Below are the candidates for IEEE Region 10 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2021-2022; Delegate/Director, 2023-2024.

The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.

Celia Shahnaz

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Celia Shahnaz
(Nominated by Petition)

Professor
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
http://www.celiashahnaz.com

Celia Shahnaz, SMIEEE, Fellow IEB, received Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Canada and is currently a Professor, Department of EEE, BUET, Bangladesh since 2015.

She has published more than 150 international journal/conference papers. She is a recipient of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship/Fellowship and Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal for her contribution in Science and Technology. Recently, her papers have received best paper awards in Biomedical Engineering tracks at TENCON 2017 and at IEEE WIECON-ECE 2016, in Humanitarian Challenge track at R10 HTC 2017.

She was the mentor of 1st/2nd prize winning projects in IEEE IAS CMD Contests (Robotics, Humanitarian) in 2017-2019, USA. She was the supervisor of 4th/5th rank winning teams in SPCUP competitions, ICASSP 2020 (Spain)/2015 (Australia). She has around 20 years of experience (more than 18 years as an IEEE volunteer) of leading impactful Technical, Professional, Educational, Industrial, Women Empowerment and Humanitarian Technology Projects at national/international levels.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
(S’02-GSM’06-M’10-SM’16)


IEEE Activities:

Committees/Boards:
2020 Member, New Initiative Committee
2020 Chair, Women in SIGHT Working group
2020-22 Member, WISP Committee
2020 Member, PELS TC5
2020 Member, WIE SM Elevation Drive
2017-20, PES WiP R10 Representative
2017, 2019 Communications Chair, IEEE SIGHT
2019-20 Member, WIE WePower Subcommittee
2017-18 Chair, WIE Workshops Subcommittee

Region:
2016 R10 WIE Coordinator
2017-18, 2015 Member, R10 Subcommittees (WIE, HTA, Education)
Section, Student branch (SB) and SB Chapters:
2018-2020 Chair, Bangladesh Section (BDS)
2017 Vice-Chair (Activity), BDS
2010-2015 Chair, WIE BD AG
2012-2013 Chair, BDS MD
2014-2020 Coordinator, SIGHT FLASH
2016-2020 Advisor, WIE BDS, BUET SB WIE AGs
2018-2020 Advisor, BUET IAS, RAS and SPS (2019-20) SB Chapters

Societies/Chapters:
2020 Lead, PELS TC5 Webinar
2017-2020 Chair, SPS and IAS (2018-2020) BD  
2018-2020 Vice-Chair, RAS and SSIT BD  
2020 Chair, 2019 Vice-Chair, EMBS BD

Conferences:
General Chair: TENSYMP 2020, WIECON-ECE 2019, 2018, 2016
General Co-Chair: R10 HTC, WIECON-ECE 2017
TPC Chair: WIECON-ECE 2015

Awards:
2019 R10 Humanitarian Activities Outstanding Volunteer Award
2016 MGA Leadership Award
2015 WIE Inspiring Member Award
2013 R10 WIE Professional Volunteer Award

Recent IEEE Accomplishments:

  • As Bangladesh Section Chair, applied and won 2018 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award, founded/co-founded four Society Chapters.
  • As Founder, IEEE WIECON-ECE 2015, Bangladesh, co-organized four versions in India and Thailand.
  • As WIE Workshop Subcommittee Chair, coordinated 25 WIE Workshops and Panels in R10, R9, R7, R8, R3, R5.
  • As PES WiP R10 representative, contributed as a speaker, Panelist in the 1st IEEE PES WiP Conference; a brief Session Speaker in IEEE Sections Congress 2017.
  • As Communications Chair, IEEE SIGHT, launched Humans of IEEE SIGHT. The first SIGHT Twitter Chat Session Organizer in 2019.
  • As 2016 R10 WIE Coordinator, encouraged formation of 3 Section WIE AGs (mainland China, Thailand), 58 SB WIE AGs in R10 (35.10% increase in membership growth).

