Mike Hinchey is President of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing), founded by UNESCO in 1960, and Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick, Ireland. He is Chair of IEEE UK and Ireland for 2018-2019.
Until end of 2016, for 8 years he was Director of Lero — the Irish Software Research Centre, a multi-university research centre with a footprint in each of Ireland’s universities. Previous positions include Director of the Software Verification Research Centre at University of Queensland, and Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory at Goddard Space Flight Center; he has also served as a NASA Expert.
Hinchey holds a BSc in Computer Systems from University of Limerick, an MSc in Computation from University of Oxford and PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of IET, British Computer Society, Irish Computer Society (of which he is also Vice President), Engineers Ireland and Engineers Australia. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books, including the forthcoming Software Technology: 10 years of innovation in IEEE Computer (Wiley, 2018), more than 200 papers, and holds 26 patents. He is Editor-in-Chief of Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: a NASA Journal (Springer) and Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society (Springer).