IEEE elects new president for 2012

 

New Day for international engineering society.

Engineering professional association IEEE has elected US technologist Gordon W. Day as its 50th president.

The organisation today announced that Day would step up to the role of president and CEO on January 1, 2012, after serving on IEEE's board of directors as president-elect this year.

Day, an electrical engineer from Boulder, Colorado, had experience in research, management and public policy, having spent most of his career at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

He founded and led the NIST Optoelectronics Division, where he worked on fundamental optical measurements, optical communication standards, and new concepts in optical and electronic instrumentation.

More recently, he also served as science advisor to US senator Jay Rockefeller, and as director of government relations for the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association.

Within the IEEE, Day also previously served as president of the IEEE Photonics Society and of IEEE-USA.

He had bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and was a fellow of the IEEE, AAAS, Optical Society of America and the Institute of Physics.

Day will succeed 2011 IEEE President Moshe Kam of Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.


IEEE elects new president for 2012
Tags
 
 
 
Top Stories
Toll Group to go Google
Poaches Woolworths project manager.
 
How News Corp's CIO tackled skills in his race to the cloud
What to do when your team’s talents are no longer needed.
 
Photos: How Thodey transformed Telstra
From turbulent Trujillo to Australia's leading telco.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Who do you trust most to protect your private data?







   |   View results
Your bank
  35%
 
Your insurance company
  5%
 
A technology company (Google, Facebook et al)
  8%
 
Your telco, ISP or utility
  8%
 
A retailer (Coles, Woolworths et al)
  4%
 
A Federal Government agency (ATO, Centrelink etc)
  18%
 
An Australian law enforcement agency (AFP, ASIO et al)
  15%
 
A State Government agency (Health dept, etc)
  7%
TOTAL VOTES: 3917

Vote
Do you support the abolition of the Office of the Information Commissioner?

   |   View results
I support shutting down the OAIC.
  27%
 
I DON'T support shutting the OAIC.
  73%
TOTAL VOTES: 1331

Vote