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
Professor and Department Head
Department of Information Technologies
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
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
(Nominated by IEEE Technical Activities)
Fujii Systems, Inc – Critical Systems Development Consulting
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA
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
My IEEE involvement has provided experience/knowledge of the complexities/issues of IEEE/TAB/Society operations and finance.
My accomplishments are:
My IEEE activities include:
IEEE Computer Society
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:
I plan to work together with all members of TAB to create the change that we need. Additional details at www.fujii.us.com.