Improving the IEEE: Issues, Ideas, Best Practices 🗓 🗺

— listening session, better methods/tools, local needs, actionable, with Division Director …

[Whether or not you can attend, you can leave suggestions for improvements in the COMMENTS box below.]
Speaker: Dr. Renuka Jindal, Director, IEEE Division I; and Eminent Scientist and CTO, Vanderziel Institute of Science and Technology, LLC.
Meeting Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Cost: none
Sponsors: SCV chapters of the CAS, EPS, SSCS, EDS, ComSoc, Nano (plus other) Societies/Councils

Location: Santa Clara University (Benson 21), Santa Clara (free parking in the SCU garage) – Click for full-size map
Reservations: (no charge)
Summary: This will be an event “for listening to” engineers and managers in Silicon Valley who have ideas for improving the IEEE, or have issues they’d like to raise. With input and grass-roots suggestions for improving the IEEE, I intend to provide actionable feedback at the IEEE TAB and BOD level. Your input will be critical in shaping the future of the IEEE and will need your active support to make this a reality.
If you wish to bring specific thoughts about IEEE changes, improvements and growth, be prepared to present them to the group for, say, 5 minutes, for discussion and enhancement. The meeting secretary will take notes, along with any handouts you provide, and ask for others who would like to be further involved with your specific suggestion. Renuka will receive your inputs and the summary, and is taking steps to allow him to gather world-wide input on these specific ideas that can inform and support the issues that are raised by our SV community of entrepreneurs.

Bio: Dr. Renuka Jindal’s technical focus has been on research and teaching in the theory and practice of random processes applicable to a wide variety of phenomena in electronic and photonic devices and circuits, lightwave and wireless communications and biological systems. He was with Bell Labs at Murray Hill, Princeton and Whippany, NJ as a distinguished member of technical staff for 22 years, bridging both technical and administrative roles. Highlights include his pioneering work in developing a physical understanding of noise in MOS devices with few hundred nanometers regime channel lengths and ultra-low noise amplification of fiber-optic signals. Until recently, he has served as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
As a 41 year veteran of IEEE with a dual career in industry and academia, Dr. Jindal rose through the ranks as Editor, Editor-in-Chief, VP of Publications, and as EDS president in 2010-2011, and now serves as Director of IEEE Division I, sitting on the IEEE Board. As EDS president he formulated the vision and mission of EDS, enhancing member benefits and launching a plethora of initiatives reversing the decline in EDS membership. He brought together 6 societies and 1 council to launch the highly successful IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, mushrooming IEEE’s share in the PV space. He Launched the EDS webinar series serving the practicing engineer, now considered a best practice in IEEE. And he Launched the 1st EDS OPEN ACCESS Journal J-EDS. He is also a recipient of the IEEE 3rd Millennium medal.

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