2005 IEEE Annual Elections
Message from the President of Magnetics Society
NEED FOR PARTICIPATION IN IEEE ELECTIONS
Kevin O’Grady, IEEE Magnetics Society President
It is the time of year when the IEEE itself has to elect its officers for the forthcoming year. These elections are important, as the people we choose largely determine the policies and certainly the agenda of the IEEE itself. These policies lay down the foundation within which the Magnetics Society operates and often involve restrictions or encouragements for us to behave in certain ways. Thus it is not only desirable but almost essential that members of societies participate fully in these elections.
Often many society members are not really aware of what the umbrella organisation of the IEEE does. In addition to providing our publication vehicle and an excellent financial management system, it represents us in many areas of our professional lives (legal issues, for example), and provides organisation financial and legal services which a society of volunteers could never provide on its own.
I am aware that people very often feel remote from the IEEE, and I am constantly encouraging TAB to become closer to the societies. If we do not get closer to IEEE headquarters, however, then an improved 2-way process of understanding and participation cannot result. Hence I urge all society members to read the biographies of the candidates and to vote in the forthcoming elections.
Dear IEEE Voting Member:
The 2005 IEEE Annual Election process is underway - candidates' names have been announced and statements of candidacy and election websites will soon be available.
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DEADLINE FOR BALLOT RECEIPT: ONLY BALLOTS RECEIVED BY 12 O'CLOCK NOON, CENTRAL TIME USA. (18:00 GMT) ON 1 NOVEMBER 2005 WILL BE COUNTED.
NOTE: THE 2006 PRESIDENT-ELECT WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2007.
REGION ELECTIONS: The world is divided into ten IEEE Regions, each represented on the IEEE Board of Directors by a Region Delegate/Director who serves a twoyear term. The Region Delegate/Director (or Region Delegate-Elect/DirectorElect) is elected by the voting members of the Region from a slate nominated by the Regional Committee. The Region territories are not necessarily confined to a State or Country boundaries. When such boundaries are crossed, the State or Country is listed under the Region that contains most of its area.
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FOR IEEE PRESIDENT-ELECT, 2006
LEAH H. JAMIESON
Leah Jamieson received the BS in mathematics from MIT and the MSE and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University. She is the Ransburg Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University and Associate Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Education. Her technical interests include speech recognition and parallel signal processing algorithms; she has published over 160 papers. Jamieson is co-founder and director of the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) undergraduate engineering design program, initiated at Purdue and adopted by 17 universities. For her work with EPICS, she was co-recipient of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering’s Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. She has served on advisory committees of the National Science Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association. She is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering
IEEE Activities – (S’75-M’76-SM’91-F’93) OFFICES: Board of Directors, 2003, 2005; ExCom, 2003, 2005; Vice President, Technical Activities, 2003; Vice President, Publication Services and Products, 2005. COMMITTEES/BOARDS: IEEE Strategic Planning, TAB Liaison, 2002; PSPB Representative, 2005. Marketing and Sales Ad Hoc, 2005. Technical Activities Board Chair, 2003; TAB New Technology Directions Chair, 2004-05; TAB N&A Chair, 2004; TAB Management Chair, 2003; TAB Strategic Planning and Review (SPARC) Chair, 2002; TAB Periodicals Chair, 2000-01; TAB Governance Working Group Chair, 2003-04. Technical Activities Board, 1998-04; Finance, 2000-03; Management, 2002-04; SPARC, 2003-05; TAB Colloquia, 2003-04; Book Broker, 1998-99; New Technology Directions, 1996-97, 1999-00, 2003-05; TAB Periodicals, 1999; TAB Ad Hoc Committees on Streamlining Decision Making, New Financial Models, and Branding, 1998-00; RAB-TAB Chapters, 1998. Publication Services and Products Board Chair, 2005; Vice Chair, 2001; Strategic Planning Chair, 2005; Operations Chair, 2005. Publication Service and Products Board, 2000-01; Finance, 2000-01, 2005; Operations, 2001, 2005; Strategic Planning, 2000-01; PAB/TAB Electronic Products, 2000-01. Awards Board, 1996-99; Jack S. Kilby Medal Committee, Chair, 1996-99; James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal Committee, 2004-05; Fellow Committee, 1995-97. Women in Engineering, 2001-05. Proceedings of the IEEE Editorial Board, 2000-01. SECTIONS: Central Indiana: Signal Processing Chapter, 1990-05. SOCIETIES: Signal Processing: President, 1998-99; N&A Chair, 2000-01; Awards & Membership Vice President, 1994-95; Awards Board Chair, 1983-84, 1991-94; Technical Directions Chair, 1996-97; Technical Committee on VLSI Signal Processing, 1983-95, Chair, 1993-94; Technical Committee on Design & Implementation of Signal Processing Systems, 1996-00, Advisory Committee 2001-05; Technical Committee on Signal Processing Education, 1999-01; Board of Governors, 1993-01; AdCom, 1981-83; Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Associate Editor, 1986-87; Distinguished Lecturer, 1989-91. Computer: Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Associate Editor, 1991-94; Distinguished Visitor, 1990-94. Education: Harriett B. Rigas Award Committee, 2002-03, Chair, 2003. Social Implications of Technology: Member. CONFERENCES: International Conference on Parallel Processing, Technical Program Co-Chair, 1983. International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Treasurer, 1984-85; Technical Program Vice Chair, 1991. Workshop on VLSI Signal Processing, Program Committee, 1984-96. International Parallel Processing Symposium, Program Committee, 1994, 1995. AWARDS: IEEE Fellow, 1993; Computer Society Golden Core, 1997; Third Millennium Medal, 2000; IEEE Education Society/Hewlett-Packard Harriett B. Rigas “Outstanding Woman Engineering Educator” Award, 2000; IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award, 2003.
