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Below are candidates for 2014 IEEE Division VI Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect. 

Division VI Societies:

  • IEEE Education Society
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
  • IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society
  • IEEE Professional Communication Society
  • IEEE Reliability Society
  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology


Luke R. Maki

Luke R. Maki (Nominated by Division VI)

(Nominated by IEEE Division VI)
Senior Network Architect
The Boeing Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Mr. Luke Maki, BSME ’78, MSCS ’84, is a registered Professional Engineer. He has been involved with data communications technology implementation, and technical process development and execution, for 28+ years. Prior employment included GTE South as a Data Specialist in Marketing, and the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory, supporting flight simulation. His demonstrated individual and team leadership has been tapped to: justify the use of 10Mbps Ethernet to transfer, with the simulation cycle-time, aircraft state information between multiple simulators (Master’s Thesis); develop data communications and systems proposals; develop and execute the process for ensuring production support readiness for new network products and services; develop common design approval processes; design and manage test networks for technology investigations; lead WAN design, new technology investigations, and deployments; lead regulatory compliance activities relative to network change management; and, foster a corporate strategic alliance with IEEE.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
IEEE Professional Communication Society
  • 1999-Present: Professional Communication Society, Member
  • 1999-2007 Administrative Committee, Member
  • 2003: IPCC 2003, Publications Chair
  • 2003: IEEE PCS Emily K. Schlesinger Award for outstanding service to the society
  • 2004-2005 Vice President, and Meetings Chair
  • 2006-2007 President
  • 2007: IPCC 2007, Publications Chair
  • 1999-2007: Liaison from PCS to IEEE-USA Committee on Communications Policy (CCIP)
  • 2003-2004: Chair of IEEE-USA CCIP
  • 2005: IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award
IEEE Technology Management Council
  • 2008-Present: Board of Governors, IEEE Technology Management Council
  • 2008: Chair, Communications Committee
  • 2009-2010: President-Elect (Executive Committee)
  • 2011-2012: President (Executive Committee), Structure Options AdHoc
  • 2012: ITMC 2012, Publications Chair
  • 2013-2014: Past-President (Executive Committee), Secretary, and Nominations Committee Chair
  • ITMC 2013, Vice-Chair
  • IEEE Ethics 2014, Launch Event Team Member, Publications Chair
  • Committee on Communications Policy (CCP; formerly the Communications and Information Policy Committee, CIPC)
  • 1999-2007: Liaison from IEEE PCS to IEEE-USA CIPC
  • 2003-2004: Chair of IEEE-USA CIPC
  • 2005: IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award
  • 2008-Present: Liaison from IEEE TMC to IEEE-USA CIPC
  • IEEE RFID 2007: Launch Event Team Member
  • IEEE RFID 2008: Publications Chair
  • Government Relations Committee
  • 2011-2012: Vice Chair
  • IEEE Ethics 2014, Launch Event Team Member, Publications Chair
TAB Committees Served
  • Strategic Planning
  • Future Directions
  • TAB Management
  • AdHoc Society Advisory
  • AdHoc: Structure
  • Contributed to development of ‘New Technical Community’ Process
Having helped manage two of the operating units (OUs) in Division VI, and interacting with volunteers from all seven, there is no doubt that all embrace the IEEE Vision to be “…universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.” With the most diverse set of Fields Of Interest of any, Division VI helps make whole the technical expertise of the Technical Activities Board. For this reason, when serving on TAB, I have consistently advocated for retention of this diversity, even in light of financial challenges. While conferences and publications are a mainstay, I will work to further develop more direct IEEE-Industry collaboration, and increase visibility of the Division VI OUs in this regard. Collaboration with some larger, international, corporations has been successful, and can potentially expand in new ways; efforts must be made to incubate similar relationships with small and medium businesses as well. I am honored to be considered for this leadership position, and with your vote of confidence will look forward to serving Division VI.



