Short Biography

(full CV at https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/cecilia.metra/cv-en)

Cecilia Metra is an IEEE Fellow, IEEE CS Golden Core Member, and a member of the IEEE Honor Society IEEE-HKN. She has received two Meritorious Service Awards and five Certificates of Appreciation from the IEEE CS.

She is a full Professor and the Deputy President of the School of Engineering at the University of Bologna, Italy, where she has worked since 1991, and from which she received a PhD in electronic engineering and computer science. In 2002, she was visiting faculty consultant for Intel Corporation.

She is the 2020 Past-President of the IEEE Computer Society, for which she has been President 2019 and President-Elect 2018. During her 2019 IEEE Computer Society (CS) Presidency, among several other activities,  she launched: 1) the “1st IEEE Computer Society Global Chapter Summit”, that gathered worldwide Chapter leaders; 2) a member survey to assess CS services; 3) CS conference participation grants for young women. The CS ended 2019 with an  increase in reserves of the 545%, thus making the CS financially healthy for future growth and investments to benefit its members.

She is the Chair of the IEEE CS Nominations Committee, Chair of the IEEE CS Intersociety Cooperation Committee and Co-Chair of the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative Project on “Reliable, Safe, Secure and Time Deterministic Intelligent Systems”. She is a member of the IEEE Technical Activities Board, the IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee, the IEEE European Public Policy Committee, the IEEE Smart Village Governing Board, the Systems Council Advisory Committee, the IEEE CS Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion, the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative Steering Committee. She will be a member a member of the IEEE Conferences Committee 2021, 2022.

Previously, she has been a member of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) Board of Governors 2013-2017, and of the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation Board of Governors 2015-2017. She was 2017 vice president of CS Member and Geographic Activities, and served as CS Secretary in 2015 and Vice President for Technical and Conference Activities in 2014.

She is the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (2020, 2018) and she was Editor in Chief of Computing Now (2013-2016) and Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Computers (2007-2012). She is on the IEEE The Institute Advisory Board as well as on editorial boards of several journals, including IEEE Design&Test, Journal of Electronic Testing, and Design Automation for Embedded Systems.

She served as first vice chair of the Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC), chair of the TTTC Educational Program, and chair of the TTTC Communication Group. She contributed to numerous IEEE international conferences/symposia /workshops as general/program chair/co-chair (14 times), vice-general/program chair/co-chair (6 times), topic/track chair (34 times), and technical program committee member (100 times).

She has published extensively (190+ papers) on design for test and reliability of integrated circuits and systems. Her research received public and private funding at national and international levels (e.g., from the EU, the Italian MISE and MIUR Ministries, Intel Corporation, STMicroelectronics, Alstom Transport, etc.). Her involvement with industry was also recognized by a joint patent with Philips Research.

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