Below are the candidates for IEEE Region 6 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2019-2020; Delegate/Director, 2021-2022.

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

Charles M. Jackson

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(Nominated by IEEE Region 6)

Staff Engineer
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
RF and Mixed Signals Department
Redondo Beach, California, USA


Charlie Jackson works at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, as a senior staff member for the RF and Mixed Signal Department.  Charlie has been active in a broad range of microwave and millimeter-wave technologies.  After receiving his doctorate at UCLA, he worked at Hughes, TRW, Ditrans, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman.  While recovering from cancer, Charlie pursued a lifelong dream of designing and measuring the acoustical properties of woodwind musical instruments; he now makes them with 3D printing.  Dr. Jackson supports space based programs; and is a product champion.  Charlie is a Fellow of the IEEE, has 5 patents, and has published over 30 articles.  He has been active in IEEE chapter, section, region, conference, and society activities.  He received an award for his work in the Southern Area in 2017.  Charlie has rolled up his sleeves and done the hard work at the chapter and section level.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

REGIONS: Region 6, Southern Area Coordinator (2016-2018)

SECTIONS/CHAPTERS: Held all positions in the Coastal Los Angeles Section and MTT Chapter.  Past treasurer for the CLAS Section; currently serving as treasurer for the APS and MTT Chapters.  Various positions over the years from 1986 to present.

SOCIETIES: Past President of the IEEE-MTT Society.  He is a member of MTT, APS, and UFFC.  Led the MTT Digital Library project that digitized 50 years of Journals that eventually became part of IEEE Xplore (1997-1999).  Led the project to translate Microwave Magazine articles into Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese (2008-2010).

COMMITTEES/BOARDS: IEEE Meetings and Services Committee Chair (2003-2004).

CONFERENCES: SusTech 2018 local arrangements, Chair of 2005 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), 2010 RWW, 2013 IWS, and CLASTECH, a local MTT and APS Chapter meeting.  Finance chair of the 1999 IMS.

OTHERS:  Region 6 Award for Leadership & Professional Service Award (2015) based on his years of service to the Sections in the Southern Area.  Chair of MTT committees - Nominations and Appointments (2008-2010), MTT Awards (2014-2016), MTT Strategic Planning (2009-2012).


  • Rejuvenated two dormant Sections and combined them to become the Coastal Los Angeles Section.
  • Served in all Coastal Los Angeles Section elected roles.  During his years of service, he supported the formation of 1-day conferences for the Systems Council Chapter, the Computer Society Chapter, and the MTT/APS Chapters.  These provide networking opportunities for engineers in the area.
  • Led the Coastal Los Angeles Section MTT and APS 1-day meeting for 10 years.  This meeting allows engineers to hear interesting talks, and network with old and new colleagues.
  • Chaired 3 major IEEE conferences.  The largest was the International Microwave Symposium in Long Beach, in Region 6.
  • Served 7 years as the CLAS treasurer.


Region 6 is an exciting place for IEEE members.  It is a community of universities, companies, innovators, and consultants. To make Region 6 better, we need strategic decisions to choose what to keep, what to fix, what to cut, and what to add. Region 6 is part of the scientific revolution where a community exchanges ideas and develops technology that benefits humanity.

I want to support all phases of our careers, starting with students, young professionals entering the workforce, working engineers, and retirement.  I’ll develop better ways to support working engineers.  I’ll retire soon, and will be able to dedicate my time to the job.

With declining membership, a strong focus on membership development will be essential; I will be fiscally responsible and reduce overhead.

Conferences in Region 6 provide a tangible member benefit.  I will:

  • Support regional conferences including Rising Stars, SusTech, and GHTC.
  • Improve society involvement with conferences.
  • Work with TAB initiatives like the IoT and 5G.
  • Help facilitate society conferences in Region 6.

I will give the Director position my undivided attention.

