Below are the candidates for IEEE Standards Association Board of Governor Member-at-Large, 2022-2023.

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


Candidates for Position 1 are:

Candidates for Position 2 are:

  • Sha Wei (Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)
  • Mehmet Ulema (Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Kishik Park

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Vice-President & CSO
Destin Power Inc.
Naju-city, South Korea (Republic of Korea)

Dr. Kishik Park was educated at Seoul National University in Korea, where he obtained honors degree of B.A. in 1982 and M.A. in 1984. He received a Ph.D. Degree in Telecommunications Policy in 1995, and a second Ph.D. in 2004 in Internet QoS.

He joined ETRI (Government ICT Institute) of Korea in 1984 and retired in 2020. He has almost 36 years research experience in various positions of ETRI including Vice-President for Info-Communications Technology, IT Strategy Research, Information & Telecommunications Technology, and Standardization Research Center Managing Director.

He served as a Member of IEEE SA BOG actively including its subcommittees from 2013-2020, and also ITU-T SG3 Chairman and Advisory Board Member of ASTAP/APT. Dr. Park has also carried out international roles such as 9th GSC Chairman, Secretary General of Asia IT Ministers’ Conference.   

He wrote many books, published more than 150 papers, and received 2 National Orders of Industrial Merit.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

IEEE Board / Committees

  • IEEE-SA Board of Governors / Members-At-Large, 2013-2020
  • IEEE-SA Standards Education Committee / Member, 2013-2015,
  • IEEE Educational Activities Board / Board of Directors, 2014
  • IEEE-SA Standards Conduct Committee / Member, 2015-2016
  • IEEE Technical Field Awards Council, IEEE Awards Board / Member, 2016-2017
  • IEEE Charles-Proteus-Schteinmetz Award Committee / Member, 2015-2016
  • Many Subcommittees Activities such as N&A Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Global SDO Engagement Committee, Product and Services committee. Etc. 2013-2020


IEEE Societies Members

  • Standards Association
  • Communications Society
  • Computer Society


External Activities for IEEE

  • IEEE Standards Committee of ETRI (ETRI has actively participated in some of IEEE standards activities such as IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.16, IEEE 802.21, IEEE 802.15, IEEE 802.3 
  • Auditor of IEEE 802 Forum of Korea
  • IEEE Representative to ASTAP (Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Standardization Program)



I have volunteered time to make IEEE a better place many years, especially for the IEEE Standards Association. I understand the major issues we are facing in IEEE-SA during my 8-year term of SA BOG Member.

If you give me an opportunity to serve as an IEEE BOG member, I will do my best to promote IEEE-SA activities, especially in Asian regions as well as in Korea based on my experiences so far, such as Secretary General for Asian IT Ministers’ Conference, an Advisory Board Member of ASTAP (APT Standardization Program), President / Korea National Committee for IT Application and Services Standards, and Member of National Standards Committee of Korea, in cooperation with many friendly experts in Asian region countries including China and Japan.

In particular, I would like to make more efforts to strengthen more active and closer collaboration between Asian countries and IEEE-SA in various global standardization issues.

Glenn W. Parsons

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Principal Standardization Advisor
Ericsson Canada, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Glenn Parsons is a dedicated standards engineering professional with 30 years of ICT experience who enjoys working with emerging technology. He is a globally recognized standards leader who is proactive in developing technical product strategies, and is procieint at aligning technical standards direction to match customer requirements. His proactive engagement in numerous standards organizations has provided him with tools, connections, experience, and understanding of a wide range of standards activities. 

Glenn is a principal standardization advisor for Ericsson Canada, where he coordinates standards strategy and policy, including network architecture for 5G radio transport networks. Over the past number of years, he has held several leadership positions in various standards organizations including IETF, IEEE, and ITU-T.  In addition, he has presented to many industry conferences, published in technical journals, and received numerous performance awards.

