Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Overview
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, read I-Triple-E) is a non-profit professional association headquartered in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 that is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. It has more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries, about 45% of whom reside outside the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

.

The IEEE is incorporated under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the state of New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

 in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

.
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, read I-Triple-E) is a non-profit professional association headquartered in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 that is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. It has more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries, about 45% of whom reside outside the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

.

History


The IEEE is incorporated under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the state of New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

 in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. It was formed in 1963 by the merger of the Institute of Radio Engineers
Institute of Radio Engineers
The Institute of Radio Engineers was a professional organization which existed from 1912 until January 1, 1963, when it merged with the American Institute of Electrical Engineers to form the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers .-Founding:Following several attempts to form a...

 (IRE, founded 1912) and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
American Institute of Electrical Engineers
The American Institute of Electrical Engineers was a United States based organization of electrical engineers that existed between 1884 and 1963, when it merged with the Institute of Radio Engineers to form the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers .- History :The 1884 founders of the...

 (AIEE, founded 1884).

The major interests of the AIEE
American Institute of Electrical Engineers
The American Institute of Electrical Engineers was a United States based organization of electrical engineers that existed between 1884 and 1963, when it merged with the Institute of Radio Engineers to form the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers .- History :The 1884 founders of the...

 were wire communications (telegraphy
Telegraphy
Telegraphy is the long-distance transmission of messages via some form of signalling technology. Telegraphy requires messages to be converted to a code which is known to both sender and receiver...

 and telephony
Telephony
In telecommunications, telephony encompasses the general use of equipment to provide communication over distances, specifically by connecting telephones to each other....

) and light and power systems. The IRE
Institute of Radio Engineers
The Institute of Radio Engineers was a professional organization which existed from 1912 until January 1, 1963, when it merged with the American Institute of Electrical Engineers to form the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers .-Founding:Following several attempts to form a...

 concerned mostly radio
Radio
Radio is the transmission of signals through free space by modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible light. Electromagnetic radiation travels by means of oscillating electromagnetic fields that pass through the air and the vacuum of space...

 engineering, and was formed from two smaller organizations, the Society of Wireless and Telegraph Engineers and the Wireless Institute. With the rise of electronics
Electronics
Electronics is the branch of science, engineering and technology that deals with electrical circuits involving active electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, and associated passive interconnection technologies...

 in the 1930s, electronics engineers usually became members of the IRE, but the applications of electron tube technology became so extensive that the technical boundaries differentiating the IRE and the AIEE became difficult to distinguish. After World War II, the two organizations became increasingly competitive, and in 1961, the leadership of both the IRE and the AIEE resolved to consolidate the two organizations. The two organizations formally merged as the IEEE on January 1, 1963.

Notable Presidents of IEEE and its founding organizations include Elihu Thomson
Elihu Thomson
Elihu Thomson was an American engineer and inventor who was instrumental in the founding of major electrical companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and France.-Early life:...

 (AIEE, 1889–1890), Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone....

 (AIEE, 1891–1892), Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a German-American mathematician and electrical engineer. He fostered the development of alternating current that made possible the expansion of the electric power industry in the United States, formulating mathematical theories for engineers...

 (AIEE, 1901–1902), Lee De Forest
Lee De Forest
Lee De Forest was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. De Forest invented the Audion, a vacuum tube that takes relatively weak electrical signals and amplifies them. De Forest is one of the fathers of the "electronic age", as the Audion helped to usher in the widespread use...

 (IRE, 1930), Frederick E. Terman
Frederick Terman
Frederick Emmons Terman was an American academic. He is widely credited with being the father of Silicon Valley.-Education:...

 (IRE, 1941), William R. Hewlett
William Reddington Hewlett
William Redington Hewlett was an engineer and the co-founder, with David Packard, of the Hewlett-Packard Company . He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan where is father taught at the Univerisy of Michigan Medical School...

 (IRE, 1954), Ernst Weber
Ernst Weber (engineer)
Ernst Weber , Austria-born American electrical engineer, was a pionier in microwave technologies and played an important role in the history of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where in 1945 he founded the Microwave Research Institute Ernst Weber (September 6, 1901 Vienna, Austria...

 (IRE, 1959; IEEE, 1963), and Ivan Getting (IEEE, 1978).

IEEE's Constitution defines the purposes of the organization as "scientific and educational, directed toward the advancement of the theory and practice of Electrical
Electrical engineering
Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. The field first became an identifiable occupation in the late nineteenth century after commercialization of the electric telegraph and electrical...

, Electronics
Electronic engineering
Electronics engineering, also referred to as electronic engineering, is an engineering discipline where non-linear and active electrical components such as electron tubes, and semiconductor devices, especially transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, are utilized to design electronic...

, Communications
Telecommunication
Telecommunication is the transmission of information over significant distances to communicate. In earlier times, telecommunications involved the use of visual signals, such as beacons, smoke signals, semaphore telegraphs, signal flags, and optical heliographs, or audio messages via coded...

 and Computer Engineering
Computer engineering
Computer engineering, also called computer systems engineering, is a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer systems. Computer engineers usually have training in electronic engineering, software design, and...

