Below are the candidates for IEEE Division V Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2023; Delegate/Director, 2024-2025

Division V: Computer Society

The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.

  • Dejan S. Milojicic (Nominated by IEEE Division V)
  • Christina M. Schober (Nominated by IEEE Division V)

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Dejan S. Milojicic

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Dejan S. Milojicic 
(Nominated by IEEE Division V)

Distinguished Technologist and Director
Hewlett Packard Labs
Palo Alto, California, USA


Dejan is a distinguished technologist and director at Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA (1998-present). Previously, he worked in the OSF Research Institute, Cambridge, MA (1994-1998) and Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”, Belgrade, Serbia (1983-1991). He received his PhD from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (1993), and his MSc/BSc from Belgrade University, Serbia (1986/1983). Dejan was a managing director of the Open Cirrus Cloud Computing testbed (2007-2011), with 16 global sites in US, Asia, and Europe. Dejan has more than 200 papers, 2 books and 72 patents. He is an IEEE Fellow (2010), ACM Distinguished Engineer (2008), and HKN and USENIX member. Dejan served on 8 PhD thesis committees, and taught Cloud Management at San Jose State University, and mentored over 50 interns and collaborated with many universities. Dejan founded a magazine and three conferences, and served on several editorial boards and program committees. He received the IEEE Computer Society Richard Merwin Award.



If elected, I will focus on helping IEEE and Computer Society in: 1) engaging existing and new membership into meaningful contributions; 2) generating new classes of IP of practical impact to members and the world as a whole; and 3) better integrating our organizations into overall ecosystem.

1. To better engage membership, I would invite members from industry, academia, and governments to benefit from and        contribute to new and existing IEEE products and services. I will carefully personalize types of products to individuals        and organizations.

2.  New IP will be generated for new products and services of practical value to members, humanity, and earth (e.g.,               against global warming), such as predictions, analysis, roadmaps, practical courses, patterns, use-cases, opensource       code, designs, architectures, etc.

3.  IEEE and Computer Society are not islands. I will better integrate Computer Society into IEEE and vice versa, but I           will also do the same outwards. There are many organizations that we can work with in different degrees of tightly or         loosely coupled relationships such as ACM, USENIX, OSA, ASME, PMI, and many others.


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities



  • As principal editor of IEEE CS 2022 Technical Report, formed the team and drove the publication of the document predicting 23 technologies that will have disruptive adoption by the year 2022. Currently leads “Future of Workforce” Report.
  • Instituted the prestigious Spirit of Computer Society Award in 2014, awarded annually to one volunteer and one staff member of Computer Society who best reflect the spirit of this organization.
  • Initiated and led Tech Trends (2015-2022). Press releases are annually picked up by hundreds of media outlets (~100M audience), a CS’s top content on Twitter with over 10,000 views, hundreds of retweets annually, one of CS’s most-read content.
  • Introduced common practices and drove the establishment of special technical communities which served as a model to IEEE Communities.
  • Formed IEEE Industry Engagement Committee reporting to the IEEE Board. Founded Infrastructure Conference (2018; 2020) by industry and for industry; transitioned it to Computer Society. Organized IEEE Board outreaches to Israel, Silicon Valley, China, Japan, Germany, Taiwan.




Major positions

  • Computer Society President (2014)
  • Division VIII Director (2017-2018)
  • IEEE President Candidate (2019)
  • IEEE Audit Chair (2018)
  • Ad-Hoc Chair

o   Board Outreach (2015)

o   Industry Engagement (2016)

o   Industry Advisory Board (2017)


Major IEEE Committees/Boards

  • Industry Engagement (2018-2022)
  • New Initiatives (2017-2018)
  • Audit (2017-2018)
  • Awards (2018)
  • Fellows (2016, 2022)
  • Fellow Strategic Planning Subcommittee (2020-2021)


Recent Positions

  • Industry Engagement, Vice-Chair (2021)
  • Region 6, OpCom, Industry Engagement Chair (2021-2022)
  • Santa Clara Valley Section (SCV), Corporate Liaison Program Chair (2020-2022)
  • Computer Society, SCV Chapter Chair (2020-2021)



  • Editor-in-Chief: IEEE Computing Now ‘08-’12; IEEE Distributed Systems Online ‘08-’09
  • IEEE Editorial Boards: Computer; Transactions on Cloud Computing; Internet Computing; Concurrency; Distributed Systems Online
  • General Chair: CLOUD’2022, Infrastructure’20, COMPSAC‘16; ICAC‘12
  • Program Chair: IC2E‘19; Infrastructure‘18; CongressOnServices‘11; SmartGridComm‘11; ASA/MA‘99; etc.
  • Program Committees: IC2E; ICRC; ICAC; ICDCS; ICWS; AAMAS; EDOC; Middleware; HotCloud, HPDC, COMSWARE; etc.