He graduated in 1992 with a B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

Board Activities

I have been active in IEEE Board governance for a number of years:

  • Internet Initiative Committee/Adhoc member: 2014-2017
  • Industry Engagement Committee, member: 2018-2019; corresponding member: 2021-present
  • Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award Committee member: 2015-2018

Region Activities

I have been an active participant in the Ottawa section for decades, with the following recent IEEE Canada and Region 7 leadership positions:

  • Standards Association Liaison: 2021-present, Advisor since 2015
  • External Relations Group, Vice-Chair: 2021-present

Standards Association Activities

I have been an active participant in the IEEE-SA Board of Governors, Standards Board and its Committees:

  • Board of Governors member: 2011-2012, 2015-2016
  • Registration Advisory Committee chair: 2010-2012, past-chair 2013-present
  • BOG International SDO Committee chair: 2013-2020
  • Corporate Advisory Group member: 2014-2020
  • Standards Board member: 2005-2009, 2014-2015, committees since 2004
  • Standards Education Committee: 2015-present
  • Nominations Committee: 2021-present

I have spent 20 years as an active participant in IEEE 802. As editor of various IEEE 802 standards I received several awards for outstanding contribution.  In 2014, my leadership was recognized when I was elected the chair of 802.1. I have since driven promotion of Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) in the industry and the WG was the recipient of the 2020 IEEE SA award for Emerging Technology.

Society Activities

I have been active in the Communications Society for decades, with recent leadership roles in publications:

  • Communications Magazine, Technical Editor: 2008-2018
  • Communications Standards Magazine, Editor-in-Chief: 2014-2019; Advisory Board: 2020-present

I have been a participant in the Consumer Technology Society for a few years, with a new leadership role:

  • Chair, Society Committee on Standards: 2021-present 


Standards developing practitioners have rapidly pivoted to electronic meetings and have maintained the same level of productivity through their extra dedication and commitment. That additional workload is not sustainable, and we must ensure that the governance of a “new normal” supports efficient working methods that drive collaboration and consensus.

We must focus on empowering our strong technical base and driving innovation to support how we conduct meetings and conferences. While there are motivations to retain electronic meetings, we must find a balance with efficiency and volunteer workload. We must continue to ensure that IEEE-SA is recognized as a favorable venue to create technically excellent standards that are globally relevant.

I bring to the board my broad experience in these areas, as well as first-hand experience in the sensibilities and sensitivities of many international standards organizations and stakeholders, which can drive an ongoing improvement of IEEE-SA.

Sha Wei

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Vice Director/Senior Engineer
China Electronics Standardization Institute
Beijing, China

Dr. Sha WEI is dedicated in standardization and strategy analysis of Smart Manufacturing, Digital Twin and Artificial Intelligence. In IEEE SA, she serves as the vice chair (M’21) and member (M’19-M’20) of NesCom and member of SASB (M’19-M’21) and CAG (M’18).

In Smart Manufacturing, she is the Chair of IEEE/C/Smart Manufacturing Standard Committee, P2672 Mass Customization and P2806 Digital Representation, and member of IEC/SyC Smart Manufacturing and ISO/IEC JWG21 Smart manufacturing reference model, respectively. She is the Chief Organizer of National Intelligent Manufacturing Standardization Administration Group and Executive Secretary of China Intelligent Manufacturing System Integration Consortium. She is the Technology Lead of 5 National-level and Ministry-level Projects on smart manufacturing.

In Digital Twin, she is the convenor of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC41/WG6 Digital Twin and former AG11 Digital Twin.

In Artificial Intelligence, she is the Chair of IEEE P2807 Knowledge Graph working group and committee members of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC42 Artificial Intelligence.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
  • Member, IEEE SASB
    • Actively promoted the IEEE SA works in Region 10.
    • Encouraged and coordinated the development of IEEE standards.
  • Member, IEEE SA NesCom
    • Reviewed 250 and 290 PARs in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
  • Chair, IEEE/C/Smart Manufacturing Standards Committee
    • Leading 8 working groups and 9 standard projects in the standards committee, including mass customization, online detection, digital representation, smart factory, smart logistics, standard-oriented knowledge graphs, etc.
    • Leading 135 committee members from China, US, Germany, Japan, India and Singapore.
    • Sponsoring of Industry Connections (IC)– Roadmap for the development and implementation of standard-oriented knowledge graphs
  • Chair, IEEE P 2672 Mass Customization Working Group
    • Organized 19 meetings to develop the Guide for General Requirements of Mass Customization.
  • Chair, IEEE P 2806 Digital Representation Working Group,
    • Organized 8 meetings to define the system architecture of digital representation for physical objects in factory environments.
  • Chair, IEEE P 2807 Knowledge Graph Working Group.
    • Leading 7 sub-working groups, including finance, power, scientific and standards. At present, more than 60 corporate members participate the working group.


