Below are the candidates for IEEE Standards Association Board of Governor Member-at-Large, 2018-2019.

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

Walter Weigel

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Vice President
European Research Institute of Huawei
Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Weigel is VP of European Research Institute of Huawei, which comprises 18 sites in 8 European Union countries.
He was the European Telecommunication Standards Institute ETSI Director General, heading for several years 3GPP, and held positions within Siemens AG, including External Cooperations VP and Head of Standardization in Corporate Technology, Research & Concepts VP - Mobile Networks unit and headed the business segment Video Processing for semiconductor BU (today Infineon).

Weigel founded the industry consortium CPRI and recently the 5G Automotive Association with Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, Intel, Audi, BMW, Daimler and Huawei. He was involved in setting-up several EU FP 7-projects, published ~50 technical papers and initiator/editor of the book “ICT shaping the world”.

He is a Technische Universitaet Muenchen lecturer, member of Innovationsdialog (German Government), Acatech senate, EC roundtable on autonomous cars, SDIL Board, served on the IEEE-SA BoG 2011-2016, EC’s KETS group, and Aalborg University Industry Advisory Council.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

Walter served in IEEE in different positions, the IEEE-SA Board of Governors, Member-at-Large, 2012-2016, IEEE-SA BoG Nominations and Appointments Committee, Member, 2015, IEEE-SA Standards Conduct Committee, Member, 2013, IEEE-SA Standards Board (Stb), Member, 2006 and the IEEE-SA Standards Board Review Committee (RevCom), Member, 2006.

He initiated the P2413 on IoT architectures, started the European Advisory Group and recommended the new head of the Vienna office. As the only European member of the BoG he contributed significantly to the strategy and outreaches of the SA in Europe.


The SA is facing significant changes in the standardization world, especially the move of IT and communication technologies into the vertical industries. As the vertical industry is very strong in Europe and has its own standardization eco-system it will be crucial for the SA to develop a strong footprint in these “growing together” standardizations and also increase its presence in Europe.

With my European experience, the know-how from ETSI and 3GPP, my long history in Siemens as a leading vertical industry company and now my latest technology view from Huawei research I would like to support and enable the SA to be successful in these fundamental questions of future ICT and vertical standardization.

Masayuki Ariyoshi

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Principal Researcher & Head of Invisible Sensing Research Team
Data Science Research Laboratories
NEC Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Masayuki Ariyoshi has been in research and development in wireless communications for over 25 years.  He received BE and ME degrees in Electrical Engineering, and PhD degree in Information and Computer Science, all from Keio University, Japan.  Currently, he is Principal Researcher at NEC Corporation, where he leads the Invisible Sensing Research Team.  His research include projects funded by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan, and one within European 7th Framework Programme.

Ariyoshi participated and contributed in standards development in IEEE DySPAN Standards Committee, 802.11, 802.15, Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Wireless Group (AWG), among others.  He also chaired IEEE 1900.4 WG in DySPAN-SC, and Short Range Devices Task Group in AWG.

His other IEEE activities include serving on IEEE Standards Association (SA) Committees, IEEE-SA Standards Board, RevCom, and ICCom.  Outside of IEEE, he is Senior Member of IEICE, and Vice Chair of IEICE Technical Committee on Smart Radio.

IEEE Activities and Accomplishments

Dr. Ariyoshi has been involved in standards development activities in the field of wireless communications.  He has participated in IEEE 1900.1, 1900.4, and 1900.6 Working Groups (WG) in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) Standards Committee (formerly organized as SCC41) since 2008.  His major contributions were made in IEEE 1900.4 WG on Architectural Building Blocks Enabling Network-Device Distributed Decision Making for Optimized Radio Resource Usage in Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks as Designated Representative for NEC, where he gave more than 60 contributions.  Since 2010, he has served as Chair of IEEE 1900.4 WG and led to the publication of two standards, IEEE Standard 1900.4a, and 1900.4.1.  He also participated in IEEE 802.15 WG, where he gave 15 contributions in TG4s on Spectrum Resource Utilization during 2013-2015.

Dr. Ariyoshi has also been active in IEEE Standards Association activities since 2010.  He served as a member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board (SB) in 2011-2013 and 2015-2017, Standards Review Committee (RevCom) in 2010-2017, and Industry Connections Committee (ICCom) in 2015-2017.

In IEEE publications, he currently serves as Series Editor in the topic of Wireless and Radio Communication for IEEE Communication Standards Magazine. The first edition was published in March 2017.

