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Below are the candidates for IEEE Division IX Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2013; Delegate/Director, 2014-2015.
Division IX:
  • Signal Processing Society
  • Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
  • Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • Information Theory Society
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
  • Oceanic Engineering Society
  • Vehicular Technology Society 


Jerry C. Carroll

Jerry C. Carroll for Division IX

(Nominated by IEEE Division IX)
Oceanographic Consultant;
Physical Science Administrator (Retired)
Piscayune, Mississippi, USA
Mr. Carroll was Special Advisor, Undersea Warfare, to the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanographic Command, from 1996-2008.  Mr. Carroll began his career at the Naval Oceanographic Office as a Geophysicist in support of the Fleet Ballistic Missile Program and served as Director of the Oceanographic Department from 1981-1990. From 1991-1996 he was Director of the Operations Directorate, responsible for over 650 personnel and the technical operation of the Oceanographic ships.  He received the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Superior Civilian Service Award, and the Secretary of the Navy’s Hispanic Five Point Award.  He was active in the Navy’s international programs. He has been a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Marine Technology Society and served as VP for the Southern Region. He is a member of the Gulf of Mexico Hydrates Research Consortium and the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute Advisory Board.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
Mr. Carroll is President of the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) 2009-2012 and serves on TAB.  He also serves on the MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee for 2012 and TAB VP’s ADHOC Committee on Global Perspective for 2012.  He served as Treasurer of OES from 2005-2008 and as an alternate on TAB.
Through careful management of resources, have followed OES Strategic Plan to represent all our members with Conferences and Workshops in international locations by expanding our OCEANS Conferences and Symposiums.  The recent Society Review stated that OES has an active program of technical activities, successful Conferences and publications, and is financially sound.
  • Member OES and GRSS.
  • Member Technical Committee for OCEANS’96 MTS/IEEE, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.
  • Member of the Advisory Board for Underwater Technology UT98 and UT 2000 Tokyo, Japan.  Technical Co-Chair UT 2004 Taipei, Taiwan; UT 07 Tokyo IEEE/OES Rep and UT Post UT Workshop Shanghai, China (presented paper on Value of Membership in IEEE and OES).
  •  Financial Co-Chair for OCEANS’02 MTS/OES, Biloxi, MS, USA; IEEE/OES Liaison for OCEANS’08 Quebec City and OCEANS’09 Biloxi, MS, USA.
  •  For the IEEE/OES Baltic International Symposiums: Technical Co-Chair 2006, Klaipeda, Lithuania; Treasurer/Technical Committee 2008, Tallinn, Estonia; Co-Chair 2010 Riga, Latvia and 2012 Klaipeda, Lithuania.
  • Treasurer IEEE/Homeland Security Symposium 2005.
  • Co-Chair for the IEEE/OES Chile Workshop 2008.
  • Organizing Committee IEEE/OES Argentina Workshop Organizing Committee for IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (FISTS) 2011 Conference, Vienna, Austria, a Division IX event sponsored by four Societies in Division IX.
The Societies in Division IX need to work together and the FISTS Conference in 2011 was a start.  The Conference and co-operation should continue.  The Societies need to work more closely with the Sections on joint activities and we should encourage our Society members to participate in Section functions.  We need to continue to be focused on what our business is and to be the best in providing service to our members.  I have always promoted the benefits of IEEE membership in our Newsletter and at our Conferences and promoted and supported student participation in our OES Conferences through grants.  The Society has expanded its international operations to include South America, China, and India.  I enjoy working with the IEEE members and staff and it is a rewarding experience.
My experience serving as Treasurer and as President of IEEE/OES, serving as a member of IEEE/TAB and managing a large governmental organization make me extremely qualified to serve as Director of IEEE Division IX.
I would like to serve you as your Division IX Director-Elect.



