Chair’s Message

Ladan TahvildariDr. Ladan Tahvildari
TCSE Chair
University of Waterloo

The IEEE Computer Society is the world’s largest professional organization devoted to computer science and the TCSE (Technical Council on Software Engineering) is the voice of software engineering within the IEEE and the Computer Society. TCSE has the duty to advance awareness of software engineering and to support education and training through conferences, workshops, and other professional activities that contribute to the growth and enrichment of software engineering academics and professionals. This is your organization. It should serve you in terms of your professional growth, but it should also serve your business, your government, your financial environment, your health, your home and family, and your social networks.

Software is everywhere and is critical to the financial, environmental, physical, and social well-being of our world. As software engineers, we have incredible opportunities, and enormous responsibilities to society as a vibrant, multi-disciplinary, and rapidly expanding field. Consequently, the TCSE is in the privileged and also sensitive position to exert an enormous influence on the society.

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2021 TCSE Distinguished Awards

Congratulations to the awardees:

  • Service Award: David Lo, Singapore Management University
  • Education Award: Ahmed Hassan, Queen’s University
  • WISE Leadership Award: Sue Black, Durham University
  • Rising Star Award: Federica Sarro, University College London
  • New Directions Award: Yuriy Brun, University of Massachusetts

These awards will be presented at virtual ICSE 2021 on Friday, May 28 @12:20pm (EDT).

Call for Nominations

2021 TCSE Elections for At-Large Members 

TCSE seeks nominations by May 17, 2021 for four At-Large Members of the TCSE Executive Committee (Ex-Com).  At-Large Members represent the TCSE membership and participate in decision making under the leadership of the TCSE Chair. The terms will run for the period of September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2023.

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2020 TCSE Election Results

Congratulations to our latest TCSE Members-at-large Nelly Bencomo, Tim Menzies, John Grundy, and Philippe Kruchten. The At-Large Members were elected for the 2020-2022 term.

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