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Constitutional Amendment Baseline Bylaws

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

The draft revisions needed to be made to the IEEE Bylaws, if the IEEE Constitutional Amendment is approved by the membership later this year, are referred to as “baseline bylaws”.  As promised, the Baseline Bylaws are now posted.

For reference, here is a link to the: Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Please take the opportunity to review all the related election materials in order to be better prepared and informed when you cast your vote over the coming months!

 

 

2017 IEEE Technical Field and Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Awards

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Congratulations!

to the following Region 6

2017 IEEE Technical Field and Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member

Awards Recipients


IEEE CONTROL SYSTEMS AWARD—recognizes outstanding contributions to control systems engineering, science, or technology—sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society—to

Recipient

RICHARD M. MURRAY (FIEEE)—Everhart Professor of Control & Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering, Caltech, Pasadena, California, USA

Citation

“For contributions to the theory and applications of nonlinear and networked control systems.”


IEEE RICHARD HAROLD KAUFMANN AWARD—recognizes outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering—sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications Society—to

Recipient

ERLING HESLA (LSMIEEE)—Owner, Hesla & Associates, Camano Island, Washington, USA

Citation

“For leadership in establishing the fundamentals for the protection and safe operation of industrial power systems.”


IEEE JOSEPH F. KEITHLEY AWARD IN INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT—recognizes outstanding contributions in electrical measurements—sponsored by Keithley Instruments, Inc. and the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society—to

Recipient

JEROME JOHN BLAIR (FIEEE)—Chief Scientist, Keystone International, Riverside, California, USA

Citation

“For contributions to test procedures for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters and to enhanced-accuracy gamma-ray spectrometry.”


IEEE LEON K. KIRCHMAYER GRADUATE TEACHING AWARD—recognizes inspirational teaching of graduate students in the IEEE fields of interest—sponsored by the Leon K. Kirchmayer Memorial Fund—to

Recipient

C.-C. JAY KUO (FIEEE)—Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Citation

“For inspirational guidance of graduate students and curriculum development in the area of multimedia signal processing.”


IEEE KOJI KOBAYASHI COMPUTERS AND COMMUNICATIONS AWARD—recognizes outstanding contributions to the integration of computers and communications—sponsored by NEC Corporation—to

Recipient

KANNAN RAMCHANDRAN (FIEEE)—Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA

Citation

“For pioneering contributions to the theory and practice of distributed source and storage coding.”


IEEE DONALD O. PEDERSON AWARD IN SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS—recognizes outstanding contributions to solid-state circuits—sponsored by the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society—to

Co-Recipients

TAKAO NISHITANI (FIEEE)—Representative Partner, Laisip, Kanagawa, Japan

AND

JOHN S. THOMPSON (LMIEEE)—Consultant and President (Retired), Technology Pathways, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Citation

“For pioneering real-time programmable digital signal processor architectures.”


IEEE PHOTONICS AWARD—recognizes outstanding achievements in photonics—sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society—to

Recipient

JOHN E. BOWERS (FIEEE)—Director, Institute of Energy Efficiency, University of Santa Barbara, California, USA

Citation

“For pioneering research in silicon photonics, including hybrid silicon lasers, photonic integrated circuits, and ultra-low-loss waveguides.”


IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION AWARD—recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of robotics and automation—sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society—to

Recipient

OUSSAMA KHATIB (FIEEE)—Professor, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, California, USA

Citation

“For contributions to the development of robot control and human-centered and humanoid robotics, and leadership in the robotics community.”


IEEE MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE AWARD—recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear and plasma sciences and engineering—sponsored by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society—to

Recipient

CHANDRASHEKHAR JOSHI (FIEEE)—Distinguished Chancellor’s Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Citation

“For groundbreaking contributions to and leadership in the field of plasma particle accelerators.”


IEEE ERIC E. SUMNER AWARD—recognizes outstanding contributions to communications technology—sponsored by Nokia Bell Labs—to

Recipient

WILLIAM C. LINDSEY (LFIEEE)—Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Citation

“For contributions to synchronization and digital communication technologies.”


