Below are the candidates for IEEE Region 10 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2019-2020; Delegate/Director, 2021-2022.

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

Deepak Mathur

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DEEPAK MATHUR
(Nominated by IEEE Region 10)

Deputy General Manager
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

https://deepakmathur.in/

Deepak is Deputy General Manager in India’s top Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Company - ONGC.

In his 35-year professional career, he has worked in fields of electronics, telecommunication, IT infrastructure and has held various engineering and managerial positions. He has successfully done planning and executions of several IT projects like SCADA, on-line/real-time monitoring systems, IT Infrastructure creation, Wi-Max based broadband wireless access system, GPS/GSM based vehicle tracking system etc. and has led teams of IT professionals and multi-disciplinary teams.

Presently he is working on Hi-Tech (Oil) Well Logging Systems to analyze the properties of subsurface to explore the possibility of hydrocarbons.

Deepak has BE in Electronics and Communications from IIT, Roorkee and an MBA. He has also completed Advance Management Program from IIM, Calcutta.

Presently he is IEEE Region 10 Vice-Chair of Membership Activities, and recipient of 2008 Region 10 Outstanding Volunteer Award and 2010 MGA Achievement Award.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
(M’96-SM’04)

IEEE Activities

COMMITTEES/BOARDS: Member, IEEE MGA Strategic Direction & Environment Assessment Committee (2014-2015); Member, IEEE MGA Nominations & Appointments Committee (2016-2017); Chair, IEEE SIGHT Operations Subcommittee (2014-2016)

REGION 10: Sections Congress Coordinator (2008); EXCOM Member (2009-2014, 2017-2018); Chapters Coordinator (2009-2010); Sections Congress Coordinator (2011); Vice-Chair, Technical Activities (Acting); Humanitarian Technology Activities Coordinator (2012, 2013-2014); Vice-Chair, Membership Activities (2017-2018)

GUJARAT SECTION: EXCOM Member (1998-2002); Secretary (2003-2004); Vice-Chair and Treasurer (2005); Chair (2006-2007); SMC Chapter Chair (2008-2009); Advisory Committee (2015-2017)

INDIA COUNCIL: EXCOM Member (2006-2012); Chair-Elect (2013-2014); Chair (2015-2016); Immediate Past-Chair and Nomination Committee Chair (2017-2018)

SSIT (Society on Social Implications of Technology): Board of Governors (2013-2015); Newsletter Editor (2011-2016)

CONFERENCES: (Organized major conferences): Region10 HTC 2013; Region10 HTC 2014; INDICON 2013; INDICON 2014; INDICON 2015; INDICON 2016

AWARDS: 2008 Region 10 Outstanding Volunteer Award; 2010 MGA Achievement Award

OTHER: Initiative leader IEEE NIC Project – Conference Presentations Online - completed in 2008

Recent IEEE Accomplishments

As India Council Chair, developed strategies and provided leadership for sustainable growth of India Council (having 11 sections) catering to 46000+ members. Started and encouraged participation of Young Professionals and WIE on all India level.

As Region 10 Chapter Coordinator, encouraged engagement of R10 members through enhanced Chapter activities. Achieved significant growth – formation of (100+) new chapter/joint chapters, reduction in inactive chapters (16% to 3%), with strategic planning and continuous follow-up.

As Region 10 Humanitarian Activities Coordinator, promoted new concept of Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT).  R10 became most successful region in implementing SIGHT and its programs. Initiative for 14 special SIGHT projects in R10 Sections.

Reviewed 100+ petitions and encouraged SIGHT formation globally as Chair of SIGHT Operations Subcommittee. Developed SIGHT Operations Manual (draft).

Revived Society on Social Implications of Technology’s (SSIT) SSIT Newsletter in 2011 and served as its editor for 6 years.

Statement

Region10 is unique as it is culturally very diverse and spread over large areas. Region10 is growing and still has potential for further growth. Its volunteers and organizational units are very vibrant and contributing immensely in the growth of IEEE.

As Region10 Director, my priorities shall be to:

  • Work with IEEE/MGA for more opportunities, recognitions and benefits for Region10 members representing approximately 30% of total IEEE membership.
  • Streamline Region10 conferences ensuring quality and work on strategy to bring more international IEEE flagship conferences in the countries of Region10.
  • Enhance member value, member satisfaction through Section/Chapter collaborative programs.
  • Promote industry academia partnership programs.
  • Create more leadership opportunities for Young Professionals (YP) and Women.
  • Devise programs for Students and YP, where YP helps students in their career growth.
  • Promote sustainable ‘Humanitarian Technology’ projects.

My experience as volunteer leader along with my professional experience of effective planning, budgeting, forming sustainable growth strategies, motivating and guiding team for efficient execution of projects/activities, will help me immensely in this position.

