Meeting Archive:
Special Technical Communities

Meeting Description:

Special Technical Communities (STCs) are self-sustaining communities of computing professionals (including students) who share a common technical, geographic, career, or other interest. STCs may be created around any set of ideas that are relevant to the Computer Society’s field of interest. STCs are agile entities that are relatively easy to create and organize, and that can develop new products and services to realize their communities’ goals and objectives. STC members may be members of the IEEE, the Computer Society, or nonmembers of either. STCs are emerging entities, evolving through learned policies and practices that are being determined through their activities under the IEEE Computer Society’s Member & Geographic Activities (MGA) Board.

This talk will discuss some of our STCs’ activities, including virtual communities (social networking and newsletters) and on-the-ground activities that shape the role that STCs an Computing plays in modern society.

Date: Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Host(s): Bruce McMillian
 Presenter Information
Bruce McMillin, Board of Governors

McMillin received a PhD in computer science from Michigan State and a BS degree in electrical and computer engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is a Senior Member and a Golden Core awardee of IEEE CS and received its Outstanding Contribution Award. He is a professor and associate dean of engineering and computing at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and director of its Center for Information Assurance. His work involves fault-tolerant, secure, distributed, embedded systems for critical infrastructures, and he participates in smart-grid–related standards activities. He is extending this core work into a Smart Environment focus.

McMillin is the current vice chair for the STCs. He also serves as member at large of the Technical and Conferences Activities Board Executive Committee. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed. He is an ABET program evaluator for both the Computing and Engineering Accreditation Commissions.