Around the Technical Community

A selection of stories highlighting the diversity of recent accomplishments of members, volunteers, and organizational units around Technical Activities

IEEE and Climate Change: Leveraging Global Expertise: 2022 Technical Activities Vice President, Bruno Meyer, believes that IEEE has a key role to play in addressing climate change and sustainability challenges.

Cloud Software Cuts Through Biomedical Data Thickets: The founders of SciosHub, a SaaS platform, met at an IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society event. It is one of 13 companies that is a part of the Powered by IEEE program, which was developed by the IEEE Entrepreneurship initiative, and utilizes IEEE DataPort.

How to Prevent Blackouts by Packetizing the Power Grid: This University of Vermont team has focused on how to coordinate power demand in real time to match the increasingly variable supply. IEEE technical committees, working groups, and task forces are also playing supporting roles, such as the IEEE Power and Energy Society’s Smart Buildings, Loads, and Customer Systems technical committee.

Update on IEEE’s Diversity and Inclusion Efforts: As part of a ramp-up of IEEE’s diversity and inclusion focus, IEEE policies have been changed and new partnerships have formed. Many Societies and Councils have introduced programs, including IEEE Photonics Society’s activities geared toward underrepresented groups.

From Introvert to IEEE Influencer: Ramneek Kalra, an active Young Professional with the IEEE Computer Society, discusses how becoming an IEEE volunteer shaped the trajectory of his career. Kalra chairs the Society’s history and research subcommittee, which is part of the society’s Distinguished Visitors initiative.

3 benefits: 5G rollout in emerging economies: IEEE members and volunteers are deeply involved in efforts to expand 5G connectivity via IEEE Future Networks initiative, an IEEE Future Directions activity.

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