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Section Announces Professor Izzet Kale as Vice Chair 2020-22

The UK and Ireland Section is delighted to announce that Professor Izzet Kale has been successful in the recent ballot to elect the Vice Chair for 2020-22.

Professor Kale is currently, College and Institute Research Director and Digital Industries and Director, Applied DSP and VLSI Research Group, College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries at the University of Westminster London, UK, which he founded in the late 1980s.  He is currently also the Honorary Secretary of the UK Professors and Heads of Electrical Engineering (PHEE) Committee, which is a Sectorial Group of the UK Engineering Professors Council (EPC).

He is Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Circuits and Systems Chapter and founder and Chair of the Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter. He has organised and facilitated many events and activities to promote the Section and its Chapters, notably championing what has now become the traditional Section Christmas Lecture.

He has served on numerous IEEE and other professional body and industry sponsored International Events, Conferences, Workshops and Standardisation activities delivering a variety of volunteering duties

Professor Kale commented:

I am honoured to be given this opportunity to serve the IEEE UK and Ireland Section as Vice Chair.  The IEEE has been at the heart of my professional development activities for the past 33 years starting as a young graduate, a practising engineer and as an academic and research leader, providing invaluable contributions to my professional and personal career growth through its excellent publications, conferences, workshops and its Regional Section related activities.

What has always struck me in our Section in all this time has been the levels of participation from the majority of the very large membership base we have in the UK and Ireland.

I’ve been enormously gratified to see a number of excellent initiatives involving new and younger volunteers in recent years. I have shared and supported their vision for a better, more progressive IEEE from the outset. I am very encouraged by what has been achieved to date, and have high ambitions for what is in store for us in the near future, given the great potential we have in our Section.

It is my intention is to build on this very positive momentum of enthusiasm in the Section, and take it to the next level to enable and empower our membership within all its Chapters to deliver relevant, timely, professional and educational and value for money services to all the membership as well as our communities at large in our Section and beyond.

The Vice Chair position is also Chair Elect for the period 2022-2024.