At the annual symposium of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society held at Seoul, South Korea this Summer 2012, Dr. Masud Chowdhury was unanimously elected as the Future Chair of the IEEE VLSI Systems and Applications (IEEE VSA) Technical Committee (TC). Installed in October 2012 as the Chair-Elect/Secretary of IEEE VSA TC, Dr. Chowdhury will serve in this capacity for the next two years. He will then become the Chair of IEEE VSA TC in 2014. SCE congratulates Dr. Masud Chowdhury on his being selected by his IEEE peers for these critical positions. We are proud of his service to his profession and know that his students will benefit from this service. It is a great honor for UMKC and SCE that the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society selected Dr. Masud Chowdhry, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science Electrical Engineering to chair the IEEE VSA TC.
IEEE VSA TC oversees VLSI (Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits) related sessions and activities in IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s flagship conference International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) and six other IEEE conferences (MWSCAS, NEWCAS, GLSVLSI, APCCAS, LASCAS and ICECS). This committee also supervises special issues of IEEE Transactions on VLSI (TVLSI), which is the leading journal in this area.