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MirandaNet Fellowship Profiles (MirandaNet Archive - as of March 2015)
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.
John is very much involved in computing history. Currently, he is chair of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 9.7 on the History of Computing and is an active member and treasurer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) History Committee, the oversight committee for the IEEE History Center. The website is an expression of his enthusiasm for computing history. He recently helped publish two books for IFIP where he served as co-editor; their titles are History of Nordic Computing (2005) and History of Computing in Education (2004).
Recent ProjectsSome of John's current professional activities include serving as a consultant and expert for various countries regarding curricula, accreditation, and other activities, serving as an ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accreditation evaluator and team chair, and serving as the editor-in-chief of inroads - the SIGCSE Bulletin (the publication of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education). John also represents the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Education Board on the Computing Curricula (CC2004) Task Force and previously chaired the Accreditation Committee of ACM for twelve years. He was also represented the IEEE Computer Society on the computer engineering (CE2004) Task Force where he served as a principal co-author and editor for that effort. Additionally, John is an Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, under the development of the John Wiley publishing company.
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