Below are the candidates for 2022 IEEE Technical Activities Vice President-Elect.

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

Maciej J. Ogorzalek

Headshot of Maciej J. Ogorzalek

(Nominated by IEEE Technical Activities)

Professor and Department Head
Department of Information Technologies
Institute of Applied Computer Science
Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science
Jagiellonian University
Krakow, Poland


Meet Maciej by watching this brief video


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

He held visiting positions at UC Berkeley, National Microelectronics Center, Sevilla, Spain and The Goethe University Frankfurt/Germany. 2006-2009 he held the Chair of Bio-signals and Systems, Hong Kong Polytechnic University under the Distinguished Scholars Scheme. In  2018  guest professor at Waseda University. In spring 2019 distinguished guest professor at Kyoto University, Japan followed by visiting professorship at the Integrated Systems Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne.

Author of over 400 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 Corresponding Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


  • 2021 Member, New Initiatives Committee
  • 2021 Member, IEEE Fellow Committee
  • 2020-2021 Member, IEEE TAB TC 2.0 Ad-Hoc
  • 2020-2021 Member, EAB Nominations and Appointments (N&A)
  • 2018-2020 Member, Education Activities Board
  • 2018-2020 Member, TAB Management Committee
  • 2019 Chair TAB Ad-Hoc on Mission and Vision
  • 2019-2020 Member, TAB N&A
  • 2018-2020 Member, Awards Board N&A
  • 2018-2019 Chairman, TAB Ad-Hoc on Global Society Interaction
  • 2016-2017 Division 1 Director/Delegate and Member, IEEE Board of Directors
  • 2011-2014 Member, IEEE Fellow Committee
  • 2013-2015 Vice-chair, IEEE Recognitions Council
  • 2012-2013 Chairman, Prize Paper/Scholarship Award Committee



  • Poland Section Chair, 2010-2013



  • Recipient of CASS Meritorious Service Award, 2012
  • CASS President, 2008
  • CASS Administrative VP 2005-2006



  • General Co-chair IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC21)
  • Special Session Chair VLSI-SoC 2021
  • Co-organizer CAS FEST 2012, Seoul, Korea
  • Member of committees of many IEEE sponsored conferences



  • Editorial Board Proceedings of the IEEE, 2004-2009
  • Editor-in-Chief Circuits and Systems Magazine, 2004-2007
  • CASS Distinguished Lecturer, 2004-2005
  • IEEE-CAS Golden Jubilee Award and the CASS Guillemin-Cauer Award, 2002



  1. As President of CASS I introduced Young Professionals to the Society BoG. Created The Latin American Symposium on   Circuits and Systems, successfully running for 15 years.
  2. As EiC for the Circuits and Systems Magazine I brought it to full development reaching IF= 3.54.
  3. As Chairman of the Poland Section I introduced the WIE affinity group, supported SYP congress in our section. I supported first IEEE Milestone in my country (ENIGMA).
  4. I chaired the TAB Ad-Hoc Committee on Global Society Interaction. First GSI event proved to be an exceptional opportunity for building collaboration with sister organizations.
  5. As TMC member I chaired the Ad-Hoc committee which formulated the new Technical Activities Mission and Vision Statement adopted by TAB.



  1. The pandemic is impacting the future of IEEE and Technical Activities. We have a year-long experience operating in a remote way with significant changes to our meetings, events, and conferences. Remote participation gives special opportunities for enlarging the audiences, encouraging involvement of under-represented communities, closing the gender gap and also changing the perspective on the importance of engineering and STEM subjects. We have to enhance this kind of experience in view of climate change.
  2. I will lead TAB and its units to attack emerging problems: water, air, earth conditions require disruptive solutions. Environmental changes and resource shortages will have disturbing effects on our lives. New ways of operation, new technologies, products and actions are on the top of my agenda.
  3. TAB has to provide excellent service on every scale - from local chapters and groups of interest to global perspective. My Motto: Act locally - think globally!
  4. Chapter support is crucial. Significant improvements of horizontal and vertical communication between and within OUs will help to solve local problems.

I have in-depth experience in TAB operations. I will strive to bring new solutions for the above-mentioned challenges and implement them in a collegial spirit.

