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Below are the candidates for IEEE Division I Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2015; Delegate/Director, 2016-2017.

Division I:

  • Circuits and Systems Society
  • Electron Devices Society
  • Solid-State Circuits Society

The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.


Maciej J. Ogorzalek

Maciej Ogorzalek

(Nominated by IEEE Division I)
Professor and Department Head
Department of Information Technologies
Jagiellonian University
Krakow, Poland

MACIEJ J. OGORZALEK is Professor and Head of the Department of Information Technologies, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland.

He held visiting positions in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, US, Japan, Hong Kong. In 2000 he worked at the National Microelectronic Center, Seville, Spain. In 2001 he was visiting professor at Kyoto University, in 2005 Hertie Foundation guest professor at The Goethe University Frankfurt-am-Main. 2006-2009 he held the Chair of Bio-signals and Systems, Hong Kong Polytechnic University under the Distinguished Scholars Scheme.

Author of over 280 technical papers published in journals and conference proceedings, and the book Chaos and Complexity in Nonlinear Electronic Circuits (World Scientific, 1997).

He serves also as Associate Editor for Journal of the Franklin Institute (1997-present), International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos (2004-present), International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications (2000-present). He was the Vice-President of the Sniadecki Science Foundation (until 2005). In 2012 elected Member of Academia Europaea.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


  • IEEE Recognitions Council, Vice-chair, 2013-2014
  • IEEE Awards PPC, 2013-2014
  • Fellow Evaluation Committee, 2011-2014
  • Prize Paper/Scholarship Award Committee, Chairman, 2012-2013
  • Member Engagement & Life Cycle Committee, 2012-2013
  • TAB/PSPB PSC, 2009
  • Technical Activities Board (TAB), 2008
  • IEEE Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee, 2008


  • Region 8 N&A Committee, 2013-2014
  • Region 8 ARC, 2010-2012


  • Poland Section Chair, 2010-2013
  • Recipient CASS Chapter-of-the-Year Award, 1995


  • Recipient CASS Meritorious Service Award, 2012
  • CASS Awards Chair, 2009
  • CASS President, 2008
  • CASS Administrative Vice President 2005-2006, Vice President Region 8 2001-2003


  • General Chairman ECCTD’2003 Krakow/Poland
  • General Co-Chair NOLTA 2009
  • General Chair NOLTA 2010
  • Technical program Chair LASCAS’2011
  • Co-organizer CAS FEST 2012 Workshop, Seoul, Korea
  • Member of organizing and technical committees of many IEEE sponsored conferences


  • Member of evaluation team - IEEE President’s Change the World Competition
  • Editorial Board Proceedings of the IEEE, 2004-2009
  • Editor-in-Chief Circuits and Systems Magazine, 2004-2007
  • CASS Distinguished Lecturer, 2004-2005
  • Recipient of the IEEE-CAS Golden Jubilee Award and the CASS Guillemin-Cauer  Award, 2002

Major Accomplishments:

  • As Editor-in-Chief: Bringing the CAS Magazine to second position among the IEEE Magazines with 5Year IF=3.34.
  • In membership development: bringing IEEE Young Professionals (formerly GOLD) representatives to CASS Board of Governors (since 2008). Bringing the membership of Poland Section for the first time to the level of 1000!
  • During my CASS ExCom involvement and Presidency new actions in the conference activities have been initiated including organization of workshops for local students connected with ExCom meetings, eg. in Region 9 (Argentina and Brazil). Creation of new conference in Region 9 - Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Support for activities in Region 10.
  • As Section Chairman - strong support for chapter and student branches activities. Region 8 Student Branch Congress – Krakow, Poland, August 6-8 2014. Establishing new chapters (SSCS and TMC in 2013). FIRST Milestone in Poland – 2014.

If elected I intend to concentrate my work towards the needs of electronic industry – among the Division I organizational units we need more profound understanding and actions towards strengthening, extending and establishing possible new links between industry and academia under the leadership of IEEE.

We will deliver a plan to introduce new areas of science and technology into IEEE scope, just to mention some emerging topics in geosciences, agriculture, chemistry or economics, bringing fantastic new applications improving our lives.

Specifically, electronic waste generation and management, environment-aware design, concepts of participatory design, life cycle engineering, compassionate business and sustainability come into the picture.

