Below are the candidates for IEEE Region 10 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2017-2018; Delegate/Director, 2019-2020.

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

Stefan G. Mozar

Headshot of Stefan Mozar

(Nominated by IEEE Region 10)

Sydney, Australia, and
Adjunct Professor
Guangdong University of Technology
Guangdong, China

Stefan obtained his engineering degrees from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and his MBA is from University of Technology Sydney. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer.

Stefan has extensive experience in industry and academia. He has held senior leadership roles in Technology companies, and has taught for a number of Australian, Asian, and British Universities. His work has resulted in inventions, patents, and publications. In R-10 he has lived and worked in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and worked on projects in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. He is the editor of the 6th edition of the McGraw-Hill Electronics Engineering Handbook to be released in 2017.

He has made contributions to advancement of the IEEE in R-10 and globally.

IEEE Activities and Accomplishments

IEEE Awards

  • 2015 IEEE Region 10 (Asia and Pacific) Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • 2015 IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Outstanding Service Award (I am the only person to have received this award twice)
  • 2014 Award for Chairing the inaugural IEEE Region-10 Tencom-Spring Conference, presented by Region 10
  • 2013 IEEE Service Award for contributions towards the ISCE-Symposium, Taiwan
  • 2012 IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Administrative Committee Service Award
  • 2009 IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Outstanding Service Award (TAB award)
  • 2009 IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Administrative Committee Service Award
  • 2006 IEEE Engineering Leadership Award (CE Society)
  • 2000 IEEE Millennium Medal

Technical Activities Board (TAB) Representative to Conferences Committee

  • Chaired ad hoc on “conference naming” (2012)
  • Chaired ad hoc on “Conference finances” (2013)
  • Invited POCO presentations  (2012-2013)

TAB Global Initiatives Committee

  • Committee Member (2013-2014)

TAB Life Sciences Initiative

  • Education Chair (2014-2016)

Service on Section Committees:

  • Innovations Committee Chair
  • R-10 Sections Congress Chair
  • Singapore
  • NSW, Australia
  • Hong Kong

Society Activities:

Consumer Electronics Society (CE Soc):

  • Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2016)
  • President CE Society (2013-2014)
  • VP Conferences (2010-2013)
  • VP International Affairs & Chapter Relations (1998-2009)
  • Founder of the award winning CE Magazine
  • Associate Editor CE Magazine
  • Associate editor CE Newsletter
  • Associate editor Transactions on CE

Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES):

  • VP Conferences (2015-2016)
  • Director-at-large (BOG) (2011-2016)
  • Associate Newsletter Editor

Reliability Society (Rel Soc):

  • Chair Maintenance Technical Group (2001-2008)

Communications Society (ComSoc):

  • Associate Technical Editor Communications Magazine

Chapter experience:

  • Founder of the Consumer Electronics Chapter in Singapore
  • Co-founder of the Engineering Management Chapter Singapore
  • Founder of the Engineering Management Chapter in NSW, Australia
  • Chapter Chair of the Hong Kong Consumer Electronics Chapter
  • He held various chapter positions: Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer


  • He started 7 conferences in R-10, and 4 outside R-10.
  • He served as the inaugural General Chair of Tencon-Spring in 2013 (renamed to Tensys).


Region 10 plays a significant role in the IEEE. Yet it seems that the Board of Directors has not woken up to the implications of these changes. Our region has 27% of the total IEEE members that is more than any other region. We have 42% of the women and 37% of the student members. Compared to other regions we don’t have the strength in representation. Region-10 has and is growing in membership, and economic significance. Some of the world’s leading economies are in Region-10, which are driving changes. There is enormous growth in conferences, driven by our region. Growth in IP is also very significant in our region. The significant growth and contribution towards learned society activities from R-10 will continue.

Why vote for me? Through my contributions in the IEEE, I’ve gained visibility, and have built a network that will not only enable me to bring the growing significance of R-10 to the board, but my network will also support me in bringing positive changes that will benefit our region and the IEEE as a global community.

