Brief Biography

John Impagliazzo, Ph.D.

John Impagliazzo is Professor of Computer Science at Hofstra University, New York, where he had served as its department chair and the director of its graduate programs. Some of John's current professional activities include serving as a consultant and expert for various countries regarding curricula, assessment, accreditation, and other related activities. He has served as an ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) and a Computer Science Accreditation Commission (CSAC) accreditation team chair and program evaluator and has led or participated on visiting and advisement teams for almost fifty computing-related programs worldwide.

John is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Education Board, a member of ACM’s Education Council, and previously chaired the ACM Accreditation Committee for twelve years. He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of inroads - the SIGCSE Bulletin (the publication of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education). John also represented the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society on the Computer Engineering Task Force where he served as a principal co-author and editor of the Computer Engineering Report (CE2004), and was an active participant on the task force that produced the Computing Curricula 2005 Report (CC2005).

John is also a strong advocate of computing history.  He is chair of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 9.7 on the History of Computing.  He has published several books as editor or co-editor of history conference proceedings published mostly by Springer Science.  These works include History of Computing in Education 1 (HCE1), History of Nordic Computing 1 (HiNC1), and History of Computing and Education 2 (HCE2).  John is currently developing two more history books that include Perspectives on Soviet and Russian Computing and History of Nordic Computing 2 (HiNC2). John also served on the IEEE History Committee for six years where he served as its treasurer, chair of its strategic planning subcommittee, and chair of its finance subcommittee.

Additionally, John is an Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, under development by the John Wiley publishing company.  John is a Life Senior Member of IEEE. He is the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Contribution Award (2005) for his work on the Computer Engineering Report and the ACM SIGCSE Lifetime Service Award (2007) for his long history of volunteer service to computer science education. John enjoys classical music, museums, and philately.

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