Dr. Hal Berghel Appointed to the Editorial Board of the IEEE Computer Magazine

Jun. 7, 2011

The Computer Society of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers announced on June 6, 2011 that Professor Hal Berghel of the Schools of Computer Science and Informatics has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the IEEE Computer Magazine, the flagship publication of the 100,000-member Computer Society.

Berghel had previously served on the Editorial Board of the Communications of the ACM from 1992-2008, the flagship publication of the Association for Computing Machinery, the other professional society that serves computer science and the computing industry. From 1996 to 2009 Berghel’s column, The Digital Village, appeared in CACM. This was one of the longest-running columns in CACM’s 65 year history.

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The IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) provides access to more than 330,000 articles and papers from more than 3,500 conference proceedings and 27 Computer Society periodicals. The Conference Publishing Services division produces more than 250 conference proceedings, CD-ROMs, and multimedia each year. CS Press publishes full-length technical books on cutting-edge topics through a partnership with John Wiley and Sons, as well as electronic products (ReadyNotes) and curated article collections (EssentialSets) under its own imprint.

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