Timothy T. Lee

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(Nominated by IEEE Region 6)

Boeing Technical Fellow
The Boeing Company
Boeing Research and Technology
Los Angeles, California, USA

Timothy Lee is currently a Boeing Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company in Southern California and leads the development of disruptive microelectronics technologies for advanced communications networks and sensor systems for airborne and space applications. His current research interests include silicon Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and gallium nitride Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs), and 2.5D/3D heterogeneous integration/packaging of microsystems. He led the development of hardware for satellite communications and phased-array antenna systems. He has over 36 years of experience and has held technical/managerial positions at research laboratories, aerospace companies, and semiconductor foundries. His innovations include the development of millimeter-wave MMIC transmitters and receivers. Lee has authored or co-authored over 30 technical journal and conference papers. He is an IEEE Senior Member. Tim holds B.S. and M.S. EE degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Systems Architecture and Engineering from the University of Southern California.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities



  • As Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) Chair, inspiring members to do social good with technology
  • As R6 Secretary/ Electronic Communications Coordinator, improving cross-regional Internet presence/communications
  • As MTT-S Chapter Chair, Chapter revitalization and mentorship to YP/students
  • As IEEE 5G Co-chair, creating new technical community, products and services
  • As IEEE 3I Internet Inclusion Chair, strategies for sustainable internet access for all
  • As MTT-S President, captured emerging technologies, led cross-regional/OU engagements



  • Member, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee 2016-Present:
    • Chair, HAC Projects 2018
    • Chair, IEEE SIGHT 2017
  • Member, IEEE Smart Village Tech Committee 2015-Present     
  • IEEE Internet Initiative (3I) Adhoc Committee:
    • Chair, Internet Inclusion, 2017-Present
    • Chair, IEEE 3I Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions, WDC, April/October 2017



  • Co-Chair, IEEE Future Directions 5G Initiative Committee
  • Chair, IEEE 5G Roadmap TWG on millimeter-waves



  • R6 Secretary/ECC, e-Notice Coordinator, 2018
  • Speaker at R6 IEEE Rising Stars Young Professional Conference, Las Vegas 2018
  • HAC/SIGHT Speaker at Region/Section Meetings 2015-2018
  • Speaker, 2017 Sections Congress, Sydney
  • Speaker, IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2015-2017



  • Keynote: IEEE Young Professionals in Space, Bangalore Section 2017
  • Speaker: MTT-S Chapter Chairs Meetings, Regions 1-6, 8, 10 2012-2017
  • Coastal LA Section (CLAS): Student Activities Chair, 2009-2015 and MTT-S Chapter Chair, 2002-2004     





  • President 2015
  • Chair, Strategic Planning, SIGHT, Budget, Electronic Communications, FDC-5G
  • Member, MTT-6 Microwave and Mm-Wave Integrated Circuits Committee, 2010-Present
  • Reviewer, T-MTT 2006-Present
  • Walter N. Cox Award 2006


  • Chair, Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap (HIR) TWG for Aerospace-Defense
  • Keynote/Plenary Talks: 2017 SemiCon-West, 2017 Electronics Packaging Conference, 2018 HIR Symposium



  • International Microwave Symposium:
    • General Chair, IEEE IMS2020
    • Member, IMS Steering Committee and TPC, 2000-Present
  • TPC Member: (2008-Present)
    • EuMW (R8), APMC (R10), LAMC (R9), ICMIM, IMARC (India), IWS (China)
  • Finance Chair, IEEE Radar Conference, 2011, 2017
  • General Co-Chair, IEEE MTT-S IMWS-5G 2018




The strength of IEEE is found in the spirit/capabilities of our members who represent professionals, students, high-tech companies and institutions. The challenge is to find a new relevance in a changing world and to increase membership value. I will use my skills and passion to serve our membership and position IEEE for the 21st century.

As change-agent, I will:                                                            


  • Leverage Region 6 unity and technical/cultural diversity to foster exchange of ideas, community building, innovation and service to benefit Sections large and small.
  • Develop product/services and awards/recognition programs to serve academics and practitioners throughout their professional lifecycle.
  • Advocate initiatives for Sections, Chapters, Student Branches, Young Professionals, Women in Engineering and Life Members to develop the next generation of IEEE leaders.
  • Expand Technical Activities in emerging technologies (5G/IoT and Machine Learning) to strengthen Sections/Chapters and attract new members.
  • Motivate region-wide Humanitarian/SIGHT activities and STEM education.
  • Reach out to industry, implementing engagement strategies for professionals and entrepreneurs with IEEE-USA
  • Grow GHTC, SusTech and Rising Stars and attract technical conferences
  • Promote accountability, transparency, inclusiveness, ethical behavior and trust.