Professor elected to lead software engineering body

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A professor at Waterloo Engineering has been elected to a two-year term as chair of the world's largest professional organization devoted to computer science.

Ladan Tahvildari, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, will lead the IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE), the voice of software engineering within the IEEE and the Computer Society, as it works to advance awareness, and support education and training through conferences, workshops and other professional activities.

Ladan Tahvildari

Ladan Tahvildari is a professor at Waterloo Engineering.

She is the first woman, and only the second member from Canada, to chair the organization after holding numerous positions within the IEEE.

Tahvildari founded the Software Technologies Applied Research Laboratory at Waterloo in 2004 and has focused her research on software architecture, autonomic computing, security and software analysis/testing.