Statement – IEEE will thrive by combining the strengths of this outstanding organization with a vision for how it will realize future opportunities. My vision is to ensure action in four areas:
I will bring to the position of President a deep understanding of the IEEE and a record of leadership and service both to the profession and to IEEE. I will be guided by key principles – value of membership, appreciation for volunteers, value to the profession and to society, sound financial models – in helping IEEE realize our myriad opportunities.
GERALD H. PETERSON
Jerry Peterson began his engineering career as a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Labs. Over 37 years he held positions in hardware and software design and engineering management. In the past 17 years he specialized in industry global strategic standardization. He currently holds the position of Senior Manager Emeritus at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. He holds Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Washington and Rutgers University. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society where he was recognized as a “Who's Who” in 2001. The American National Standards Institute awarded him the Finegan Standards Medal in 2001. In addition to his leadership experience in the IEEE, Jerry has served in national and international leadership on behalf of the Telecommunications Industry, demanding clear understanding and job execution in a global technology-based business-driven multicultural environment. He has lectured on this subject at Stanford and other universities.
IEEE Activities – (A’96-M’99-SM’00) COMMITTEES/BOARDS: President Standards Association and BoD Vice President, 2003; Member, BoD Executive Committee (ExCom) and Corporate Officer, 2003; Chair, BoD Ad Hoc on Investment Policy, 2003; Member, IEEE Standards Association Standards Board, 1997-00; Member, Standards Board Review Committee, 1997-00; Chair, Standards Board Patent Committee, 2000; Chair, IEEE Standards Association Corporate Advisory Group, 1999-01; Member, Ethics and Member Conduct Committee (EMCC), 2004-05; Member, Standards Association Board of Governors, 2000-04; Chair, EMCC Student Ethics Competition Program, 2004; ExCom Representative to Investment Committee, 2003; ExCom Representative to BoD Awards Committee, 2003; Member, Medal of Honor Selection Committee, 2003; Member, Educational Activities Board and Co-Chair Standards in Education Task Force; 2003-05; Member, Awards Board Nomination and Appointments Committee, 2005; Member and Chair (2002-03), International Awards in Communications Technical Field Award Selection Committee, 2000-03. TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES: Member-at-Large, Communications Society (ComSoc) Board, 2002-04; Chair, ComSoc Standards Committee, 1999-01; IEEE-USA Representative on the Technical Program Committee of the International Telecommunication Union Telecom 1999. REPRESENTATIVES: ABET Electrical Engineering Program Evaluator, 2004-05.
Statement– The IEEE has a solid record of success in providing valued products and services worldwide. To ensure continued success, we must take a leading role in the application and delivery of new technologies and methods. To accomplish this I believe we must strengthen the central horizontal infrastructure that will support an evolving set of delivery mechanisms not limited to the current organizational structure.
While fast-moving technical and global changes may appear disruptive, we must view these changes as opportunities to improve, grow, and expand our membership and value. Current initiatives directed by the IEEE Board are moving us forward and will receive my full leadership commitment. These include:
Industry has told us that technical standards are a key component of IEEE value. Thus, the existing IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) business model which focuses on corporate membership and value provides a path forward. My leadership in IEEE-SA and my experience as an industry leader in national and international standards projects equips me to lead the IEEE forward. I believe in the value of the IEEE as a global institution and I am committed to giving my full time and energy to the office of President.
