Paolo Montuschi is a Professor of Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and former Chair (2003-11) and Deputy Chair (2012-14) of the Control and Computer Engineering Department. He is the Rector’s delegate for Information Systems.

Previously, he served as Chair or Member of several Boards, including the Board of Financial External Affairs and the Board of Governors (2007-13 and 2016-2020). 

Since January 2021 he is the 2021-23 Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing

He is serving as the 2020-21 Chair of the IEEE TAB/ARC (TAB/Awards and Recognitions Committee), as a Member of the IEEE Awards Board, as a Member (2020-21) of the IEEE PRAC (Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee). He is currently serving as the 2019-21 Faculty Advisor of the first Italian and European Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) IEEE Chapter (Chapter Mu Nu at Politecnico di Torino, Italy), founded on March 20, 2017 by Ms. Silvia Vitali and 14 other students, under his mentorship. The Mu NU Chapter has won the HKN Outstanding Chapter Award in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

In July 2018 he represented IEEE HKN in the foundation and installment ceremony of the first Chapter (Mu Tau) in Japan, at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. The installment of the Mu Tau Chapter has been made possible thanks to the collaboration with the Mu Nu Chapter, with the support of Professor Hironori Kasahara.

In March 2018 he represented IEEE HKN in the foundation and installment ceremonies of the first Chapters in the United Arab Emirates, Chapter Lambda Phi at Khalifa University at Abu Dhabi, and Chapter Lambda Lambda at American University of Sharjah

He served as the 2017-20 IEEE Computer Society Awards Chair, first non-USA Committee Chair in the history (since 1955) of the Awards of the IEEE Computer Society. In the IEEE he also served as a Member-at-Large of the Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB) (2015-17 and 2018-20), and as the Chair of its Strategic Planning Committee (2019-20). During his service as Chair of the Awards Committee of the Computer Society in 2018 he defined and launched, first in the history of the Computer Society, a recognition program for the good performing Editors-in-Chiefs at the end of their service. 

Previously, from January 1, 2015 to december 31, 2018 he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (two terms, 2015-18). He has been the first EiC resident oustide the USA and Australia, in the 64 years since the foundation of the journal. While serving as Editor-in-Chief, he lead the journal from an impact factor (in 2015 – up to year 2014) value of 1.723 to 3.131 (in 2019 – up to year 2018. He also introduced several innovative changes in addition to highly reduce the turnaround time. He also served as the 2019 Acting (interim) Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing. 

He also served as Vice Chair of the 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020 IEEE Computer Society Fellows Committee, Chair of the Computer Society Technical Achievement Award Subcommittee (2015-16), Chair of the Magazine Operations, the Electronic Products and Services and the Digital Library Operations  Committees, Member of Electronic Products and Services Committee, Member-at-Large of the Computer Society’s Publications Board, Member of the Conference Publications Operations Committee, Member of the Nominations Committee, and Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society. In the IEEE he served as a Member of: the Publication Services and Products Board representing The Institute (2014), the TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee (2014-2016), the PSPB Nominations and Appointments Committee (2015-16), the Strategic Planning Committee of the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board, and the IEEE TAB Awards and Recognition Committee (TABARC, 2014, 2017).

He served as Guest/Associate Editor and Associate Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computers from 2000 to 2004, from 2009 to 2012 and from 2013 to 2014, Member of the steering committee and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (2013-2015, 2018), Member of the Advisory Board of Computing Nowand Co-Chair, Program and Steering Committee Member of several conferences.

His current main research interests and scientific achievements are in computer arithmetic, computer architectures, computer graphics, electronic publications, semantics & education, and new frameworks for the dissemination of scientific knowledge. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member. He is a life Member of the International Academy of Sciences of Turin. He has received the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award, which is the highest service award in recognition for long and distinguished service to the IEEE Computer Society at a level of dedication and achievement rarely demonstrated. In 2015 he has been admitted into Life Membership of Eta Kappa Nu, the Honor Society of IEEE. In 2016, he served as Co-General-Chair (with Dr. Mike Schulte of AMD) of the 23rd IEEE Symposium on Computer Arithmetic. At the February 2016 Board of Governors Meeting of the Computer Society, he has received a "Spirit," award for exemplifying the Spirit of the Computer Society by the achievements obtained while serving as Editor-in-Chief, and Chair/Member of several Computer Society and IEEE committees.

Montuschi obtained a PhD in computer engineering in 1989, and since January 1, 2000 he has been full Professor.

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