction in best practices, education, and leading-edge research. IEEE must be agile in its operations to champion technically and financially sound services and alliances. To sustain its excellence, IEEE must focus on its financial future, the quality of its core assets, and the needs of its membership.

With my extensive experience as an IEEE volunteer, and if elected as Division director representing the Computer Society, I would provide valuable guidance for strategies and tactics for effective strategic planning and financial accountability of boards and committees. As an IEEE volunteer, I aim to inspire future generations of engineers and scientists through leadership and contributions in IEEE committees. I am deeply committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion at all IEEE levels.

BIOGRAPHY.  Hausi Müller is professor of computer science at University of Victoria, Canada. For the past decade, he served as associate dean research for the Faculty of Engineering. With his research group, he collaborates extensively with industry as an international expert in software engineering, adaptive systems, intelligent cyber physical systems, and quantum computing. He has published over 250 papers and coorganized many conferences and workshops in these research fields, including Dagstuhl and Shonan Meetings in Germany and Japan on Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems (2010), Engineering Autonomic Systems (2013) and Software Engineering for Cyber Physical Systems (2017). He was the founding director of UVic’s accredited Bachelor of Software Engineering degree program. Müller is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Müller received a B.S. in electrical engineer¬ing from ETH Zürich and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Rice University. He sings, plays guitar, and enjoys hiking and skiing.

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CHRISTINA SCHOBER

POSITION STATEMENT. I will be a dedicated Computer Society Division director. I have the enthusiasm required to bring out new services and products, possess a futuristic outlook for long-term planning, and promise to continue CS products at their premier quality level.

I have great respect for all aspects of computing and its worldwide penetration into industry, schools, and homes. The diversity of our members and the wide breadth of computing technology are challenges to providing value to each member. I want to use the Division director position to improve each member’s return on investment.

The IEEE Computer Society provides excellent benefits and services to members and the professional community. These include professional development, publications, conferences, standards, awards, member elevations, and networking. I want to help the Computer Society adapt to an ever-changing world. To stay relevant, we must lead and keep our members informed of the latest innovations, methodologies, and technologies. I will work to ensure that the CS stays a technology leader, provides value to its members, and is an exemplary society within the IEEE.

BIOGRAPHY. Christina Schober is a practicing engineer with 38 years of experience. As product lead for the Tactical Ring Laser Gyro Aerospace Division of Honeywell, she supports multiple ring laser gyro products and MEMS gyro development. She supported three phases of the DARPA atomic clock program, receiving seven patents from her work. As lead process engineer, she was responsible for the successful transitions from design to production for both the Integrated Flight Management Unit and the Stinger Roll Frequency Sensor. At Honeywell’s Solid-State Electronics Division, she worked in MOS VLSI design, as project lead for CMOS standard cell library development and as a CAD trainer for circuit simulation, logic, and circuit design.

Notable highlights include 16 U.S. patents, 24 foreign patents, professional master and bachelor of mechanical engineering degrees (University of Minnesota), Honeywell 2015 Outstanding Engineer award, 2005 Aerospace Quest for Excellence team award, and Certified Honeywell Six Sigma Blackbelt.