I appreciate your consideration and welcome your vote and support.
For more information see: http://ghpeterson.home.att.net.
JAMES M. TIEN (Nominated by Petition)
Yamada Corporation Professor
Dr. James M. Tien received the B.E.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the S.M., E.E. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has held leadership positions at Bell Telephone Laboratories; at the Rand Corporation; and, since 1974, at Structured Decisions Corporation which he co-founded. He joined the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer in 1977, became Acting Chair of the department, joined a unique interdisciplinary Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems as its founding Chair (1988-05), and twice served as the Acting Dean of Engineering. He has published extensively, been invited to present a number of plenary lectures, and been honored with both teaching and research awards, including several from the IEEE (Fellow, SMC Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award, Major Educational Innovation Award, SMC Norbert Wiener Award), the INFORMS, the AAAS, six Honorary Professorships, and election to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
IEEE Activities – (S’66-M’67-S’69-M’78-SM’82-F’91) OFFICES: Board of Directors, 2001-04; Executive Committee, 2001-04; Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB), Vice President 2001-02, Member 2001-2005; Educational Activities Board, Vice President 2003-04, Member 2005. COMMITTEES/BOARDS: IEEE Organization Task Force, Chair, 1992-93; IEEE-USA Energy Policy, 1992-95; Review Committee for the IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee, 1993; IEEE Membership Options, Chair, 1993-94; Publications Activities Board (PAB), 1987-89, 1995-00; RAB/TAB Transnational, 1991-93; Technical Activities Board (TAB), 1987-91, 1995-96; TAB Periodicals, 1984-86; TAB/PAB Society Publications, Chair, 1987-89; TAB Organization Study, 1989-90; TAB Society Presidents’ Forum, Chair, 1990-91; TAB Administration Council, 1992; TAB Committee on Affiliates, 1992-93; TAB Structure Review, Chair, 1992-93; TAB Budget Review, 1991-92; TAB Strategic Planning and Review, 1993-96; TAB Standing Committees Review Committee, 1994-96; TAB Committee on Financial Policy, 1994-96; TAB Products Council, Chair, 1995-96; TAB Book Broker, 1995-96; TAB Finance, 1995-00; TAB Management, 1995-96; TAB Products Revenue Distribution, Chair, 1995-96; IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee, 1996-97; PAB Finance, Chair, 1997-00; IEEE Finance Committee, 1997-00; IEEE Strategic Planning Committee, 1998-00, 2001-04; IEEE Simon Ramo Medal Committee, 2000-01; IEEE New Financial Model Committee, 2001-02; PSPB Electronic Products and Services Committee, 2001-02; IEEE Transnational Committee, 2001-02; IEEE Member Conduct Committee, 2001-03; IEEE Awards Board, 2001-02; Friends of the IEEE Awards Program, 2002-04; IEEE Governance Committee, 2003; IEEE Corporate Structure Working Group, 2004; IEEE Industry Relations Committee, 2004; EAB XELL Task Force, Chair, 2003-05. SOCIETIES: Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: IEEE Transactions on SMC, Associate Editor, 1980-04; SMC Review, Associate Editor, 1981-82; SMC AdCom, 1983-95; SMC Evaluation/Awards, Vice President, 1986-87; SMC Long Range Planning and Finance, Vice President, 1988-89; SMC, President, 1990-91; SMC Fellows, Chair, 1993-94, 1997-99. TECHNICAL COMMITTEES: Panel of Technical Publication Editors, Chair, 1989-90; IEEE Engineering Foundation Research Initiation Grant Program Review, Chair, 1990-92; Neural Networks Council, 1991-92. CONFERENCES: Program Committee Member for Annual SMC Conferences, 1978-05; SMC International Conference, General Chair, 1997. AWARDS: Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award, 1998; IEEE Major Educational Innovation Award, 2000; Third Millennium Medal, 2000; Major Educational Innovation Award, 2000; Norbert Wiener Award, 2004.
Statement – I accept the petition candidacy for the 2006 IEEE President-Elect position with great honor and humility. I have the global vision and the necessary qualifications to address the unprecedented challenges confronting our members and our profession. IEEE should be “The Global Resource of Choice” for scientific, educational and professional products and services. We can address these challenges through collaborative actions.