Statement

For diverse R10, my concentration will be to create an intensive relationship with local leadership of all organizational units (OUs), such as Councils, Sections/Subsections, WIE, YP, LM AGs, Chapters, SBs, and SB Society Chapters to enhance member engagement, technical skill development, membership growth, and retention in all OUs. If Elected, as R10 Director, my priorities will be:

Enhancing Visibility of R10 Volunteers: Launching IEEE R10 DAY Celebration and Humans of IEEE R10: to publish more R10 accomplishments in TA Spotlight, The Institute, IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine, etc.
Launching R10 Mentor and Mentee Program: Designing Members’ need based activities involving multiple OUs/ Technical Society Chapters. Capacity building for more quality conference organization in R10, such as IEEE Society Flagship conferences.
Elevating value of WIE, YP, LM Programs: Introducing R10 WIE/YP/LM Distinguished Lecturer Programs and SM Elevation Drives to ensure their more presence in leadership.
Encouraging Industry-Academia Conclave: Promoting Corporate Membership development and creating opportunity for solving real life problems.
Incubating R10 humanitarian Projects to Product Design: Boosting Social Entrepreneurship.

For more information, Please visit: http://www.celiashahnaz.com

Norliza M. Noor

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Norliza M. Noor
(Nominated by IEEE Region 10)

Professor Ts. Dr.
Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, and
Head of Electrophysiology Research Group
Health and Wellness Research Alliance
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Kuala Lumpur Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
http://norlizanoor.ieeemy.org

Norliza Mohd (abbreviated for Mohamed) Noor is a Professor in Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur Campus.  She received her B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and Master (by research) and PhD both in Electrical Engineering from UTM.  Her research is in machine learning and image analysis for medical and industry applications. Her current work concentrates on medical image analysis for lung diseases, calcification detection using IVUS images and handwriting recognition. She published many papers in journals and in indexed conference proceedings, and authored one academic book and three book chapters.  Currently she is Head of the Electrophysiology Research Group under Health and Wellness Research Alliance, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is also an internal auditor for UTM academic program, member of UTM assessors’ panel for Programme Accreditation, and member of Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) assessors’ panel.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
(S’83-S’91-M’91-SM’03-GSM’08-SM’08)

COMMITTEES/BOARDS:

  • IEEE Educational Activity Board (EAB) – Certificate Program Committee: 2019-2020
  • IEEE Humanitarian Activity Committee (HAC) – Event Evaluation Committee: 2020
  • IEEE Virtual Senior Member Review Panel: 2019-2020
  • IEEE Educational Activity Board (EAB) – Student Educational Resources Committee (SERC): 2017
  • IEEE Members Benefit Portfolio Activity Committee (MBPAC): 2017
  • IEEE MGA GUOS Committee – Technical Chapter Representative: 2015-2016

REGION:  

  • IEEE R10 Individual Benefits & Services Coordinator: 2015-2016

MALAYSIA SECTION:

  • Chair: 2013-2014
  • Secretary: 1998-2001
  • Treasurer: 2002
  • Past Chair, Awards & Recognition: 2015-2016

MALAYSIA CHAPTERS:

  • Founding Chair for SPS: 2002
  • SPS Chapter Chair: 2002-2006
  • SPS Past Chair: 2007-2013
  • SPS-Executive Committee: 2019-current
  • EMBS Chapter Treasurer: 2010-2012 and 2014-present

CONFERENCES:  

  • General Chair, 2023 International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2023)
  • IEEE SPS Flagship Conference, General Chair
  • 2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON2017), General Co-Chair
  • 2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (IEEE TENSYMP 2014)

IEEE Accomplishments

Societies: Founding Chair for IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Malaysia Chapter and achieved membership growth. Created the Image Processing, Image Analysis and Real Time Imaging (IPIARTI) Symposium which is a free event to SPS members. IPIARTI has been organised yearly since 2010 till present with an average of 100 participants (mainly student members). Led and won the bid for ICIP2023 so that it will be hosted by SPS Malaysia Chapter in Kuala Lumpur. One of the committee members when EMBS Malaysia Chapter was founded.

Section: Member/Volunteer for more than 30 years in the Malaysia Section serving almost all Section positions including Chair in 2013-2014. Highest membership growth in 2013-2014, created the IEEE National Final Year Project Competition for undergraduate student in 2013 and has since been organised yearly with an average 250 participants. Recipient of 2004 Best Volunteer Award.

Region: IBS Coordinator by encouraging Sections to create new members benefit for members in their sections.
        

Statement


Mission Statement:

  • Increase the sense of belonging to IEEE by broadening activities and engaging members
  • Bring value to IEEE membership – empower the region and sections to create extra value
  • Increase volunteering opportunities for members
  • Increase awareness towards IEEE humanitarian activities

Position Statement:

  • If I am elected as the Region 10 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, my emphasis will be on membership engagement, growth, and value addition.
  • I will increase member engagement by developing and managing R10 activities that will bring greater impact to IEEE members. These activities are an important factor in membership growth.
  • I plan to increase the number of industry initiatives activities that will be organized in geographically distributed sections so that many members are able to participate with minimum travelling cost.