, as well as Computer Science
Computer science
Computer science or computing science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems...

, the allied branches of engineering and the related art
Art
Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect....

s and science
Science
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe...

s." In pursuing these goals, the IEEE serves as a major publisher of scientific journal
Scientific journal
In academic publishing, a scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further the progress of science, usually by reporting new research. There are thousands of scientific journals in publication, and many more have been published at various points in the past...

s and organizer of conference
Academic conference
An academic conference or symposium is a conference for researchers to present and discuss their work. Together with academic or scientific journals, conferences provide an important channel for exchange of information between researchers.-Overview:Conferences are usually composed of various...

s, workshops, and symposia (many of which have associated published proceedings
Proceedings
In academia, proceedings are the collection of academic papers that are published in the context of an academic conference. They are usually distributed as printed books either before the conference opens or after the conference has closed. Proceedings contain the contributions made by researchers...

). It is also a leading standards development organization
Standards organization
A standards organization, standards body, standards developing organization , or standards setting organization is any organization whose primary activities are developing, coordinating, promulgating, revising, amending, reissuing, interpreting, or otherwise producing technical standards that are...

 for the development of industrial standards (having developed over 900 active industry technical standards) in a broad range of disciplines, including electric power
Electric power
Electric power is the rate at which electric energy is transferred by an electric circuit. The SI unit of power is the watt.-Circuits:Electric power, like mechanical power, is represented by the letter P in electrical equations...

 and energy
Energy
In physics, energy is an indirectly observed quantity. It is often understood as the ability a physical system has to do work on other physical systems...

, biomedical technology and healthcare, information technology
Information technology
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

, information assurance
Information security
Information security means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction....

, telecommunications, consumer electronics, transportation, aerospace, and nanotechnology
Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology is the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally, nanotechnology deals with developing materials, devices, or other structures possessing at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometres...

. IEEE develops and participates in educational activities such as accreditation of electrical engineering programs in institutes of higher learning. The IEEE logo is a diamond-shaped design which illustrates the right hand grip rule embedded in Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat...

's kite, and it was created at the time of the 1963 merger.

IEEE has a dual complementary regional and technical structure - with organizational units based on geography (e.g., the IEEE Philadelphia Section, IEEE South Africa Section http://www.ieee.org.za) and technical focus (e.g., the IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Computer Society
The IEEE Computer Society is a professional society of IEEE. Its purpose and scope is “to advance the theory, practice, and application of computer and information processing science and technology” and the “professional standing of its members.” The CS is the largest of 38 technical societies...

). It manages a separate organizational unit (IEEE-USA) which recommends policies and implements programs specifically intended to benefit the members, the profession and the public in the United States.

The IEEE includes 38 technical Societies, organized around specialized technical fields, with more than 300 local organizations that hold regular meetings.

The IEEE Standards Association
IEEE Standards Association
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association is an organization within IEEE that develops global standards in a broad range of industries, including: power and energy, biomedical and health care, information technology, telecommunication, transportation,...

 is in charge of the standardization activities of the IEEE.

Publications


IEEE produces 30% of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, publishing well over 100 peer-reviewed journals.

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 for subscription-based access and individual publication purchases.

In addition to journals and conference proceedings, the IEEE also publishes tutorials and the standards that are produced by its standardization committees.

Educational activities


The IEEE provides learning opportunities within the engineering sciences, research, and technology. The goal of the IEEE education programs is to ensure the growth of skill and knowledge in the electricity-related technical professions and to foster individual commitment to continuing education among IEEE members, the engineering and scientific communities, and the general public.

IEEE offers educational opportunities such as IEEE eLearning Library, the Education Partners Program, Standards in Education and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 require Professional Development Hours (PDH) to maintain a Professional Engineering license
Regulation and licensure in engineering
Regulation of the engineering profession is established by various jurisdictions of the world to protect the safety, well-being and other interests of the general public, and to define the licensure process through which an engineer becomes authorized to provide professional services to the...

, 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 understand better what engineering means, 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).

Standards and development process


IEEE is one of the leading standards-making organizations in the world. IEEE performs its standards making and maintaining functions through the IEEE Standards Association
IEEE Standards Association
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association is an organization within IEEE that develops global standards in a broad range of industries, including: power and energy, biomedical and health care, information technology, telecommunication, transportation,...

 (IEEE-SA). IEEE standards affect a wide range of industries including: power and energy, biomedical and healthcare, Information Technology
Information technology
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

 (IT), telecommunications, transportation, nanotechnology, information assurance, and many more. In 2005, IEEE had close to 900 active standards, with 500 standards under development. One of the more notable IEEE standards is the IEEE 802
IEEE 802
IEEE 802 refers to a family of IEEE standards dealing with local area networks and metropolitan area networks.More specifically, the IEEE 802 standards are restricted to networks carrying variable-size packets. IEEE 802 refers to a family of IEEE standards dealing with local area networks and...

