Below are the candidates for IEEE Standards Association Board of Governor Member-at-Large, 2021-2022.

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

Candidates for Position 1 are:

  • Stephen D. Dukes
  • Mehmet Ulema

Candidates for Position 2 are:

  • Haiying Lu
  • Subhas Chandra Mondal


Stephen D. Dukes

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Stephen D. Dukes
(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)
Dreamerse Inc.
Lake Stevens, Washington, USA
Stephen Dukes is an executive with forty-three years of business and technical leadership. Dukes possesses diverse experience from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. He serves or served on corporate boards of directors and technical advisory boards. Dukes is President, Dreamerse, a virtual and augmented reality company. Dukes has broad knowledge on developments in emerging technologies and strategies, and advancements in digital transformation. His extensive development and operations experience in manufacturing, strategic planning, design, merger and acquisitions, standards, technology transfer, familiarity with strategic analysis and experience with venture capital make him a valued contributor. Stephen has remained committed to standards development as an active contributor to the IEEE Standards Association for over eleven years. Dukes holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification conferred by the American College of Corporate Directors, a director education and credentialing organization and has a B.S. in Mathematics, University of Washington. Dukes is an IEEE Life Fellow.


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


IEEE Standards Association:

  • IEEE-SA Board of Governors (2018-2019)
  • IEEE-SA Standards Board (2013-2017, 2019)
  • Vice Chair, IEEE Standards and Standards Innovation SMDC (2020)
  • New Standards Committee Chair (2016-2017), Member (2013-2015, 2018-2019)
  • Patent Committee (2018-2019)
  • Audit Committee (2013)
  • Industry Connections Committee (2014-2019)
  • Standards Education Committee (2018)
  • Procedures Committee (2016-2017)
  • Patent Appeal Committee (2015-2018)
  • Representative to IEEE Roadmap Committee (2020)
  • Representative to IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (2017-2018)
  • IEEE Member and Geographic Activities:
  • Fellow Committee (2010-2013, 2017)
  • Fellow Strategic Planning Sub-Committee (2018)
  • MGA Strategic Planning (2016-2017)
  • Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory (2013)


IEEE Awards Committees:

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


IEEE Technical Activities Board:

  • TAB Strategic Planning (2015, 2017-2020)
  • IRDS Systems and Architecture Vice Chair (2018-2020)
  • TAB Representative to IEEE-SA Standards Board (2013-2016, 2019)
  • Digital Reality Initiative Co-Chair (2015-2020)
  • Conferences Finance Committee (2019-2020)
  • FDC Representative to TAB Committee on Standards (2020)
  • TAB Awards and Recognition (2011-2012)


IEEE Consumer Electronics Society:

  • President (2010-2012)
  • Conferences Vice President (2013-2018)
  • First Vice President (2009)
  • Board of Governors (2015-2018)
  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Senior Editor (2013-2020)
  • Fellow Committee (2009-2016)
  • Administrative Committee (2005-2011)


IEEE Broadcast Technology Society:

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


Major Accomplishments:

  1. Focused and establish closer relationships between IEEE-SA and industry.
  2. Established stronger relationship between the IEEE-SA and the IEEE Technical Activities Board.
  3. Contributed to the development of the CAG Industry Affiliates Network to create new industry standards.
  4. Led efforts establishing procedures to accelerate new standards within one year for rapidly developing technologies for industry, e.g., P2050-2018 IEEE standard.
  5. Contributed in developing IEEE-SA Strategic and Emerging Standards Committee (SESCom).


IEEE Conferences:    

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

  1. ICCE (2011-2018)
  2. ICCE-Berlin (2011-2017)
  3. IEEE GEM (2015-2018)
  4. ICCE-Asia (2016-2018)
  5. IGIC (2009-2013)
  6. ICCE-Taiwan (2013-2018)
  7. GCCE (2012-2018)



The IEEE Standards Association (SA) is the leading global standards development organization. It is vital we create new relationships between industry, IEEE Technical Activities, IEEE-SA activities, and external technical associations and collaborate with them to develop new standards. To achieve this, we must strengthen communication and collaboration between TA and SA and consider methods for SA to provide financial support for new society standards. Address new market dynamics emphasizing openness, crowd-sourced innovation. IEEE-SA is well-positioned to establish itself as a leader in open source standards. Finally, it is important we make the best use of the skills and contributions of the extraordinary network of professionals who comprise the IEEE-SA membership and that we provide them with platforms and processes that are attractive, user-friendly, highly functional, and will not only support our own membership, but will establish IEEE-SA as the global SDO of choice now and in the future.

