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The biographies and position statements for the 2015 IEEE Vice President, Member and Geographic Activities are listed below.


David G. Green

David Green

David G. Green has been on the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), AL, USA, since 1981. His interests include software engineering, collaboration systems, computer networking, and the engineering design process. He is a member of the project management team for the university’s Active Directory (Windows Services) and E-mail projects. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (BSE, 1975; MSE, 1977) with an Electrical Engineering specialization. David Green has received numerous IEEE awards including the IEEE Millennium Medal, IEEE Educational Activities Meritorious Service Award, Region 3 Outstanding Service Award, Regional Activities Board Innovation Award, USAB Regional Professional Leadership Award, IEEE’s Outstanding Branch Counselor, and the Region 3 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Education Award. He is a Senior member of IEEE, a member of ASEE, IEEE-HKN, and Tau Beta Pi, and an ARRL life member.



IEEE Board of Directors, 2007-08, 2010, 2012-3. Delegate IEEE Assembly 2012-3. IEEE Executive Committee, 2007-08. IEEE Secretary 2010, IEEE Treasurer, 2007-08.


Finance Committee (FinCom) 2003-10, Chair: 2007-08. Conference Committee 2014. Governance Committee 2010-13, Chair: 2010. IEEE IT Advisory Committee 2010-14. Strategic Planning Ad Hoc 2013, Board Transformation Ad Hoc Committee 2010. IEEE Finance and Inequities AdHoc Committee Chair, 2009. Investment Committee 2007-08. Employee Benefits Committee 2007-08. Compensation Committee 2007-08. Insurance Committee 2008. Individual Benefits and Services Committee (IB&SC) 2008. New Initiatives Committee 2003-05. Information Technology Strategy Committee 2004-07. Nominations and Appointments Committee (N&A) 2001-02. IEEE-USA, Director: 2012-13, Secretary/Treasurer: 2003-04. Member Geographic Activities Board (MGAB) 2012-2013, Implementing the Vision Committee Chair: 2009. Member and Geographic Activities (MGA and RAB): Region Director: 2012-13; RAB Re-engineering Committee: 2007; Treasurer: 2005-06; RAB N&A: 2001-02; Sections Congress: Program Chair: 2005; Track Chair: 1999; MGA FinCom: 2012-13, 2005-8 (RAB), RAB Awards and Recognition: 1993-95; RAB Membership Development: 1993-95; RAB Student Activities 1988-97 Chair: 1993-95; RAB AdHoc Committee on the Web: 1996-97; Electronic Communications Subcommittee 1997-98, 2000-05: Chair: 2002-03. RAB/TAB Section/Chapter Chair: 1996-97. RAB/TAB Transnational Committee Chair: 1997. RAB/TAB/EAB Membership Definition Subcommittee: 1992-95. Educational Activities Board (EAB): EAB N&A Committee 2007-08, 2012; EAB Liaison Committee 1994-7 Chair: 1996; EAB Continuing Education Products Chair: 1997.


Region 3: Region 3 Delegate/Director 2012-3. Past Director 2013-4. Region 3 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect 2010-11. Executive Committee: 1988-2014; Secretary: 1998-2009; Treasurer: 1992-93; Chaired many committees.


Alabama Section: Various Committees. Huntsville Section: Executive Committee, 1978-81; Chair 1980-81


Birmingham Section Industrial Applications Society Chapter: Chair, 1986-87


University of Alabama at Birmingham, Counselor, 1982-2013. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Counselor, 1976-81.


SOUTHEASTCON'92, Executive Committee, Student Activities, 1992. Region 3 Student Conference, Host Counselor, 1992. SOUTHEASTCON'81, Executive Committee, 1981. Region 3 Student Conference, Host Counselor, 1981.


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Wai-Choong (Lawrence) Wong

Wai-Choong (Lawrence) Wong

Wai-Choong (Lawrence) Wong is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is currently Deputy Director of the Interactive and Digital Media Institute at NUS. He has held various management positions in NUS, including Head-Department of Electrical Engineering (2008-2009), Director–Computer Centre (2000-2002), and Director–Centre for Instructional Technology (1998-2000). He was Executive Director of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) from November 2002 to November 2006. Prior to joining NUS in 1983, he was a member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Crawford Hill Lab, NJ, USA (1980-1983).

He received the B.Sc. (1st class Honors) and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, in 1976 and 1980, respectively. His research interests include wireless and sensor networks, ambient intelligent platforms and source matched transmission techniques with over 270 publications and five patents in these areas.



  • IEEE MGA, Vice Chair Strategic Management & Analysis, 2013-2014
  • IEEE Service Awards Committee, 2013-2014
  • IEEE Board, 2011-12
  • IEEE Technical Program Integrity Committee, 2011-2014
  • IEEE MGA Awards and Recognition Committee, 2010
  • IEEE Conference Committee, 2009
  • IEEE Member Conduct Committee Hearing Panel, 2000-02
  • IEEE Individual Benefits and Services Committee, Member, 1997-2001
  • IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee, Member, 1994-95


  • IEEE Region 10 Director 2011-12
  • IEEE Region 10 Director-Elect 2009-10
  • IEEE Region 10, Conference Coordinator, 2007-08
  • IEEE Region 10 Strategic Planning Coordinator, 2003-06
  • IEEE Region 10 Section/Chapter Support Coordinator, 2002-03
  • IEEE Region 10 Electronic Communications Coordinator, 1997-2001
  • IEEE Region 10  Awards & Recognition Committee, Chair, 1995-96


  • IEEE Singapore Section, Chair, 1993-96
  • IEEE Singapore Section Vice Chair, 1989-90
  • IEEE Singapore Section Deputy Chair, 1988-91
  • IEEE Singapore Section Advisory Panel, Chair, 1997-98
  • IEEE Singapore Section Educational Activities, Chair, 1990
  • IEEE Singapore Section Membership Development Chair, 1984-85
  • IEEE Computer Society Singapore Chapter, Chair, 1987-89
  • IEEE Computer Society Singapore Chapter Vice Chair, 1990-91


  • IEEE Computer Society, Asian Activities Committee, Member, 1990-93


  • IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS), General Chair/Co-Chair, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
  • IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON), General Chair/Co-Chair, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
  • Workshop on Mobile, Wireless and Sensor Networks: Technology and Future Directions (MOBWISER), General Chair, 2004
  • IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON), General Chair/Co-Chair, 1994, 2001
  • IEEE Singapore International Conference on Networks (SICON), General Chair, 1991 & 1989
  • IEEE Singapore Megacon 1995 Steering Committee, General Chair, 1995
  • IEEE Singapore International Conference on Networks/International Conference on Info Engineering (ICON/ICIE ), General Co-Chair, 1995 and 1993
  • IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM ’95), Local Arrangements Chair, 1995

Ad Hoc Committees/Others:

  • Globalization Ad Hoc Committee, Member, 2014
  • IEEE Volunteer Onboarding Leadership Training (VOLT), Mentor, 2013
  • IEEE Public Visibility Ad Hoc Committee, Member, 2012

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