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Meet the Editorial Board

  • Rob Akscyn
    SENIOR Editor

    has worked in the field of human-computer interaction for more than 32 years. He is currently Research Officer for the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Rob has been a member of ACM since 1973, and was founder and first chair for SIGWEB, ACM's Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia, and the Web. He holds degrees from the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Southern California.

  • Espen Andersen
    SENIOR Editor

    is Associate Professor of Strategy and Director of the Technology Strategy Center with The Norwegian Business School in Oslo, a frequent speaker and writer on technology and business strategy issues. He can be found on Twitter @espenandersen.

  • Bushra Anjum
    SENIOR Editor

    is a software technical lead at Amazon in San Luis Obispo, CA. She has expertise in Agile Software Development for large scale distributed services with special emphasis on scalability and fault tolerance. Originally a Fulbright scholar from Pakistan, Dr. Anjum has international teaching and mentoring experience and has served in academia for over five years before joining the industry. In 2016, she has been selected as an inaugural member of the ACM Future of Computing Academy, a new initiative created by ACM to support and foster the next generation of computing professionals. Dr. Anjum is a keen enthusiast of promoting diversity in the STEM fields and is a mentor and a regular speaker for such. She received her Ph.D. in computer science at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 2012 for her doctoral thesis on Bandwidth Allocation under End-to-End Percentile Delay Bounds. She can be found on Twitter @DrBushraAnjum.

  • Brian Branagan
    SENIOR Editor

    has worked in the field of software test management and quality engineering for more than 20 years in Fortune 500 companies such as Adobe Systems, Getty Images, and RealNetworks. He is currently the Director of Test Engineering at F5 Networks. Brian's focus areas include risk management for complex systems and software project management methodologies.

  • Kemal A. Delic
    SENIOR Editor

    is a senior technologist with Hewlett-Packard Co. He is also an Adjunct Professor at PMF University in Grenoble, Advisor to the European Commission FET 2007-2013 Programme and Expert Evaluator for Horizon 2020. He can be found on Twitter @OneDelic.

  • Peter J. Denning

    is past president of ACM (1980-82) and is Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Computer Science Department, and Director of the Cebrowski Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

  • Erol Gelenbe
    SENIOR Editor

    is the Professor in the Dennis Gabor Chair at Imperial College, where his group focuses on autonomic communication systems and self-aware systems with current applications in green computing, network security, and networked economic systems. He also investigates computational models in biology including gene regulatory networks and neural networks. A Fellow of ACM and IEEE, Erol is a member of the French National Academy of Engineering, the Turkish Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Computer Journal and serves on the editorial board of the Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

  • Sevan Gerard
    SENIOR Editor

    is a public safety and homeland security professional with special interest in systems theory, technological evolution and sociotechnical identity. He is adjunct faculty at Loma Linda University and is currently attending the Center for Homeland Defense and Security M.A. program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

  • Jeff Johnson
    SENIOR Editor

    is professor of complexity science and design at Open University. He joined Open University in 1980 after three years as Senior Research Associate in the Geography Department of Cambridge University, and six years as Research Fellow in the Mathematics Department of Essex University. He is head of the Department of Design, Development, Environment, and Materials, and is President of the Complex Systems Society.

  • Ted Lewis
    SENIOR Editor

    is a retired professor of Computer Science interested in network science, social media, and emerging technologies, and has published over 30 books on topics ranging from personal computing to complexity theory.

  • Alessio Malizia
    SENIOR Editor

    is Professor of User Experience Design (UX) in the School of Creative Arts at University of Hertfordshire, UK; a Distinguished Speaker of ACM he is also author of more than 70 publications, including the monograph Mobile 3D Graphics published by Springer and he is currently on the editorial board of two international peer-reviewed journals. He can be found on Twitter @cikay72 and on his web page at

  • Andrew Odlyzko
    SENIOR Editor

    has had a long career in research and research management at Bell Labs, AT&T Labs, and most recently at the University of Minnesota, where he built an interdisciplinary research center, and is now a Professor in the School of Mathematics. He has worked in a number of areas of mathematics, computing, and communications, and is concentrating on diffusion of technological innovation.  His recent works are available through his web page.  

  • Sharad Sinha
    SENIOR Editor

    is a Research Scientist with the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is fascinated with the developments in a variety of science and technology related topics in general and computing in particular. His primary research is in computer architecture, embedded systems and high performance computing. He enjoys discussions with people from different disciplines including arts and social sciences and is always looking forward to do something new, interesting and possibly impactful. He is also a Corresponding Editor with IEEE Potentials.

  • Walter F. Tichy
    SENIOR Editor

    has been professor of Computer Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (formerly University Karlsruhe), Germany, since 1986. His major interests are software engineering and parallel computing. You can read more about him at

  • Philip Yaffe
    SENIOR Editor

    a former reporter/feature writer with The Wall Street Journal, has more than 40 years experience as a technical/industrial communication consultant. He is a founding member of the first bilingual Toastmasters International club in Brussels, Belgium (there are now nine of them). He has a special interest in communicating the essence and romance of science to people who think they hate it.