Mehmet Ulema

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Mehmet Ulema
(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.



Haiying Lu

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Haiying Lu
(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Senior Engineer
China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
Beijing, China

Haiying Lu is currently holding a position of senior engineer of China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI). He is a veteran pioneer in establishing and developing standards in the electronics and information technology domains. He has rich experience in the standardization of drone applications and regulations. As an active industry player, he has successfully led and organized several series of national standards and industry standards. As head of standardization work, he participated in the national science and technology research and development key project. He is also a member of ISO/IEC JTC1 Emerging Technology and Innovation (JETI), Chief Editor of the technical trend report Drone, Achievements and Impacts of IT on AT (aviation technology), Co-editor of ISO 22460-2 Drone Identity Module. Furthermore, he holds various leading positions such as the deputy leader of SAC/TC 28/SC 17/WG 12, the chair of IEEE 1937.1 standard working group and a member of IEEE NesCom (2020).

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

As chairman of the IEEE 1937.1 working group, he initiated and facilitated IEEE SA drone application standardization work, giving full play to the drone industry in China and the advantages of a large number of drone applications. The working group members include the world's largest consumer drone manufacturer DJI, the world's largest drone user State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world's largest Telecom operator China Mobil, and China Academy of Science, Beijing University and other important academic institutions. Within two years the working group developed the technical applications and regulations related standards of drones, such as drone payload interface, drone application framework, and drone low-altitude route planning.

As a member of IEEE NesCom, he proposed to strengthen the communication and coordination between the wide range of societies, actively promote the establishment of IEEE new standards projects, and played a promoting role in the establishment of standards in emerging fields such as blockchain and drones.

Meanwhile, with IEEE 1937.1 standard coverage, ICAP is to be carried out to form breakthrough conformity assessment work in drone related fields, which will greatly influence the development of the industry and greatly expands the influence and authority of IEEE in emerging industries. For more information about IEEE 1937.1 visit


Being an active standards developer for most of my career, I am attracted by IEEE SA's vision and mission, a world-class standards development organization that provides a high quality, market-relevant standardization environment, respected worldwide; and that advances "technology for humanity". This is highly consistent with my desired goal in my mind. It will be great to be part of such a well-known worldwide organization and to contribute all my experience and expertise as a standards professional. It will be my pleasure to work with IEEE SA.  

With the rapid development of China in recent years and with various vigorous technology developments, standardization demand is incredible. In addition, IEEE is the biggest expert group in the world and has the widest field of technical experts. With the requirements of the rapidly developing Chinese industry, I am willing to become the promoter of all this considerable cooperation.






Subhas Chandra Mondal

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Subhas Chandra Mondal
(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Wipro Fellow and Chief Architect - 5G
Wipro Limited
Bangalore, India

In my current role, I am the chief architect of 5G at Wipro Limited to drive the 5G technology strategy of Wipro across the organization.  I have over 28 years of Industry experience in the Communication R&D domain and have worked across the entire spectrum of technologies starting from Wireline Telephone switching and Signaling, IMS, Wireless communications – 2G/3G/4G/5G, AI for networking, LiFi, Optical camera communication, etc. I have performed various roles – hardware and software developer, architect, principal architect, chief architect, project manager, technical manager, Research lead for academic collaboration, Technical presales, head of offshore development center for multiple customers, practice head for both wireline and wireless portfolios and head of solutions portfolio in communication domain. I hold 5 granted patents and have over 10 patent applications under process.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

Following are my key accomplishments:

  1. IEEE Senior Member
  2. Distinguished speaker in IEEE COMSOC Bangalore chapter
  3. Executive committee member of IEEE COMSOC Bangalore chapter
  4. Chair of the IEEE Industry Connections program “Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Testbed for Dynamic Road Traffic Management and Control at Electronic City-Bangalore INDIA”
  5. Member of organizing committee for multiple IEEE Conferences and workshops including 5GWorldForum, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS), International Conference on Communication Systems & Networks (COMSNETS), International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (CONECCT), etc.
  6. Speaker in multiple national and international technology workshops and tutorials organized by IEEE


As a passionate technologist, I remain committed to create technologies for societal good in a cost-effective manner.  The world is digitally divided with varying degrees of maturity of ICT technology, which is strongly felt during the trying time that we are going through under the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a dire need to make the technology affordable and inclusive for a greater societal good. I am passionate about digital/technology inclusion of the underserved and I promise to be a catalyst for creation of a just society for inclusive prosperity. As a member-at-large, I would like to catalyze collaborative Global working across the ecosystem by bringing perspectives from my region and make a difference to the underserved through standardized technologies.