2014 IEEE President Roberto de Marca Named as One of Brazil's Most Influential People of the Year
12 December - 2014 IEEE President Roberto de Marca was recently recognized by Época, a top monthly Brazilian magazine, as one of the country's most influential people of 2013.
The article discusses how de Marca will become the first Brazilian to lead IEEE, and how this appointment reflects the growing recognition of Brazilian research and engineering.
José Roberto Cardoso, director of the Polytechnic school of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, stated "his nomination to the presidency of IEEE will encourage our young researchers to follow his footsteps, knowing that we are not supporters, but in fact participants, of this select world of scientific research."
Other prominent names mentioned in the list include Brazil's current president Dilma Rousseff, supreme court president Joaquim Barbosa, and the mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad.