2024 IEEE President-Elect Candidates

At its November meeting, the IEEE Board of Directors nominated Roger U. Fujii and Kathleen A. Kramer for 2024 IEEE President-Elect candidates (listed in alphabetical order):

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Roger U. Fujii
(Nominated by IEEE Board of Directors)

Fujii Systems, Inc – Trusted Systems
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA                                       


Roger served in leadership positions– VP for Technical Activities (TA), IEEE Board of Directors, Foundation, IEEE-USA, TA Board, and Computer Society President. Is helping shape the future of IEEE as the chair of Defining IEEE in 2050, financial transparency chair, and improving membership engagement.

Worked at the grassroots level: Publications (guest editor Software), Conferences (general/program chair), and Standards (working group chair). Served on Fellows, finance, electioneering, ethics, and other committees.

Was guest professor at Xiamen University and lectured at UCLA and California State University, Sacramento. Led an engineering division as Vice President/GM Northrop Grumman ($1.086B). Recognized national expert in certifying critical systems.

Is an IEEE Fellow, Golden Core, Eta Kappa Nu, and graduate of University of California, Berkeley in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science. Has MBA programs at Harvard, UCLA, and Darden. Served on National Academy of Sciences committee (Space Shuttle). Recipient of Richard Merwin Service Medallion.

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Kathleen A. Kramer
(Nominated by IEEE Board of Directors)

University of San Diego
San Diego, California, USA


Kathleen A. Kramer is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. She has also been a Member of Technical Staff at several companies, including ViaSat, HP, and Bell Communications Research. She worked to develop new engineering programs as a founding member of the University of San Diego engineering faculty, eventually became the chair of electrical engineering, and then serving as Director of Engineering (2004-2013) providing academic leadership for all of the university’s engineering programs. She maintains an active research agenda in the areas of multisensor data fusion, navigation, and cyber security in aerospace systems. Author/co-author numerous publications, she is a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE AESS and leads its technical panel on Cyber Security. She received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering with a second major in physics from Loyola Marymount University, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. 


IEEE members who want to run for an office and have not been nominated need to submit their petition intention to the IEEE Board of Directors. 

Petition intention deadlines:

  • 1 January 2023 (12:00 noon ET/17:00 UTC) for IEEE President-Elect candidate petitions 
  • 15 April 2023 for all positions on the IEEE Annual Election ballot


Send the petitions and questions to elections@ieee.org.

2022 IEEE Annual Election Results

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7 October 2022 - Thomas M. Coughlin has been elected as the 2023 IEEE President-Elect. Coughlin will begin serving as IEEE President-Elect on 1 January 2023. He will succeed 2023 IEEE President Saifur Rahman. The other candidates for IEEE President-Elect were Maike Luiken, Kazuhiro Kosuge, and Kathleen A. Kramer.

The proposed amendment to the IEEE Constitution received the number of votes necessary for adoption.

 View the complete 2022 IEEE Annual Election results

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2023 Election Deadlines at a Glance

1 January 2023
The last day for individual voting members to submit their intention to petition for the office of IEEE President-Elect for the 2023 IEEE Annual Election. The petition intention must be accompanied by a statement that they are willing to serve if elected and it must be received by 12:00 noon EDT USA/17:00 UTC.

15 March 2023
Deadline for the IEEE Board of Directors to receive the slate of nominated candidates for inclusion in the 2023 IEEE Annual Election. 

14 April 2023
The last day for the collection of petition signatures for the office of 2024 IEEE President-Elect and member-initiated Constitutional Amendment petitions. Signatures must be received by 12:00 noon EDT USA/16:00 UTC.

15 April 2023
Deadline for submitting an intention to file a petition to run for other office positions on the annual election ballot. 

1 May 2023
IEEE Board of Directors submits to the voting membership a list of nominees for IEEE president-elect, delegate-elect/director-elect, as applicable, and other positions to be elected by voting members for the coming term. 

12 May 2023
Signed petitions nominating an individual for placement on the annual election ballot must be received by 12:00 noon EDT USA/16:00 UTC.

30 June 2023
Ballots will be created for eligible voting members on record.

15 August 2023
Balloting for the 2023 IEEE Annual Election begins. Eligible voting members on record as of 30 June may access their ballot electronically. Print ballot packages will be provided to voters in accordance with their election communication preferences as of 30 June.

2 October 2023
Balloting ends for the 2023 IEEE Annual Election at 12:00 noon EDT USA/16:00 UTC.

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