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Section Announces Professor Ali Hessami as Chair of SIGHT Group

The UK and Ireland Section is delighted to announce that Professor Ali Hessami has been appointed as the first Chair of the SIGHT Group.

Professor Hessami is the Director of R&D and Innovation at Vega Systems-UK.  He is an expert in the systems assurance and safety, security, sustainability and knowledge assessment / management methodologies and has a background in design and development of advanced control systems for business and safety critical industrial applications. He is a UK expert at systems safety and security standardisation in CENELEC and IEC, chairs IEEE P7000 Ethics in Technology standard and is the Vice Chair of the Ethics Certification Programme at IEEE.

He is a Visiting Professor at London City University’s Centre for Systems and Control and at Beijing Jiaotong University School of Electronics & Information Engineering. He is also a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Fellow of the UK Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Professor Hessami commented:

I’m honoured to have been appointed by the Section as Group Chair, responsible for engaging and guiding Section members to submit their proposals, liaising with the Region 8 SIGHT committee and reporting on activities during Section meetings.

I look forward to forming an active SIGHT committee, engaging with the Section members and encouraging sharing of concepts and proposals for development of societally beneficial solutions based on humanitarian technologies. This is very much aligned with and driven by “Advancing Technology for Humanity” which is IEEE’s motto.