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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.



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Three Sneaky Ways Google Wins With Android Auto
Wired, US
26 June 2014

Jeffrey Miller, IEEE member, discusses the implications of Android Auto and how this technology will translate for driverless cars in the future.


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Does the Internet of Things Need its Own Network?
Forbes, US
3 July 2014

George K. Thiruvathukal, IEEE member, discusses the measures that need to be taken for the IoT to contain its own infrastructure and network.

Gaming In The WorkPlace: How Mixing Work And Play Can Motivate Employees
Efytimes, India
2 July 2014

Elena Bertozzi, IEEE member and professor of digital game design and development at Quinnipiac University, comments, "games can be very motivational" and "they constantly reward players and make them feel good about themselves."

Why now for Wi-Fi Calling
Telco OTT, UK
30 June 2014

William Webb, IEEE Fellow, discusses the value of Wi-Fi calling especially when making international calls and for roaming.

Internet of Things will require data centers of all sizes
Tech Page One, US
24 June 2014

George K. Thiruvathukal, IEEE member, discusses the future of data centers in regards to the Internet of Things and how companies can mitigate data-storage issues by effectively leveraging devices within IoT.

Future of wireless charging and long-lasting batteries
Sustainibilityzero, India
23 June 2014

Stu Lipoff IEEE Fellow and member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, IEEE Consumer Electronics, discusses the future of wireless charging and long-lasting batteries with Sustainabilityo.

Um dia histórico para a ciência / A historical day for science (Portuguese Version)
Jornal do Commercio, Brazil
12 June 2014

Antonio Espingardeiro, IEEE member, says his research began almost 14 years ago with the team of Miguel Nicolelis and discusses how it was going to help a paraplegic kick off the opening ceremony at the World Cup.

Driverless vehicles can substantially improve safety on roads: Jeffrey Miller, IEEE
Techonlineindia, India
27 May 2014

Jeffrey Miller, IEEE member and Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, shares his views on the future of driverless cars, key challenges for mass adoption, and the factors that are critical for driverless cars to succeed in the mainstream.

Paraplégicos voltarão a andar?/Will the paraplegic walk again? (Portuguese Version), Brazil
26 May 2014

Antonio Espingardeiro, IEEE member, discusses exoskeletons and other robotic projects that are helping paraplegics walk again.

Internet of Things is here, and it is creating a new generation of smart sensors
Indiatechonline, India
25 May 2014

Chonggang Wang, IEEE Senior member, discusses smart sensors and points to areas where IEEE can take the lead in making the IoT a reality, including standards, education, and promoting its benefits to business owners and the public.

Artificial Intelligence: Ascendant But Not Transcendent
Wired, UK
20 May 2014

Kevin Curran, IEEE member, says, “The scope of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is huge. We tend to associate AI in its grandest form as a Humanoid Robot communicating with us as portrayed in movies such as Blade Runner."

Will Getting Grounded Help You Sleep Better and Ease Pain?
The Wall Street Journal, US
20 May 2014

John Cohn, IEEE Fellow and IBM Fellow, sheds some light on a new popular consumer health trend called earthing, a process where the human body receives a charge of energy from the Earth when walking barefoot outdoors.

Choosing the right laptop computer could be crucial for your small business
The Guardian, UK
13 May 2014

Kevin Curran, IEEE member, discusses the importance of fast processors and battery life, which need to be considered when investing in a new laptop for business purposes.

The value of privacy in the age of Internet of Things
Information Week, India
11 May 2014

Raul Colcher, IEEE Senior Member and CEO of Questera, an information technology consulting company in Rio de Janeiro, says “privacy as we know it will have to be completely redefined.” He advises businesses on how to handle privacy and security as the IoT evolves.

Gamificação traz lógica dos jogos para áreas como educação e saúde/Gamification brings logic of games to areas like education and health (Portuguese Version)
O Estado de S. Paulo, Brazil
4 May 2014

Tom Coughlin, IEEE Senior member, explains how "points" will determine one's success at work.

Internet das Coisas está cada vez mais próxima da realidade/Internet of Things is increasingly closer to reality (Portuguese Version)
iG, Brazil
15 April 2014

Raul Colcher, IEEE member and member of the IEEE Communciations Society and the IEEE Standard Association, discusses Internet of Things and explains how the Internet became what it is today.

Paper printer will be dead in 4 years
Times of India, India
31 March 2014

Kevin Curran, IEEE member, discusses why paper printers will be eliminated in the future. The introduction of cheaper tablets, such as the Aakash a.k.a Ubislate 7+from India, will help push this trend of digital document, image, and video viewing to become the norm.

Approximate service provisioning in an invisible network of the future
Information Week, India
23 March 2014

Dr. R Venkatesha Prasad, IEEE Senior member, discusses the concept of approximate service provision and its impact in the future on networks, network devices, and the services provided by them.

