Below are the candidates for 2020 IEEE Technical Activities Vice President-Elect.

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

Maciej J. Ogorzalek

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MACIEJ J. OGORZALEK

Professor and Department Head
Department of Information Technologies
Jagiellonian University
Krakow, Poland
http://www.doit.fais.uj.edu.pl/maciej-ogorzalek

 

Maciej J. Ogorzalek is Professor and Head of the Department of Information Technologies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

He held visiting positions in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, US, Japan, Hong Kong. In 2005 he was Hertie Foundation guest professor at The Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. 2006-2009 he was the Chair of Bio-signals and Systems, Hong Kong Polytechnic University under the Distinguished Scholars Scheme. In the fall 2018 he was guest professor at Waseda University, Tokyo and in spring 2019 distinguished guest professor at Kyoto University, Japan.

Author of over 400 technical papers published in journals and conference proceedings, and the book Chaos and Complexity in Nonlinear Electronic Circuits (World Scientific). 

He has served as Associate Editor for several international scientific journals. Plenary or Keynote speaker at over 60 major international conferences and workshops. In 2012 elected Member of Academia Europaea and in 2016, Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
(M’88-SM’93-F’97)

  • 2018-2019 Member of the TAB Management Committee
  • 2019-2019 Member of TAB N&A Committee
  • 2018-2019 Member of the Awards Board N&A Committee
  • 2018-2019 Member of IEEE Education Activities Board 
  • 2018-2019 Chairman of TAB Ad-Hoc Committee on Global Society Interaction
  • 2016-2017 Division 1 Director - Member of the IEEE Board of Directors
  • 2016 Member of the IEEE New Initiatives Committee
  • 2013-2014 Vice-Chair of the IEEE Recognitions Council
  • 2011-2014 Member of the Fellow Evaluation Committee
  • 2012-2013 Chairman of the Prize Paper/Scholarship Award Committee
  • 2012-2013 Member of the Member Engagement & Life Cycle Committee
  • 2010-2013 Poland Section Chairman
  • 2008 CASS President 
  • Recipient CASS Meritorious Service Award 2012
  • Member of the Editorial Board Proceedings of the IEEE 2004-2009
  • Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine 2004-2007, 
  • Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I, 1993-1995 and 1999-2001, 
  • CASS Distinguished Lecturer 2004-2005
  • Recipient of the IEEE-CAS Golden Jubilee Award and the CASS Guillemin-Cauer Award 2002

Achievements:

  • As Editor-in-Chief, brought the IEEE CAS Magazine to second position among the IEEE Magazines with 5YearIF=3.34 
  • During my CASS ExCom involvement and presidency new actions for students connected with ExCom meetings. eg. in Region 9 (Argentina and Brazil). Creation of new conference in Region 9 - Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Support for activities in Region 10.
  • As Poland Section Chairman I strongly supported chapter activities and student branches – with special initiatives for student activities – Region 8 Student Branch Congress that was held in Krakow/Poland in 2014. During my term, several new chapters were established (SSCS and TMC in 2013). Successful application for the First Milestone to be brought to my country – the ENIGMA Milestone ceremony held in 2014. “Czochralski Milestone” is under way.
  • As Division 1 Director - created collegial decision making and cross-OU activities (eg. organising conference between CASS and EDS). 

Statement

Society membership is declining. Our activities should attract interested people on all scales - Technical activities should be a point of attraction for local communities, not only for members. Consider “Membership+” ie. Service for members – we should concentrate more on member engagement.

Approach groups of people interested in IEEE and technical activities around the globe – we have to adopt the principle “think globally and act locally”, consider a low-cost tier of membership.  Global Society Interaction is happening already this year. 

We should strengthen collaboration between boards: TAB – EAB – courses offered for industry people, continuous education, Dataport, Resource Center, ILN ; TAB and PSPB aligned operation and close work with MGA.

New emerging topics like geosciences, agriculture, chemistry or economics bringing fantastic new applications for facilitating and improving our lives should be brought into the scope of TAB. Also environmental and humanitarian impacts of engineer‘s work. Electronic waste generation and management, environment-aware design, participatory design, life cycle engineering, compassionate business and sustainability come to the picture – TAB has a great role to play here.

I have very good understanding of the member needs – I have the passion, communication and managerial skills and collegial spirit to make things happen.

