An index of 2012 news releases, by quarter, will be posted below throughout the year.
IEEE Introduces Copyright Infringement Form to Reduce Misuse of IEEE Content
17 December 2012
In an ongoing effort to eliminate infringement on the Internet, a new Web form is now available via IEEE Xplore for all IEEE staff, members, and volunteers to report misuse of IEEE intellectual property.
IEEE Announces 2013 Medal and Recognition Honorees; Irwin M. Jacobs, Qualcomm Co-Founder, Named 2013 IEEE Medal of Honor Recipient
13 December 2012
IEEE has announced its list of 2013 IEEE Medal recipients, the highest awards bestowed by IEEE.
297 Named to the Class of 2013 IEEE Fellows
29 November 2012
The IEEE Board of Directors has elevated 297 IEEE Senior members to Fellow grade effective 1 January 2013.
IEEE Power & Energy Society Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients
27 November 2012
The IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative (IEEE PES S+) recently announced scholarship distribution to 228 students at 100 universities across the United States for the 2012–13 academic year.
Robots App Brings Amazing World of Robotics to iPad
26 November 2012
Robots for iPad, a fun and engaging app featuring the world’s coolest robots, is now available in Apple’s App Store. Created by IEEE Spectrum, the award-winning technology magazine, the app lets users explore 126 robots from 19 countries, with 360-degree views, interactive animations, technical specs, and hundreds of photos, videos, and articles.
IEEE Assembly Election Results
20 November 2012
IEEE announced the individuals elected by the IEEE Assembly to serve in 2013.
Brazilian Professor Elected IEEE President
14 November 2012
Professor José Roberto Boisson de Marca, of the Center for Science and Technology (CTC) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (CTC/PUC-Rio), has been elected 2014 president of IEEE. His election marks the first time in the organization’s history that IEEE will be led by someone who resides outside of North America.
Who Needs Humans? IEEE Experts Say Supercomputers Will Perfect Weather Forecasting, Develop Limitless Clean Energy, and Counter the Effects of Aging by 2027
12 November 2012
The best and brightest minds in the field of supercomputing meet today for the start of SC12, the annual conference where the supercomputing community gathers to drive innovation through collaboration
Size Matters: IEEE Experts Identify Small Robots that Hold Big Potential for Extending Life Expectancy By 2030
24 October 2012
IEEE members have found that advancements in small robots, ranging from nanorobots to shoebox-sized robots, hold promise for delivering innovative and life-altering future applications.
IEEE Presents Drexel University, Birthplace of the Barcode, with an IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
23 October 2012
On 22 October, IEEE commemorated the 60th anniversary of the invention of the barcode by dedicating an IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing at the Bossone Research Enterprise Center at Drexel University.
International Engineering Societies Call on Governments to Support the United Nations "Sustainable Energy for All" Initiative
17 October 2012
IEEE is one of over 40 international engineering societies to commit its support to the United Nations' Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.
IEEE to Provide Access to IEEE Xplore Content Authored by 2012 Physics Nobel Prize Winners
10 October 2012
To increase awareness of the groundbreaking work of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics recipients, IEEE will provide open access to all of their articles published in IEEE journals and conferences for 30 days via the IEEE Xplore digital library.
IEEE Members Select J. Roberto B. de Marca as 2013 President-Elect
5 October 2012
J. Roberto B. de Marca, professor, Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been selected as 2013 IEEE President-Elect. Pending acceptance of the Teller's Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors in November, de Marca will begin serving as IEEE president on 1 January 2014.
IEC-IEEE Challenge: First Prize Awarded to University of Colorado for Academic Publication on Cloud Computing Standardization
5 October 2012
The IEC, the world's leading standards body in electrotechnology, and IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today honored winners at an award ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
How Can You Make a Difference? Learn More About the Growing Engineering for Change Community During Free Webinar
4 October 2012
IEEE members and volunteers are invited to find out how to get involved in this important initiative during an introductory webinar to be held at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, 17 October.
Updated IEEE Statement on Security Incident
27 September 2012
We deeply regret the exposure of user IDs and passwords that we became aware of on 24 September 2012. We would like to take this opportunity to explain to our members and customers the circumstances under which the exposure occurred and provide assurances with respect to IEEE’s security processes and policies.
2011 IEEE Annual Report Now Available
25 August 2012
The 2011 IEEE Annual Report is now available. The report provides an overview of key accomplishments of 2011 and demonstrates how IEEE furthered its mission of advancing technology for humanity.
