IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Initiative Activity Board Members
IoT initiative Chair: Heinrich Stuettgen
Heinrich Stüttgen studied computer science at the University of Dortmund in Germany and SUNY Buffalo. In 1985 he joined the IBM’s R&D Laboratory in Germany, developing one of the first mainframe UNIX systems. In 1987 he moved to IBM’s European Networking Center at Heidelberg, where he researched protocols for high-speed and multimedia communications. In 1997 he joined NEC Europe Ltd. as founding manager of NEC’s Network Laboratories in Heidelberg. Since June 2007 he has been Vice President of NEC Laboratories Europe, responsible for NEC’s ICT research in Europe, covering topics like SDN/NFV, security and IoT and smart cities. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and has held many leadership positions in the IEEE Communications Society. Most recently he has chaired ComSoc’s Emerging technologies Committee and the Board of the IEEE IoT Initiative.
Circuits and Systems Society
Board Member: Ricardo Reis
Ricardo Reis received a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1978, and a Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG), France, in 1983. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Montpellier in 2016. He is a full professor at the Informatics Institute of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. His main research includes physical design automation, design methodologies, fault tolerant systems and microelectronics education. He has more than 700 publications including books, journals and conference proceedings. He was vice-president of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and he was also president of the Brazilian Computer Society (two terms) and vice-president of the Brazilian Microelectronics Society. He is an active member of CASS and he received the 2015 IEEE CASS Meritorious Service Award. He was vice-president of CASS for two terms (2008/2011). He is the founder of the Rio Grande do Sul CAS Chapter, which got the World CASS Chapter of The Year Award 2011, 2012, and 2018, and R9 Chapter of The Year 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2020. He is a founder of several conferences like SBCCI and LASCAS, the CASS Flagship Conference in Region 9. He was the General or Program Chair of several conferences like IEEE ISVLSI, SBCCI, IFIP VLSI-SoC, ICECS, PATMOS. Ricardo was the Chair of the IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC Steering Committee, vice-chair of the IFIP WG10.5 and he is Chair of IFIP TC10. He also started with the EMicro, an annually microelectronics school in South Brazil. In 2002 he received the Researcher of the Year Award in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He is a founding member of the SBC (Brazilian Computer Society) and also founding member of SBMicro (Brazilian Microelectronics Society). He was member of CASS DLP Program (2014/2015), and he has done more than 70 invited talks in conferences. Member of IEEE CASS BoG and IEEE CEDA BoG.
Council on Electronic Design Automation
Board Member: Jorge Gomez Sanz
Since 2008, Jorge Gomez Sanz works as Associate Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He holds a degree in Software Engineering and a PhD in Smart Systems. Free and Open Source Software developer. Jorge’s main research focuses on the automated design of smart systems applied to the improvement of the quality of the daily living. He also has research experience in multi-agent systems, smart grids, and educational technology.
Board Member: Preeti S. Chauhan
Dr. Preeti Chauhan is currently a Technical Program Manager (TPM) in the Data Center Quality and Reliability group at Google. Previously, Dr Chauhan was a Quality and Reliability TPM at Intel and led the Assembly and Test certification of Foveros 3D packaging technology and Server microprocessors. She is a senior member of IEEE, currently serving as co-editor of the data column in the Computer magazine. Preeti is also an active member of IEEE Reliability Society, representing the society in the IoT initiative. In 2020 she served as vice president of RS Technical Activities and was an RS AdCom member from 2018-2020.
Dr. Chauhan received PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, where her research focused on lead-free solder interconnect reliability. She is a recipient of the 2019 Intel Achievement Award for her contributions to development of industry first 3D packaging technology for Intel processors and the 2017 Early Career Award from James Clark School of Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park in recognition of her professional achievements. She has authored a book on Copper Wire Bonding, and published 20+ articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences in the areas of electronic packaging reliability and Prognostic Health Management.
