Below are the candidates for IEEE Standards Association Board of Governor Member-at-Large, 2020-2021.

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

Andrew F. Myles

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Manager, Enterprise Networking Standards
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr Myles has had a diverse technology career, having worked in corporate labs, university labs, management consulting and a technology start-up. He has a global perspective, having lived or worked in the US, Europe and Asia. He lives in Australia but is the ultimate “global worker”.

Dr Myles has been employed by Cisco since 2001, initially with a focus on IEEE 802.11 WG standardisation (as contributor and Chair/Editor of various groups) and Wi-Fi Alliance certification (as contributor and Board Chair/Director), but more recently his responsibilities have expanded to cover a range of enterprise related standards development and governance activities, within Cisco and externally. Over the years, he has participated in standards work in IEEE SA, ISO/IEC, ETSI, IETF, ANSI, 3GPP and Wi-Fi Alliance.

Dr Myles is passionate about Wi-Fi standards allowing “anyone, anytime, anyplace” to set up a network that has continued to work “just well enough” since 1999.

IEEE Activities and Accomplishments

Dr Myles is a Member of the IEEE Standards Association and Communications Society.

Dr Myles has participated in both standards development and governance activities in the IEEE Standards Association, including:

  • IEEE 802.11 WG
    • Technical contributor
    • Editor, IEEE 802.11h (2001-03) 
    • Chair, IEEE 802.11 PDED ad hoc (2016-17) 
    • Chair, IEEE 802.11 Coexistence SC (2017-)
  • IEEE 802.19 WG
    • Technical contributor
  • IEEE 802
    • Chair, IEEE 802 JTC1 SC (2009-) 
    • Board of Governors (2016-17), during which time he promoted improved transparency of governance processes
    • Standards Board (2015, 2018, 2019)
    • NesCom (2015)
    • RevCom (2018-19)
    • AudCom (2019)
    • ICCom (2018)
    • Member of Procom ad hoc on Dominance and Interest Groups (2017)
    • Member of Procom ad hoc on SCC18 (2017)
    • Member of IEEE SA International ad hoc (2016-17)
    • Member of CAG Corporate Member Value Proposition ad hoc (2018)
    • Member of Standards Board ad hoc on the Phenomenon of Dominance (2018)
    • Chair of Standards Board ad hoc Dominance (Education) (2019)
    • Chair of Standards Board Dominance Oversight Committee (2018-2019) 

Dr Myles was awarded the IEEE Standards Association International Award in 2013 for his “contribution to establishing the IEEE SA as a world-class leader in standardization”, and particularly for his work on the relationship between IEEE SA and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6.

Earlier in his career, Dr Myles regularly attended IEEE academic conferences and contributed papers to IEEE journals and conferences, including the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications and IEEE Micro.


Having experienced standards development and governance in multiple SDOs over 30 years, Dr Myles strongly believes the key to good standards that live up to the IEEE’s vision of “benefiting humanity” is openness and transparency. 

The IEEE SA embraces these concepts by its support for OpenStand. However, OpenStand has proven to be insufficient because, too often, it is remarkably difficult to find out about many IEEE SA activities beyond a bland PAR; progress, working documents, or even rules are often practically impossible to access. 

It is Dr Myles’ vision to transition IEEE SA towards “radical openness”, so that anyone, globally, can access everything about any standards development (and governance) at any time. Radical openness means all potential stakeholders can know about, and thus have a real opportunity to influence IEEE SA standards, with ease! The benefit will be standards that are more likely to benefit all humanity, and not just those “in the know”!

Masayuki Ariyoshi

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Senior 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 Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science, all from Keio University, Japan.  Currently, he is Senior 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) CAG, Standards Board, AudCom, RevCom, and ICCom.  Outside of IEEE, he is Senior Member of IEICE, and Chair of IEICE Technical Committee on Smart Radio.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

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 contributed in developing a standard on spectrum resource management in IEEE 802.15 WG, which became IEEE Standard 802.15.4s.

Dr. Ariyoshi has also been active in IEEE Standards Association activities since 2010.  He served as a member of the IEEE SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) in 2018-2019, Standards Board (SB) in 2011-2013, 2015-2017 and 2019, Standards Review Committee (RevCom) in 2010-2017, Industry Connections Committee (ICCom) in 2015-2017, and Audit Committee (AudCom) in 2019.

In IEEE publications, he served as Series Editor in the topic of Wireless and Radio Communication for IEEE Communication Standards Magazine since the first edition was published in March 2017 to 2018.

