Below are the candidates for 2018 IEEE-USA President-Elect.
The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.
GURUPRASAD “GURU” MADHAVAN
(Nominated by IEEE-USA)
Senior Program Officer
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Guru Madhavan is a senior program officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, where he has led programs in health and medicine, and worked on major policy reports including Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited that significantly influenced the reauthorization of the America Competes Act. He has served as a technical adviser to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and given invited briefings at several state and federal agencies, the Capitol Hill, European Commission, and World Health Organization. A control systems engineer by background, Madhavan received his M.S. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and an M.B.A. from the State University of New York, and worked in the medical device industry previously. He has coedited seven books; his nonfiction Applied Minds: How Engineers Think has been translated into many languages. His numerous honors include being named as a distinguished young scientist by the World Economic Forum.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
Highlights of my IEEE service record include serving two-terms as vice president of professional activities and a director on the IEEE-USA board. As founding chair and curator of the Future Leaders Forum, I led a team of inspired volunteers who designed a wholly novel platform for how IEEE-USA can deliver premium content from prominent voices advancing technology for humanity.
As chair of the Student Professional Awareness Committee, I led the redesign, rebranding, and streamlining of our traditional student-led, university conferences and ventures. This resulted in a contemporary, flexible platform centered squarely on improving participants’ experiences and reducing bureaucratic burden.
I have also served as member of IEEE Public Visibility Committee; director and PACE chair of IEEE Washington Section; chair, vice-chair, and in various roles at IEEE Binghamton Section. I have been a member or corresponding member in IEEE-USA policy committees focused on medical technology, intellectual property, and career and workforce, as well as research and development. I have keynoted or lectured at many IEEE workshops and events, and have chaired several symposiums and conferences.
My IEEE honors include IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award, New Faces of Engineering Award through the National Engineers Week Foundation as IEEE-USA nominee, IEEE-USA Divisional Professional Leadership Award, IEEE Larry K. Wilson Award for Student Activities, and being named as an IEEE Ambassador.
Through my inclusive approach, I have demonstrated that I can tap the expertise and wisdom of IEEE’s experienced leaders as well as the passion and energy of its emerging leaders. The lessons I have learned through these collaborative activities and accomplishments have given me a forward-looking, growth-oriented perspective that is keen on serving the shifting needs of our membership and exploring new revenue sources. As president-elect and president of IEEE-USA, my goal is to enhance and advance our performance while respecting our institutional heritage.
IEEE-USA needs a new mindset, broad vision, and fresh leadership. Only by producing rigorously high quality programs for engagement and experience, can we forge our way to improve membership value and satisfaction. My priority areas include:
In sum, I wish to lay the groundwork for a modern IEEE-USA that can be relevant, effective, and visible in this new economy.
OTHER IEEE ACTIVITIES:
If elected as IEEE-USA President I will work with the IEEE-USA regions to increase the value of IEEE membership and furthering our motto of advancing technology for humanity. Here are some initiatives that I will support as IEEE-USA President: