IEEE staff, volunteers, and members span the globe providing services, holding conferences, and contributing to important developments in technology and engineering. IEEE In the News highlights IEEE members who are technical experts and can speak to such topics as Smart Grid, Cloud Computing, women in engineering, robotics, and engineering education, all of which are featured in top-tier media.
Montreal Fireball: Spectacular Flash Explained
5 November 2013
Massoud Amin, IEEE Senior member and director of the University of Minnesota's Technological Leadership Institute, spoke with LiveScience about what news organizations were calling "The Montreal Fireball.
Weightless weighs in
Land Mobile, UK
19 November 2013
William Webb, IEEE member, shares his thoughts on the latest developments in “Weightless community".
A Skeptic Looks at Alternative Energy
New York Times, US
3 November 2013
An IEEE Spectrum article entitled, “A Skeptic Looks at Alternative Energy,"which discussed the relative speed at which different energy options can be scaled up, was referenced in a recent New York Times editorial discussing the need to develop and deploy safer nuclear energy systems.
Databases Help Sift Out High-Quality Information
Research Information, UK
Karen Hawkins, Director of Product Design, IEEE, speaks about the wealth of information available to researchers and offers ways to cut down on the clutter.
Presidente do IEEE fala sobre estratégias para o Brasil / President of IEEE talks about strategies for Brazil (Video Clip) (Portuguese Version)
IT Web, Brazil
31 October 2013
Roberto De Marca, IEEE President-Elect, spoke with IT Web about future plans and the strategies for IEEE and Brazil.
Engenheiro conta como variados objetos deverão estar ligados à internet / Engineer describes how various objects are expected to be connected to the internet” (Portuguese Version)
Diário de Pernambuco, Brazil
25 October 2013
Roberto De Marco, IEEE President-Elect says, one of his main goals will be to increase the current number of local members and increase IEEE´s visibility in the country, through use of events and workshops.
If We Want More Ada Lovelaces, We Need to Empower Women
16 October 2013
Cheri Warren, IEEE Senior member, speaks about how the accomplishments of Ada Lovelace has translated for women working in the technology field today.
The 'Autonomous,' Hackable Car
CSO Online, US
9 October 2013
Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior member, speaks about the future of transportation and the increased risks of hackers compromising vehicles.
Power Failure on Aged Tracks Shows Northeast Rail Frailty
30 September 2013
Ruth Johnson, IEEE member and member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, addresses concerns and cites reasons as to why the Metro North experienced power line failures.
They're All Ears: How More and More Gadgets Increase Privacy Fears
South China Morning Post, UK
20 September 2013
Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior member, discusses the future of gadgets and the effect they will have on privacy concerns.
Should You Fear Apple's Fingerprint Scanner?
CBS News, US
13 September 2013
Kyle Wiens, IEEE member, speaks about the fingerprint technology in the iPhone 5S and future privacy concerns.
Self Driving Cars Will Bristle With Sensors
3 September 2013
Alberto Broggi, IEEE Senior member, member of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society and IEEE Computer Society, discusses how as autonomous vehicles become more widely accepted, the price of sensor technology will drop and driverless vehicles will become more affordable.
Researchers of Three Demonstration, The Robot Research Leading to Practical Use (Japanese Version)
3 September 2013
Kazuhiro Kosuge, IEEE Fellow and Shigeki Sugano, IEEE Fellow discuss the work that is being done in robotics in Japan as well as the rest of the world.
The Future of Cars: Autonomous...and Electric
30 August 2013
IEEE Senior member Alberto Broggi, member of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society and IEEE Computer Society, speaks about the future of autonomous vehicles and the impact this will have on electric vehicles.
The miracle material that will change the world
MSN Innovation, UK
30 August 2013
Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior member discusses the importance of graphene, calling it the ‘Holy Grail material in the world of electronics and photonics’. He argues that this could replace silicon, however explains that there are certain challenges that need to be over come first.
10 Years Later: Could an Epic Blackout Happen Again?
Fox Business, US
15 August 2013
Massoud Amin, IEEE Senior member and member of the IEEE Control Systems Society and of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, explains the importance of a reliable infrastructure in the United States and the costs blackouts have caused the country.
8 Cray Cray Ways to Harness Solar Energy
Discovery News, US
8 August 2013
Juris Kalejs, IEEE member and CTO of the Lowell, MA, USA–based solar developer American Capital Energy, says innovative ways of harnessing solar power are constantly being thought up but are hard to actually bring to market because of scalability and performance issues or high risk of the medium.
Tech City A Source of Innovation for American Multinationals
Epoch Times, UK
7 August 2013
William Webb, IEEE Fellow and member of the IEEE Communications Society, discusses the misconceptions of big companies, as smaller companies have the ability to lead the way in innovation.
Wear Next for the IT Industry
CRN Channel Web, UK
5 August 2013
Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior member, discusses the future of wearable technology and how customers will utilize it.