 LAN
Län
Län and lääni refer to the administrative divisions used in Sweden and previously in Finland. The provinces of Finland were abolished on January 1, 2010....

/MAN
Metropolitan area network
A metropolitan area network is a computer network that usually spans a city or a large campus. A MAN usually interconnects a number of local area networks using a high-capacity backbone technology, such as fiber-optical links, and provides up-link services to wide area networks and the...

 group of standards which includes the IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3 is a working group and a collection of IEEE standards produced by the working group defining the physical layer and data link layer's media access control of wired Ethernet. This is generally a local area network technology with some wide area network applications...

 Ethernet
Ethernet
Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies for local area networks commercially introduced in 1980. Standardized in IEEE 802.3, Ethernet has largely replaced competing wired LAN technologies....

 standard and the IEEE 802.11
IEEE 802.11
IEEE 802.11 is a set of standards for implementing wireless local area network computer communication in the 2.4, 3.6 and 5 GHz frequency bands. They are created and maintained by the IEEE LAN/MAN Standards Committee . The base version of the standard IEEE 802.11-2007 has had subsequent...

 Wireless Networking standard.

Membership and member grades


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
Computer science
Computer science or computing science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems...

, mechanical
Mechanical engineering
Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the...

 and civil engineering
Civil engineering
Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings...

) as well as biologist
Biologist
A biologist is a scientist devoted to and producing results in biology through the study of life. Typically biologists study organisms and their relationship to their environment. Biologists involved in basic research attempt to discover underlying mechanisms that govern how organisms work...

s, physicist
Physics
Physics is a natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through spacetime, along with related concepts such as energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.Physics is one of the oldest academic...

s, and mathematician
Mathematics
Mathematics is the study of quantity, space, structure, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proofs, which are arguments sufficient to convince other mathematicians of their validity...

s.

An individual can join the IEEE as a student member, professional member, or associate member. In order to qualify for membership, the individual must fulfil 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.
  • 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 individuals 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
    IEEE Fellow
    An IEEE member is elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow for "unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest"...

    , 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
    IEEE Medal of Honor
    The IEEE Medal of Honor is the highest recognition of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers . It has been awarded since 1917, when its first recipient was Major Edwin H. Armstrong. It is given for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of...

    , may receive Honorary Membership from the IEEE Board of Directors.
  • Life 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 – and, in the case of Fellow members, as Life Fellows.

Awards


Through its awards program, the IEEE recognizes contributions that advance the fields of interest to the IEEE. For nearly a century, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society and the engineering profession.

Funds for the awards program, other than those provided by corporate sponsors for some awards, are administered by the IEEE Foundation.

Medals

  • IEEE Medal of Honor
    IEEE Medal of Honor
    The IEEE Medal of Honor is the highest recognition of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers . It has been awarded since 1917, when its first recipient was Major Edwin H. Armstrong. It is given for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of...

  • IEEE Edison Medal
    IEEE Edison Medal
    The Edison Medal is presented by the IEEE "for a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts." It is the oldest and most coveted medal in this field of engineering in the United States. The award consists of a gold medal, bronze replica,...

  • IEEE Founders Medal
    IEEE Founders Medal
    The IEEE Founders Medal is an award is presented for outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession. It may be presented to an individual or team up to three in number...

     (for leadership, planning, and administration)
  • IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal
    IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal
    The IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal is an award presented "for a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE". This award may only be awarded to an individual...

  • IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
    IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
    The IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal is an award honoring "exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering" in the field of telecommunications...

     (for communications engineering)
  • IEEE Simon Ramo Medal
    IEEE Simon Ramo Medal
    The IEEE Simon Ramo Medal is an award for exceptional achievement in systems engineering and systems science, and was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1982. The medal is named for Simon Ramo, one of the founders of the TRW corporation. The award itself consists of a gold medal, bronze...

     (for systems engineering
    Systems engineering
    Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how complex engineering projects should be designed and managed over the life cycle of the project. Issues such as logistics, the coordination of different teams, and automatic control of machinery become more...

    )
  • IEEE Medal for Engineering Excellence
    IEEE Medal for Engineering Excellence
    The IEEE Medal for Engineering Excellence was an award presented by the IEEE to recognize exceptional achievements in application engineering in the technical disciplines of the IEEE, for the benefit of the public and the engineering profession. The medal was awarded to an individual or a group of...

  • IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
    IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
    The Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies was established by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Board of Directors in 2008. This award is presented for outstanding accomplishments in the application of technology in the fields of interest to IEEE that improve the...

  • IEEE Medal in Power Engineering
    IEEE Medal in Power Engineering
    The IEEE Medal in Power Engineering was created by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2008, and presented for the first time in 2010. This award is given to an individual with outstanding contributions in power engineering...

  • IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (for information technology
    Information technology
    Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

    )
  • IEEE Heinrich Hertz Medal
    IEEE Heinrich Hertz Medal
    The IEEE Heinrich Hertz Medal was a science award presented by the IEEE for outstanding achievements in the field of electromagnetic waves. The medal was named in honour of German physicist Heinrich Hertz, and was first proposed in 1986 by IEEE Region 8 as a centennial recognition of Hertz's work...

     (for electromagnetics
    Electromagnetic radiation
    Electromagnetic radiation is a form of energy that exhibits wave-like behavior as it travels through space...

    )
  • IEEE John von Neumann Medal
    IEEE John von Neumann Medal
    The IEEE John von Neumann Medal was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1990 and may be presented annually "for outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology." The achievements may be theoretical, technological, or entrepreneurial, and need not have been made...

     (for computer-related technology)
  • IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal
    IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal
    The IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal is presented "for outstanding achievements in signal processing" theory, technology or commerce. The recipients of this award will receive a gold medal, together with a replica in bronze, a certificate and a honorarium.The award was established in...

  • IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications
    IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications
    The IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications is an award presented for outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications. This award can be presented to an individual or group of up to three people.The award was established...

  • IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal
    IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal
    The IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal is a science award presented by the IEEE for outstanding contributions to the microelectronics industry. It is given to individuals who have demonstrated contributions in multiple areas including technology development, business development, industry leadership,...

     (for microelectronics)
  • IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology
    IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology
    The IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2009. This award is presented for outstanding contributions and/or innovations in engineering within the fields of medicine, biology, and healthcare technology.The award is presented annually...

  • IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award
  • IEEE Centennial Medal
    IEEE Centennial Medal
    The IEEE Centennial Medal was a medal minted and awarded in 1984 to celebrate the Centennial of the founding of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1884.The medal obverse shows 1884 in calligraphic writing and 1984 in an LCD font...


Technical field awards

  • IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award
    IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award
    The IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE given for outstanding contributions to outstanding contributions to the field of biomedical engineering....

  • IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award
    IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award
    The IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award is an award is presented for outstanding contributions to nanotechnology and miniaturization in the electronics arts. It may be presented to an individual or a team of up to three...

     (for nanotechnology
    Nanotechnology
    Nanotechnology is the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally, nanotechnology deals with developing materials, devices, or other structures possessing at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometres...

     and miniaturization)
  • IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies Award
    IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies Award
    The IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies Award is a Technical Field Award established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2002...

  • IEEE Control Systems Award
    IEEE Control Systems Award
    The IEEE Control Systems Award is a technical field award given to an individual by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers "for outstanding contributions to control systems engineering, science or technology"...

  • IEEE Electromagnetics Award
    IEEE Electromagnetics Award
    The IEEE Electromagnetics Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1996. This award is presented for outstanding contributions to electromagnetics theory, application or education.It may be presented to an individual only....

  • IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award
    IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award
    The IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award is a Technical Field Award presented by the IEEE for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of speech and/or audio signal processing. It may be presented to an individual or a team of up to three people...

  • IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award
    IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award
    The IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award is a Technical Field Award presented by the IEEE for outstanding contributions to solid-state devices and technology. The award may be presented to an individual or a team of up to three people. It was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1999. The award is...

     (for solid-state devices)
  • IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award
    IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award
    The IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE that is presented for outstanding contributions to electric transmission and distribution. The award may be presented annually to an individual or a team of up to three people...

  • IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award
    IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award
    The IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE given for outstanding contributions to consumer electronics technology. It is named in honor of Masaru Ibuka, co-founder and honorary chairman of Sony Corporation. The award is currently given each year to an...

  • IEEE Internet Award
    IEEE Internet Award
    IEEE Internet Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE that was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in June 1999. The award is sponsored by Nokia Corporation. It may currently be presented annually to an individual or up to three recipients, for exceptional contributions to the...

  • IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award
    IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award
    The IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award was a Technical Field Award of the IEEE that was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2004 and was discontinued in 2011...

  • IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award
    IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award
    The IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE given each year to an individual, multiple recipients, or team up to three in number that has made outstanding contributions to information storage systems. The award is named in honor of Reynold...

  • IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award
    IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award
    The IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE that was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1986. This award is presented for outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering....

     (for industrial systems engineering)
  • IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement
    IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement
    The IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE that was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2001 and first awarded in 2004...

  • IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award
    IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award
    The IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award is a Technical Field Award established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2003. This award is presented for outstanding contributions to the fundamentals of any aspect of electronic circuits and systems that has a long-term significance or impact.The award may...

     (for electronic circuits and systems)
  • IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award
    IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award
    The IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, which was initially called the IEEE Graduate Teaching Award, is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE that has been presented annually since 1992 to an individual by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers "for inspirational teaching...

  • IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award
    IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award
    The IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE established in 1986. This award has been presented annually since 1988 for outstanding contributions to the integration of computers and communications....

  • IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award
    IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award
    The IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE that was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2005. This award is presented annually for outstanding contribution to the advancement of power electronics. The award is named in honor of William E...

  • IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award
    IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award
    The IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE for contributions to emerging technologies. The award is named after Daniel E. Noble. The award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2000, replacing the prior IEEE Morris N...

     (for emerging technologies)
  • IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits
    IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits
    The IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits is a Technical Field Award of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers . It was previously called the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Award. In November 2005 the award was renamed to honor Donald O. Pederson...

  • IEEE Frederik Philips Award
    IEEE Frederik Philips Award
    The IEEE Frederik Philips Award is a Technical Field Award that was established by the IEEE in 1971. The award is presented for outstanding accomplishments in the management of research and development resulting in effective innovation in the electrical and electronics industry.This award may be...

     (for management of research and development
    Research and development
    The phrase research and development , according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, refers to "creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of...

    )
  • IEEE Photonics Award
    IEEE Photonics Award
    The IEEE Photonics Award is a Technical Field Award established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2002. This award is presented for outstanding achievements in photonics.This award may be presented to an individual or a team of up to three people....

  • IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award
    IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award
    The IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award is a Technical Field Award given each year by the IEEE to an individual or small team that has made outstanding contributions to information processing systems in relation to computer science. The award is named in honor of Emanuel R. Piore.The award was established...

     (for information processing systems in computer science)
  • IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award
    IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award
    The IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award is a technical field award presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to either an individual, or a team, "for outstanding contributions to space engineering within the fields of interest of the IEEE".The award is named in honor of Judith A...

     (for space engineering)
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Award
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Award
    The IEEE Robotics and Automation Award is a Technical Field Award of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers that was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2002...

  • IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award
    IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award
    The IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award is a Technical Field Award established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2004. This award is presented for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the design, practice, techniques, or theory in biologically and linguistically motivated computational...

     (for biologically and linguistically motivated computational paradigms such as neural networks
    Artificial neural network
    An artificial neural network , usually called neural network , is a mathematical model or computational model that is inspired by the structure and/or functional aspects of biological neural networks. A neural network consists of an interconnected group of artificial neurons, and it processes...

  • IEEE David Sarnoff Award
    IEEE David Sarnoff Award
    The IEEE David Sarnoff Award is a Technical Field Award presented annually by the IEEE.The award was established in 1959 by the RCA Corporation; in 1989 the Sarnoff Corporation became its sponsor...

     (for electronics)
  • IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award
    IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award
    The IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award is a technical field award given to an individual by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers , for major contributions to standardization within the field of electrical and electronics engineering...

     (for standardization
    Standardization
    Standardization is the process of developing and implementing technical standards.The goals of standardization can be to help with independence of single suppliers , compatibility, interoperability, safety, repeatability, or quality....

    )
  • IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award
    IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award
    Ther IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award is a Technical Field Award that was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2008. This award may be presented for outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear and plasma sciences and engineering....

     (for nuclear and plasma engineering)
  • IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award
    IEEE Eric E. Sumner award
    The IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE. It was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1995. It may be presented annually, to an individual or a team of not more than three people, for outstanding contributions to communications technology. It is named in honor...

     (for communications technology)
  • IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award
    IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award
    The IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE that was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1990. It is presented for inspirational teaching of undergraduate students in the fields of interest of the IEEE....

  • IEEE Nikola Tesla Award
    IEEE Nikola Tesla Award
    The IEEE Nikola Tesla Award is a Technical Field Award given annually to an individual or team that has made an outstanding contribution to the generation or utilization of electric power. It is awarded by the Board of Directors of the IEEE. The award is named in honor of Nikola Tesla...

     (for power
    Electric power
    Electric power is the rate at which electric energy is transferred by an electric circuit. The SI unit of power is the watt.-Circuits:Electric power, like mechanical power, is represented by the letter P in electrical equations...

     technology)
  • IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award
    IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award
    The IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award is a Technical Field Award established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2001. It is presented for outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications....

     (for technologies holding the promise of innovative applications)

Recognitions

  • IEEE Haraden Pratt Award
    IEEE Haraden Pratt Award
    The IEEE Haraden Pratt Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1971. This award is presented to recognize individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the IEEE.This award is presented to an IEEE Senior Member or Fellow....

  • IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award
    IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award
    The IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1986. It is presented to an IEEE member for distinguished service to the development, viability, advancement, and pursuit of the technical objectives of the IEEE....

  • IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition
    IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition
    The IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1985. This award is presented for outstanding and exemplary contributions by an industrial entity, governmental, or academic organization, or other corporate body....

  • IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition
    IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition
    The IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition was established by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1985. This award is presented "for exceptional managerial leadership in the fields of interest to the IEEE"...

  • IEEE Honorary Membership
    IEEE Honorary Membership
    IEEE Honorary Membership is a honorary type of membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers , that is given for life to an individual...