Roger U. Fujii

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ROGER U. FUJII

(Nominated by IEEE Technical Activities)

President
Fujii Systems, Inc – Critical Systems Development Consulting
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA
http://www.fujii.us.com

Fujii is a 30+ year volunteer. Served in IEEE leadership positions including Board of Directors (Division VIII, TAB, Foundation, IEEE-USA) and Computer Society President.  Served on IEEE/TAB committees - Future of Publications, Financial Transparency, Fellows, Nominations & Appointments, Industry Engagement, Standards Development, new organizational model and Finance.  Published papers/books, magazine editor, developed standards, managed conferences, and led TAB/Computer Society strategic planning.

Past Xiamen University guest professor and lectured at UCLA and Sacramento State University. 

Was Vice-President/General Manager (retired) at Northrop Grumman leading a research engineering division ($1.086B revenue) developing satellite/aircraft communications systems (F22/F35).

Fujii is an IEEE Fellow, IEEE Golden Core member and graduate of UC Berkeley (BS/MS, thesis “Optimizing Algorithm for Pattern Recognition”), MBA certifications from Harvard, UCLA and Darden.  Served on National Academy of Sciences National Research Council (Space Shuttle). Awards include Chinese Institute of Engineers Executive of the Year and Daedalian Award for Systems Excellence – Airborne Networks.

IEEE accomplishments and activities
(M’88-SM’04-F’09-LF’17)

My IEEE involvement has provided experience/knowledge of the complexities/issues of IEEE/TAB/Society operations and finance.

My accomplishments are:

  • Finance:  Led the IEEE initiative to produce financial transparency of society revenues/expenses and consideration to convert IEEE services to a Shared Service Center organizational model as a method of controlling IEEE indirect expenses.
  • International:  Established the process to include IEEE standards into the International Standards Organization portfolio.  Helped developed ISO/IEC/IEEE Std 12207 – Software Life Cycle Processes.
  • Publications:  Established the IEEE (formerly Computer Society’s) Wiley Book Program.  
  • Membership Development:  Included the Northrop Grumman employees into the IEEE corporate affiliate program.
  • Strategic Planning:  Developed TAB (2019) and Computer Society (SP7) strategic plan and goals.
  • Standards Development: Developed (working group chair) IEEE standard 1012, Systems, Software and Hardware Verification and Validation.  This standard is used in critical systems development (NASA manned space, life sustaining medical devices, etc.).
  • Future Technologies:  Led development of Computer Society’s Smart Grid vision document.

My IEEE activities include:

IEEE Activities

  • Division VIII Director (IEEE Board of Directors)
  • IEEE Foundation Director
  • IEEE-USA Board of Directors
  • Future of Publications
  • Finance Committee – Indirect Allocation Rule
  • Nominations & Appointments
  • Fellows
  • EBCC
  • Ethics/Member Conduct
  • Roles/Responsibilities (ED/President/BOD)
  • Industry Engagement
  • Information Technology (IT) Review

TAB Activities

  • Finance 
  • Financial Transparency (chair)
  • Standards
  • President’s Forum
  • Division Director Forum
  • Conflict Resolution (chair)

IEEE Computer Society

  • President
  • 1st Vice President
  • Vice President – Standards
  • Board of Governors
  • Press Operations (chair)
  • Karlsson Award (chair)
  • EIC Selection

Others

  • COMPSAC General Conference Chair
  • ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC7 Head USA Delegation
  • IEEE Software Magazine Guest Editor
  • IEEE Sections Congress - Amsterdam
  • Encyclopedia of Software Engineering Book (chapter author)
  • Systems and Software Engineering Collection (chapter author)
  • IEEE Outstanding Contribution – Computer Society Strategic Plan
  • IEEE Meritorious Service – USA Chair ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC7

Statement

We are in an important time of change that challenges our products and services requiring us to be proactive and nimble.  I will support IEEE Core Values and Goals.  My major focus will be:

  • Thought Leadership in Future Technology:  Fund new technology directions to lead the world in impactful technology visions and solutions.
  • Streamline Bureaucracy:  Modify our policies and procedures to change the rules so that we empower our leaders to be more proactive and nimble.
  • New Revenue Generation Products:  Adapt our technology content to address changing member demographics and adopt faster distribution channels.
  • Control Indirect/Infrastructure Expenses:  Develop financial transparency and improve efficiency of indirect/infrastructure services (implement a shared service center type model) to allow societies/councils to pay for only those services they use.

I plan to work together with all members of TAB to create the change that we need. Additional details at www.fujii.us.com.