We have to work towards better utilization of resources, improvement of designs towards reuse of materials, and creating new curricula for studies directed to better educate the next generation of engineers/scientists and raise awareness of the above mentioned problems to develop new and efficient solutions.

I am dedicated to bring these themes to the direct attention of IEEE leadership and activities. I have the knowledge, experience, and commitment to pursue this vision.




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Rakesh Kumar

Rakesh Kumar

(Nominated by IEEE Division I)
President and CEO
TCX Technology Connexions
San Diego, California, USA
Rakesh Kumar is President and CEO of TCX Technology Connexions, a company which provides management, business and technical ‘bridging the gaps’ consulting services in advanced semiconductor technology and virtual operations areas. Clients include emerging fabless IC companies, mid-size and large, Fortune 500 IC companies, as well as leading research organizations. Currently serves as a Business and Technology Advisor at University of California San Diego’s Entrepreneurism Center. Dr. Kumar authored the book “Fabless Semiconductor Implementation”, published by McGraw Hill. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and active volunteer since late 1980’s. During his 40 years career in the semiconductor industry Dr. Kumar has also been the VP&GM of Cadence Design’s worldwide Silicon Technology Services business unit, and has held various technical and management positions at Unisys and Motorola. He received the Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester in 1974 and 1971 respectively. He graduated from IIT Delhi in 1969 with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. He received an Executive MBA from the University of California, San Diego in 1989.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

Committees/Board: Technical Activities Board: Member 2012-13, alternate 2006-11; Strategic Planning 2014; Chair, Adhoc supporting Sections Congress 2014, 2011; Chair, SSIT Turnaround Adhoc 2012-14; Representative, MGA Operations Committee 2011; Ethics and Conflict Resolution 2010; TAB FinCom 2007-09.

SSCS: President 2012-13; Vice President 2010-11; Treasurer 2005-10; CICC Representative to SSCS AdCom 2000-04; Nominations Chair 2014; Chair, SSCS Magazine Advisory Board, 2014. Keynote/Plenary Talks: ASICON 2013, ASSCC 2011-12, ICE-ID 2013. CICC Committee 1991-2004: Steering/Organizing Committee, General Chair, Conference Chair, Program Chair, Exhibits Chair, TP Committee.

Major Accomplishments:

  • 44 years Member, active Volunteer since late 1980’s. Intense supporter/promoter of IEEE and volunteerism.
  • As SSCS President/President-elect, promoted outreach for global presence.
    • Facilitated formation of 12 new Chapters (15% growth in 2 years)
    • Led programs that transformed declining Society membership trend to positive annual growth (~2.5%) in 2 years
    • Promoted volunteer recognition - Fellow nominations increased by 80%
    • Enhanced Educational activities - >15 tutorials/short courses available online, 7 Distinguished Lecture “Tours” in Regions 8-10 (participated in 3)
    • Launched SSCS Webinars – 6 completed, numerous planned in 2014
    • Numerous Distinguished Lectures on behalf of SSCS and EDS
    • Supported GOLD/YP and WIE activities
    • Championed/promoted member value
  • Spear-headed approval and launched SSCS Magazine focused on historical, educational and newsworthy content (2005-06). Tutorials Editor for five years.
  • Used Leadership skills that drove the formulation/approval of cross-functional publications:
    • RFIC Virtual Journal. Fostered cooperation between SSC/CAS/MTT/ED/AP Societies
    • JxCDC – Journal of Exploratory Computational Devices and Circuits (sponsors SSCS/Magnetics/NanoTech C/CAS/Computer; technical co-sponsors EDS/C Superconductivity/CEDA
  • Fostered MGA and TAB cooperation – represented TAB on MGA Operations Committee (2011), and led TAB participation in 2011 and 2014 Sections Congress events.
  • IEEE and TAB Financial knowhow - TAB FinCom participant and Society Treasurer (2007-09). Coached two Societies/Councils having financial difficulties.
  • Chaired an SSCS premier conference (1991-2004)
  • Supported IEEE’s ethical standards, served on TAB Ethics and Conflict Resolution (2010)

I will work to enhance communication and cooperation among Division I Societies/Councils with a view to increase Member Value. Division I is at the heart of mobile wireless products, dubbed as the largest platform in the history of mankind. The technical solutions for complex SoC’s used in these products transcend the Scopes and FOIs of our Societies/Councils. Formulating cross-functional offerings to service the respective communities in these overlapping areas will generate much interest in expanding membership.

