IEEE Reliability Society Newsletter    Vol. 62, No. 1, February, 2016

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Professor W. Eric Wong Named the Next Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Reliability

The IEEE Reliability Society has chosen Professor W. Eric Wong as the next Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Reliability starting April 2016. First launched in 1955 as the IRE Transactions on Reliability and Quality Control, the journal was renamed IEEE Transactions on Reliability (aka TRel or TR) in 1962. Since then, it has been the flagship journal of the Reliability Society, covering not only reliability but also allied disciplines, including maintainability, physics of failure, life testing, prognostics, design and manufacture for reliability, reliability for systems of systems, network availability, mission success, warranty, safety, and various measures of effectiveness. Topics eligible for publication range from hardware to software, from materials to systems, from consumer and industrial devices to manufacturing plants, from individual items to networks, from techniques for making things better to ways of predicting and measuring behavior in the field. As an engineering entity that supports new and existing technologies, the journal constantly expands into new areas of the assurance sciences.

Dr. Wong is currently a full professor and the founding director of the Advanced Research Center for Software Testing and Quality Assurance in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. He also has an appointment as a Guest Researcher from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before joining UTD, he was with Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore - Bell Communications Research) as a Senior Research Scientist and a Project Manager in Applied Research.

Dr. Wong has served on the IEEE Reliability Society's Administrative Committee since 2008 and Executive Committee since 2012. He is a member of the editorial board of TRel and the guest editor for a special section of the journal on Software Quality Assurance. He has been in charge of the RS Tutorial Certificate Program on Software Reliability since 2014, and in that year he was the IEEE Reliability Society Engineer of the Year. In all, he has served the Society as Vice President for Technical Activities (2012-2013), Secretary (2014), and Vice President for Publications (2015).