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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE) is a professional association with its corporate office in New York City and its operations center in Piscataway, New Jersey. It was formed in 1963 from the amalgamation of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers. Today, it is the world's largest association of technical professionals with more than 420,000 members in over 160 countries around the world. Its objectives are the educational and technical advancement of electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering and allied disciplines.[2]

Contents

1 Leadership 2 Publications 3 Educational activities 4 IEEE Conferences 5 IEEE Standards Body 6 Membership grades 7 Medals and awards 8 Societies under the IEEE 9 Technical councils 10 Technical committees 11 Organizational units 12 IEEE Foundation 13 See also 14 References 15 External links

Leadership[edit] James A. Jefferies is 2018 President and CEO of IEEE. He retired from AT&T and Lucent Technologies after a long career in telecommunications. In 2015 he was IEEE-USA President. Publications[edit] Main article: List of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers publications IEEE produces over 30% of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, publishing well over 100 peer-reviewed journals.[3] The published content in these journals as well as the content from several hundred annual conferences sponsored by the IEEE are available in the IEEE online digital library, IEEE Xplore, for subscription-based access and individual publication purchases.[4] In addition to journals and conference proceedings, the IEEE also publishes tutorials and standards that are produced by its standardization committees. Educational activities[edit] The IEEE provides learning opportunities within the engineering sciences, research, and technology. IEEE offers educational opportunities such as IEEE e Learning Library,[5] the Education Partners Program,[6] Standards in Education[7] and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).[8] IEEE eLearning Library is a collection of online educational courses designed for self-paced learning. Education Partners, exclusive for IEEE members, offers on-line degree programs, certifications and courses at a 10% discount. The Standards in Education website explains what standards are and the importance of developing and using them. The site includes tutorial modules and case illustrations to introduce the history of standards, the basic terminology, their applications and impact on products, as well as news related to standards, book reviews and links to other sites that contain information on standards. Currently, twenty-nine states in the United States
United States
require Professional Development Hours (PDH) to maintain a Professional Engineering license, encouraging engineers to seek Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their participation in continuing education programs. CEUs readily translate into Professional Development Hours (PDHs), with 1 CEU being equivalent to 10 PDHs. Countries outside the United States, such as South Africa, similarly require continuing professional development (CPD) credits, and it is anticipated that IEEE Expert Now courses will feature in the CPD listing for South Africa. IEEE also sponsors a website designed to help young people better understand engineering, and how an engineering career can be made part of their future. Students of age 8–18, parents, and teachers can explore the site to prepare for an engineering career, ask experts engineering-related questions, play interactive games, explore curriculum links, and review lesson plans. This website also allows students to search for accredited engineering degree programs in Canada and the United States; visitors are able to search by state/province/territory, country, degree field, tuition ranges, room and board ranges, size of student body, and location (rural, suburban, or urban). Through the Student Activities Committee, IEEE facilitates partnership between student activities and all other IEEE entities.[9] IEEE Conferences[edit] Main article: IEEE conferences IEEE Standards Body[edit] Main article: IEEE Standards Association Membership grades[edit] Most IEEE members are electrical and electronics engineers, but the organization's wide scope of interests has attracted people in other disciplines as well (e.g., computer science, software engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology, physics, and mathematics). An individual can join the IEEE as a student member, professional member, or associate member. In order to qualify for membership, the individual must fulfill certain academic or professional criteria and abide to the code of ethics and bylaws of the organization. There are several categories and levels of IEEE membership and affiliation:

Student Members: Student membership is available for a reduced fee to those who are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education as undergraduate or graduate students in technology or engineering. Graduate Student Members: Graduate Student Membership is discounted but members at this level have greater privileges than do Student Members. Members: Ordinary or professional Membership requires that the individual have graduated from a technology or engineering program of an appropriately accredited institution of higher education or have demonstrated professional competence in technology or engineering through at least six years of professional work experience. An associate membership is available to an individual whose area of expertise falls outside the scope of the IEEE or who does not, at the time of enrollment, meet all the requirements for full membership. Students and Associates have all the privileges of members, except the right to vote and hold certain offices. Society Affiliates: Some IEEE Societies also allow a person who is not an IEEE member to become a Society Affiliate of a particular Society within the IEEE, which allows a limited form of participation in the work of a particular IEEE Society. Senior Members: Upon meeting certain requirements, a professional member can apply for Senior Membership, which is the highest level of recognition that a professional member can directly apply for. Applicants for Senior Member must have at least three letters of recommendation from Senior, Fellow, or Honorary members and fulfill other rigorous requirements of education, achievement, remarkable contribution, and experience in the field. The Senior Members are a selected group, and certain IEEE officer positions are available only to Senior (and Fellow) Members. Senior Membership is also one of the requirements for those who are nominated and elevated to the grade IEEE Fellow, a distinctive honor. Fellow Members: The Fellow grade of membership is the highest level of membership, and cannot be applied for directly by the member – instead the candidate must be nominated by others. This grade of membership is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors in recognition of a high level of demonstrated extraordinary accomplishment. Honorary Members: Individuals who are not IEEE members but have demonstrated exceptional contributions, such as being a recipient of an IEEE Medal of Honor, may receive Honorary Membership from the IEEE Board of Directors. Life Members, Life Senior Members and Life Fellows: Members who have reached the age of 65 and whose number of years of membership plus their age in years adds up to at least 100 are recognized as Life Members, Life Senior Members or Life Fellows, as appropriate.

Medals and awards[edit] Main article: List of IEEE awards Societies under the IEEE[edit] Various technical areas are addressed by IEEE's 39 societies, each one focused on a certain knowledge area. They provide specialized publications, conferences, business networking and sometimes other services.[10][11]

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society IEEE Broadcast Technology Society IEEE Circuits and Systems Society IEEE Communications Society IEEE Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Society IEEE Computational Intelligence Society IEEE Computer Society IEEE Consumer Electronics Society IEEE Control Systems Society IEEE Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation Society IEEE Education Society IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society IEEE Electron Devices Society IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Biology
Society IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society IEEE Industrial Electronics Society IEEE Industry Applications Society IEEE Information Theory Society IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society IEEE Magnetics Society IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society IEEE Photonics Society IEEE Power Electronics Society IEEE Power & Energy Society IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society IEEE Professional Communication Society IEEE Reliability Society IEEE Robotics and Automation Society IEEE Signal Processing Society IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control Society IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

Technical councils[edit] IEEE technical councils are collaborations of several IEEE societies on a broader knowledge area. There are currently seven technical councils:[10][12]

IEEE Biometrics Council IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation IEEE Nanotechnology Council IEEE Sensors Council IEEE Council on Superconductivity IEEE Systems Council IEEE Council on RFID (CRFID)

Technical committees[edit] To allow a quick response to new innovations, IEEE can also organize technical committees on top of their societies and technical councils. There are currently two such technical committees:[10]

IEEE Committee on Earth Observation (ICEO)

Organizational units[edit]

Technical Activities Board (TAB) Member and Geographic Activities (MGA): MGA vision - Ensure quality member opportunities for continuous engagement. MGA mission - Inspire, Enable, Empower and Engage Members of IEEE for the purposes of: 1) Fulfilling the mission of IEEE, 2) Enhancing the members growth and development through their life cycle, 3) Providing a professional home. The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA Board) is responsible to the IEEE Board of Directors, has oversight of IEEE geographic organizational units, and is responsible for IEEE membership and member development.