Scholarships

  • IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering was established by the IEEE in 2000. The fellowship is awarded annually to a first year, full time graduate student obtaining their masters for work in the area of electrical engineering, at an engineering school/program of recognized standing worldwide.
  • IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship was established by the IRE in 1939 to commemorate Charles Legeyt Fortescue
    Charles Legeyt Fortescue
    Charles LeGeyt Fortescue was an electrical engineer. He was born in York Factory, in what is now Manitoba where the Hayes River enters Hudson Bay...

    's contributions to electrical engineering. The scholarship is awarded for one year of full-time graduate work obtaining their masters in electrical engineering an ANE engineering school of recognized standing in the United States.

Societies


IEEE is supported by 38 societies, each one focused on a certain knowledge area. They provide specialized publications, conferences, business networking
Business networking
Business networking is a socioeconomic activity by which groups of like-minded businesspeople recognize, create, or act upon business opportunities. A business network is a type of social network whose reason for existing is business activity...

 and sometimes other services.
  • IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
    IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
    The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society is a society of the IEEE that focuses on the advancement of integrated electronic systems and large-scale integrated interoperable systems.- History :...

  • IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society
    IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society
    The IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society is a society of the IEEE.- History :Before the merger of AIEE and IRE in 1963, the predecessor of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society was the IRE Professional Group on Antennas and Propagation , formed in 1949...

  • IEEE Broadcast Technology Society
    IEEE Broadcast Technology Society
    The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society is a long-established professional society of the IEEE.- History :The IRE Audio Professional Group was formed on June 2, 1948, and the Broadcast Engineers Group was later approved on July 7, 1948...

  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
    IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
    The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society is a society of the IEEE. It is also known by the acronym IEEE CASS. In the hierarchy of IEEE, the Circuits and Systems Society is one of close to 40 technical societies organized under the IEEE's Technical Activities Board.From the , the field of interest of...

  • IEEE Communications Society
    IEEE Communications Society
    The IEEE Communications Society is a professional society of the IEEE. It is also known by the abbreviation ComSoc. The Society focuses on two principal areas: the science of, and education about, communications engineering with the goal of advancing the state of the field; and professional...

  • IEEE Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Society
    IEEE Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Society
    The IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology is a professional society of the IEEE that deals with the advancement of microsystems packaging and manufacture.- History :...

  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
    IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
    The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society is a professional society of the IEEE that focuses on the "theory, design, application, and development of biologically and linguistically motivated computational paradigms".- History :...

  • IEEE Computer Society
    IEEE Computer Society
    The IEEE Computer Society is a professional society of IEEE. Its purpose and scope is “to advance the theory, practice, and application of computer and information processing science and technology” and the “professional standing of its members.” The CS is the largest of 38 technical societies...

  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
    IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
    The ' is a professional society of the that focuses on the "theory and practice of Electronic Engineering and of the allied arts and sciences with respect to the field of Consumer Electronics and the maintenance of a high professional standing among its members".- History :In 1983, the IEEE...

  • IEEE Control Systems Society
    IEEE Control Systems Society
    IEEE Control Systems Society is an organizational unit of the IEEE. It was founded in 1954 and is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control in engineering.-History:...

  • IEEE Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation Society
  • IEEE Education Society
    IEEE Education Society
    The IEEE Education Society is a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers , focused on the theory and practice of education and educational technology needed to deliver effectively domain knowledge in the fields of interest of IEEE.- History :The IEEE Education Society was...

  • IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
    IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
    The IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society is an organizational unit and professional society of academic professors and applied engineers with a common interest, affiliated with the IEEE. The 50-year-old Society has members and chapters in nearly every country throughout the world...

  • IEEE Electron Devices Society
    IEEE Electron Devices Society
    The ' is a professional society of the IEEE.- History :The IEEE Electron Devices Society was initially formed as the IRE Electron Tubes and Solid-State Devices Committee in 1951, and quickly became a professional group in March of 1952 called the IRE Professional Group on Electron Devices...

  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is an IEEE group dedicated to the study of Biomedical Engineering. Current president is Bin He.- History :...

  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
    IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
    -Vision Statement:The Industrial Electronics Society through its members encompasses a diverse range of technical activities devoted to the application of electronics and electrical sciences for the enhancement of industrial and manufacturing processes...

  • IEEE Industry Applications Society
    IEEE Industry Applications Society
    - History :The IEEE Industry Applications Society was formed in 1964 as the Industry and General Applications Group, and changed its name to the IEEE Industry Applications Society on December 3rd of 1971.-Vision Statement:...

  • IEEE Information Theory Society
    IEEE Information Theory Society
    The IEEE Information Theory Society , formerly the IEEE Information Theory Group, is a professional society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers focused on several aspects of information: its processing, transmission, storage, and usage; and the "foundations of the...


  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society
    IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society
    The IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society is a professional society of the IEEE.- History :The IRE Professional Group on Instrumentation was established on March 9th of 1950, which after the merger with AIEE in 1963 changed its name to the IEEE Professional Technical Group on Instrumentation...

  • IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
    IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
    The ' is a professional society of the IEEE.- Field of Interest :The IEEE ITS Society states on its that its Field of Interest is in "theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical and electronics engineering and information technologies as applied to Intelligent Transportation...

