John B Anderson, professor in digital communication at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Press for the period 2012—2013. The appointment was announced in December by Kenneth Moore, Director of Book and Information Services at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers in Piscataway, New Jersey.
John Anderson will also serve on the IEEE Publication Board, which oversees the half-billion USD IEEE publication business. IEEE Press, founded in 1974, works in cooperation with Wiley and publishes some 40 technical books per year in fields of interest to IEEE members. John Anderson will monitor the business side of the Press and preside over an editorial board of 13 members that decide which books will be published.