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Meet the Editorial Board

  • Rob Akscyn
    SENIOR Editor

    has worked in the field of human-computer interaction for more than 32 years. He is currently Research Officer for the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Rob has been a member of ACM since 1973, and was founder and first chair for SIGWEB, ACM's Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia, and the Web. He holds degrees from the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Southern California.

  • Espen Andersen
    SENIOR Editor

    is Associate Professor of Strategy and Director of the Technology Strategy Center with The Norwegian Business School in Oslo, a frequent speaker and writer on technology and business strategy issues. He can be found on Twitter @espenandersen.

  • Bushra Anjum
    SENIOR Editor

    is a health IT data specialist and combines strong analytical and engineering skills into building systems and devising algorithms that enable efficient and reliable data analyses. Originally a Fulbright scholar from Pakistan, Dr. Anjum has international teaching and mentoring experience and has served in academia for over five years before joining the industry. She received her Ph.D. in computer science at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 2012 for her doctoral thesis on "Bandwidth Allocation under End-to-End Percentile Delay Bounds." She can be found on Twitter @DrBushraAnjum.

  • Durga Chavali

    specializes in technology and healthcare.  She has a background in cloud computing, AI technologies, IoMT, deep learning, blockchain, machine learning, and big data analytics. She has edited and authored books on behavioral health, AI remedies, and AI virtual assistance for care management. 

  • Kemal A. Delic
    SENIOR Editor

    is a senior visiting research fellow at the Center for Complexity and Design at the Open University. He is the co-founder of AI-Inc, Ltd. and a lecturer at the University of Grenoble and University of Sarajevo. He is advisor and expert evaluator to the European Commission. He previously held positions as a senior enterprise architect and senior technologist and scientist at Hewlett?Packard. He can be found on Twitter @OneDelic.

  • Peter J. Denning

    is a Distinguished Professor of computer science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is a past president of ACM (1980-82). He received the IEEE Computer  Pioneer Award in 2021. His most recent book is Computational Thinking (with Matti Tedre, MIT Press, 2019).

  • Erol Gelenbe
    SENIOR Editor

    is the Professor in the Dennis Gabor Chair at Imperial College, where his group focuses on autonomic communication systems and self-aware systems with current applications in green computing, network security, and networked economic systems. He also investigates computational models in biology including gene regulatory networks and neural networks. A Fellow of ACM and IEEE, Erol is a member of the French National Academy of Engineering, the Turkish Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Computer Journal and serves on the editorial board of the Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

  • Jeff Johnson
    SENIOR Editor

    is professor of complexity science and design at Open University. He joined Open University in 1980 after three years as Senior Research Associate in the Geography Department of Cambridge University, and six years as Research Fellow in the Mathematics Department of Essex University. He is head of the Department of Design, Development, Environment, and Materials, and is President of the Complex Systems Society.

  • Ted Lewis
    SENIOR Editor

    is a retired professor of computer science interested in network science, social media, and emerging technologies, and has published more than 30 books on topics ranging from personal computing to complexity theory.

  • Andrew Odlyzko
    SENIOR Editor

    has had a long career in research and research management at Bell Labs, AT&T Labs, and most recently at the University of Minnesota, where he built an interdisciplinary research center, and is now a professor in the School of Mathematics. He has worked in a number of areas of mathematics, computing, and communications, and is concentrating on diffusion of technological innovation.  His recent works are available through his web page.  

  • Jeff Riley
    SENIOR Editor

    is a 40 year veteran of the computing industry, and has worked in many roles in the field including Master Technologist and Scientist with Hewlett-Packard. Jeff holds a master's degree in IT, a Ph.D. in AI, and is a former Adjunct Principal Research Fellow of RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He is the founder of Praescientem, a company specialising in AI & IT consulting and education services. Jeff is currently pursuing a second Ph.D., in theoretical Astrophysics, and builds robots in his spare time. Jeff's major areas of interest in the AI space are Machine Learning and evolutionary computation. His publications are available at

  • Walter F. Tichy
    SENIOR Editor

    has been professor of Computer Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (formerly University Karlsruhe), Germany, since 1986. His major interests are software engineering and parallel computing. You can read more about him at

  • Maja Vukovic
    SENIOR Editor

    is a Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Her major research interests span AI, application modernization, hybrid cloud and crowdsourcing. Maja received her Ph.D. from University of Cambridge.

  • Martin Antony Walker
    SENIOR Editor

    Martin Antony Walker's (Ph.D. – 1969, supervisor Sir Roger Penrose) career has spanned research in mathematical physics, and high-performance computing product research, development, and marketing with several leading high-tech firms in Canada, the USA, and Europe. He has evaluated EC research, advised UNESCO programs, and operated a scientific computing consultancy prior to retirement. His current interest is in applications of AI to science. 

  • Philip Yaffe
    SENIOR Editor

    a former reporter/feature writer with The Wall Street Journal, has more than 40 years experience as a technical/industrial communication consultant. He is a founding member of the first bilingual Toastmasters International club in Brussels, Belgium (there are now nine of them). He has a special interest in communicating the essence and romance of science to people who think they hate it.