Norliza M. Noor

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NORLIZA M. NOOR
(Nominated by IEEE Region 10)

Associate Professor
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://bit.do/norliza

Norliza Mohd (abbreviated for Mohamed) Noor is Associate 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 image processing 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) – Student Educational Resources Committee (SERC): 2017
  • IEEE Members Benefit Portfolio Activity Committee (MBPAC): 2017
  • IEEE MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee – Technical Chapter Representative: 2015-2016

REGION:  

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

SECTION:

  • Chair, IEEE Malaysia Section, 2013-2014
  • Past Chair, IEEE Malaysia Section, 2015-2016
  • Chair, IEEE Malaysia Section Awards & Recognition Committee, 2015-2016
  • Honorary Secretary, IEEE Malaysia Section, 1998-2001
  • Honorary Treasurer, IEEE Malaysia Section, 2002-2002

CHAPTERS:

IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Malaysia Chapter

  • Chair, 2002-2006
  • Past Chair, 2007-2013

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Malaysia Chapter

  • Honorary Treasurer, 2010-2012 and 2014-present

CONFERENCES:  

  • Conference General Chair, 2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON2017)
  • Conference Co-Chair, 2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (IEEE TENSYMP 2014)
  • A committee member for TENCON 2000, an IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) International Conference (Secretary & Local Arrangement).

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 R10 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 important factor in membership growth.
  • I will increase the number of grants, especially to SAC, EAB, WIE, YP, HTA and Professional Activities, so that more volunteers will be able to conduct impactful activities that will directly contribute to 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:

  • R10 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect Candidate 2019-2020 website: http://bit.do/norliza
  • Personal website: razakschool.utm.my/norliza
Ziauddin “Zia” Ahmed

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ZIAUDDIN “ZIA” AHMED
(Nominated by IEEE Region 10)

Consultant
Burnside, SA, Australia

www.linkedin.com/in/dr-zia-ahmed-ieee-volunteer

Dr. Zia Ahmed holds degrees of B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc and MPhil in Physics and PhD in Electrical Engineering. His professional career spreads over more than 35 years. After research and teaching at universities from 1978 to 1989, he moved out of academia for a career in project management, test & evaluation of hardware and development of strategies for risks management & mitigation for technical projects. He has also been responsible for the performance management of engineers working on various technical projects under his supervision. Serving at senior positions Zia has attended residential training programs for executive leadership responsibilities. Zia’s research interests include system level digital modeling and simulation and DSP. He currently works as part-time consultant and intends to fully retire by end of 2018.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
(M’93-SM’17)

My IEEE volunteer work of last 25 years consist of:

IEEE MGA Board

  • 2008-2012 Editorial Advisory Board member of IEEE newsletter The Institute
  • 2009-2011 Member, MGA Awards & Recognition Committee

Region 10 EXCOM

  • 2016 R10 Newsletter Editor
  • 2015 R10 Awards Coordinator
  • 2015 R10 Fifty Years Celebration Planning Coordinator
  • 2014 R10 Sections Congress Coordinator
  • 2013-2014 R10 Strategic Planning Coordinator
  • 2007-2012 R10 Newsletter Editor
  • 2007 R10 Electronic Communication Coordinator

IEEE Australia Council

  • 2017-2018 Council Chair (current)
  • 2015-2016 Council Secretary
  • 2011-2012 and 2009-2010 Council Vice Chair
  • 2007-2008 Council Treasurer

IEEE South Australia Section

  • 2005-2006 Section Chair
  • 2002-2005 Section Vice Chair
  • 2000-2001 Section Treasurer
  • 1992-2007 Committee Member

My accomplishments included:

1.    R10 Newsletter – Transformed the R10 Newsletter into an effective communication medium and attracted advertisements to generate revenue by on time publications of high standard contents regularly for seven years (2007-2012, 2016).

2.    R10 History – On the 40th anniversary of R10 I researched and collected region’s history, and published it as a comprehensive special supplement in 2008.

3.    Strengthening the Fabric of R10 - My contributions were recognized by the 2009 IEEE MGA Achievement Award with the following citation: “For enhancing the exchange of information between members and geographic units by increasing opportunities for collaboration through the Region 10 Newsletter.”

4.    R10 Awards – In 2015 I streamlined R10 Awards program with proper documentation and consolidated all R10 awards into one major awards program for consistency in recognitions and also improved the nomination process. Also introduced a new award for Subsections to encourage vitality and Subsections’ growth.

5.    Australia Council Women In Engineering Forum – As the IEEE Australia Council Chair I have created an Australian WIE AGs Forum to facilitate collaboration among all WIE Affinity Groups in the country and promote joint activities such as WIE International Leadership Summit in 2018.

Statement

I have had the privilege of serving R10 EXCOM for ten years, allowing me to interact with members from all over R10 and learn immensely about the region and core issues of importance to members. R10 is diverse and so are our needs but the goals are same i.e. to make IEEE membership professionally and personally beneficial. It is therefore important that we focus on meaningful member engagement opportunities leading to rewarding association with IEEE. We must cater for the high standards of knowledge and technical skills required by our members in today’s extremely competitive world. If elected, my main priorities for R10 are:

  • Safeguarding members against bogus/substandard conferences by effective scrutiny and approval/sponsorships processes,
  • Improved transparency in financial management and allocation of flagship events to Sections,
  • Enhanced collaboration with industry and local government departments through mutually beneficial programs,
  • Additional activities for Young Professionals, WIE and students including opportunities for enhancing technical and interpersonal skills for brighter career prospects,
  • Enhancements in R10 Awards program with supporting material and training for Section leaders to nurture talent.