Carl Chang elected President of world's biggest computer organization

January 1, 2004

Carl ChangCarl Chang, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University, was elected president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society. The IEEE Computer Society is the oldest and largest professional association of people in computing with more than 120 staff members and 100,000 members worldwide from more than 150 countries. Chang served as IEEE Computer Society's president-elect in 2003 and became the organization's president in 2004. His vision for the Computer Society is to transform it from a member-driven product-centric organization to a community-driven service-centric one. Among other activities, as a distinguished software engineering educator and researcher himself, Chang will promote the IEEE Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program. He believes that CSDP will adequately complement the CMMI program offered by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), as the former is for individual effectiveness and the latter is for organizational effectiveness.