Akinori Nishihara

Headshot of Akinori Nishihara

(Nominated by IEEE Region 10)

Human Assets Promotion Program for Innovative Education and Research (HAPPIER)
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo, Japan

Akinori Nishihara received the B.E., M.E. and Dr. Eng. degrees in electronics from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1973, 1975 and 1978, respectively.  Since 1978 he has been with Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he is now Professor of Human Assets Promotion Program for Innovative Education and Research (HAPPIER). His research interests are in signal processing and educational technology. He published more than 300 technical papers in refereed international journals and conferences. He received IEICE Best Paper Award (1999), IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), Distinguished Service Award for IEEE Student Activities (2006), Tokyo Tech Best Teacher Award (2009), Tokyo Tech Best Engineering Teacher Award (2013), IEEE Region 10 Outstanding Volunteer Award (2015), and Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2016). He is an IEEE Fellow, an IEICE Fellow, and a member of AACE, APSIPA, and JSET.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

BOARD/COMMITTEE: RAB Student Activities Committee Member (1995-1996), EAB Committee on Global Accreditation Activities (2003-2006).

REGION: Student Activities Committee Chair (1995-1996), Treasurer (1999-2000), Educational Activities Committee Chair (2001-2004), Bylaws and Operations Manual Coordinator (2007-2008), Strategic Planning Coordinator (2009-2010), and History Coordinator (2016). He started Student Branch Leadership Training Workshops in the Region in 1996.

SOCIETY: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II Associate Editor (1996- 1997), CAS Society Board of Governors (2004-2005).

COUNCIL: Japan Council Executive Committee Member (1999-2004, 2009-2010, 2016), Women in Engineering Affinity Group Adviser (2005-2016), he helped Shin-Etsu Section for its establishment in 2006. He was the founding Secretary of the Japan Council Long Range Strategy Committee from 2001 to 2003, and identified the role of Japan Council. He is now serving again in the same committee for Japan Council to have better role in the new era.

SECTION: Tokyo Section Executive Committee Member (1995-2004, 2009-2010, 2016).
He continued the Student Branch Leadership Training Workshop in Japan for 11 years, and contributed to increase the Branches and helped improve Branch activities. He has been contributing to various Section activities, especially for young members. Since 2004, he has been the founding adviser of the IEEE Tokyo Young Researchers Workshop (renamed as IEEE Transdisciplinary-Oriented Workshop for Emerging Researchers since 2014), where young researchers exchange ideas for the future using poster presentations. He contributed to sister Section relationship between Boston Section and Tokyo Section, and took six students from Tokyo and nearby Sections to Boston in September 2004. He also helped Prof. Miki Haseyama to establish Sapporo Section WIE affinity group in 2007.

CHAPTER: Circuits and Systems Society Japan Council Chapter, Vice Chair (2004-2005), Chair (2006-2007).

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: He successfully nominated 26 IEEE Senior Members.


Region 10 has more than a quarter of total IEEE members and is still growing. IEEE and Region 10 are quite vibrant in their technical and social activities, but to further stimulate local and global activities I will do my best to achieve the following goals:

  • Expand benefits and services to members
    • Increase prestige, recognition and visibility of Region 10 members among IEEE community
    • Enhance value of membership and member satisfaction with proper services
    • Empower and reward Sections/Chapters by stimulating local/global activities
    • Expand humanitarian technology activities by supporting local/global level programs
  • Promote better achievements of geographical units in the Region
    • Increase synergy by providing Region support to local leadership
    • Establish new geographical units in emerging countries and revive inactive units
    • Empower industry practitioners, young professionals, students, and women in engineering
    • Encourage collaboration between Sections and Chapters, and between academia and industry
  • Contribute to the IEEE operations
    • As a representative of Region 10, I will contribute to proper operations of IEEE by doing my duties.