Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: ACM | Eta Kappa Nu | IEEE Computer Society | IEEE Services Computing | Tau Beta Pi | USENIX: The Advanced Computing Systems Association
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Dr. Rong N. Chang is a member of IBM Academy of Technology at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He is the lead architect & developer of the IBM PAIRS Services, a scalable REST API offering that provides geospatial big data & analytics capabilities via DevOps, continuous delivery, and cloud-centric microservices. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science & engineering from the University of Michigan in USA in 1990 and his B.S. degree in computer engineering with honors from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in 1982. Before joining IBM in 1993, he was with Bellcore researching on B-ISDN based personal ubiquitous application services. He has won one IEEE Best Paper Award, received six IBM corporate-level Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, held 30+ patents, and published 50+ refereed technical papers in the areas of Internet-enabled distributed services computing, enterprise clouds, and service level agreement (SLA) management optimization. He is the associate editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, and a guest editor of five special issues of reputable international journals. He is steering committee member of ACM/IEEE Symposium of Edge Computing (SEC), IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES), and IEEE Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets (CCEM). He is general chair of 2018 IEEE International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT) and 2018 US chair of the Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference (sponsored in part by the Chinese State Council of PRC). He is a distinguished member of ACM, and the chair of IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Services Computing. He has an ITIL Foundation certificate in IT Services Management and one Micro MBA certificate.