Mike Hinchey has served on IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors since 2022. He is the IEEE Region 8 Director-Elect and has been Chair of the IEEE UK & Ireland Section and President of the Irish Computer Society.
He has been Vice Chair of IEEE-CS TAB and co-founder and Chair of two TCs, with roles in dozens of IEEE-CS conferences over more than 30 years.
He served 6 years as President of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), and is Emeritus Director of Lero—the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, and Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick, Ireland. He has been Visiting Professor in Japan (Hiroshima), Germany (Potsdam), Brazil (PUC-Rio), Sweden (Skövde) and UK (QUB).
Previously, Hinchey was Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory. He was awarded NASA’s Kerley Award as Innovator of the Year and is one of only 36 people inducted into the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame.
Hinchey holds a BSc from University of Limerick, MSc from University of Oxford, and PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. He is the author/editor of more than 20 books and 200 papers and is a regular keynote speaker at IEEE conferences and events, and a former participant in the IEEE-CS Distinguished Visitors Program.
A column editor on Software Technology for Computer magazine, he published a successful IEEE Press/Wiley book from 10 years of the column; he continues to serve on the Editorial Board.
He is an Honorary Fellow of Computer Society of India, Editor-in-Chief of Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: a NASA Journal and Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society. He is Chair of both IEEE Global Public Policy Committee and the IEEE Conduct Review Committee and was SEARCC Global ICT Professional of the Year in 2018