IEEE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES AWARD—recognizes advances in technologies within the fields of interest to the IEEE as applied in transportation systems—sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society—to

Recipient

CLAIRE TOMLIN (FIEEE)—Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA

Citation

“For contributions to air transportation systems, focusing on collision avoidance protocol design and avionics safety verification.”


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MEMO: Why We Don’t Need an IEEE Constitutional Amendment

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Why We Don’t Need an IEEE Constitutional Amendment

The proposed Amendment to the IEEE Constitution on the election ballot isn’t needed, as the IEEE Board of Directors (BOD) could have already made any Bylaw and Policy changes needed to address the issues supposedly justifying the amendment.

The Amendment includes the following changes, followed by why it isn’t needed:

Separates the position of Delegates to the IEEE Assembly from Directors on the IEEE BOD, except for the President-Elect, President, & Past-President. There has never been an detailed explanation as to why the current Constitution isn’t flexible enough to deal with any problems in the future.

The Assembly members, elected by the members, will no longer elect as BOD members the IEEE Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President Education, Vice-President Member and Geographic Activities, and Vice-President Publication Services and Products, and no explanation how those positions will be elected to the BOD.

It also provides guidance that the BOD says is important , “…eligibility requirements shall be specified in the Bylaws taking into consideration various diversity factors including, but not limited to, geographic and technical diversity.” This could have been included already in the Bylaws and/or Policies of the IEEE and any subordinate units months ago, vice having a Constitutional Amendment.

It adds, “IEEE Executive Director shall be an ex officio non-voting member of the Board of Directors.” This change gives the staff Executive Director the right to participate in all volunteer meetings, but no volunteer has the right to participate in staff meetings. The need for this is explained by saying the Staff Executive Director needs to participate in strategic planning efforts. But the Staff Executive Director has been participating in strategic planning for more than 10 years, and provides the staff that organizes it, so why this change?

We do not need an IEEE Constitutional Amendment; since we can’t easily go back, if we aren’t happy!

Marc T. Apter

2013 IEEE-USA President

2004-2005 IEEE Vice-President Regional Activities

2001-2002 Region 2 Director/Delegate

MEMO: Questions sent to the IEEEin2030@ieee.org

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Dear Directors, Directors-Elect, Society and Council Presidents, and Management Council, 

We recently received a series of questions sent to the IEEEin2030@ieee.org alias and I know many of you also received these same questions. 

We have taken the time to address each question in detail. There is no new material in the answers as all of the information was available in the archive documents, but as we were more familiar with the material and in the spirit of being completely open and transparent, we felt it was important to provide these answers (see attached).

Also, a reminder that a socialization deck about the work being done on the constitutional changes and the proposed optimized board structure has been posted to the IEEE in 2030 Archive, accessible to all members at: http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/ieeein2030_archive_m.html

As always, we encourage you to share this information with our colleagues throughout the IEEE community. Thank you in advance for your assistance in sharing this information with those who would like to learn more about this important work. 

Best regards,

Barry

Barry L. Shoop, Ph.D., P.E.
2016 IEEE President and CEO

MEMO: IEEE Constitutional Ammendment

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Sent on behalf of Barry Shoop, Karen Bartleson, and Howard Michel

Dear Directors, Directors-Elect, and Management Council, 

In response to the request at the January Board meeting, we are sharing a slide deck to socialize the work being done on the constitutional changes and the proposed optimized board structure.

These two separate efforts are occurring simultaneously but are not interdependent, and are being shepherded by two separate groups. The work on the IEEE Constitutional changes, endorsed by the Board in November 2015, is being led by the IEEE Governance Committee. Work on the proposed optimized Board structure is being led by the IEEEin2030 Ad Hoc Committee.

We hope the attached deck is useful in socializing this important work.

These slides can be shared freely within the IEEE community and will soon be posted at: http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/ieeein2030_archive_m.html

Best regards,

Barry, Karen, and Howard

Barry L. Shoop, Ph.D., P.E., 2016 IEEE President and CEO
Karen Bartleson, 2016 IEEE President-elect
Howard E. Michel, Ph.D., 2016 IEEE Past President