For more information, visit my personal candidate website: http://norlizanoor.ieeemy.org

 

Supavadee Aramvith

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Supavadee Aramvith
(Nominated by IEEE Region 10)

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
http://www.supavadee.net

 

Supavadee Aramvith received the B.S. (first class honors) degree in Computer Science from Mahidol University in 1993. She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. She joined Chulalongkorn University in June 2001. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering with specialization in Video Signal Processing. She has successfully advised 9 Ph.D., and 27 Master’s graduates. She published 136 papers in International Journals and Conference Proceedings with 4 International Book Chapters. She has rich project management experiences as the project leader and technical advisors to the Thailand Government bodies in Telecommunications and ICT. She is very active in the international arena with leadership positions in international organizations such as JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net, IEEE, IEICE, APSIPA, and ITU. She has received numerous domestic and international awards recognizing her outstanding performance.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
(S’96-M’01-SM’06)

IEEE Activities (selected):

COMMITTEES/BOARDS:

  1. Voting member, Educational Activities Board (EAB) (2015, 2018-2020)
  2. Chair, EAB Pre University Education Coordination Committee (2018-2019)
  3. Chair, EAB Section Education Outreach Committee (2020)
  4. Member, IEEE New Initiatives Committee (2019-2020)
  5. Communications Chair, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (2019-2020)
  6. Member, IEEE Medal for Environment & Safety Technologies Committee (2018-2020)
  7. Member, IEEE Awards Board Publicity & Presentation Committee (2020)
  8. Member, EAB EPICS in IEEE Committee (2015-2017)
  9. Member, IEEE WIE Committee (2015)
  10. Member, EAB Section Education Outreach Committee (2011-2014, 2016)

REGION 10:

  1. Region 10 Section & Chapter Committee Chair (2019-2020)
  2. Region 10 Educational Activities Coordinator (2011-2014, 2016)
  3. Region 10 Women in Engineering Coordinator (2015)

SOCIETIES:

  1. IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Board of Governors member (2019-2020)
  2. IEEE Signal Processing Society, Region 10 representative to Chapter’s committee (2018-2020)

SECTION:

  1. Member, Thailand Section Executive Committee (2007-2020)
  2. Membership Development Chair (2017-2020)
  3. Secretary, IEEE Thailand Section (2008-2010)  

CONFERENCES:

  1. General Co-Chairs, Region 10 SYWL Congress 2020
  2. General Co-Chairs, IEEE ICCE-ASIA 2019
  3. General Co-Chairs, IEEE WIECON-ECE 2018

IEEE Accomplishments:

My 25-year journey with IEEE started as a graduate student member.  Over a decade, I have successfully spearheaded and delivered high impactful member engagement, and global and regional initiatives in various IEEE boards and committees. I have gained strong expertise and experience in managing global and regional IEEE programs with the recent recognitions from IEEE.

  1. 2019 MGA Leadership Award for the outstanding leadership and contributions for delivering joint MGA-EAB educational activities to benefit the members in Region 10.
  2. 2018 Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment and Retention Performance for Thailand Section in the capacity of Membership Development chair.
  3. 2017 HKN Outstanding Chapter Award for HKN Mu Theta Chapter at Chulalongkorn University where I serve as faculty advisor.

Statement

I have been trusted by Region 10 Directors to serve in the Region 10 EXCOM for 8 years.  This allows me to comprehend the region and its diverse nature.

If elected as Region 10 Director-Elect, I will commit myself to bring in my globalized experiences with transformational leadership to the “ONE” region 10 vision where collaborative partnerships take place for the mutual benefits toward sustainable growth of the region.  

My priorities are:

  1. Work closely with IEEE major boards and committees for better value added and localized membership model, products, and services that benefit members.
  2. Synergize complementary strengths and collective efforts of sections, chapters, and volunteers through the new collaborative platform and grant.
  3. “Groom to grow” - Develop programs to empower student chapters, YP, WIE to become the next generation leaders.
  4. Support the impactful implementation of humanitarian projects, educational activities, industry engagement through quadruple helix framework.
  5. Allocate resources to sections/chapters mentorship and revitalized plan.
  6. Ensure inclusivity and diversity in Region 10 governance.