IEEE has maintained its position as one of the top publishers of science and technology journals. According to the 2011 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports (JCR) released in June 2012, IEEE journals sustained their status as premier scholarly publications, earning high rankings in the Impact Factor report.
On 27 June, the IEEE Boston Section dedicated three new IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing for technological breakthroughs that took place at MIT.
Sustainable Energy Goes Green: Algae-Based Technologies Identified as New Energy Source for Addressing Global Demand
26 June 2012
While beach-bound vacationers will be trying to avoid stepping on algae this summer, IEEE experts have identified these simple autotrophic organisms as the most promising source of sustainable energy to meet increasing global demands.
Celebrating the 2012 IEEE Honors Ceremony Recipients
21 June 2012
Stanford University President John L. Hennessy was presented with the 2012 IEEE Medal of Honor at this year's IEEE Honors Ceremony in Boston, MA.
IEEE Technology Navigator Provides Access to Thousands of IEEE Technical Resources
20 June 2012
The IEEE Technology Navigator (TechNav) is a Web-based application that permits a user to find IEEE technological resources available to support engineers and scientists trying to obtain technical information about a particular subject.
Energy Industry Leaders Discuss the Importance of Expanding the Technical Workforce
13 June 2012
The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) will host a discussion focused on the importance of developing the technical workforce within the power and energy industry to meet the needs of the world’s energy future.
IEEE at Intersolar Europe 2012: The Future of Solar Energy Depends on International Collaboration
13 June 2012
With the global solar industry facing emerging competitive challenges, members of IEEE examined market competition and stressed the need for collaboration in the global solar-energy marketplace at the Intersolar Europe 2012 trade fair in Munich.
IEEE Mourns 1975 IEEE President Arthur Stern
29 May 2012
Arthur P. Stern, 1975 IEEE President and long-time volunteer, died 25 May 2012 at the age of 87.
Make a Difference: 17 May Webinar Provides an Inside View of Engineering for Change
9 May 2012
IEEE members will have the opportunity to learn more about the rapidly expanding Engineering for Change (E4C) global initiative through a free webinar on 17 May from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET.
Picocells Can Alleviate Wireless Network Burden and Drive Game-Changing Innovation, Say IEEE Members
7 May 2012
With demand of high-speed wireless data increasing at astronomical rates, wireless carriers are challenged to find a long-term solution to this escalating issue. According to distinguished members of IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization for the advancement of technology, increased utilization of picocell base stations has the potential to handle the increasing wireless demand.
Mauro J. Walker, Driver of Microelectronics Production Advancements, to Receive 2012 IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Award
3 May 2012
Mauro J. Walker, an engineer whose contributions to advancing electronics manufacturing technology helped place Motorola and the United States as leading high-volume manufacturers of cost-effective and reliable portable electronic devices, is being honored by IEEE with the 2012 IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Award. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional association.
Rik Pintelon, System Identification Pioneer, to Receive 2012 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement
2 May 2012
Rik Pintelon, an engineer who has worked hard in developing and proving the importance of system identification techniques for solving measurement problems impacting areas ranging from microcircuits to bridges and buildings, is being honored by IEEE with the 2012 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement.
Corning Receives IEEE Milestone Award for Invention of First Low-Loss Optical Fiber
1 May 2012
Today, IEEE presented Corning Incorporated with an IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing award for the invention of low-loss optical fiber, which played a pivotal role in changing the way the world communicates.
New Jersey Business Magazine Names IEEE One of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey
26 April 2012
IEEE has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey according to NJBIZ, the state’s only weekly business journal. At the 25 April awards ceremony held in East Brunswick, NJ, USA, IEEE was ranked 27 out of the 48 companies in the large-sized (more than 250 employees) category. A total of 100 companies overall received the honor, which IEEE also received in 2011.
Bernard Roth, Robot Design Expert, to Receive 2012 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award
26 April 2012
Bernard Roth, a leader in the field of robotics and automation whose pioneering contributions to robot kinematics and design shaped the field and provided the foundation for the advanced capabilities seen in today’s robotic devices, is being honored by IEEE with the 2012 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award.
IEEE Launches Newsletter to Explore Intersection of Life Sciences with Engineering and Computing
16 April 2012
IEEE has announced the debut of its new IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter. The monthly digital publication is targeted to life sciences, engineering, and computing professionals, as well as key stakeholders from the academic, research, and public-policy sectors.