Challenges: Since 2000, the IEEE-related industries have been economically challenged. As a learned society, we must overcome these and related challenges, including:
Actions: To be the global resource of choice, we should, as examples,
TOGETHER, WE CAN ADVANCE IEEE’S GLOBAL VALUE
FOR DIVISION DELEGATE-ELECT/DIRECTOR-ELECT, 2006
EDWARD DELLA TORRE
Edward Della Torre received the B.E.E. from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, the M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, the M.Sc. in physics from Rutgers University, and the D.E.Sc. degree from Columbia University. He has been a professor at George Washington University since 1982. He also taught at Rutgers, McMaster, and Wayne State Universities, and served as Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments at the latter two universities. He performed research at the Bell Laboratories, the University of Toronto, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology during sabbatical years.
He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the American Institute for Physics. He is the author or coauthor of over 250 technical papers in refereed publications and three books. He has made over 200 conference presentations, holds 18 patents, and is a regular reviewer for many technical journals. He has chaired several IEEE Conferences.
IEEE Activities – (S’53-A’55-M’57-SM’65-F’79-LF’97) COMMITTEES/BOARDS: Technical Activities Board, 2001-02. SOCIETIES: Magnetics Society: Conference Executive Committee, Member, 1990-03; Past President, 2000-02; President, 1999-00; Vice President, 1986-87. CONFERENCES: INTERMAG Conference: Chairman, 1996; U.S. Chairman, 1993; Local Chairman, 1989; Program Co-Chairman, 1986; Publicity Chairman, 1975; Program Committee Member for many conferences.
Statement – If elected IEEE Division IV Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, I am prepared to represent the interests of the members of our Societies. I have participated in TAB meetings, served on many committees, presided over major conferences, both U.S. and non-U.S., and was President of the IEEE Magnetics Society. So I have become familiar with the problems of a multinational society. The interests of the IEEE are not limited to any one country, and only through international cooperation can we achieve our lofty goals.
As an active researcher, I am well acquainted with all aspects of performing research. The IEEE has helped my career immensely, through its publications and conferences, and I intend to work to keep those gates as wide open as possible for others. Dissemination of ideas is crucial to our mission, and we should endeavor to maintain our high standards through our transactions, conferences and other means. It is important to maintain a financially sound Institute and member societies in order to achieve these ends. I will do everything that I can to perpetuate these goals.
RALPH H. JUSTUS
Vice President, Technology and Standards
Mr. Justus is Vice President, Technology & Standards with the Consumer Electronics Association overseeing 70 committees developing standards for consumer electronics technologies in product safety audio, video, mobile electronics, antennas, home networking and automatic data capture. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Advanced Television Systems Committee and the American National Standards Institute and is active in the areas of electromagnetic compatibility, radio and television technologies, high definition television and digital audio radio systems, and non-ionizing radiation. He participates on numerous domestic and international committees including IEC, ITU-R and CISPR and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center. Previously he worked for the National Association of Broadcasters and the Federal Communications Commission’s Television Branch and its FM and AM Branches. He holds a Bachelor, Electrical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
IEEE Activities – (S’74-M’75-M’84-SM’05) COMMITTEES/BOARDS: Technical Activities Board, 2003-05, 1987-91. SOCIETIES: AdCom Member, Consumer Electronics Society, 1998-05; AdCom Member, Broadcast Technology Society, 1986-91; Member, SCC-28, 1983-91; ASC C63, Member and Chair SC5, 1991-97; Member, IEEE-USA CCIP, 2005. CONFERENCES: Member, International Conference on Consumer Electronics, Technical Program Committee, 1998-05; Chairman, Fall Broadcast Symposium (BT Society), 1986; Vice Chairman, Fall Broadcast Symposium, 1985; Treasurer, Fall Broadcast Symposium, 1984; Secretary, Fall Broadcast Symposium, 1983.
Statement – As a member of the Consumer Electronics, Broadcast Technology, Electromagnetic Compatibility and Communications Societies – and involved at many levels of their operations from member, conferences, volunteer and President -- I have found a theme common to all of them – we love our technical fields. This is supported by the highest ranked benefits of Society membership: staying technically current and interacting with our peers. Our Societies provide the means to enhance this with their key publications, conferences and Chapter activities. Our Societies and their volunteers are IEEE’s core strength.
Every Division Director has a seat at the Board of Directors. If elected, I will work hard to see that Societies’ needs get addressed, bringing your tactical issues to help craft the strategic solutions to advance the continued success of the whole. The Institute has done well of late with finances, publications, conferences and member services. I vow to help further these achievements and more, and look forward to meeting you all next year.
2005 IEEE Annual Elections Candidates
Candidates whose names will appear on the 2005 IEEE Annual Election Ballot are listed below. Links to candidates's personal web sites will be created as they become available. These links point to a candidate's personal web site and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of the Institute.