Professor and former chair of the Department of
Computer Science, Dr. John Impagliazzo retires
on August 31 after 24 years of service at Hofstra.
Over the course of his career Dr. Impagliazzo distinguished himself
as a leader in computer science education and a strong advocate of
computing history research.
Dr. Impagliazzo serves on
the Education Board of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and
plays an important role in reshaping the future of computing education.
He was the principal co-author and editor of the
Computer Engineering Report (CE2004),
and made significant contribution
to the Computing Curricula 2005 Report (CC2005).
CE2004 and CC2005 are the vital undergraduate curriculum guidelines to
computing programs all over the world. He has chaird the ACM accreditation
committee for 12 years, served as team chair and program evaluator
at ABET (formerly the Accreditation
Board for Engineering and Technology) and Computer Science Accreditation
Commission (CSAC). He has led or participated in the accreditation of
over 50 computing programs world wide.
Leading the efforts to advocate the research in computing history,
Dr. Impagliazzo is chair of the International Federation for
Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 9.7 on the History of Computing.
He is also an Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Computer
Science and Engineering, under development by the John Wiley
Dr. Impagliazzo is a Life Senior Member of IEEE. He is the recipient of the
IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Contribution Award (2005) for his work
on the Computer Engineering Report and the ACM SIGCSE Lifetime Service
Award (2007) for his long history of volunteer service to computer science education.