JOHN R. VIG
(Nominated by IEEE Division X)
Colts Neck, New Jersey, USA
John Vig was born in Hungary. His family emigrated to the USA when he was a teenager. He received his B.S. from the City College of New York and the Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers - The State University, both in the USA. He joined the Electronic Components Laboratory at Fort Monmouth, NJ, USA and spent his professional career there working as an electronics engineer and program manager. He performed and led research aimed at developing precision clocks, sensors and low-noise oscillators.
He is an IEEE Life Fellow "for contributions to the technology of quartz crystals for precision frequency control and timing."
He holds 55 patents, has published more than 100 papers and nine book chapters, and his publications have been cited >4000 times. He serves on his county’s Environmental Council as a volunteer. He and his wife are avid ballroom dancers.
IEEE Leadership Roles
Other IEEE Services
IEEE is a superb organization thanks to the efforts of its excellent volunteers and staff. As a director, I shall strive to make IEEE even better by focusing on:
I have >30 years of leadership experience in a wide range of IEEE positions. Having chaired the Board of Directors and having previously served as VP, Technical Activities, I know how to get things done. I have a proven record of producing changes.
(Nominated by IEEE Division X)
Simon Fraser University
British Columbia, Canada
Ljiljana Trajkovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from University of Pristina, Yugoslavia, M.Sc. degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, NY, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. She was a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, from 1988 to 1990 and a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ, from 1990 to 1997. From 1995 to 1997, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley.
Her research interests include communication networks, computer-aided circuit analysis and design, and theory of nonlinear circuits and dynamical systems. Her personal interests focus on the need for global inclusion and diversity created by the rapid growth of new innovative technologies.
In a global environment increasingly affected by technological change, IEEE is in a unique leadership position. I have spent the past 25 years interacting with the global IEEE community. I have interacted with IEEE members and leaders who share a vision of what we can achieve when we work together by:
If elected, I will serve with diligence and integrity and will devote expertise, energy, and time to contribute to the advancement of IEEE, Division X, and their members.
(Nominated by Petition)
Professor Emeritus (UNESCO Chair On Mechatronics)
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Kaynak is an IEEE Life Fellow, active in various ways in most IEEE Societies of Division X. He received the B.Sc. (First Class) 1969, Ph.D. 1972, both from University of Birmingham, UK. From 1972-1979, he had various positions in industry, both in and outside of Turkey. Since 1979, he has been with Bogazici University, his responsibilities include Chairperson of EEE and CmpE Departments, Director of Biomedical Engineering Institute and Director of Mechatronics R&A Center. He has held long-term visiting positions in United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany, USA, Singapore and lastly China as a 1000 Talent Professor of HIT, China.
In 2016 he received the China Friendship Award and the Humboldt Research Prize. Current research interests are in intelligent mechatronics and CPS. He has published more than 400 conference papers and journal articles (Hirsch-index: WoS 33, Google Scholar: 48), and serves on several scholarly journal Editorial or Advisory Boards.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
We are witnessing tremendous advances in science and technology. The boundaries between different disciplines are eroding, the connections between them is becoming seamless. The most notable changes are taking place at the edge of the different disciplines; convergence is leading to the emergence of new disciplines. A further change is that the world is becoming flatter.
If elected, I will strive to: