Candidates for 2022 IEEE Standards Association President-Elect are listed below. Please note that the candidate listing order indicates no preference.
(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)
Robby received his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1981, joined the mathematics faculty at Oregon State University in 1984, was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, and received tenure in 1989. In 1995 he co-created one of the first online learning systems and moved to industry as Saba Software’s “standards evangelist” in 2000. In 2001 he co-founded Eduworks Corporation, a company that applies AI to education, training, and workforce development, where he is CEO. Since 2000, Robby has chaired Working Groups and two standards committees and served on multiple IEEE-SA boards and standing committees. Within the Computer Society, he helped launch new standards committees in AI, Blockchain, Smart Manufacturing, and Data Compression. As a member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board and Board of Governors, he was instrumental in launching IEEE-SA OPEN. Robby has worked on standards in the W3C, CEN/ISSS, and ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 and has over 100 publications and three patents.
Computer Society Standards: Robby joined the IEEE in 1999 and has been active in standards since 2000. As Chair and Vice Chair of the Learning Technology (C/LT) Standards Committee he developed standards critical to the global ELearning industry. As Vice Chair of the Computer Society Standards Activity Board, Robby worked with leaders from 802, Software Engineering, Design Automation, and other Computer Society standards committees. He chairs the C/SAB standards committee that mentors and manages work not covered elsewhere in the Computer Society. This committee generated five new IEEE standards committees in emerging technology areas since 2019 and as of 2021 had 31 projects with working group chairs from the US, Italy, Korea, China, and India.
IEEE-SA and IEEE Governance: Robby has served on the IEEE SA Standards Board (SASB), SA Board of Governors (BoG), NesCom, RevCom, ICCom, and PatCom, the Corporate Advisory Group (CAG), the Education Activity Board (EAB) Continuing Education Committee, TAB Committee on Standards, and the IEEE Future Directions Committee. Robby oversaw the development of Open Source for the BoG and has chaired the Open-Source Committee (OSCom) since its inception. He now chairs the Market Incubation and Business Acceleration SMDC, responsible for overseeing business aspects of IEEE SA Open. In 2019, Robby was appointed chair of the EAB/SA Standards Education Committee. He revitalized the committee, strengthened connections with TAB, and facilitated development of Working Group Chair Fundamentals, the number one title on the IEEE Learning Network in 2020. Robby has published articles on standards and open source in Computer magazine and has presented at IEEE conferences. He was a founder and the first conference chair for the IEEE Industry Connections Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering (ICICLE), which attracted 600 members its first year, and is a founding board member of the IEEE ISTO Adaptive Instructional System consortium.
IEEE-SA members are the leading producers of market-driven open consensus standards that impact every aspect of our lives. We have helped launch entire industries and contribute significantly to the IEEE mission. To sustain and build on this success, the IEEE-SA must serve a greater number of IEEE societies, geographies, industries, and communities while increasing support for members and working groups with tools and staff. In the aftermath of a pandemic and in the face of rapid social, economic, and technological change, this will require agility, invention, collaboration, and hard work.
I am passionate about the IEEE-SA and honored by the opportunity to lead it. I bring standards experience, business and leadership skills, and a record of successfully launching and managing initiatives within the Computer Society and IEEE-SA. As IEEE-SA President-Elect, I will collaborate with industry, IEEE OUs, and global stakeholders to ensure our value is recognized and promoted. I will advocate for volunteers, increase openness and transparency, support new and existing technical areas, and strive to create high-quality market-relevant products and services that expand our reach, support our work, and secure the future of IEEE-SA. I ask for your vote so that I may have the privilege of doing this.
(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)
Yatin has been a governance volunteer with IEEE SA for the past 14 years and a standards developer in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry for 31 years. He served as SA Treasurer and member of its Board of Governors for three consecutive terms (2015-2020), during which SA made greater strategic investments in long-term initiatives without undue risk. Through SA outreach activities, he initiated and strengthened industry partnerships internationally.
Yatin co-founded IEEE Standards University with IEEE NIC support and served as editor-in-chief for IEEE’s Standards Education eZine (2011-2019).
A seasoned semiconductor solutions architect, Yatin leads designs of complex system-on-chip (SoC) at Altran. He published two Verilog HDL books and 100+ technical papers, tutorials, and articles through industry conferences and trade journals.
Yatin serves as the board chair for IEEE-ISTO, an industry alliance federation. He was inducted into IEEE-HKN and also received the prestigious Ron Waxman DASC Meritorious Service Award.
Past Governance Positions in IEEE-SA:
Other IEEE OUs:
Technology standards help build interoperable solutions that improve lives independent of geographical, political, language, and cultural barriers. Worldwide volunteer participation in IEEE SA standards development groups clearly demonstrates this.
SA provides the basis of operational excellence for our global, open, and transparent organization. We need to keep SA in sync with rapid advances in technology use, changes in legal and business systems, and our goal of serving humanity to maintain this excellence.
For the past 14 years, I’ve had the good fortune of working globally with some of the best SA volunteers and awesome staff. Guiding its financial management as Treasurer, I ensured SA grew by investing strategically in long-term initiatives without undue risks.
As SA President, my key focus areas will be to:
I need your help to achieve these goals as SA President, and I seek your support to serve the standards community. Thank you.
(Nominated by Petition)
Meet Mark by watching this brief video.
Mark received a Ph.D. from Stanford, M.S. and B.S. degrees from M.I.T., and was a Harvard Fellow. He is a Senior Vice President consultant at Qualcomm, where he supports standards activities for Wi-Fi, cellular, power line and personal area networks. Mark has been at Qualcomm from the beginning providing key leadership in helping it grow into the successful business it is today. Previously, Mark was Deputy for Communications (C3I) for the Secretary of the Army, where he guided the Army’s electronics research. Earlier, he was at CSC and Northrop. Mark has five publications and a patent on communications by polarization rotation.
Mark is on the Boards of ATIS, TIA, and the US ITU Association. He is a trustee at MIT and a board member of the Shakespeare and Studio Theaters. He plays piano and violin.
I am a member of the IEEE Power and Energy, Computer, and Communications Societies.
I joined IEEE at MIT and was elected President of the Student Branch. My long involvement in standards began with proposing wideband solutions for a new wireless band in Canada, and then an advanced wide area wireless technology in IEEE 802. Then I served on the Standards Board and its committees, where I encouraged minimizing bureaucratic obstacles and keeping the standards process as easy and as fast as possible.
I then served on the BOG and CAG and their governance committees:
I also have served on IEEE New Initiatives Committee and Awards Board.
I proposed incentives to grow our Corporate Membership, including specialized collateral material; integration of promotions with ISTO; webinars; and educational material. The number of members has grown dramatically.
I proposed expanding the scope of SA Awards to monetarily incentivize our awards; recognizing IEEE fellows active in standards; and expanding awareness by engaging WG chairs, Societies and Councils.
I proposed and succeeded in getting the IEEE to be a member of the Global Standards Collaboration, a key recognition for the SA.
My objective is to ensure that the IEEE Standards Association is the best place for standardization of new ideas and technologies, and to work hard and be dedicated to its success.
I have worked for many years to ensure that the IEEE Standards Association is the internationally recognized premier venue for creation and development of technically excellent and market-relevant standards. I am running to continue the success of the IEEE Standards Association and make it even better.
I pledge as your President to work hard to:
(Nominated by Petition)
Meet Yu by watching this brief video.
Dr. Yu Yuan is a visionary researcher, inventor, practitioner, and entrepreneur in the areas of Consumer Technology, Multimedia/VR/AR, Connected/Automated Vehicles, IoT, and Digital Transformation. He founded 0xSenses Corporation, a multinational technology company specializing in Virtual Reality. Dedicated to "Creating Better Worlds" as its long-term vision, the company is developing technologies, infrastructures, ecosystems, and resources needed for massively multiplayer ultra-realistic virtual experiences. Prior to this 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 groups, standards committees, and governance at higher levels) has been widely appreciated by standards developers, individual members, and corporate members. He has a Ph.D., an M.S., and a B.S. in Computer Science from Tsinghua University.
IEEE Standards Association
IEEE Technical Activities Board
IEEE Consumer Technology Society (formerly IEEE Consumer Electronics Society)
IEEE Photonics Society
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society:
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IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
IEEE Transportation Electrification Community
Dr. Yu Yuan has been engaged in extending IEEE and IEEE SA's influences:
Being an active volunteer in IEEE and IEEE SA for 10+ years, I believe that IEEE SA has the opportunity for a significant growth and a much stronger global influence, and our members deserve better services and recognitions. IEEE SA could/should:
Please visit http://yuyuan.info for my detailed plan. With an open mind and an open heart, I look forward to listening to you and working closely with you to make IEEE SA a better home and a better platform for all of us. Thank you for your kind consideration.