Advisory Board

Jin-Fu ChangJin-Fu Chang is president of Yuan-Ze University and a Board Chairman of the Institute for Information Industry (III). His research interest is wireless communications—particularly wireless mobile communications under very high mobility. He has held teaching and research positions at the National Taiwan University, National Central University, and National Chi Nan University in Taiwan and at the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. He also has held a number of administrative posts in Taiwan. Jin-Fu received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.
Bill ChouWushow “Bill” Chou (EIC Emeritus) is a Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University. He was the inaugural Vice President of Telecommunications, Network Analysis Corp.; founding Director of Computer Studies and Professor, North Carolina State University; inaugural Chief Information Officer/Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Dept. of Treasury; founding EIC, Journal of Telecommunications Networks; and founding EIC, IT Professional magazine. He is an IEEE Fellow and a recipient of the US Treasury Meritorious Service Award. He has more than 100 publications, has given 100 public speeches, and has visited 90 countries/territories. Chou received a PhD in electrical and computer engineers from UC Berkeley.

Simon LiuSimon Liu is the Associate Administrator of Agricultural Research Service, a research agency with 2,000+ research scientists. He previously served as Director of the National Agricultural Library, the world’s largest and most accessible research library specializing in agriculture. Before that, Liu served as Associate Director of the National Library of Medicine and Chief Information Officer. He also served as the Director of Information Management & Security at the Department of Justice and the Chief IT Architect of Treasury Department. Liu attended 10 universities in three countries and holds two PhDs and three master’s degrees in computer science, education, government management,business administration, and mathematics.

Sorel ReismanSorel Reisman is a Senior Member of IEEE; the Managing Director of the international consortium MERLOT ( at the California State University Office of the Chancellor; and a professor of information systems at CSU Fullerton. He is President Emeritus of the IEEE Computer Society, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Educational Products Editorial Board, member of the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board, and member of the Open Courseware Consortium (OCWC) board.

Henry SchafferHenry Schaffer is Professor Emeritus of Genetics and Biomathematics and Coordinator of Special IT Projects & Faculty Collaboration at NC State University. His interests include analytics, bioinformatics, cloud computing, and the use of ICT to further education and research. He was involved in the early Internet as co-PI of SURAnet, an NSFnet Regional Network, and the early stages of GenBank and the international collaboration establishing databases of nucleic acid sequences. He has received the Robyn Render Endeavor Award from the NC Regional Education Network (NCREN).

George StrawnGeorge Strawn is the director of the National Coordination Office for the federal interagency program Networking and IT R&D (NITRD). His interests include IT research policy and management, big data, networking, and history. He has previously been the NSF CIO; program officer, division director, executive officer, and acting assistant director in the NSF CISE directorate; the director of the Iowa State University Computation Center; and a faculty member and chair of the Iowa State computer science department. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. For further details, see