IEEE Geographic Unit (includes regions, sections and student branches) IEEE Affinity Groups

IEEE Women in Engineering: IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is one of the largest international professional organizations dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering. IEEE Young Professionals: IEEE Young Professionals is an international community of enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative members and volunteers. IEEE is committed to helping young professionals evaluate their career goals, polish their professional image, and create the building blocks of a lifelong and diverse professional network. Life Members Consultant Networks

IEEE Foundation[edit] The IEEE Foundation is a charitable foundation established in 1973 to support and promote technology education, innovation and excellence.[13] It is incorporated separately from the IEEE, although it has a close relationship to it. Members of the Board of Directors of the foundation are required to be active members of IEEE, and one third of them must be current or former members of the IEEE Board of Directors. Initially, the IEEE Foundation's role was to accept and administer donations for the IEEE Awards program, but donations increased beyond what was necessary for this purpose, and the scope was broadened. In addition to soliciting and administering unrestricted funds, the foundation also administers donor-designated funds supporting particular educational, humanitarian, historical preservation, and peer recognition programs of the IEEE.[13] As of the end of 2014, the foundation's total assets were nearly $45 million, split equally between unrestricted and donor-designated funds.[14] See also[edit]

Glossary of electrical and electronics engineering Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) Program of the IEEE Computer Society Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical and computer engineering honor society of the IEEE Institution of Engineering and Technology How many SCIgen papers in Computer Science? IEEE Cloud Computing

References[edit]

^ " IEEE Technical Activities Board
IEEE Technical Activities Board
Operations Manual" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved December 7, 2010. , section 1.3 Technical activities objectives ^ "History of". IEEE. Retrieved 2017-03-18.  ^ "About". IEEE. Retrieved 2017-03-18.  ^ First Name / Given Name Family Name / Last Name / Surname. "IEEE Xplore Digital Library". Ieeexplore.ieee.org. Retrieved 2017-03-18.  ^ " IEEE Xplore Subscription Options IEEE eLearning Library". Ieee.org. Retrieved 2017-03-18.  ^ "Education". IEEE. Retrieved 2017-03-18.  ^ "Standards". IEEE. Retrieved 2017-03-18.  ^ "Education". IEEE. Retrieved 2017-03-18.  ^ "MGA Student Activities Committee (SAC)". IEEE. Retrieved 2017-03-18.  ^ a b c "IEEE Societies & Communities". IEEE. Retrieved November 7, 2010.  ^ "IEEE Society Memberships". IEEE. Retrieved November 7, 2010.  ^ "IEEE Technical Councils". IEEE. Retrieved November 8, 2010.  ^ a b "IEEE Foundation - Home Page - IEEE Foundation, Inc". Ieee.org. Retrieved 2017-03-18.  ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Official IEEE website Engineering and Technology History Wiki — a Mediawiki-based website containing information about the history of various engineering societies, including IEEE, its members, their professions, and their technologies. IEEE Xplore — the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, with over 2.6 million technical documents available online for purchase. IEEE.tv — a video content website operated by the IEEE. IEEE Fellows Directory – A comprehensive online directory of IEEE Fellows. IEEE eLearning Library — an online library of more than 200 self-study multimedia short courses and tutorials in technical fields of interest to the IEEE. IEEE journals — Auto-formatting tool compliant with IEEE Author guidelines.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Subsidiaries

GlobalSpec IEEE Standards Association

Predecessors

American Institute of Electrical Engineers Institute of Radio Engineers

Technical councils

Biometrics Council Council on Electronic Design Automation Council on Superconductivity Nanotechnology Council Sensors Council Systems Council Committee on Earth Observation Technical Activities Board

Technical Societies

Aerospace and Electronic Systems Antennas and Propagation Broadcast Technology Circuits and Systems Communications Components Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Computational Intelligence Computer Consumer Electronics Control Systems Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Education Electromagnetic Compatibility Electron Devices Engineering in Medicine and Biology Geoscience and Remote Sensing Industrial Electronics Industry Applications Information Theory Instrumentation and Measurement Intelligent Transportation Systems Magnetics Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Oceanic Engineering Photonics Power and Energy Power Electronics Product Safety Engineering Professional Communication Reliability Robotics and Automation Signal Processing Social Implications of Technology Solid-State Circuits Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Technology Management Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Vehicular Technology

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Authority control

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