This society is dedicated to advancing the theory, practice, and application of computer and information processing technology. Through its conferences, applications-related and research-oriented journals, local and student chapters, distance learning campus technical committees and standards working groups, the Society promotes an active exchange of information, ideas, and technological innovation among its members. In addition, the Society maintains close ties with the US Computing Sciences Accreditation Board and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, monitoring and evaluating curriculum accreditation guidelines.

Computer Society Web Page: computer.org


Computer Society Chapter Chair: Andrew Seely

email: andrew.seely@ieee.org

Andrew Seely has worked for over 30 years in the information technology industry, from freelancing and dot-com start-ups to large defense and federal contracting firms. He has taught undergraduate Computer Science at the University of Tampa, Oslo University College, and at the University of Maryland Global Campus, where he has taught for 22 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from the University of Maryland European Division in Heidelberg, Germany, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is currently an independent consultant for federal and defense enterprise computing, the alumni advisor to the Industry Advisory Board at Nova Southeastern, he is a member of the Hillsborough Community College Business and Industry Leadership Team advisory board, and he is a technical advisor to engineering software startup Prewitt Ridge. Previous roles have included Director of Architecture and Engineering at MindPoint Group cybersecurity services and Vice President of Solutions and Director of Digital Transformation at the large defense contractor SAIC. In addition to over 20 years of IEEE membership, Andy is also an Air Force veteran and a Red Cross volunteer.

Computer Society Chapter Co-Chair: Dr. Jim Anderson

email: jim.anderson@ieee.org

Dr. Jim Anderson received his PhD in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. He then went on an earned an MBA from The University Of Texas, Dallas. He has published over 125 books including CRC Press’s “Software Defined Networking”. Jim has worked for 16 different companies during his 33-year career including startups as well as Boeing, Siemens, Alcatel, Verizon, AAA, and Amgen. He has had opportunities to teach at Florida Atlantic University, The University of South Florida, and Florida Polytechnic University. Despite his busy work schedule, Jim has been able to publish 5 papers and has been an invited speaker 8 times. Jim has been an active member of the IEEE for over 30 years and has held numerous leadership positions at both the local and regional level. Jim has been a member of Toastmasters for 22 years. He manages 5 highly successful blogs and is the owner of LinkedIn’s most successful product management user group.