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Below are the candidates for 2014-2015 IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors Member-at-Large.


Herbert S. Bennett

Herbert S. Bennett (Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)
NIST Fellow and Executive Advisor
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Herbert Bennett has over 35 years' experience in international standards and measurements for electronic, magnetic, and optical devices. He held management positions at NIST and U.S. National Science Foundation.  
He has over 200 publications on topics such as magnetic phase transitions, color centers, laser materials, semiconductor physics, optoelectronics, video technologies, medical imaging, and nanoscale interfaces.  He contributed to many international roadmaps for semiconductors and RF and analog/mixed-signal (AMS) technologies; co-founded the RF and AMS Technical Working Group of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, a global consortium. 
An IEEE Life Fellow and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Materials Research Society, Bennett is a charter member of the US Senior Executive Service, recipient of the US Commerce Department’s Bronze Medal for superior Federal service and Maryland’s Outstanding Young Scientist Award. He received A.B. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University and M.S. degree from University of Maryland, USA.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
Member, IEEE-SA Committee 1650 on Carbon Nanotubes that wrote IEEE STD 1650-2005 "IEEE Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes," sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.
Elected member, IEEE Electron Devices Society AdCom from 1995 to 2000; established EDS Compound Semiconductor Devices and Circuits Technical Committee, and served as its Chairman from 1997 to 2004. Currently serves on EDS Awards, Publications, Meetings, Optoelectronic Devices, and Technology for Computer Assisted Design Committees. 
EDS Liaison on the IEEE-USA R&D Policy Committee, 2012-2013
Elected IEEE-SA BoG member–at-large, 2012-2013. Served on GCC, SEC, and IEEE PSPB
Served on the IEEE Fellow Committee, 2008-2009
Guest editor of special IEEE issues on compound semiconductors (2003) [Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing], and on technology for computer-assisted design (2007) and simulation and characterization of nanoscale-CMOS variability (2011) [Transactions on Electron Devices]
Chairman of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Processes and Devices (NUPAD-North America). Co-led the unification in 1996 of three international conferences called NUPAD, International Workshop on VLSI Process and Device Modeling (VPAD-Asia), and International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Devices and Processes (SISDEP-Europe) into one international conference called International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD). EDS sponsored NUPAD, VPAD, and SISDEP and continues to sponsor SISPAD
With important contributions from the IEEE EDS and Nanotechnology Council, led in 2008 the NIST-Energetics-IEC TC113 Nano-electrotechnologies International Survey to establish priorities for standards development and measurements for electrical and electronic products and systems. Over 460 international nanotechnology experts, including many IEEE members, participated in the survey. The survey identified those emerging nanotechnologies for which standards are needed now to accelerate their innovation and commercialization. Presented the results from the survey to the IEEE EDS, Nanotechnology Council’s Standards Committee and its Nanoelectronics Standards Roadmap Initiative
IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer since 2002
I will leverage my extensive experience in international standards, technology roadmapping, and working with IEEE units to help the IEEE-SA better meet the goals in its and IEEE’s strategic plans. 
IEEE-SA can enhance its contributions to the IEEE motto “Advancing Technology for Humanity” by increasing its presence in the international standards community, especially for those technologies that affect our well-being and planet Earth.  
Standards, catalysts for innovation and successful commercialization of technologies, require the best available engineering science and technology in which IEEE members excel. The IEEE-SA should:
  • Strengthen its ties to our key resource by reaching out more aggressively to the IEEE Societies, Councils, Regions, Sections, and Chapters, and informing all IEEE members about the ways in which standards affect their careers and the industries in which they are involved.
  • Continue to insure the integrity and openness of the global standards setting process for industry, governments, and consumers.


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Glenn W. Parsons

Glenn W. Parsons (Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)
Standards Advisor
Ericsson Canada, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Glenn Parsons is an internationally known expert in mobile backhaul and Ethernet technology. He has engaged in numerous standards bodies during the last 15 years, giving him broad understanding.
Glenn is a standards advisor in the IP & Broadband Development Unit of Ericsson Canada, where he coordinates standards strategy and policy for Ericsson, including network architecture for LTE mobile backhaul. Previously, he has held positions in development, product management, and standards architecture in the ICT industry. Glenn has also held several management and editor positions in various standards bodies. He has been an active participant in the IEEE-SA Board of Governors, Standards Board, and its Committees since 2004. He is currently involved with mobile backhaul standardization in MEF, IEEE, and ITU-T and is Vice Chair of IEEE 802.1. He has been co-editor of several IEEE ComSoc Magazine series.
Glenn holds a B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
I have spent over ten years as an active participant in IEEE 802. As editor of several IEEE 802 standards, I focused the group to produce quality standards in a timely manner. I have received several awards for outstanding contributions and, in 2012, my leadership was recognized when I was elected the vice chair of 802.1.
I co-chaired a special series on Carrier Ethernet for IEEE Communications Magazine in 2004. This was so successful that it spawned many more series as well as joint IEEE/ITU-T workshops starting in 2007. My active involvement in IEEE and ITU-T, coupled with my efforts on encouraging joint collaboration, resulted in my appointment as ITU-T/IEEE 802 liaison.
During my recent term on the BOG, I leveraged my leadership in IETF to bring them and IEEE-SA together on the topic of collaboration leading up to the ITU-T WTSA/WCIT conferences. Discussions between IETF/ISOC and IEEE-SA on the value of market-driven standards led to the creation of the OpenStand principles. At WTSA, I championed a resolution on recognizing that a collaborative mechanism should be developed between ITU-T and related standards bodies (notably IEEE). At WCIT, I was influential in ensuring that the revised Telecom Regulations did not infringe on the IEEE scope. This year I am leading a Global Coordinating Committee of the BOG that will drive into the new ITU-T collaborative mechanism, but more importantly position IEEE-SA as a peer on the international standards body stage.
During my tenure as IEEE-SA Registration Authority chair, we were able to conclude on a new agreement with ISO/IEC JTC1, recognizing IEEE as the sole OUI and MAC address registry. In addition, I also led a restructuring of the OUI registries with the goal of allocating them more efficiently and also to allow more explicit support of network virtualization.
The IEEE-SA is internationally recognized as producing technically excellent standards that are globally relevant. In order to maintain this position and to grow beyond, we need to focus on internationalization and public policy.
We must continue to drive collaboration and joint publication with other global standards bodies. But we must also focus on using our strong technical base to elevate our status to be a peer with the other international bodies.
International standards bodies engage on public policy with each other and with various inter-governmental bodies; IEEE-SA must do the same. We must continue to ensure that IEEE-SA is viewed as a favorable venue to create standards that the global market will adopt.
To drive an ongoing improvement of IEEE-SA, I bring to the board my broad experience in these areas, as well as first-hand experience in the sensibilities and sensitivities of many international standards bodies and stakeholders.


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