Candidates for 2020 IEEE Division VIII Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect. 

Division VIII Society:

  • IEEE Computer Society

Christina M. Schober

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(Nominated by IEEE Division VIII)

Product Lead & Staff Engineer - Sensor Products
Honeywell Aerospace Division
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Christina Schober is a practicing Engineer with 38 years’ experience.  As Product Lead for Tactical Ring Laser Gyro Aerospace Division of Honeywell she supports multiple ring laser gyro products and MEMS gyro development.  She supported 3 phases of the DARPA Atomic clock program, receiving 7 patents from her work.  As Lead Process Engineer she was responsible for the successful transitions from design to production for both the Integrated Flight Management Unit and the Stinger Roll Frequency Sensor.  At Honeywell’s Solid-State Electronics Division, she worked in MOS VLSI Design, as Project Lead for CMOS standard cell library development; and a CAD trainer for circuit simulation, logic and circuit design.  

Notable highlights include: 16 US patents, 24 foreign patents, Professional Masters and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (University of Minnesota), and Honeywell 2015 Outstanding Engineer / 2005 Aerospace Quest for Excellence team award / Certified Honeywell Six Sigma Blackbelt.

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 the IEEE CS, it is very important to have a thorough and working knowledge of the CS as an organization. I have been a dedicated CS volunteer for over 30 years working as a volunteer at all levels of the CS. 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 (TA), its structure and associated Societies and Councils. I gained this knowledge having served as Sensors Council President (2010-2011) and on the Technical Activities Board (TAB). Additionally, I have served in TAB Strategic Planning, Society and Council Review Committee (SCRC), and Chair of the TAB Conflict Resolution Committee.  Currently TAB Ombudsman, on TAB SCRC and IEEE Strategy and Alignment Committee.

During 2009 I was a member of the CS BOG during the original SP06 Strategic Planning which established the basis for the current CS strategic and financial planning today. I am familiar with the current budget challenges faced by the IEEE CS and it is my desire to work within TAB and the IEEE Board to help the IEEE CS continue with their financial recovery. It is imperative that the IEEE CS emplace experienced volunteers, volunteers who understand the IEEE policies and network during this critical time of recovery to help ensure that items of importance are socialized and expedited when required.

All of these senior leadership positions have enriched my knowledge, understanding and network of contacts to best position me to further the IEEE (CS) mission and service to its members.


I will be a dedicated Computer Society Division Director.  I have the enthusiasm required to bring out new services and products, possess a futuristic outlook for long-term planning, while promising to continue CS products at their premier quality level.

I have great respect for all aspects of computing, and its worldwide penetration into industry, schools and homes.  The diversity of our members and the wide breadth of computing technology are a challenge to providing value to each member. I want to use the Division Director position to improve each member’s return on their investment.

IEEE Computer Society provides excellent benefits and services to members and the professional community.   These include professional development, publications, conferences, standards, awards, member elevations, and networking.  I want to help the Computer Society adapt to an ever-changing world. To stay relevant, we must lead and keep our members informed of the latest innovations, methodologies and technologies. I will work to ensure that the CS stays a technology leader, provides value to our members, and is an exemplary society within the IEEE.

Hausi A. Müller

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(nominated by IEEE Division VIII)

Professor of Computer Science
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Hausi Müller is Professor of Computer Science at University of Victoria, Canada. For the past decade, he served as Associate Dean Research for the Faculty of Engineering. With his research group, he collaborates extensively with industry as an international expert in software engineering, adaptive systems, intelligent cyber physical systems, and quantum computing. He published over 250 papers and co-organized many conferences and workshops in these research fields, including Dagstuhl and Shonan Meetings in Germany and Japan on Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems (2010), Engineering Autonomic Systems (2013) and Software Engineering for Cyber Physical Systems (2017). He was the founding Director of UVic’s accredited Bachelor of Software Engineering degree program. Müller is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Müller received a BS in electrical engineering from ETH Zürich and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Rice University. He sings, plays guitar, and enjoys hiking and skiing.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

  • Member, IEEE Computer Society (CS), Communications Society, Control Systems Society, Vehicular Technology Society, Technology and Engineering Management Society
  • Co-Chair, IEEE Future Directions Quantum Initiative, 2019
  • Member, IEEE Conferences Committee and Conference Publications Committee, 2019
  • Member, IEEE CS Board of Governors, 2015-2017
  • Vice-President, IEEE CS Technical & Conference Activities (T&C) Board, 2016-2018
  • Member, IEEE CS Technical and Conference Activities Board (T&C), 2012-2019
  • Co-Chair, IEEE CS Conference Advisory Committee (CAC), 2014-2015
  • Member, IEEE CS Technical Activities Committee (TAC), 2011-2018
  • Chair, IEEE CS Technical Council of Software Engineering (TCSE), 2011–2015
  • Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 2005-2009, 1994-2000
  • Edited over 25 IEEE conference proceedings

Key Accomplishments:

  • BoG, ExCom: I served on CS Board of Governors (2015-2017) and CS Executive Committee (2015-2018) and ran twice for CS President (2016-2017), thereby gaining deep insights into society governance — decision-making, financial sustainability, and grooming next generation of leaders.
  • T&C Board: I served for three years as Vice President of CS T&C Board (2016-2018) looking after 250+ conferences and 31 technical committees. Key T&C goals: expand the portfolio of technical committees and conferences; increase conference revenues; develop and implement an EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) strategy and statement for CS conferences.
  • TCSE: As Chair of IEEE TCSE, I lead this council to expand its conference portfolio from approximately 20 to over 30 conferences and created highly regarded TCSE awards: IEEE CS TCSE Software Engineering Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award, and IEEE CS TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award.
  • Conference organization: I co-organized many IEEE conferences — IEEE Quantum 2019, IEEE WF-IoT 2015 & 2018, IEEE ICSM 2014, and ACM/IEEE ICSE 2001 and co-founded ACM/IEEE SEAMS conference series (2006-2019).
  • Awards: IEEE CS Golden Core Member Award; IEEE TCSE Distinguished Service Award.


IEEE is uniquely positioned as a global leader in science, technology, and innovation. IEEE must continue to earn the trust of professionals and provide extensive opportunities for professional networking, career development, and life-long learning.

With its societies, committees and chapters, IEEE is an outstanding home for professionals, students, and researchers providing leadership, foresight, influence, and direction in best practices, education, and leading-edge research. IEEE must be agile in its operations to champion technically and financially sound services and alliances. To sustain its excellence, IEEE must focus on its financial future, the quality of its core assets, and the needs of its membership.

With my extensive experience as an IEEE volunteer, and if elected as Division Director representing Computer Society, I would provide valuable guidance for strategies and tactics for effective strategic planning, financial accountability of boards and committees. As an IEEE volunteer, I aim to inspire future generations of engineers and scientists through leadership and contributions in IEEE committees. I am deeply committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at all IEEE levels.