A voz da rede/The voice of the network (PDF, 744 MB) (Portuguese Version)
Correio Braziliense, Brazil
21 March 2014

The article discusses how Twitter can be a powerful tool in shaping public opinion. In the opinion of Raul Colcher, IEEE Senior member, Twitter has a lot to offer when related to political debate. Social networks offer cheap and efficient mechanisms for the broadcast of information and if used properly, they can influence public opinion.

Invisible Network of the Future
BC News, India
16 March 2014

Dr. R Venkatesha Prasad, IEEE member, discusses how communication, especially networking, has brought a huge change in people's lifestyles to the point where people are dependent on networks, networked devices, and the services provided by them.

Move Over Hackers, Biohackers Are Here
Forbes, UK
15 March 2014

Kevin Curran, IEEE member, discusses the importance of biohacking to enhance technology in biological studies.

Tufts professor sparks app contest for teens, US
10 March 2014

Karen Panetta, IEEE fellow and Associate Dean at the Tufts Graduate School of Engineering, discusses the launch of App-E-Feat with the Boston Globe.

As smart-grid funding winds down, energy leaders assess progress
Washington Post, US
23 February 2014

Mohana Ravindranath from the the Washington Post wrote an article on her findings from the IEEE PES ISGT conference.

You could soon be running cars on the power of thought. Let the expert tell you how
Indian Express, India
21 February 2014

Dean Aslam, IEEE Senior member, is featured in the Indian Express for his projects related to mind-controlled robots that have applications for operating drones, prosthetics, smart homes, and early detection of neurological disorders.

Tech trends for 2014: what's in store this year?
TechRadar, UK
1 February 2014

Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior member, discusses the trends in tablets, smartphones, 3D printing, and wearable technology.

Is MOOCs a Revolution? (Chinese Version)
School Brand Management, China
February 2014

William Webb, IEEE member, participated in a media interview opportunity where he gives educators some useful suggestions for better application of MOOCs.
Autonomous Drive Expert Believes Cars Will Be Better Drivers Than Human
New York Daily News, US
29 January 2014

Alberto Broggi, IEEE Fellow and member of the IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, discusses his 20-year career working in the field of autonomous vehicles and provides insights into the future of the industry.

Spy Games: Spooks Infiltrated Online Games/Espiões infiltram-se em games online (Portuguese Version)
IT Web, Brazil
29 January 2014

IT Web made use of the IEEE Spectrum article by Jeremy Hsu titled "Spy Games." This article describes the interest from the NSA and other security agencies to extend surveillance of potential terrorists and other intelligence targets to video gaming and online platforms. 

How to Fix a Car - Without a Mechanic
20 January 2014

Jeffrey Miller, IEEE member and professor of computer engineering at the University of Southern California, discusses the future of augmented-reality technology and how this will help engineers and mechanics diagnose vehicle issues.

Big data will show strong growth in 2014 (PDF, 1.1 MB) (Chinese Version)
iChina, China
10 January 2014

George Thiruvathukal, IEEE member and professor of Computer Sciences at Loyola University Chicago, discusses the impact of big data to a business model, data security, and legislation.

Booth Bots: Why We Build Robots (Video Clip)
The Verge, US
10 January 2014

Reporter Russell Brandom visits the IEEE booth and speaks with the main attraction, RoboThespian.

Vizinho cada vez mais próximo/Neighbor is even closer (Portuguese Version)
Correio Braziliense, Brazil
25 December 2013

Paul Kostek, IEEE Senior member, discusses the challenges related to the Mars One project, which aims at taking people on a one-way journey to colonize Mars.

Ten Microwatts and a Painter's Cap In Search of an App
Robotics Business Review
20 December 2013

Dean Aslam, IEEE Senior member, demonstrates a mind-controlled robot and discusses potential future applications.

Weightless weighs in
Land Mobile, UK
19 November 2013

William Webb, IEEE member, shares his thoughts on the latest developments in “Weightless community".

Montreal Fireball: Spectacular Flash Explained
LiveScience, US
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."

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
October/November 2013

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
Mashable, US
16 October 2013

Cheri Warren, IEEE Senior member, speaks about how the accomplishments of Ada Lovelace have 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
Bloomberg, US
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)
Tech-On, Japan
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, US
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? 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?, US
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
Bdaily, UK
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

Mashable, US
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.

Wearable Technology
Techbubbles, UK
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."

Space Flights Bring Speech Technology Home, US
7 June 2013

Members of IEEE have found that advances in voice activation, wireless power, and remote sensing for space travel and exploration will play an increasingly significant role in the advancement of consumer electronics products used by the average human being on Earth.  

Space technology advancements to significantly impact the future of consumer electronics: IEEE experts, India
3 June 2013

Norm Augustine, IEEE Fellow, says voice control devices being developed for space will have an enormous impact on how other consumer electronics, like mobile devices, will be developed.

Cuts to DECC could lead to flaky energy supply policy (PDF, 231 KB)
New Energy World Network, UK
31 May 2013

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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