Signal Processing Society
Board Member: Magdy Bayoumi
Magdy A. Bayoumi is the Department Head of W. H. Hall Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. He is the Hall Endowed Chair in Computer Engineering. He was the Director of the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS) and the Department Head of Computer Science Department. Magdy was also the Loflin Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Computer Science, all at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he has been a faculty member since 1985. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt; M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis; and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada.
Bayoumi is an IEEE Fellow and is very active within IEEE. He has served in many capacities in the IEEE Computer Society, Signal Processing Society, Circuits & Systems (CAS) Society, RFID council, and the IoT Initiative.
Control Systems Society
Board Member: (Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia
(Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia received the B.E. degree in automation in July 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in control science and engineering in July 2006, both from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is an Associate Professor in the Center for Intelligent and Networked Systems (CFINS), Department of Automation, Tsinghua University. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University in 2006, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2010, and at Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013. His research interest is to develop an integrated data-driven, statistical, and computational approach to find designs and decision-making policies which have simple structures and guaranteed good performance. His work relies on strong collaborations with experts in manufacturing systems, energy systems, autonomous systems, and smart cities. He is an associate editor (AE) of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and was an AE of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (2012-2017) and Discrete Event Dynamic Systems – Theory and Applications (2012-2016). He served the Discrete Event Systems Technical Committee chair in IEEE Control Systems Society (2012-2015), and now serves the Control for Smart Cities Technical Committee chair in International Federation of Automatic Control, the Smart Buildings Technical Committee co-chair in IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and the Beijing Chapter Chair of IEEE Control Systems Society. He is a member of the 11th Chinese Automation Association Technical Committee on Control Theory (2018-2022) and the 1st Chinese Automation Association Technical Committee on Information Security of Industrial Systems (2016-2020).
Electron Devices Society
Board Member: Bin Zhao
Bin Zhao received his Ph.D. from Caltech and has been with SEMATECH, Rockwell, Conexant, Skyworks, Freescale, Fairchild, and ON Semiconductor. He has worked on advanced VLSI technology development and design implementation of analog/mixed-signal, power management, and RF IC products. He is now VP Engineering at Iotelligent Semiconductor, working on semiconductor IC solutions for IoT applications. He has authored and coauthored more than 200 journal publications and conference presentations, has written three book chapters, and holds 70 issued US patents. He has served as IEEE EDS Vice President of Publications; IEEE EDS Vice President of Conferences; Chair, Editorial Steering Committee, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (J-MEMS); Chair, IEEE Johnson Technology Award Committee; and Chair, IEEE Technical Program Integrity Committee (TPIC). He is an IEEE Fellow and currently serving as Chair of the IEEE Conference Governance and Strategy Committee; Vice Chair of the IEEE Conference Committee, and a member of the EDS Board of Governors.
Industrial Electronics Society
Board Member: Gerhard Petrus Hancke
Dr. Gerhard Hancke received Bachelor and Masters of Engineering degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Pretoria, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. Subsequently, he worked at the ISG Smart Card and IoT Security Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London, and as Research Leader for the Advanced Sensor Network group at the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, before joining City University of Hong Kong as academic faculty in 2013 where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests are system security, localisation and distributed sensing applications, especially with regards to industrial IoT and cyber-physical systems. He was one of the founding members of the IES Technical Committee on Cloud and Wireless Systems for Industrial Applications, which he chaired from 2017-2018. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society, Elsevier Ad-Hoc Networks and IET Smart Cities. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Chartered Engineer registered with the UK Engineering Council.
Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
Board Member: Luca Roselli
Luca Roselli (IEEE-Fellow) joined the University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, in 1991. In 2000, he founded the spin-off WiS Srl. He has been involved in electronic technologies for Internet of Things for ten years. He is currently a Qualified Full Professor with the University of Perugia, where he teaches “Electronic Circuits” and “Electronic Circuit and Systems for Internet of Things”, and where he coordinates the High Frequency Electronics Laboratory. He has authored over 30 papers (H-i 31, i10 91, over 3300 citations, source Scholar) and Green RFID System (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2014). His current research interests include HF electronic systems with a special attention to RFID, new materials, wireless power transfer, and, in general all the emerging technologies enabling ICT evolution towards IoT.