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Rob Reilly

Rob Reilly (Nominated by Division VI)

(Nominated by IEEE Division VI)
Cambridge, MA, USA
He holds a doctorate and bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts (USA), and a master's degree from Springfield College (MA, USA). He has been a computer science teacher at several academic institutions for over 30 years where he has been involved with teaching and research into pedagogy (teaching models). Some highlights of his career include: serving in the Office of Information Technologies at the University of Massachusetts; several years as a Researcher at the Institute of Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis (TN, USA); and six years of service as a Visiting Scientist at the MIT Media Lab during which time he received several large National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and two IEEE Foundation grants. He retired in 2011 and is now able to dedicate much more of his time to IEEE activities.
Rob is the recipient of the IGIP's Nikola Tesla Medal in 2012 for excellence in teaching pedagogy. He is also a recipient of several IEEE awards and the Massachusetts Department of Education Technology Pathfinder Award.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
Dr. Reilly:
  • Spearheaded the creation of Education Society’s budget management process
  • Brought-about IEEE-approved student-only peer-reviewed publication, IEEE Technology and Engineering Education, to provide students experiences in authoring, and editorial processes
  • Grew the revenue flow in the Education Society by fathering two of the three Societies' major engineering education conferences: EDUCON and TALE
  • Spawned the Education Society’s Standards Committee
  • Created the Education Society’s Student Activity Committee
  • Expanded the number of Chapters from 9 to 69 by working directly with local IEEE leaders (90% of these Chapters remain fully functional), and he continues to work with the Chapters to provide services and enable members to have a platform from which to interact with colleagues in their region and throughout the world.
Dr. Reilly has been awarded the:
  • IEEE Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award (IEEE MGA)
  • IEEE William Sayle Award for Achievement in Education (Education Society)
  • IEEE Leadership Award (IEEE MGA)
  • IEEE Edwin Jones Meritorious Service Award (Education Society)
  • IEEE Distinguished Contributions in a Pre-College Environment (Computer Society)
IEEE (major boards):
  • Member, Technical Activities Board (2011-2012)
  • Member, Member and Geographic Activities Board’s Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment Committee (2010)
  • Invited Non-Voting Member, Education Activities Board (EAB) (2011-2012)
  • Member, EAB’s University Coordination Committee (2012)
  • Member, EAB’s Pre University Committee (2007-2008)
  • IEEE-USA: Liaison to the American Association of Engineering Societies (2013)
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief, IEEE eLearning Library (2013)
  • President (2011-2012)
  • Secretary (2009-2010)
  • Chair, Chapters Committee, (2003-present)
  • Board of Governors (2005-2009)
  • Vice Chair, Member and Geographic Activities Board (2012-present)
  • Member, Awards Committee (2011-present)
  • Chair, Computer Science & Engineering Teaching Award Committee (2010-present)
  • Chair, Taylor Booth Award Committee, (2010-present)
  • Member, Executive Committee (2013)
  • Student Activity Coordinator (2013)
  • Chair, Education Society Chapter (2012-present, 2002-2004)
  • Member, Executive Committee (2003-2004)
  • Section Chair (2008)
  • Executive Committee Member (2005-2007)
I hope that I have not made my most important contribution to IEEE yet.
I have solid experiences with major IEEE boards (i.e., MGA, EAB, TAB, and IEEE-USA), and I have the temperament, experience, and knowledge to be highly effective.
As Division Director-elect there are critical areas I will tackle: Chapters, membership dues, number of IEEE employees, finances, plagiarism, and conferences. I am also quite concerned with the new membership models and publication finances, which will change financial revenue streams to the Societies/Council.
A primary goal of mine is to begin a vigorous conversation concerning the structure and function of a Chapter. In addition to technical meetings we must expand Chapter-based services to include, for example, networking of professionals, career advice/counseling, mentoring, pre-university outreach, and grade elevation.
I am ready to move forward to the next position: becoming Division Director-elect. This position has a great deal of power and authority; I intend to use that power and authority for the betterment of members. I am asking for your vote.


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