  • IEEE Magnetics Society
    IEEE Magnetics Society
    The ' is a professional society of the IEEE.- History :The IEEE Magnetics Society formed in 1964 as the Group on Magnetics, and changed its name in 1972 to the IEEE Magnetics Society.- Field of Interest :...

  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
    IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
    The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society is the largest technical profession society for the promotion of the theory and applications of RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz technologies. The MTT-S has over 10,000 worldwide professional members in academia, industry and...

  • IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
    IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
    The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society is a transnational group of about 3000 professional engineers and scientists. The IEEE-affiliated Society sponsors 5 major annual, and six biennial conferences and symposia...

  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
    IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
    The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society is a society of the IEEE. In the hierarchy of IEEE, the OES is one of close to 40 technical societies organized under the IEEE's Technical Activities Board. OES is tasked with being scientific, literary, and educational in character...

  • IEEE Photonics Society
    IEEE Photonics Society
    The IEEE Photonics Society, formerly the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society , is a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers , focused on the scientific and engineering knowledge about the field of quantum electronics.In the hierarchy of IEEE, the Photonics Society is one...

  • IEEE Power Electronics Society
    IEEE Power Electronics Society
    The IEEE Power Electronics Society is a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers that focuses on the "development of power electronics technology".- History :...

  • IEEE Power & Energy Society
    IEEE Power & Energy Society
    The IEEE Power & Energy Society , formerly the IEEE Power Engineering Society, is the oldest society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers focused on the scientific and engineering knowledge about electric power and energy....

  • IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society
    IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society
    IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society is a society of the IEEE created June 21, 2003.- USA Chapters :*******-International Chapters:***-See also:* Safety engineering...

  • IEEE Professional Communication Society
    IEEE Professional Communication Society
    The ' is a professional society of the IEEE.- History :Formed in March of 1957 as the IRE Professional Group on Engineering Writing, the group changed its name to the IRE Professional Group on Engineering Writing and Speech , IEEE Professional Technical Group on Engineering Writing and Speech ,...

  • IEEE Reliability Society
    IEEE Reliability Society
    The IEEE Reliability Society is a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with a focus on Reliability Engineering.- History :...

  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
    The ' is a professional society of the IEEE.- History :The initial IEEE Robotics and Automation entity, the Robotics and Automation Council, was founded in 1984 by a number of IEEE Societies including Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Circuits and Systems, Components, Hybrids, and Manufacturing...

  • IEEE Signal Processing Society
    IEEE Signal Processing Society
    The IEEE Signal Processing Society is a society of the IEEE. It is also known by the acronym IEEE SPS. In the hierarchy of IEEE, the Signal Processing Society is one of close to 40 technical societies organized under the IEEE's Technical Activities Board...

  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
    IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
    The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology is a professional society of the IEEE.- History :The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology was founded in 1972 as the Committee on Social Implications of Technology...

  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
    IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
    The is a professional society of the .- Field of Interest :The Field of Interest of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society is the design, implementation and application of solid-state integrated circuits.- History :...

  • IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society
    IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society
    The IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society is a professional society of the IEEE.- History :The earliest incarnation of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society was the IRE Professional Group on Human Factors in Electronics, formed in 1958...

  • IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control Society
    IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control Society
    The IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society is a professional society of the IEEE.- History :The IRE Professional Group on Ultrasonic Engineering was formed in 1953. After the IRE's merge with AIEE in 1963, the group changed its name to the Professional Group on Sonics and...

  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
    IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
    The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society was founded in 1949 as the Institute of Radio Engineers' Committee on Vehicular and Railroad Radio. The Society's name has changed five times since then and its scope has expanded to include not only the "Radio" of the original name, but all manners of...



Technical councils


IEEE technical councils are collaborations of several IEEE societies on a broader knowledge area. There are currently seven technical councils:
  • IEEE Biometrics Council
    IEEE Biometrics Council
    -Mission:The mission of the IEEE Biometrics Council is as follows:"To advance and coordinate throughout IEEE, the work in the field of biometrics technologies and applications and to expand the IEEE's role in this interdisciplinary area...

  • IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation
    IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation
    The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation, also called IEEE CEDA, or Council on EDA, or just CEDA, is an organizational unit of the IEEE. It was started since many of the member societies have a common interest in electronic design automation, or EDA...

  • IEEE Nanotechnology Council
    IEEE Nanotechnology Council
    The is one of seven councils of the .The Council, according to its website, is "a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Nanotechnology carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, literary and educational areas...

  • IEEE Sensors Council
    IEEE Sensors Council
    The IEEE Sensors Council is one of seven technical councils of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is focused on sensors, tranducers and integrated sensor-actuators.- Fields of Interest :...

  • IEEE Council on Superconductivity
    IEEE Council on Superconductivity
    The ' is one of seven councils of the .- Field of Interest :The Council's Field of Interest is stated in its Constitution as follows:"The field of interest of the Council and its activities and programs shall be to cover the science and technology of superconductors and their applications,...

