IEEE Computer Society Announces New Executive Director Melissa Russell

We are pleased to announce that Melissa Russell has been named IEEE Computer Society Executive Director. Melissa comes to us from the Optical Society (OSA) in Washington, DC.

As the Computer Society’s most senior staff member, Melissa will lead the executive team and will be responsible for managing our board of directors and volunteer groups to continue the progress of the Society’s extensive membership, international conferences, publications, standards, and training programs. Continue…

Indian Students Solve Real-world Problems in Pilot Project, Technergize

Can students really solve the biggest issues facing humanity today? Can they accomplish this using computer technologies?

The IEEE Computer Society India Council Student Activities Committee believes the answer to both of these questions is “yes.”

In 2017 and 2018, Richard E. Merwin scholar Shivam initiated a project titled Technergize that put these questions to the test. Technergize is a cross between an internship and competition that provides participants the opportunity to work on a substantial issue, drawing on innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, network security, cyber security, natural language processing and data mining. Continue…

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Get to Know Hima Bindu

Hima Bindu, a 2017 Richard E, Merwin Student Scholar,  is an undergraduate student in Computer Science and Engineering at Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering (SCTCE) which is part of the Kerala Technological University where she has been actively involved in various branch and inter-branch activities. Hima has served as the Secretary of the student branch and also as the Technical Committee member. She is the organizer and ambassador of “Project: The Confidence Code,” an initiative under IEEE Women in Engineering affinity group focused on bridging the confidence gap between genders. She won second place at the Global Short video contest conducted by IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology affinity group. Hima is also a core committee member of TEDx Thiruvananthapuram, the recipient of The Prime Minister’s scholarship for excellence in academics, the Director General’s Meritorious award in Academics, and an active organizer of events at her collegial fest. Continue…