John P. Verboncoeur

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(Nominated by IEEE Technical Activities)

Associate Dean for Research; and
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, USA


Meet John by watching a brief video


John Verboncoeur received a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering (UCB-NE) from the University of California-Berkeley (UCB) in 1992. Appointed to the UCB-NE faculty (1996-2010), founded and chaired Computational Engineering Science (2001-2010), Professor of ECE Michigan State University (2011+), Associate Dean for Research (2014+), co-founder and Professor of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (2015+). His research interests are in theoretical and computational plasma physics, with >400 journal articles and conference papers and >4900 citations. He is Associate Editor of Physics of Plasmas, and serves on the DOE Fusion Energy Science Advisory Committee and on the Board of Directors of the American Center for Mobility national proving ground. He has led a number of successful startups, including computerized fitness equipment, a digital health system, and distributed publication software, with a role in the USPS mail forwarding system and the consumer credit report for a big-three credit bureau.


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


  • TABin2030 AdHoc Chair, 2016
  • TAB Management Committee, 2017-2019
  • TAB SmartAg AdHoc Chair, 2017-2019
  • TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee, 2019+
  • Division IV Director, 2019-2020
  • Vice-Chair and Acting VP PSPB, 2020
  • TAB Technical Community 2.0 AdHoc, 2020-2021
  • IEEE Industry Engagement Committee, 2021
  • IEEE AdHoc on Election Practices and Oversight, 2021



  • Assisted in the founding of South-Eastern Michigan Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Chapter, 2015


SOCIETY: Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

  • President, 2015-2016
  • AdCom, 2010+
  • Awards Chair, 2019-2020
  • FinCom Vice Chair, 2021+
  • Co-founded Asia Pacific Conference on Plasma and Terahertz Science, 2018
  • Distinguished Lecturer, 2018+
  • Fellow (2013) Citation: For contributions to computational plasma physics and plasma device applications


IEEE Recent Accomplishments:

  • As Chair of TABin2030 AdHoc (2016), successfully led the analysis of, and organized the opposition to, the proposed IEEE Constitutional Amendment.
  • As Chair of the TAB SmartAg AdHoc (2017), led over 20 societies in the application of technology to the food supply chain, created conferences and special sessions.
  • As VP and President of NPSS, repaired rift with EMBS over co-sponsored journal (Transactions on Medical Imaging), worked with EMBS to create new journal (Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Science).
  • As President of NPSS, initiative to improve NPSS journal impact factors using email blasts, editor-select papers, and elimination of page charges resulted in a 50% increase in impact factor over three years.
  • As IEEE InfoTrans AdHoc Chair (2019) led update to meeting and referendum election transparency to ensure equal voice for all members.
  • As a member of IEEE New Member Engagement AdHoc, contributed to the development of the IEEE App.
  • As Chair of the TAB Meeting and Agenda AdHoc (2019), developed policy to improve efficacy of the TAB agenda.
  • Chaired the Powered by IEEE initiative (2019) to create a new product line to support and engage entrepreneurs, operationalized by the Entrepreneurship Committee.



Responsible for ~80% of IEEE revenues, TAB through its 46 Societies and Councils delivers value to the global technical community through top quality publications, conferences, and other technical products and services. My leadership philosophy is building consensus among inclusive stakeholders for win-win outcomes. Key priorities include:

  1. New Audiences: engage >4M members of our diverse technical community, including engineers, computer scientists, technicians, Young Professionals, practitioners and entrepreneurs. Increase diversity in gender, ethnicity, and geographic reach.
  2. New and Enhanced Events, Products, Services: provide best-in-class value through Innovation such as South by Southwest, DataPort, Powered by IEEE, Roadmaps, and personalized experiences in our existing products and services, in addition to best in class events. Enhance existing tools like Xplore with new functionality from personalization to data connectivity using AI to leverage the IEEE portfolio.
  3. Emerging, cross-cutting, and geographically relevant activities: delivered via improved organizational units, streamlining the lifecycle process for new entities to enable volunteers to focus on technical excellence rather than bureaucracy.
  4. Operational Excellence: Efficiency and transparency lead to productive volunteers and staff collaborating on innovation.

I look forward to your feedback and support.