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Dr. Bruce McMillin, associate dean for research and external relations in the College of Engineering and Computing and professor of computer science, has been named to a three-year term on the board of directors of CSAB. CSAB is the lead society within the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for accreditation of degree programs in computer science, information systems, software engineering, information technology and cybersecurity. It is a co-lead society for systems engineering and is a cooperating society for computer engineering, biological engineering and information engineering technology.
CSAB, founded in 1984, was originally named the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board. In its lead society capacity, CSAB has responsibility for the development of accreditation criteria and for the selection, training and assignment of program evaluators. The two governing scientific societies of CSAB, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE-Computer Society (IEEE-CS) represent over 170,000 members worldwide.