Luca Roselli was a member of the Board of Directors of ART Srl, Perugia, Italy, from 2008 to 2012. He is a member of the list of experts of the Italian Ministry of Research, the past Chair of the IEEE Technical Committees MTT-24-RFID, the Present Chair of 25-RF Nanotechnologies and member of 26-Wireless Power Transfer. He was member for 8 years of the ERC Panel PE7, member of the Advisory Committee of the IEEE-WPTC, Chairman of the SC-32 of IMS, Co-Chair of the IEEE Wireless Sensor Network Conference. He organized the VII Computational Electromagnetic Time Domain in 2007 and the first IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference in 2013. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Microwave Magazine. He is involved on the boards of several international conferences. He is a Reviewer for many international reviews, including the PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES , and IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS.
Power and Energy Society
Board Member: Paul Ampadu
Dr. Paul K Ampadu is a Professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Associate Director of the Advanced Research Institute (ARI) at Virginia Tech in the Greater Washington DC area. He performs research in computer systems and IoT resilience, security, and energy efficiency, as well as anomaly detection and security for power and energy systems. Paul teaches courses on Digital Systems, VLSI Chip Design for AI, Computer Architecture, AC Circuits, and Digital Communications. Previously, he served on the faculty of the University of Rochester NY, and was the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at MIT in Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Ampadu is the author of three books and over 100 articles on Networks-on-Chip and Systems-on-Chip reliability, security, and energy-efficiency. He was twice elected to serve on the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society Board of Governors, where he also chaired its Young Professionals Program. He is currently the Power and Energy Society (PES) representative on the IEEE-USA Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy. He has served on the international program and technical committees and editorial boards of several IEEE and ACM conferences and journals. He is an African Diaspora Carnegie Foundation Fellow, an African Scientific Institute Fellow, and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including an IBM PhD Fellowship, a Semiconductor Research Corporation Scholarship, US Black Engineer of the Year Special Recognition Award, NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, Charles Drew Professor's Choice Award, and the National Science Foundation CAREER award.
Paul enjoys cooking and tennis in his spare time.
Power Electronics Society
Board Member: Henry Chung
Professor Henry Shu-hung Chung received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He is currently Associate Dean (Research) of the College of Engineering, Chair Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Director of the Centre for Smart Energy Conversion and Utilization Research, City University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His current research interests include renewable energy conversion technologies, lighting technologies, smart grid technologies, and computational intelligence for power electronics systems. He has edited one book, authored eight research book chapters, and over 460 technical papers including 220 refereed journal papers in his research areas, and holds 60 patents. He is currently Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Letters section of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics in 2014-2018. He was Chair of the Technical Committee of the High-Performance and Emerging Technologies, IEEE Power Electronics Society in 2010-2014. He has received numerous industrial awards for his invented energy saving technologies.
Solid State Circuits Society
Board Member: Ramin Poorfard
Dr. Ramin K. Poorfard received his Ph.D. from University of Toronto in 1995. Upon graduation, he joined Bell Labs in March of 1995 where he was involved in the GSM base-band product development for cellular phones. He received several promotions while working at Bell Labs, the last of which was in 1999 when he was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Member of Technical Staff.
In July of 2000, he joined Silicon Laboratories Inc. as a design engineer in Austin, TX where he worked on ADSL and ADSL2+ products and later on Satellite TV receiver front ends. Starting in 2007, he architected and spear-headed the RF and Baseband design effort regarding the terrestrial TV tuner project. The project enjoyed wide acceptance in the industry (>80% market share) and significant commercial success (more than 1 Billion units sold by October 2018). He was later on promoted to the rank of Sr. Director of Engineering, where he was in charge of managing the design aspects and IC roadmap of the video line of products.
As of Feb. 2016, Ramin has assumed the role of the Vice President of Technology in the office of CTO where he oversees the roadmap and technical outlook for the Silicon labs next generation of wireless MCU’s for IoT applications. His technical interests are RF IC architectures and their building block integrations as well as mixed-signal modelling and design.