Dr. Ming Lin, the John R. & Louise S. Parker Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UNC, has been elected by the IEEE Computer Society membership to the Society’s Board of Governors.
Candidates on the ballot are selected by the IEEE-CS Nominations Committee or by petition and are then voted on by IEEE members. Lin was the second-highest vote-getter for the 2015-2017 term on the Board of Governors with 3,418 votes.
The Board of Governors sets the direction and determines the strategy for the Computer Society, and provides guidance at the policy level to all Society organizational entities. Lin will begin her three-year term on the Board on January 1, 2015 along with six other new appointments.
Lin was named an IEEE Fellow in 2012 for her contributions to real-time physics-based interaction and simulation for virtual environments, robotics, and haptics. Lin leads the GAMMA research group with Dr. Dinesh Manocha.