Candidates for 2020 IEEE Division X Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect.
Division X Societies:
(Nominated by IEEE Division X)
VP of Engineering
Hanover, Maryland, USA
Dalma Novak is VP of Engineering at Pharad where she develops RF-over-fiber technologies. She received the Bachelor of Engineering and PhD degrees from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1987 and 1992, respectively. Prior to co-founding Pharad in 2004, she spent 12 years as a Professor and Chair of Telecommunications in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne, Australia. From June 2001 – December 2003 she was a Technical Section Lead at Dorsál Networks, Inc. and later at Corvis Corporation where she led cross-disciplinary R&D teams developing WDM hardware for long-haul transmission systems. Her research interests include microwave photonics, fiber radio systems, wireless communications, and optical communication systems. She has published more than 300 papers in these areas, including seven book chapters. She is a lifelong IEEE volunteer and regularly promotes STEM and diversity outreach. In 2007 she was elected to the grade of IEEE Fellow.
Member participation in the management of the IEEE is crucial to its continuing vitality. The technical Societies and Councils are the incubators for new opportunities and innovations that enable the IEEE to maintain its position as a global leader in science and technology. If elected, I would work diligently to support and drive these efforts by:
LAWRENCE O. HALL
(Nominated by IEEE Division X)
Distinguished University Professor
University of South Florida
Dept of Computer Science & Engineering, ENG 060
Tampa, Florida, USA
Larry Hall is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. He served as Department Chair from 1/2008-8/2015. In Fall 2015 he was a Distinguished Fellow of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. He earned a 1986 Computer Science Ph.D. from Florida State University. A fellow of IEEE, AAAS, IAPR and AIMBE, he received the Norbert Wiener Award in 2012 and the Joseph G. Wohl Award in 2017 from the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society. USF presented him with the 2017 Theodore and Venette Askounes-Ashford Distinguished Scholar Award. He earned an award for outstanding mentorship in the McNair program for minority undergraduate students. He has authored/co-authored over 90 journal publications, as well as many conference papers and book chapters. His work has been cited over 22,000 times, H-index 54 (GS). He has received over $5.2M in research funding.
Selected IEEE activities: President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society for 2006-07, Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B, 2002-05, VP for Membership of the SMC Society 2002-04.
IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) Representative to Educational Activities Board (EAB), 2008, Publications Services and Products Board (PSPB) 2008, IEEE Periodicals Committee, 2009. He served as the first Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Biometrics Council 2008-10. He was on the IEEE Conference Publications Committee 2011. He has served the Publications Services and Products board (PSPB) in various capacities since 2010. He served on the IEEE TAB/PSPB Products & Services Committee (2013) and the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (2014-16). He was a Member 2017 IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Alignment & Oversight. He was on the IEEE Access Editorial Board, 2013-18.
He is currently IEEE PSPB Treasurer and a 2018-19 member of IEEE FinCom. A member of the IEEE Joint PSPB-TAB Pubs Strategy Ad Hoc 2019. He is past chair of PSPB’s Strategic Planning Committee (2015-17) and past Chair of the IEEE Publishing Conduct Committee (2014-15).
If elected, I will work hard towards helping Division X evolve to provide more engagement of members and successfully navigate the open access publishing movement.
Member engagement is key for strong societies. Our conferences remain a great way for people to meet and learn. Getting select targeted information from conferences to members unable to attend can increase engagement and satisfaction. Utilizing social media platforms to enable member interaction through posts and discussion will continue to add value.
The Open Access and Open Science movements must be effectively addressed now to keep IEEE society publications at the technical leading edge. My experience with publications will help us navigate the goal of retaining fiscal stability as open access mandates from funders and institutions take effect. Timeliness, efficiency, price and access for all to publish must be well addressed as we continue to focus on high quality publications of interest to our members and everyone involved in our respective fields. Open access options are necessary with careful consideration given to the sustainability of our overall publishing model.