Welcome to IEEE in the UK and Ireland

Dear technology professionals, researchers, educators and industry practitioners,

I would like to wish a healthy 2021 for you and your loved ones. 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 start the new year, 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 set for 2020.

Our 2020 strategy targeted three priorities for our section, i.e., getting closer to industry, IEEEE new technical initiatives and humanitarian activities. On this route, our section’s industry forum has 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), plans to run International Humanitarian Technologies Conference (IHTC 2021) virtually 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 Christmas Lecture tradition in December inviting keynote speakers from MIT and IEEE-SA to cover new technology advancements on Contact Tracing. Finally, we had a nice ending of the year by receiving a number of awards from IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa and Middle East) including the Large Section Award thanks to all the volunteers’ efforts led to so many awards and recognitions for our collective efforts.

Lockdown has not slowed us down yet and 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. The significant amount of events, invited speakers, workshops were arranged by our IEEE Society ChaptersWomen in EngineeringSpecial Interest Group for Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT)Life MembersStudents and Young Professionals Affinity Groups and recordings are made available publicly for our members’ benefit.

As the IEEE UK and Ireland section chair, I look forward to building on what we have achieved in 2020 with the support from of the Executive Committee, Section Officers, Chapter Chairs and volunteers by developing the value of membership equitably for all. 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
January 2021

Section Life

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
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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Forthcoming Events

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, IEEE face-to-face events are subject to cancellation, postponement or replacement by online alternatives.

IEEE R8 COVID-19 Advisory
Jun 10

ISSC 2021 | 32nd Irish Signals and Systems Virtual Conference

June 10 - 9:00 am - June 11 - 5:00 pm BST
Jun 14

Cyber Science 2021 | Virtual Conference

June 14 - 9:00 am - June 18 - 5:00 pm BST
Jun 30

Webinar | New Frontiers in Terahertz Technology

June 30 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Aug 02

10th International Workshop on Signal Design and its Applications in Communications (IWSDA’21)

August 2 - 9:00 am - August 6 - 5:00 pm BST
University of Essex
Colchester Campus, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ

Recent News

Members in the News

Officers of the UK and Ireland Section

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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