IEEE Unveils Transportation Electrification Web Portal to Promote the Development and Use of a Wide Range of Electric Vehicles
16 April 2012
IEEE today launched the IEEE Transportation Electrification Web Portal as part of its newly formed IEEE Transportation Electrification (TE) Initiative, created to help accelerate the development and implementation of new technologies and innovations in the rapidly evolving electrified-transportation industry.
Kannan M. Krishnan, Biomagnetics Expert, to Receive 2012 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award
12 April 2012
Kannan M. Krishnan, an engineer who has applied his expertise in biomedical nanomagnetics to provide a much-needed paper detailing the advances and challenges in using magnetic nanoparticles for medical applications, is being honored by IEEE with the 2012 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award.
IEEE and the Titanic: A Century of Technological Heritage and Innovation
12 April 2012
A hundred years after the loss of the RMS Titanic, members of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization, share their perspectives on the role that technology played during the hours following the collision and the new technologies that were sparked by the tragedy.
IEEE Spectrum Magazine Wins Two Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards for Editorial Excellence
22 March 2012
IEEE Spectrum has received two prestigious 2012 Jesse H. Neal awards: Best News Coverage for a report on the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, and Best Blog (Automaton).
Two international organizations, IEC and IEEE, are offering academic institutions around the world a chance to enter a unique competition to share innovative ideas about how technology, engineering, and science are changing lives, impacting economies, and spurring job growth.IEEE Identifies Continued Obstacles Toward the Global Adoption of Cloud Computing
Members of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, are working around the globe to deliver on the promise of cloud computing by helping enterprises of all sizes address the barriers that can potentially reduce the adoption rates of this game-changing technology.
IEEE-USA Sponsors Series of EWeek Activities in Washington, DC
16 February 2012
IEEE-USA is one of four major sponsors of U.S. Engineers Week, which took place 19–25 February 2012.
IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Recognizes Outstanding Faculty, Students, and Chapters
16 February 2012
IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), IEEE’s official honor society for students and professionals in engineering science and computing and IEEE-designated areas of interest, recently announced its list of 2011 award recipients.New Issue of IBM Journal of Research and Development Focuses on IBM Enterprise System z196
Daleep C. Mohla, Champion of Industrial Workplace Safety, Is Recipient of 2012 IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award
14 February 2012
Daleep C. Mohla, an engineer whose dedication to developing safer equipment and practices and promoting safety standards has helped reduce the number of electrical-related accidents in the workplace, was honored by IEEE with the 2012 IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award.
IEEE Names Rodney B. Spady Senior Director, Digital Marketing and Communications
10 February 2012
IEEE announced the addition of Rodney Spady as Senior Director, Digital Marketing and Communications. Spady, who assumed this newly created position on 6 February, will lead the teams responsible for managing the public face of IEEE.
Ronald A. Rohrer, Innovator of Circuit Simulation Tools, to Receive 2012 IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award
7 February 2012
Ronald A. Rohrer, an engineer and educator whose innovative circuit simulation and optimization techniques have provided the time and cost efficiencies enabling advancements in integrated circuit production, is being honored by IEEE with the 2012 IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award.
Behzad Razavi, High-Speed Circuit Design Pioneer, to Receive 2012 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits
7 February 2012
Behzad Razavi, a prolific researcher, writer, and educator whose seminal work on high-speed complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) circuits for communications technologies has helped change the field of circuit design, is being honored by IEEE with the 2012 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits.
Chih-Yuan Lu, Visionary Semiconductor Industry Leader, to Receive 2012 IEEE Frederik Philips Award
7 February 2012
Chih-Yuan (C. Y.) Lu, an engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur whose strong leadership in developing semiconductor technology has established Taiwan as a major contributor to the industry and has impacted the country’s economic development as a whole, is being honored by IEEE with the 2012 IEEE Frederik Philips Award.
Extending Global Reach: IEEE Signs a Partnership Agreement with United Nations’ UNESCO
2 February 2012
Today, IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, and UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, signed an agreement that is the first step in a strategic partnership to implement projects that will help produce a thriving and sustainable engineering community in Africa.
IEEE Joins China’s CERNET Federation
30 January 2012
IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, recently expanded its Shibboleth coverage by joining the CERNET federation of China.
IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Establishes First Chapter Outside US
19 January 2012
On Friday, 13 January 2012, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) established its first chapter outside the US since the merger between IEEE and Eta Kappa Nu Association took place in September 2010.