Improved communication and cooperation will allow leveraging efforts and experiences within our division. As an example, SSCS could learn from EDS leadership experiences in globalization and outreach efforts. Working together we can be more efficient, and accomplish loftier goals.

These are challenging goals that will require cooperation not only from TAB volunteers but also MGA volunteers, and IEEE staff. I will leverage my experience, demonstrated ability to collaborate, and leadership skills to bring Division I Societies and Councils closer together. We will then be able to provide enhanced value to our members and volunteers, improve community participation, and membership.


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Renuka P. Jindal

Renuka Jindal

(Nominated by IEEE Division I)
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, USA

Dr. Renuka Jindal is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA, USA since 2002. His research and teaching interests lie in the theory and practice of random processes applicable to a wide variety of phenomena in electronic and photonic devices and circuits, lightwave and wireless communications systems and biological organs.

Earlier, Dr. Jindal was with Bell Labs at Murray Hill, Princeton and Whippany, NJ as distinguished member of technical staff for 22 years bridging both technical and administrative roles. Highlights include his pioneering work in the 80s uncovering the physical understanding of noise in MOS devices with channel lengths in the few hundred nanometers regime.

Dr. Jindal was elected Fellow of IEEE in 1991 for his seminal work reducing MOSFET noise by almost an order of magnitude for analog and RF applications. He is also a recipient of the IEEE 3rd Millennium medal.


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
  • Member IEEE Technical Activities Board (2010-2011)
  • Division I EDS representative to the IEEE TAB Periodicals Committee (2002-2004, 2007)

  • Chapter Partner/Mentor/volunteer for EDS chapters in Region 10 (Asia and Pacific) (1998 to Present)
  • IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer (1995 to Present).

Student Branches:
  • Mentor, region 10 (South Asia) – Helped initiate 4 EDS student branches (2004-2012)
  • Mentor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Helped organize and participated in local events (2010-2014)
Electron Devices Society:
  • Senior Past President (2014)
  • Junior Past President (2012-2013)
  • President (2010-2011)
  • EDS Nominations and Elections Committee: Chair (2012-2013); Member (2014, 2010-2011)
  • Fellow committee (2012-2013)
  • EDS VP Publications (2000-2008)
  • IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices: Editor-in-Chief (1990-2000); Editor, (1987-1989)

  • Co-Chair, Steering Committee, IEDST 2009 and ICEE (2012 to Present)

As a 38 year veteran of IEEE with a dual career in industry and academia, Dr. Jindal rose through the ranks as Editor, Editor-in-Chief, VP of Publications, and as EDS President in 2010-2011. As President he formulated the vision and mission of EDS enhancing member benefits launching a plethora of initiatives reversing the decline in EDS membership.  A partial list of his accomplishments is given below:

  • Brought together 6 societies and 1 council to launch highly successful IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics mushrooming IEEE’s share in the PV space.
  • Launched EDS webinar series serving the practicing engineers; now considered a best practice in IEEE.
  • Launched the 1st EDS OPEN ACCESS Journal J-EDS.
  • Founded QuestEDS for members to get authoritative answers to technical questions within 2 weeks.
  • Founded the EDS Celebrated Member program to honor EDS Nobel Laureates and other luminaries.
  • Mentored the launch of a high-school outreach program (EDS-ETC) across United States and abroad.
  • As chapter partner, for over 15 years, stimulated a spectacular growth of EDS chapters in South Asia from 1 to 19 serving Division I.

To pursue the IEEE Envisioned Future in serving humanity, we must leverage our technical prowess and diversity. While the 5 units of Division I have been successful in pursuing their Visions and Missions, the power of collaborative effort has yet to be fully harvested. My focus will be to nurture and build upon the synergies that bind us together, by launching joint activities, such as EDS-ETC, developing a close-knit global community.

An increase in the number of active chapters across the globe with special emphasis on R10 countries China and India with a strong IEEE membership growth potential will be essential. Patterned on success of EDS in South Asia, I intend to facilitate this thread for Division I in other parts of the world.

To serve the needs of the global technical community, with input from Division I Societies and Councils, I intend to provide actionable feedback at IEEE TAB and BOD level. Also as Division I delegate to the IEEE Assembly, I will actively voice the interests of Division I electorate and produce results.



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