Below are the candidates for IEEE Division I Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2017; Delegate/Director, 2018-2019.
The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.
Throughout my industrial/volunteer career I have been recognized as a collaborator, and organization unifier/builder. As Division Director I will use my inter-personal, technical and management skills to enhance communication and cooperation among our Societies/Councils, and promote our key role in the development of innovative microelectronics products. The technical solutions for complex SoC’s used in these products, and my experience transcend the Scopes/FOIs of our Societies/Councils. Formulating cross-functional offerings for communities in these overlapping areas will increase Member Value, and generate much interest in expanding membership.
An area for increased communication and cooperation is in our Division’s globalization and outreach efforts - working together we can be more creative, efficient, and accomplish loftier goals.
These are challenging goals that will require cooperation not only from TAB volunteers but also MGA volunteers, and IEEE staff. I will leverage my experience, demonstrated ability to collaborate, and leadership skills to bring Division I Societies and Councils closer together. We will then be able to provide enhanced value to our members and volunteers, improve community participation, and membership.
Electron Devices Society:
As a 40 year veteran of IEEE with a dual career in industry and academia, Dr. Jindal rose through the ranks as Editor, Editor-in-Chief, VP Publications, and EDS President. He formulated the vision and mission of EDS enhancing member benefits launching a plethora of initiatives reversing the decline in EDS membership. Partial list of accomplishments is given below:
To realize the IEEE Envisioned Future in serving humanity, we must leverage our technical prowess and diversity. While the five units of Division I have successfully pursued their Visions and Missions, the power of collaborative effort needs revitalization. I will build upon the mutual synergies by launching joint activities, developing a close-knit global community.
An increase in the number of active chapters across the USA and abroad with emphasis on R10 countries with a strong IEEE membership growth will be essential. Patterned on success of EDS, I intend to facilitate this thread for Division I in other parts of the world.
To serve the needs of the global technical community, with input from Division I Societies and Councils, I intend to provide actionable feedback at IEEE TAB and BOD level. Also as Division I delegate to the IEEE Assembly, I will actively voice the interests of Division I electorate. Our input will be critical in shaping the future IEEE and will need your active campaigning to make this a reality.