Dr. Robert Cannon, distinguished professor emeritus, has been named a Fellow of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), an award bestowed upon him "for his leadership in the orderly transition of computing accreditation into ABET operations; and for his commitment to diversity through the development of ABET's Policy Statement on Diversity." More information can be found on the ABET press release. Bob’s work with accreditation began when the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board – now CSAB – was founded in 1985. He served on CSAB’s Board of Directors, and as the organization’s President in 1999, he led the team that worked with ABET to merge the two organizations’ services. His leadership enabled the Computing Science Accreditation Commission to integrate into the new Computing Accreditation Commission with minimal disruption to accreditation processes. Bob went on to represent CSAB on the ABET Board of Directors from 2000 to 2005, the first five years after CSAB became a participating body of ABET. In addition, he chaired the committee that created ABET’s first policy statement on diversity, in 2002.

Bob is a Senior Member of IEEE and of the Association for Computing Machinery, and he is a CSAB Fellow.