Professional Activities and Service

Jeffrey S. Vitter, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

Jeffrey S. Vitter

Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

jsv@ku.edu
(785) 864-4904

1979–present
Referee for numerous journals and series.
1980–present
Technical committee, annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science.
1981–present
Reviewer of research proposals and/or panel member for various agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientic Research, Army Research Office, NASA, and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
1987–2005
Executive committee, ACM SIGACT, Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (formerly Automata and Computability Theory), Association for Computing Machinery. Vice chair (1991–1997), Chair (1997–2001), Past chair (2001–2005).
1995
Board of Visitors and review committee, Mathematical and Computer Science Division, Army Research Office.
1995–1996
Advisory Board, North Carolina Supercomputing Center, Research Triangle Park, NC.
1996
External review committee, Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University.
1997–1999
Graduate Record Examination Computer Science Committee, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
1997–2001
SIG Governing Board, Association for Computing Machinery.
1997–2001
Executive council, EATCS, European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.
1999
Coauthor of National Science Foundation–sponsored report, "Challenges for Theory of Computing."
1999–2002
Steering committee, Workshop on Algorithm Engineering.
2000–present
Computing Research Association (CRA). Board of Directors (2000–2009), Co–chair of Government Affairs Committee (2001–present), Computing Research Funding Task Force (2005–2009).
2003–2004
External review committee, Institute of Information Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China).
2003–2008
Proposer of concept and participant in design of what has become the Purdue University Research Expertise database (PURE) and the Indiana Database for University Research Expertise (INDURE), www.indure.org.
2006–2008
Town and Gown Club, Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN.
2006–present
Board of Advisors, School of Science and Engineering, Tulane University. Planning and Operations Committee (2006–2009), Technology Transfer and Business Development Committee (2009–present), Computer Science Task Force (2010–present).
2007–2008
Rotary Club of West Lafayette, West Lafayette, IN.
2007
External programme review committee, Science Foundation Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
2008–present
Council on Academic Affairs, Association of Public and Land–grant Universities (APLU). Executive committee (2010–present), Task Force on Graduate Program Disclosure (2010–2012), Co–chair of Committee on Research and Graduate Education (2012–present), Chair elect of executive committee (2013–2014).
2008–2009
Visiting committee, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), Rocquencourt, France.
2009
Board of Directors, Research Valley Partnership, College Station, TX.
2009–2010
Rotary Club of Aggieland, College Station, TX.
2009–present
Board of Advisors, Center for Massive Data Algorithmics (MADALGO), Danish National Research Foundation, University of Aarhus, Århus, Denmark.
2010
External review committee, Department of Computer Science, Yale University.
2010–present
Rotary Club of Lawrence, Lawrence, KS.
2010–present
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence, KS.
2012–present
Advisory Committee, National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering.
2013–present
Scholarship Committee, Hall Family Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
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