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ECS Alumnus in running for President of IEEE

Published: 21 August 2014

Professor Tariq Durrani, ECS Alumnus, is one of three candidates in the election for the prestigious role of IEEE President 2015.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Through its global membership of over 430,000, IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. It is known and celebrated for its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

Professor Durrani, who is based in the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, is a Petition candidate for the position of President, and has an outstanding record of service to the organization, including long periods of office on some of the major boards. He has also been President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and of the Engineering Management Society, and he held the position of Vice-President Education Activites Board.

All voting members of the IEEE on the record on 30 June this year, and holding the membership grade of Graduate Student Member (GSM) or higher, are eligible to vote for IEEE President Elect. Ballot papers have now been mailed to all those eligible to vote.

The IEEE Elections website contains full information on the Election as well as statements of experience and intent from Professor Durrani and the other two candidates standing, Professor Barry L Shoop and Frederick C Mintzer.

Professor Neil White, Head of Electronics and Computer Science, commented: ‘ECS is honoured to have our alumnus, Professor Tariq Durrani, accepted as a candidate in the IEEE Presidential election. This is an important role in the leadership of the global engineering community and Tariq’s credentials and experience would enable him to be an outstanding President. I urge all our alumni who are voting members of the IEEE to support Tariq in his bid.’

Professor Durrani (pictured here at the ECS Alumni Reception held in London in May), graduated MSc Electronics (1967) and PhD (1970) from the University of Southampton. He says in his candidate statement that he will work ceaselessly to support Members and their Careers, maintain the IEEE lead in technologies and standards development, promote innovation in publications, and support globalization and outreach.

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