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Welcome to IEEE in the UK and Ireland

Dear technology professionals, researchers, educators and industry practitioners,

Pandemic has reminded us the importance of health, family and connections and showed us there are opportunities to seek for during challenging times.

As we enter the last few months of 2021, I would like to that you all for your help and dedication as members of the IEEE UK and Ireland section, and particularly to the our section Executive Committee Members whose support led us to achieve many of the goals and priorities.

Our 2020 strategy targeted three priorities for our section; getting closer to industry, IEEE new technical initiatives and humanitarian activities. I am delighted with the progress that we have made against these priorities.  Our section’s industry forum received the IEEE Industry Engagement Award in May 2020; we have formed three IEEE new initiatives (namely Blockchain, Further Networks initiatives and Cyber Security), and our Special Interest Group for Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) is running the International Humanitarian Technologies Conference (IHTC 2021) virtually in December this year, hosting a platform to showcase and present technologies intended for the benefit of humanity.

Beside our set goals, and despite the lockdown limitations, we have run two virtual annual section ExCom meetings and even kept our December Christmas Lecture tradition inviting keynote speakers from MIT and IEEE-SA to cover new technology advancements on Contact Tracing. Finally, we had a nice end to the year when we received a number of awards from IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa and Middle East) including the Large Section Award. Thanks to all the volunteers’, whose efforts led to so many awards and recognitions for our collective efforts.

I believe that IEEE and its future initiatives provide us with a platform to make advancements to benefit the society particularly in this challenging time. A significant number of events, invited speakers and workshops were arranged by our IEEE Society ChaptersWomen in EngineeringSpecial Interest Group for Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT)Life MembersStudents and Young Professionals Affinity Groups.  Many of these online events remain available to watch again for our members’ benefit.

As the IEEE UK and Ireland section chair, I am pleased that 2021 has seen us building on what we achieved in 2020 with the support from of the Executive Committee, Section Officers, Chapter Chairs and volunteers.  We have continued to develop the value of membership equitably for all and I will continue to support our members’ needs and priorities based on a recent survey run by our Operations Committee.

Thanks again to everybody. I hope all of you will continue to volunteer for IEEE, even if not involved in section positions. IEEE needs you! There are so many ways you can contribute to the effort of IEEE in advancing technology for humanity!

Dr Mona Ghassemian
Chair, IEEE UK and Ireland Section

Section Life

Autumn Section Meeting 2021
Autumn Section Meeting 2021, BT Tower, London
Blockchain Launch 2020
IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain 2020 Launch Event
The IEEE Annual Christmas Lecture 2019
IEEE Annual Christmas Lecture with IEEE President Jose Moura and IET President Peter Bonfield
IEEE Milestone Plaque Unveiling
IEEE Milestone Plaque Unveiling – Standardisation of the Unit of Resistance
Histelcon 2019
Histelcon 2019 - Milestones in Technology
IEEE Milestone Plaque Unveiling
IEEE Milestone Plaque Unveiling – Work of Flat Screen Innovators
Autumn Section Meeting 2021
Autumn Section Meeting 2021
Blockchain Launch 2020
Blockchain Launch 2020
The IEEE Annual Christmas Lecture 2019
The IEEE Annual Christmas Lecture 2019
IEEE Milestone Plaque Unveiling
IEEE Milestone Plaque Unveiling
Histelcon 2019
Histelcon 2019
IEEE Milestone Plaque Unveiling
IEEE Milestone Plaque Unveiling
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Dr Mona Ghassemian
Dr Mona GhassemianSection Chair
Prof Izzet Kale
Prof Izzet KaleSection Vice-Chair
Eduardo Audiche
Eduardo AudicheSecretary
Mr Matthew Gream
Mr Matthew GreamTreasurer
Prof Mike Hinchey
Prof Mike HincheyPast Chair
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