NCSA’s Daniel Katz named IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor March 16, 2022 Honors and Awards AdministrationSoftware and Applications Share this page: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email By Barbara Jewett To showcase the immense combined technical expertise and innovation power of its membership, the IEEE Computer Society launched a new program to recognize its members with the most technical accomplishments. NCSA Chief Scientist Daniel S. Katz was named one of the 66 inaugural IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributors in honor of his contributions to the society and the profession. In addition to his role at NCSA, Katz is a research associate professor in the departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and School of Information Sciences as well as a faculty affiliate in Computational Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He’s the author of several hundred peer-reviewed publications in addition to magazine articles and technical reports. He is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM, currently serving on the IEEE Board of Governors, and is a founding editor and current Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Open Source Software. He also co-founded the US Research Software Engineer Association (US-RSE) and the Research Software Alliance (ReSA). The Distinguished Contributor Recognition Program complements the current IEEE member ranks of Senior Member and Fellow by recognizing accomplishments that are beyond the threshold of IEEE Senior Member status. Read the complete IEEE-CS announcement.