The award was presented to Professor Getov by the IEEE Computer Society President, Professor Jean-Luc Gaudiot, at the recent Board of Governors meeting in Anaheim, CA, USA. The text on the plaque says: "As one of the distinguished core of dedicated volunteers and staff whose leadership and service have made the IEEE Computer Society the world's preeminent association of computing professionals.”
With more than 60,000 members in 168 countries, the Computer Society (CS) is the largest within IEEE, and is the world’s leading membership organisation for professionals in all aspects of modern computing. A true community for technology leaders, the IEEE CS provides resources to keep its members current in technology and moving forward in their professions, including publications, a renowned digital library, a vast program of conferences, technical committees, and much more.
It also serves the profession at large through the establishment of standards, professional qualifications and certifications, training and education programs, events on leading-edge technologies, conference publishing, and a wealth of other services and programs focussed on advancing the science and art of computing.
Professor Getov has been serving as a member of the IEEE CS Board of Governors since 2015 and is also Executive Committee member of the IEEE CS Publications Board, the Conferences and Technical Activities Board as well as IEEE Computer’s area editor for high-performance computing.