  • IEEE Systems Council
    IEEE Systems Council
    The is one of seven councils of the . The Council focuses on:*Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies*Modeling, simulation and integration related to design, testing, production and support...

  • IEEE Technology Management Council
    IEEE Technology Management Council
    The IEEE Technology Management Council is one of seven councils of the IEEE.- Field of interest :The Council's Field of Interest includes "the management sciences and practices applicable to individuals engaged in or overseeing the management of engineering, technology, innovation, and strategy in...


Technical committees


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:
  • IEEE Committee on Earth Observation
    IEEE Committee on Earth Observation
    The is an international committee of the that, according to its website, is focused on improving “living conditions, particularly in developing countries, through the development of [Global Earth Observation System of Systems] GEOSS.” The IEEE member base, such as systems of systems engineers,...

     (ICEO)
  • IEEE Technical Committee on RFID (CRFID)

IEEE Foundation


The IEEE Foundation is a charitable foundation established in 1973 to support and promote technology education, innovation and excellence. 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.
As of the end of 2009, the foundation's total assets were $27 million, split equally between unrestricted and donor-designated funds.

Copyright policy


The IEEE requires authors to transfer their copyright
Copyright
Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time...

 for works they submit for publication.

The IEEE generally does not create its own research. It is a professional organization that coordinates journal peer-review activities and holds subject-specific conferences
Academic conference
An academic conference or symposium is a conference for researchers to present and discuss their work. Together with academic or scientific journals, conferences provide an important channel for exchange of information between researchers.-Overview:Conferences are usually composed of various...

 in which authors present their research. The IEEE then publishes the authors' papers in journals and other proceedings
Proceedings
In academia, proceedings are the collection of academic papers that are published in the context of an academic conference. They are usually distributed as printed books either before the conference opens or after the conference has closed. Proceedings contain the contributions made by researchers...

, and authors are required to give up their exclusive rights to their works.

Section 6.3.1 IEEE Copyright Policies – subsections 7 and 8 – states that "all authors…shall transfer to the IEEE in writing any copyright they hold for their individual papers", but that the IEEE will grant the authors permission to make copies and use the papers they originally authored, so long as such use is permitted by the Board of Directors. The guidelines for what the Board considers a "permitted" use are not entirely clear, although posting a copy on a personally-controlled website is allowed. The author is also not allowed to change the work absent explicit approval from the organization. The IEEE justifies this practice in the first paragraph of that section, by stating that they will "serve and protect the interests of its authors and their employers".

The IEEE places research papers and other publications such as IEEE standards behind a "pay wall
Pay wall
A paywall is an online device which bars internet users from accessing webpage content without paid subscription. There are both "hard" and "soft" paywalls in use. "Hard" paywalls allow minimal to no access of content without subscription, while "soft" paywalls allow more flexibility of what...

", although the IEEE explicitly allows authors to make a copy of the papers that they authored freely available on their own website. As of September 2011, the IEEE also provides authors for most new journal papers with the option to pay to allow free download of their papers by the public from the IEEE publication website.

IEEE publications have received a Green rating the from SHERPA/RoMEO guide for affirming "authors and/or their companies shall have the right to post their IEEE-copyrighted material on their own servers without permission" (IEEE Publication Policy 8.1.9.D). This open access policy effectively allows authors, at their choice, to make their article openly available. Roughly 1/3 of the IEEE authors take this route .

Some other professional associations do not impose the same requirements on authors. For example, the USENIX
USENIX
-External links:* *...

 association requires that the author only give up the right to publish the paper elsewhere for 12 months (in addition to allowing authors to post copies of the paper on their own website during that time). The organization operates successfully even though all of its publications are freely available online.

See also

  • Certified Software Development Professional
    Certified Software Development Professional
    Certified Software Development Professional is an ISO-accredited professional certification in software engineering offered by the IEEE Computer Society to mid-career software development practitioners...

     (CSDP) Program of the IEEE Computer Society
    IEEE Computer Society
    The IEEE Computer Society is a professional society of IEEE. Its purpose and scope is “to advance the theory, practice, and application of computer and information processing science and technology” and the “professional standing of its members.” The CS is the largest of 38 technical societies...

  • Eta Kappa Nu
    Eta Kappa Nu
    Eta Kappa Nu is the electrical and computer engineering honor society of the IEEE, founded in October 1904 by Maurice L. Carr at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The organization currently has around 200 student chapters and about 3,000,000 members and is headquartered in Chicago,...

    , the electrical and computer engineering honor society of the IEEE
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
    Institution of Engineering and Technology
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology is a British professional body for those working in engineering and technology in the United Kingdom and worldwide. It was formed in 2006 from two separate institutions: the Institution of Electrical Engineers , dating back to 1871, and the...


External links

  • Official IEEE website
  • IEEE Global History Network — a wiki-based website containing information about the history of 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 eLearning Library — an online library of more than 200 self-study multimedia short courses and tutorials in technical fields of interest to the IEEE.