Standardization is an art of making consensus. My education and working experiences have filled me with professional standardization strategies on achieving such goals with different stakeholders. Firstly, I come from the country with the largest number of corporate members of IEEE SA, giving me the natural sense to understand them and strengthen the impact of IEEE SA. Secondly, my education background in the birthplace of IEEE SA helps me cooperate with the largest number of individual members of IEEE SA. Together, I could build bridges between the two forces. Thirdly, I have also learnt how to face the challenges and enhance sustainability from six-year international standardization experiences, and multi-lateral collaborations with European countries. Fourthly, my leadership in AI, Digital Twins and Smart Manufacturing helps me embrace new technologies and opportunities for standardization. I am willing to serve in BoG with these experiences and grow with IEEE SA in the future.

Mehmet Ulema

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Professor of Computer Information Systems
Manhattan College
Riverdale, New York, USA

In addition to his academic experience, Mehmet held management and technical positions in AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore and Daewoo involved in telecom projects. Mehmet has been actively involved in standardization in ITU, TIA, ATIS, and IEEE. Currently, he is a member of the IEEE-SA Standard Board and the coordinator for the SCCs. He chairs a Standard Committee on Network Softwarization and Virtualization. Mehmet served as the Director of Standards Development in ComSoc, and played a major role in involving ComSoc in IEEE standards. He has been on the editorial board of several major journals. Previously, he held many leadership positions in ComSoc. He also served in leadership positions in major IEEE conferences including GLOBECOM and ICC. Mehmet has received several awards including IEEE Third Millennium Award and ComSoc Harold Sobol Award for exemplary service to conferences. Mehmet received his PhD from Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn and BS/MS from Istanbul Technical University.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


  • IEEE-SA Standards Board (2016-2018, 2020)
  • New Standards Committee (NesCom) (2018-2019)
  • Audit Committee (AudCom) (2017-2020)
  • Industry Connections Committee (ICCom) (2019-2020)
  • Standards Education Committee (SEC) (2017)
  • Review Committee (RevCom) (2017-2019)
  • Coordinator, Standards Coordinating Committees (SCC)
  • Director, ComSoc Standards Development Board (2014-2018)
  • Chair, COM/NetSoft Standard Committee (2018-2020)
  • Chair, P1903, Next Generation Service Overlay Networks (2012-2020)
  • SA representative to IEEE Future Directions Committee (2019-2020)
  • Co-Chair, Standards Working Group, IEEE Future Network Initiative (2018-2020)
  • SA representative to Standardization Coordination Group (2015, 2016)

Communications Society (ComSoc) Activities:

  • Director, Standards Development (2014-2017)
  • Director, Membership Development Programs (2012-2013)
  • Chair, Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee (2010-2012)
  • Chair, Humanitarian Communications Technology Committee (2009-2012)
  • Co-Founder and Chair, Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure (2003-2005)
  • Chair, Radio Communications Committee (1999-2001)
  • Vice-chair, Technical Activities Council (2010-2014)
  • Vice-chair, GLOBECOM and ICC Conferences Technical Committee (2008-2010)


  • General Co-Chair: IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) (2008, 2016); IEEE Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (2013, 2014, 2017, 2020); IEEE Symposium on Communications and Computers (2012); IEEE Workshop on Rural Communications (2012)
  • Technical Program Chair: IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2009; IEEE Global Information Infrastructure Symposium (GIIS) 2009; IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC) 2006; IEEE Consumer Networking and Communications Conference (CCNC) 2004; IEEE NOMS 2002; IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) 2000
  • Executive Chair, Industry Forums and Exhibits, IEEE GLOBECOM 2019
  • Co-Chair, Tutorials – IEEE NOMS 2014
  • Co-Chair, Workshops – IEEE NOMS 2012
  • Co-Chair, Keynotes and Distinguished Expert Panel – IEEE NOMS 2004, IEEE/IFIP IM 2015
  • Finance Chair, IEEE NOMS 1998 and IEEE NOMS 2000

Editorial Board:

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal on Internet of Things (2014-present)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Network and Services Management (2004-2009)
  • Chair of the Steering Committee responsible for the management of this journal (2009-present)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine (1994-2006)
  • Co-editor, IEEE Press-Wiley Book series on Network and Service Management (2018-2020)



While IEEE SA has a world-class platform for creating standards, industry requires other kinds of consensus building tools in today's fast-paced competitive environment. These include activities like open-source software, industry alliance incubation, and post-standard conformance and compliance. In addition, it is critically important to reach out to vertical industries directly in order to build on the strengths in SA's corporate/entity membership program. If elected, I will work hard to support the SA to expand its activities in the areas I mentioned above. With my academic and industrial experience as well as my experience in standardization, I am confident that I will contribute significantly to support IEEE SA in fulfilling its mission.