How to stop the online snoops
South China Morning Post, UK
23 July 2013
Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior member, says we've moved on from a time when the only people using encryption were paranoid geeks, terrorists, and law-enforcement agencies. Forget the Big Brother angle and think of it this way: Is locking your house at night suspicious behavior? What about having a PIN code on your smartphone?
Reviewed.com: In search of a better battery
USA Today, US
18 July 2013
Kenyon Kluge, IEEE member and Director of Electrical Engineering at Zero Motorcycles, discusses the future of battery technology in this piece in USA Today.
Robots: The future of elder care?
13 July 2013
Antonio Espingardeiro, member of IEEE and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, discusses how robots have the potential to meet many of the needs of an aging population. In 2050, the elderly will account for 16 percent of the global population.
Paradigms of Standards and Patent Systems
Standardization News, US
10 July 2013
Konstantinos Karachalios, Ph.D., Managing Director of the IEEE Standards Association, shares his thoughts about global standards systems and patents in this interview.
Doing business in space
10 July 2013
Paul Kostek, IEEE Senior member, discusses how the "evolution in technology" and maturing of the space race workforce has lead to a new wave in interest in the space sector. He draws comparisons between the space sector and the evolution of commercial air flight.
Major Road Blocks Linger, but Driverless Cars are Here to Stay
Fox Business, US
5 July 2013
Jeffrey Miller, IEEE member, discusses the future of autonomous vehicles and the road blocks that are hindering its progression.
Space robots to invade manufacturing
What’s Happening in Manufacturing, UK
3 July 2013
Antonio Espingardeiro, IEEE member and member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, says that having highly dexterous robots working alongside humans in factories and industrial environments could become the norm in the future.
Welcome to the Jetson Era (Portuguese Version)
A Gazeta, Brazil
1 July 2013
Paul Kostek, IEEE Senior member, discusses how smartphones and tablets have drastically affected the way we handle ourselves online and in the real world.
We Asked Sally Ride All the Wrong Questions
19 June 2013
Ashley Stroupe, IEEE member, spoke with Mashable editor Amanda Wills about Stroupe's role at NASA and the importance of the 30-year anniversary of Sally Ride's mission to space.
Energy efficiency is one of the biggest challenges facing Internet of Things (Chinese Version)
People’s Posts and Telecommunications News, China
18 June 2013
Daniel Dobkin, IEEE member and President of Enigmatics Consulting, discusses the research and development level of Internet of Things, the bottlenecks in the development of Internet of Things, and the future of Internet of Things.
You Can Use Space Technology in Our Real Lives (Chinese Version)
Yangcheng Evening News, China
15 June 2013
Edward Tunstel, IEEE Fellow; Richard Garriot, IEEE member; and Norm Augustine, IEEE Fellow, talk about the impact of space technology in our everyday lives.
14 June 2013
IEEE’s Christopher James, IEEE Senior member and member of IEEE Engineering in Medcine and Biology, discusses the type of technology that is currently available and some of the enabling factors that can help futuristic wearable healthcare technology solutions to become a reality.
Qualcomm founder Jacobs gets IEEE award
The San Diego Union Tribune, US
10 June 2013
Irwin Jacobs, IEEE Life Fellow and Qualcomm Co-Founder, was presented with the IEEE Medal of Honor at a special ceremony held at Qualcomm's headquarters. IEEE President Peter Staecker said Jacobs received the medal not just for his innovations but for "the ability to translate innovation into industry applications time after time after time."
Michael Laughton, IEEE Fellow and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of London, comments on the UK government announcement that the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) was going to be cutting its budget by 10%. Prof. Laughton says countries with good intentions toward environment policy risk throwing them out the window in the face of budget cuts.
UK Energy Efficiency Failing Due to Lack of Tax Breaks and Hard Regulation
International Business Times, UK
24 May 2013
Michael Laughton, IEEE Fellow, says that tax breaks for producers are the only way for the UK to meet consumer energy efficiency targets and to stimulate economic growth, as the company will bear the brunt of costs up front.
IEEE wants mobile devices to be more repairable
Exclusive Software, US
22 May 2013
Kyle Wiens, IEEE member and CEO of iFixit, discusses the numerous design features manufacturers can use to improve the repairability of their products.
Robotization in hospitals; Advanced research progressed in universities for practical use; Safety evaluation is the issue; Overseas' situation; Researching the best way to interact with humans (Japanese Version) (PDF, 924 KB)
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Japan
17 May 2013
Antonio Espingardeiro, IEEE member, discusses safety and laws related to robot use in the medical field.
The Future of Solar Is Brighter Than Ever
Clean Technica, US
16 May 2013
Dr. Richard Swanson, IEEE Life Fellow and member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, and co-founder and retired president of SunPower Corporation, provides thoughtful insight on the future of solar energy.
The Internet of Things is already here
Business Today, India
13 May 2013
The article is an e-mail interaction with Mr. Roberto Saracco, IEEE Senior member and President and Node Director of European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) Italy, who explains how the Internet of Things is already a part of our lives.
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