 

 

Chun Che “Lance” Fung, PHD

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Chun Che “Lance” Fung, Ph.D
(Nominated by IEEE Region 10)

Emeritus Professor
Discipline of IT, Mathematics & Statistics
College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education
Murdoch University
Murdoch, Australia
Lancefung.net

I was trained and worked as a Marine Radio and Electronic Officer in Hong Kong during the 70’s. I graduated with a B.Sc. Degree with First Class Honours and a M.Eng. Degree from the University of Wales, UWIST. My PhD Degree was awarded by the University of Western Australia, under the supervision by the late Professor Kit Po Wong. I have taught at Singapore Polytechnic, Curtin University, and Murdoch University, where I was appointed Emeritus Professor in 2015. My roles have included Associate Dean of Research, Postgraduate Research Director, and Director of the Centre for Enterprise Collaborative in Innovative Systems. I have supervised to completion over 31 doctoral students and published over 330 academic articles. My contributions can be viewed at IEEE Xplore, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, etc. I am continuing my research and supervision of postgraduate students and my motto is “Learning has no Boundary”. My profile locates at:  http://profiles.murdoch.edu.au/myprofile/lance-fung/

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
(M’93-SM’06)

List of IEEE Activities in various committees:

  • IEEE Region 10 Education Activities Committee (Chair 2019-2020)
  • Section Education Outreach Committee (Member 2019-2020)
  • IEEE New Initiatives Committee (Chair 2019, Past-Chair 2020, Member 2014-2018)
  • IEEE Conference Quality Committee (Chair 2018, Past-Chair 2019-2020, Member 2015-2017)
  • IEEE Technical Program and Integrity Committee (Chair 2017-2018, Past Chair 2019, Member 2015-2016)
  • IEEE Conference Finance Committee (Member 2019-2020)
  • Valid Scientific Content Ad-Hoc Committee (Member 2020)
  • IEEE Strategy and Alignment Committee (Member 2019)
  • IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (Liaison 2019)
  • IEEE Region 10 Conference Quality and Management Committee (Chair 2018)
  • Conference Branding Ad-Hoc (Member 2017)
  • Conference Quality Policies Ad-Hoc (Member 2017)
  • IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society Board of Governors (Member-At-Large 2010-2015)
  • IEEE Global Strategy Ad-Hoc Committee (Member 2015)
  • Member, IEEE Signature Programs Evaluation Committee
  • IEEE WA Section (Chair 2001-2002, 2005-2006, 2013)
  • IEEE Australia Council (Chair, 2013-2014)
  • Student Counsellor at Curtin University and Murdoch University
  • Reviewer and Member of Technical Program Committee and Editorial Committee for many IEEE conferences, editorial boards and grant review panels.

I have accumulated twenty-five years of experience through dedicated services as member of executive committees in the IEEE WA Section, Australia Council, and Region 10 Executive Committee (2007-2008 and 2018-2020). I served six years (2010-2015) as Member-at-Large of the IEEE SMC Society Board of Governors, Chair of SMCS Chapters Coordinator and Membership Development Committee, responsible for the recruitment and growth of SMCS memberships. As Member and Chair of TPIC and CQC, I oversee quality of technical programs in IEEE conferences and actively promote the importance of Conference Quality in R10. As Chair of NIC, I established and promoted the USD$1 Million Challenge Call for New Initiatives proposals in 2019. With great appreciation to IEEE, I am honoured to have received the 2015 IEEE Region 10 Outstanding Volunteer Award and the 2000 IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

Statement

Sixty percent of the world’s population reside in the Asia-Pacific Region, as well as one third of the IEEE members. R10 has approximately 140 thousand members in 59 Sections and various Operational Units, the number is growing continuously.

2020 has witnessed a major challenge to the Region, and I believe IEEE members are capable to develop solutions to many problems. Given the opportunity to serve as R10 Director, I will dedicate my time, professional experience and practical knowledge to:

  • Support innovative projects to develop Local Solutions in alignment with IEEE Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.
  • Actively represent the Voices and Concerns from R10 in IEEE Boards and Committees.
  • Develop strategies to improve the Values, Benefits and Experience for R10 memberships.
  • Encourage R10 volunteers to participate in decision making, and public recognition of their contributions.
  • Establish Collaborative Schemes between students, YP, WIE and Higher grade members through networking and joint projects.

Serving and leading R10 requires dedication, commitment, time, experience and passion. I am prepared for the Call. Your support is greatly appreciated!