Prof. Ahmed Louri has been appointed the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC). His appointment will start January 2019 for an initial period of 3 years and is renewable for a second two-year term. The IEEE TC is the leading refereed journal in the field of computing and the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society. IEEE TC has been serving the computing community for over 66 years. Excellence in scholarship and the highest publication standard has made TC the most respected and lead publication in computing.
The EIC selection process is very competitive and rigorous taking many months of deliberation by the IEEE Board of Publications, the IEEE Board of Governors, and the IEEE Computer Society President. This is a strong testimony to Prof. Louri’ contributions and reputation in the field. Prof. Louri’ duties include ensuring a flow of important, interesting, and timely research material; ensuring that established peer review standards are applied to all technical material considered for publication; seeking and appointing qualified editorial board members and area editors (AEs); conducting an ongoing assessment of the goals, quality, and utility of the publication; among many others. This EIC appointment represents a milestone in our continued achievements and a great honor for the department as a whole.