Mike Hinchey is Chair of IEEE Global Public Policy Committee, and Vice Chair of both the IEEE Public Visibility Committee, and the IEEE Conduct Review Committee.
He is serving on the 2022 IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors. He has been Vice Chair of the Computer Society’s Technical Activities Board and a co-founder and Chair of two IEEE-CS TCs, and a number of successful conference series. He chairs the IEEE R8 Membership Development committee and is a candidate for R8 Director-elect. He has also served as Chair of the UK & Ireland Section.
For 10 years, he was a column editor on Software Technology for Computer magazine, and published a successful IEEE Press/Wiley book from the column. He re-joined the Computer editorial board in 2019.
He is President of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Emeritus Director of Lero—the Irish Software Research Centre, and Professor of Software Engineering and Department Chair at University of Limerick, Ireland. He was SEARCC Global ICT Professional of the Year in 2018. Previously, Hinchey was the 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 in Computer Systems from University of Limerick, MSc in Computation 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 Distinguished Visitors Program.
He is an Honorary Fellow of Computer Society of India. He is Editor-in-Chief of Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: a NASA Journal and Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society.