IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Initiative Activity Board Members

Lead Sponsor

Communications Society

IoT initiative Chair: Heinrich Stuettgen

heiner stuettgenHeinrich 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.


Major Sponsors

Council on Electronic Design Automation

Board Member: Jorge Gomez Sanz

jorge gomez sanzSince 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.




Reliability Society

Board Member: Preeti S. Chauhan

Preeti S. ChauhanDr. Preeti S. Chauhan received Ph.D and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from CALCE at University of Maryland, College Park, United States in Dec 2012. Her research focused on the reliability evaluation of lead-free solder interconnects, copper wire bonding and prognostics and health management of electronics. Dr. Chauhan authored a book on the challenges and technology enablers for Copper Wire Bonding in 2013, and has authored several book chapters in the area of reliability of electronic packages, and PHM. She has published more than twenty refereed articles in high impact journals and conferences. She has also been involved in peer review of journal articles for Microelectronics Reliability and Transactions on Material Device Reliability. Dr. Chauhan is currently Quality and Reliability Technical Program Manager at Intel Corporation, managing the certification of Intel’s server and SOC microprocessors. In 2017, Dr. Chauhan was awarded the Early Career Award by James Clark School of Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park in recognition of her professional accomplishments. Dr. Chauhan is an IEEE member serving on the IEEE Reliability Society Administrative Committee since 2018, and the Reliability Society liaison to Women in Engineering since Jan 2019.

Signal Processing Society

Board Member: Magdy Bayoumi

magdy bayoumiMagdy 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. 


Participating Sponsors

Control Systems Society

Board Member: (Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia

samuel 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 zhaoBin 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

Gerhard HanckeDr. 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 RoselliLuca 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

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

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.