Dr. Ariyoshi received the IEEE-SA Working Group Chair Award in 2011 and 2013, and the IEEE Communications Society Standards Board Award in 2011.  He also received the 1st Prize of 2014 IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE 2014) Excellent Paper Award.


IEEE Standards Association is recognised as the world’s leading Standards Development Organization (SDO).  We aim at persistent provision of market relevant standardization environment.  Considering recent trends in international standards, I think further nurturing of the IEEE-SA is needed.  It is important to expand global relevance of the IEEE-SA.  I also think that IEEE standards could give more values in the market, by strengthen relationship with industry, governmental agencies, and other SDOs.

As a member of IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors, I will strive to promote the IEEE-SA with my experience and connections made through my activities inside and outside of the IEEE-SA including European projects and Asia Pacific Telecommunity.

Robby Robson

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)


Co-Founder and CEO
Eduworks Corporation
Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Robby Robson is a technology innovator, researcher, and entrepreneur who has contributed to numerous standards and served in leadership capacities in multiple standards organizations. He is co-founder and CEO of Eduworks Corporation, a company that applies AI and text analysis to improve human performance, and a member of the IEEE Standards Association’s Standards Board, Future Directions Committee, and Computer Society Standards Activities Board. Robby has held fellowships and professorships in the US, Germany, and France and has made significant contributions to real algebraic geometry and computational number theory as well as pioneering educational applications of the Web. He has served in industry as a CEO, standards evangelist, director of product management, board chair, and angel investor. He is a consultant to the Institute for Defense Analyses and has been Principal Investigator on multiple NSF and DOD projects. Robby has a BA from Hampshire College and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stanford.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

Committees & Boards: IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (Chair 2000-2008, Vice Chair 2017); IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board (Vice Chair 2002-2013, P&P Chair 2015-2017, SAB Standards Committee Member 2011-2017); IEEE-SA Standards Board (2008-2009, 2017); IEEE-SA New Standards Committee (2008-2009); IEEE-SA Standards Review Committee (2017); IEEE-SA Industry Connections Committee (2017); IEEE Future Directions Committee (2016-2017); IEEE Connections Actionable Data Book (2015-2017) and Big Data Governance and Metadata Management (2017) activities; IEEE-ISTO Learning, Education, and Training Systems Interoperability Committee (2009-2011), IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee Working Groups (multiple, 1998-2017).

IEEE Accomplishments:

  • Chaired and made technical contributions to the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee during a period in which standards enabled the launch and growth of the global learning technology industry.
  • Took over a committee that had yet to ballot a standard; hibernated unproductive WGs; facilitated the production of standards supported by industry and academia; and successfully managed relationships with related international standards development organizations.
  • As Vice Chair and P&P Chair, helped improve efficiency and effectiveness by developing P&Ps that clarify and define the separate roles of the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board as an oversight committee and standards sponsor.
  • As representative of the IEEE-SA to the IEEE Future Directions Committee (FDC), initiated a survey of FDC standards activities; helped define and launch Big Data Governance and Metadata Management activity; and helped define policy that promotes the IEEE-SA role in FDC activities.
  • As a new member of the IEEE-SA Industry Connections Committee, wrote first draft of a “lightweight Policies and Procedures” that remove unnecessary complexity and formality from Industry Connection activities.

IEEE Publications:A Student-Centered Feedback Control Model of the Educational Process.Frontiers in Education Conference, 2000. “Globalization and the Future of Standardization.” IEEE Computer Magazine, July 2006.


The IEEE-SA is well-positioned to be the premier producer of a new wave of standards for 5G, IoT, robotics, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, clean energy, and other fundamental emerging technologies. If elected to the Board of Governors, I will work hard to achieve this status for the IEEE-SA. I will advocate strategies that produce a world-leading standards portfolio in areas where the IEEE and IEEE-SA have technical strength, and I will work to develop business models that can sustain the IEEE-SA and help its sponsors successfully compete with other standards organizations and consortia. I will draw on my experience as a researcher, entrepreneur, and standards leader to strengthen collaboration and synergies between standards and technical activities and to keep the IEEE-SA focused on the core IEEE mission of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity while ensuring the long-term growth and sustainability of the IEEE-SA in a competitive global environment.