Dr. Ariyoshi received honourable awards for his accomplishment in standardisation: the IEEE SA Working Group Chair Award in 2011 and 2013; the IEEE Communications Society Standards Board Award in 2011; the ITU Association of Japan, Encouragement Award in ICT Accomplishment Field in 2012; and the Information and Communication Technology Award, the TTC Chairman’s Award in 2019.  For technical accomplishment, he also received the 1st Prize of IEEE GCCE 2014 Excellent Paper Award, Wireless Innovation Forum 2014 Best Paper Award, and IEICE ComEx Best Letter Award in 2016.


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.

Yu Yuan

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Senses Global Corporation
Beijing, China


Dr. Yu Yuan is a veteran researcher, inventor, practitioner and technical leader in the areas of Consumer Technology, Transportation, and Internet of Things. He founded Senses Global Corporation, a multinational technology company specializing in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Human Augmentation. Prior to this he served as the president of CATE Global, a think tank focusing on bringing world-class expertise to clients and projects all over the world. Prior to that he worked for IBM Research as a research scientist and was a key contributor to IBM's Cell Broadband Engine, Smarter Planet and IoT initiative. He has been a passionate volunteer in various leadership positions at IEEE and other professional communities. His outstanding service in IEEE standards activities at different levels (working group, standards committee, and IEEE SA governance) has been widely appreciated by standards developers and IEEE SA corporate members. He has a PhD in Computer Science, Tsinghua University.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

IEEE Standards Association:

  • Board of Governors (BOG) (2018-2019)
  • Standards Board (SASB) (2012-2017)
  • SCC Coordinator (2015-2016)
  • Administrative Committee (AdCom) (2015-2016)
  • Industry Connections Committee (ICCom) (2012-2017, 2019)
  • New Standards Committee (NesCom) (2012-2014)
  • Standards Review Committee (RevCom) (2016-2017, 2019)
  • Patent Committee (PatCom) (2017)
  • Chair, SCC42 Transportation (2014-2018)

IEEE Technical Activities Board:

  • Committee on Standards (2018-2019)
  • Co-Chair, Digital Reality Initiative (2018)
  • Chair, Digital Senses Initiative (2015-2017)
  • Steering Committee, Brain Initiative (2015-2019)
  • Standards Committee, Blockchain Initiative (2018-2019)
  • Standards Chair, Transportation Electrification Initiative (2014)
  • Steering Committee, Transportation Electrification Initiative (2014)

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society:

  • Chair, Standards Committee (CES/SC) (2015-2020)
  • Vice Chair, Standards Committee (CES/SC) (2014)
  • Secretary, Blockchain Standards Committee (CES/BSC) (2018-2019)
  • Chair, VR/AR Working Group (P2048 Standards) (2016-2019)
  • Chair, China Operations (2015-2016)
  • Director, China Conferences (2013-2014)
  • Chair, Vehicular Technology (2011-2014)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (2011-2019)
  • Steering Committee, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles (2015-2018)

IEEE Photonics Society:

  • Standards Committee (PHO/SC) (2019)

IEEE Transportation Electrification Community:

  • Secretary (2015-2016)
  • Standards Chair (2015-2016)
  • Steering Committee (2015-2019)

Major Accomplishments:

  1. Drove the significant growth of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society’s standards activities from zero to the top 1 among all the IEEE societies in terms of the number of active entity projects.
  2. Initiated the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Blockchain Standards Committee (CES/BSC) and led its rapid growth. Two thirds of IEEE’s blockchain standards projects are now sponsored by this committee, which was launched just half a year ago.
  3. Founded the IEEE VR/AR Working Group and made it the world’s largest force dedicated to VR/AR standardization by attracting participants from more than 200 companies and institutions worldwide.
  4. Established strategic partnerships or collaborations between IEEE SA and several important organizations (e.g. ISO/TC 204, C-ITS, TRB, APEC) in the area of transportation.
  5. Helped IEEE SA recruit dozens of corporate members from both giant companies and SMBs.


Being an IEEE member for 15 years and an IEEE SA member for 9 years, I believe IEEE SA deserves a significant growth and a much stronger global influence. As a candidate from China, the largest developing country, I look forward to contributing deeply and extensively to IEEE SA and the global standards community. I have been working on and will continue to be committed to helping IEEE SA:

  • Increase win-win collaborations with IEEE Technical Activities, Societies and Councils;
  • Enhance the coverage and support for small and medium-sized businesses in the industry;
  • Improve public awareness and influence in growth markets and developing countries;
  • Foster new standards activities for emerging technologies and industry trends;
  • Develop partnerships and mutual benefits with other important organizations worldwide;
  • Grow membership and participation from various sectors and verticals globally.

It will be my greatest honor and pleasure to be of service to you. Thanks a lot for your kind consideration.