Christina M. Schober

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Christina M. Schober
(Nominated by IEEE Division V)

Sensor Production Consultant
Honeywell Aerospace Division
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA   


Christina is a Honeywell Sensor Production Consultant after a 40-year career as a Product Team Lead/Staff Engineer with Honeywell in Design, Manufacturing, and Research. Chris has a Professional Masters and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and has been awarded 17 US and 24 foreign patents.

Chris is a dedicated CS volunteer for 35+ years at multiple levels: CS Chapter Officer, Section Officer, CS BOG, and IEEE BOD/CS Director. She has served six terms as a member of the CS BOG, including VP Conference & Tutorials, and VP Chapter Activities.  As Sensors Council president (2010-2011) she led a financial turnaround of the Council, and in the same year started investing in additional Sensors Journal pages kicking off year-over-year growth and financial returns. Chris’s focus in IEEE is reflected in her talks at Section Congress 2017 on Building Technical Communities, Diversity, Chapters, and Value to Industry Professionals. 



IEEE and IEEE Computer Society are global leaders in technology. To continue this excellence, I have the enthusiasm, dedication and history of increasing diversity and inclusion, supporting new services and products, infrastructure improvements by collaboration and engagement to fulfill IEEE core purpose “to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity”.

I have great respect for all aspects of computing, and its worldwide penetration into industry, academia, schools, and households. The diversity of our members and the wide breadth of computing technology are a challenge to providing value to each member. I want to continue using the Director position to improve IEEE and Computer Society members return on their investment and to allow each member to flourish with the networking, technical and professional resources of IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.

I have been an IEEE member for over 38 years.  My vision and focus for IEEE and IEEE Computer Society is to be for others what it is for me, a lifetime technology and professional home for networking, education, leadership opportunities, and knowledge.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


My IEEE experience as a leader within Technical Activities demonstrates a consistent record of leadership, integrity, ethics, collaboration, diversity, and inclusion. To be an effective Division Director for IEEE CS, it is important to have a thorough knowledge of Computer Society and IEEE. I have been a dedicated CS volunteer for over 35 years at multiple levels: CS Chapter offices, Section offices, CS BOG, and IEEE BOD/CS Director. I have served six terms as a member of the CS BOG, including VP Conference & Tutorials and VP Chapter Activities. As a Division Director it is equally as important to have a working knowledge of IEEE, Technical Activities Board (TAB), Societies and Councils.  IEEE Computer Society is a member society of the Council, and I was the original appointed CS AdCom rep.


IEEE Sections Congress 2017, my three talks for TAB track “Building Technical Communities” were:

  • ”Diversity in Engineering”
  • “Building Local Technical Communities in Chapters”
  • “Enhancing IEEE’s Value to Industry Professionals”


IEEE highlights


  • IEEE

o   Director, Division VIII 2021-2022

o   Humanitarian Efforts AdHoc (Finance and Operations) 2022

o   Ethics and Member Conduct Committee (EMCC) BOD coordinator 2021-2022

o   NextGen implementation finance oversight 2021

o   Strategic Alignment Committee 2019


  • TAB

o   Ombudsman 2019-2021

o   Conflict Resolution Chair 2018, member 2019-2021

o   Strategic Planning committee 2018-2020

o   Society and Council Review committee 2015-2019


  • Sensors Council

o   Standards committee secretary, 2021-2022

o   SC Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

o   SENSORS General Co-Chair Busan Korea 2015

o   President 2010-2011


  • Computer Society

o   Geographic Activities Committee, Portfolio 2022

o   Board of Governors 1998-2003, 2005-2010, 2014-2016

o   Conference & Tutorials Board Vice President 2003-2004

o   Chapter Activities Board Vice President 2005-2006

o   Golden Core Member 2000

My chapter roots through senior leadership positions have enriched my knowledge, understanding and effectiveness to further the IEEE & Computer Society.