Get to Know the IEEE Board of Administrators – June 2024


The IEEE Board of Administrators shapes the longer term path of IEEE and is dedicated to making sure IEEE stays a powerful and vibrant group—serving the wants of its members and the engineering and know-how neighborhood worldwide—whereas fulfilling the IEEE mission of advancing know-how for the good thing about humanity.

This text options IEEE Board of Administrators members Deepak Mathur, Saifur Rahman, and Aylin Yener.

IEEE Senior Member Deepak Mathur

Vice President, Member and Geographic Actions

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Mathur has practically 40 years {of professional} expertise in electronics and telecommunications at India’s premier public sector oil and fuel firm, engaged within the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons. Throughout his tenure, most lately as chief basic supervisor, he efficiently led multidisciplinary groups by way of important IT and communications initiatives. These embrace supervisory management and information acquisition, on-line and real-time monitoring methods, WiMax-based broadband wi-fi entry methods, and GPS/GSM-based car monitoring methods. Mathur additionally has expertise managing and dealing on high-tech oil nicely logging methods, which analyze the properties of the subsurface to discover the potential for hydrocarbons.

Mathur has served in lots of IEEE management roles on the area, part, council, and international ranges. A member of the
IEEE Business Functions Society, the IEEE Sign Processing Society and the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Expertise, he was the director of IEEE Area 10 (Asia and Pacific), a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Expertise (2013–2015), and chair of the IEEE India Council (2015–2016). In his present position with IEEE Member and Geographic Actions, Mathur focuses on supporting IEEE members, in addition to creating IEEE membership recruitment and retention methods.

Mathur is a member of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, the distinction society. All through his IEEE journey, he has acquired a number of prestigious recognitions, together with the Area 10 Excellent Volunteer Award, the MGA Achievement Award, and the India Council Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mathur is at the moment a professor of follow and a member of the tutorial council at
Marwadi College, in Rajkot, India.

IEEE Life Fellow Saifur Rahman

2023 IEEE President

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Rahman is the founding director of the
Superior Analysis Institute and the Middle for Vitality and the World Atmosphere at Virginia Tech, the place he researches renewable vitality, sensor integration, good grids, and good cities. His work promotes clean-tech options for local weather sustainability, and his six-point answer to scale back carbon dioxide emissions within the electrical energy sector is being applied in various levels in additional than 100 international locations.

A prolific lecturer, Rahman has made greater than 850 shows at conferences and invited talking engagements in additional than 30 international locations. His visionary and revolutionary management approaches and techniques have earned him international recognition. In 2020, he spoke at 5 completely different webinars in 5 international locations on 4 continents in someday.

Because the 2023 IEEE president, his predominant priorities have been to place the group as a pressure for change and to make it extra related to know-how professionals worldwide. Rahman feels that IEEE, because the world’s largest group of technical professionals, has each the chance and the accountability to deal with the causes of, mitigate the affect of, and adapt to local weather change. His forward-thinking methods led to the creation of the
IEEE Local weather Change web site and helped foster collaboration amongst know-how and engineering professionals, policymakers, and different organizations to foster a dialogue on sustainable vitality insurance policies and practices. Beforehand, Rahman served because the vice chairman of IEEE Publication Providers and Merchandise (2006) and president of the IEEE Energy & Vitality Society (2018 and 2019).

Rahman has revealed greater than 160 journal papers with over 20,000 citations. He’s the founding editor in chief of the
IEEE Electrification Journal and IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Vitality. He has additionally acquired a number of IEEE recognitions, together with the Energy & Vitality Society Service Award, PES Excellent Energy Engineering Educator Award, Technical Actions Board Corridor of Honor, and IEEE Millennium Medal.

IEEE Fellow Aylin Yener

Director, Division IX

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Yener, an endowed chair professor at
The Ohio State College School of Engineering, goals to attach the universe and everybody and every part in it by designing methods that guarantee safe and dependable data switch in a sustainable method. Her work in communications, data principle, and synthetic intelligence covers a variety of system design matters, from community optimization to safety and privateness of data to sturdy and protected machine-learning algorithms in networked settings.

Of specific curiosity to Yener is next-generation wi-fi communication and find out how to create an energy-neutral digital society. She additionally works to make sure digital connectivity for underserved populations and creating truthful and personal AI algorithms to help human ingenuity.

Yener has been an energetic IEEE volunteer for greater than twenty years, with expertise in membership, funds, publications, conferences, and outreach. She has served as president of the
IEEE Data Principle Society(2020) and is an energetic member of the IEEE Sign Processing, IEEE Communications, and IEEE Vehicular Expertise societies. As director of Division IX, she advocates for deeper cooperation amongst societies by sharing finest practices and facilitating the cross-pollination of concepts.

Yener has been an IEEE distinguished lecturer and is at the moment the editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Inexperienced Communications and Networking. She has delivered greater than 60 technical keynotes and invited lectures prior to now 10 years. Yener is dedicated to a broader instructional affect, having cofounded the IEEE North American Faculty of Data Principle, which affords graduate college students and postdoctoral researchers the chance to study from main specialists. Yener’s IEEE recognitions embrace the Marconi Prize Paper Award, Communication Principle Technical Achievement Award, and Girls in Communications Engineering Excellent Achievement Award. She is a fellow of the American Affiliation for the Development of Science and a member of the Science Academy of Turkey.