2019–2020 ABET President
David Kelly is CEO & CTO of InnovaSea. He is responsible for setting InnovaSea’s overall strategy and leading the research and development efforts to create advanced open ocean aquaculture farming systems. Prior to InnovaSea, David was the President and CEO of Bluefin Robotics worked for 20 years at Raytheon and Texas Instruments as an engineering manager and engineer developing advanced, defense electronics systems.
David holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ACM.
David has been involved with accreditation since 1995. He has served as a Program Evaluator, Team Chair, Commissioner, at-large Executive Committee member, and in all the officer positions in the Computing Commission officer chain—serving as CAC Chair during the 2009-10 cycle. He has served on the ABET Board of Directors since 2011 and has acted as the Board Liaison to the Computing Accreditation Commission for three of those years. He has served on the Audit Committee from 2013 through 2017 and was on the Finance Committee in 2018. He was elected a CSAB Fellow in 2012, and an ABET Fellow in 2014. He was elected President-Elect of ABET in 2018.