Stephen D. Dukes

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

President and CEO
Dreamerse Inc.
Camano Island, Washington, USA

Stephen Dukes is an internationally recognized contributor to the global technology and engineering community. He held executive positions in engineering and management, in technology including telecom network design, cable architecture, game design, and enterprise network design. Dukes is President, Dreamerse Inc., a virtual and augmented reality platform. His career portfolio includes working with Aumne, GTE, CableLabs, TCI, MediaOne, 3DO and Boeing Computer Services. He also served as board member on eight public and private boards, and numerous technical advisory boards. Major accomplishments include technical and executive management of the DOCSIS specifications for high-speed data over cable development, with over 140M cable modems deployed to the standard; video on demand network design; network games; and cable network architecture contributing to US$85B in network infrastructure deployed. Dukes is an IEEE Fellow, member of the American College of Corporate Directors and holds a Masters Professional Director Certification, B.S. in Mathematics, University of Washington.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

IEEE Standards Association:

  • IEEE-SA Standards Board (2013-2017)
  • New Standards Committee Chair (2016-2017), Member (2013-2015)
  • Audit Committee (2013)
  • Industry Connections Committee (2014-2017)
  • Procedures Committee (2016-2017)
  • IEEE-SA Board Patent Appeal Committee (2015-2017)
  • IEEE-SA Standards Coordinating Committee 42 on Transportation Co-Chair TAB Relations (2014-2017)
  • Representative to IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (2017)

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society:

  • President (2010-2012)
  • Conferences Vice President (2013-2017)
  • First Vice President (2009)
  • Board of Governors (2015-2017)
  • Standards Committee Vice Chair (2014-2017)
  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine Senior Editor (2013-2017)
  • Fellow Committee (2009-2016)
  • Nominations Committee Chair (2013-2014)
  • Administrative Committee (2005-2011)

IEEE Broadcast Technology Society:

  • Administrative Committee (2005-2011)
  • IEEE Transactions on Broadcast Technology, Associate Editor (2005-2008)

IEEE Technical Activities Board:

  • TAB Strategic Planning (2015, 2017)
  • TAB Representative to IEEE-SA Standards Board (2013-2016)
  • TAB Awards and Recognition (2011-2012)

IEEE Fellow Committee:

  • Fellow Committee (2010-2013, 2017)

IEEE Member and Geographic Activities:

  • MGA Strategic Planning (2016-2017)
  • Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory (2013)

IEEE Future Directions Initiatives:

  • IoT Steering (2012-2016)
  • Transportation Electrification (2012-2015)
  • Cloud Computing (2012-2013)
  • Smart Grid (2010-2013)
  • Digital Senses (2015-2017)

IEEE Awards Committees:

  • Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award (2012-2013)
  • Masaru Ibuka Award: Past Chair, 2009; Chair (2007-2008); Member (2005-2006)

Major Accomplishments:

  1. Focused efforts to establish closer relationships between IEEE-SA and ISO/IEC.
  2. Established stronger relationship between the IEEE-SA and the IEEE Technical Activities Board.
  3. Developed relationships between the IEEE-SA and the IEEE Future Directions Committee to accelerate the development of new standards.
  4. Led efforts to establish procedures to accelerate new standards within one to two years to address rapidly developing technologies for industry.
  5. Led discussions with TRON to consign intellectual property free and open to IEEE-SA on IoT and battery technologies, respectively.

IEEE Conferences:
Served as Keynote, Industry Liaison Chair, Co-General Chair and/or Industrial Relations:

  • ICCE (2011-2017)
  • ICCE-Berlin (2011-2017)
  • ICCE-Asia (2016-2017)
  • IGIC (2009-2013)
  • ICCE-Taiwan (2013-2017)
  • GCCE (2012-2017)


IEEE Standards Association is one of the most foremost standards developing organizations in the world. My objective is to continue to promote collaboration and development of new and existing standards with industry, government, academia and international SDOs. Standards are essential to industry compliance and interoperability of rapidly developing technologies. To significantly influence the perception of IEEE-SA as playing a central role in the expansion technologies. To proactively and resiliently lead IEEE-SA through its members to develop standards concentrating on new market dynamics including openness and flexibility in a shorter interval to satisfy time to market challenges of evolving technologies and competitive environment. Essential to create closer relations with TAB societies and between societies, encourage and support diversity to position the IEEE-SA. Encourage a strong and dynamic volunteer organization, coupled with a highly skilled and responsive SA staff to establish IEEE-SA as the international SDO of choice now and in the future.