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Jae Hong Lee

Jae Hong Lee for Division IX

(Nominated by IEEE Division IX)
Seoul National University
Seoul, Korea
Jae Hong Lee holds PhD from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1986). He was with AT&T Bell Laboratories and then joined Seoul National University, Korea, where he is a Professor and served as Department Head for EECS and Director of Institute of New Media and Communications.
His research activities are in physical layer wireless communications such as MIMO, OFDM, and cooperative diversity, and consulting to major wireless industries. He did consulting for Koreasat and was Principal Investigator in communications for ITS Grand Design Project of the Korean government. His laboratory was designated as a National Research Laboratory by Korean Ministry of Science and Technology. He published over 310 papers with 2,400 citations and holds thirty patents.
He was President of Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea and Korean Society of Broadcast Engineers. He is an IEEE Fellow and Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
  • Member, Technical Activities Board (TAB), 2010-2011
  • Junior Past President, Vehicular Technology Society (VTS), 2012
  • President, VTS, 2010-2011
  • Executive Vice President, VTS, 2007-2009
  • Elected Member of Board of Governors, VTS, 2006-2012
  • Asia Pacific Chapter Development Coordinator, VTS, 2004-2009 - making contribution to substantial VTS membership growth in Region 10
  • Founding Chair, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) Seoul Chapter, 1995-2002
  • Founding Chair, Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Seoul Chapter, 1994-2003 - making it the most active chapter in Seoul Section from its establishment
  • Founding Chair of Board of Governors, IEEE VTS Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium (APWCS), 2004-2006
  • General Chair, 57th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2003-Spring
  • VTC Chairman’s Award from IEEE VTS, 2004
  • Outstanding Service Award from IEEE Seoul Section, 2003 
IEEE’s global technology leadership depends on the productivity and participation of our members and volunteers. We must provide increased value to fulfill different needs of worldwide members in academia and industries as well as young professionals, new graduates and small businesses.
The technical diversity of the seven Societies of Division IX (AESS, GRSS, ITS, ITSS, OES, SPS and VTS) provides a productive environment to foster technical activities and advancement for our members and volunteers with common interest.
If elected, I pledge to pursue the objectives of improving the Institute’s efficiency. I will:
  • Promote cooperation between the Societies and Regions/Sections/Chapters as well as between the Societies and national/domestic institutes to maximize the benefits and services for members
  • Increase involvement into emerging technologies and investments into innovative products and services to support the professional development of academics, engineers and practitioners
  • Minimize IEEE membership dues by improving Institute’s efficiency to facilitate the participation of members from emerging countries
  • Foster new initiatives for international cooperation to further enhance the global leadership of the IEEE


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Marina Ruggieri

Marina Ruggieri for Division IX

(Nominated by IEEE Division IX)
Full Professor
University of Rome Tor Vergata
Rome, Italy
Marina Ruggieri is full professor (DSP, Information Theory) at University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy (Electronics Engineering Department). She directs CTIF_Italy, a Research Center on Information and Communications Technology. CTIF has nodes in Europe, Asia and USA. Since 2003, she directed the CERMET-certified M.Sc on Advanced Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems, in cooperation with 43 industries and institutions.
She is a member of the Italian Ministry Committee of Experts for Research Policy.
She was with ITT (Italy and USA) as microwave circuit designer (1985-1986), research and teaching assistant at University of Roma Tor Vergata (1986-1991), associate professor at University of L'Aquila (1991-1994) and Rome Tor Vergata (1994-2000).
She received: 1990 Piero Fanti International Prize; 2009 Pisa Donna Award as women in engineering; Excellent and Best Paper Awards at international conferences.
Since December 2006 she is Vice President of the AFCEA Rome Chapter.
She authored 301 papers and 12 books.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
  • Member, TAB Strategic Planning Committee (2011-2012)
  • Member, Technical Activities Board (2010-2011)
  • TAB Representative, Women in Engineering Committee (2011)
  • Member, IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award Committee (2002-2003, 2004-2005)
  • Promoter of IEEE Student Branch at the University of Roma Tor Vergata (2010)
  • President, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (2010-2011)
  • Chair, AESS N&A Committee (2012)
  • AESS Representative in the WIE Committee (2012)
  • Executive Vice President, IEEE AESS (2008-2009)
  • International Director of Italy & Western Europe, IEEE AESS (2005-present)
  • Member, IEEE AESS Board of Governors (2000-2002, 2003-2005, 2007-2009)
  • Chair, IEEE AESS Space Systems Panel: Chair (2002-2010), Vice Chair (2010-present)
  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (2001-present)
  • Assistant Editor, IEEE Systems Magazine (2007-2009)
  •  Associate/Sector Editor IEEE Systems Magazine (2005-2006)
  • AESS Representative, IEEE Aerospace Conference (2002-present)
Track Chair, IEEE AESS Aerospace Conference (2001-present)
Various positions on committees of IEEE technically-cosponsored conferences 


  • As President of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) I have been involved in all Society operations.
  • As President of IEEE AESS I have driven and finalized many complex activities that brought the Society to: a new set of Governing Documents (Constitution & Bylaws), the first written Strategic Plan; a new logo; a new European Conference; new initiatives in Education and Technical Operations; the transformation of the Transactions in electronic format; new initiatives for GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) members.
  • As member of the TAB Strategic Planning Committee I have been and I am involved in vision and innovation at TAB level.
  • As President of AESS I have extensively participated in TAB and Division IX operations for two years (2010-2011).
In my job I am deeply involved with innovation, management, strategy, and interface with governmental institutions and industry.
The above expertise has been extremely important in the IEEE roles I have covered so far.
I would be honored to bring my optimistic and innovation-keen approach to Division IX.
In this frame, I would like to improve the cooperation among the Societies belonging to the Division, promoting and encouraging new initiatives at both global and regional level.
At the same time, the inter-Division communication is a key-value. Therefore, the Division should contribute effectively to the achievement of a strong inter-Division cooperation.
The Division can also provide a valuable contribution to global IEEE strategy and perspectives.
In my vision, the pillars for the discovery of new frontiers and for the improvement of the Quality of Life are always related to the interdisciplinary capability and the awareness that technology should be addressed for the benefit of Human Beings.
The activities at Division level can provide a great contribution to the above vision.



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