Joaquim Jorge researcher at INESC-ID’s Graphics and Interaction Research Area and Professor of Computer Science at Instituto Superior Técnico has been elected to the 2023-2025 Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS), a leadership position and honour conferred to some of the most accomplished figures in tech and academia.

The IEEE CS represents the largest global community of computer scientists and engineers as a “trusted organization dedicated to engaging the engineers, scientists, academia, and industry professionals from across the globe driving continued advancements in computer science and technology”. Its Board of Governors, to which Professor Jorge has become one of six newly elected members, is the international body of renowned experts that supports the IEEE CS in driving its vision forward, providing “policy guidance to program boards and committees, and [reviewing] the performance of the organization to ensure compliance with its policy directions.”

In his position statement, and building on a long professional service record with IEEE CS and similar associations, Professor Jorge noted that he wishes to “make a difference and contribute to trans-Atlantic and worldwide scientific cooperation within and outside the Computer Society,” adding that he intends to “contribute to defining much-needed public policies” and “will strive to make IEEE CS a more diverse, inclusive, and gender-balanced organization.

Earlier this year Professor Jorge was selected as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, a distinction that followed Professor Jorge’s recognition as an ACM Distinguished Speaker since 2015.

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