Message from the 2015 Technical Activities Vice President

A Message from Vincenzo Piuri, 2015 Technical Activities Vice President (February)

Dear colleagues: This year, IEEE Technical Activities will take a strategic approach to satisfying the current and evolving needs of our technical communities. We will focus on the needs of our chapters, which link us locally to

IEEE at SXSW 2015

IEEE SXSW Sessions Focus on Wide Array of Emerging Medical Topics

The shrinking divide between man and machine. The newly controversial subject of “brain hacking,” and its capacity for widespread application in the field of medicine. Wearable biometric technology, with the potential of many benefits, despite


Telemedicine: Full Speed Ahead?

The process is ingrained in our system almost from birth. A person becomes ill, and he or she picks up the phone and schedules an appointment with his or her physician. Then, he or she

Dr. Catherine Mohr

Dr. Catherine Mohr: Disruptive Inventor & Surgical Roboticist

Dr. Catherine Mohr did not plan to become an engineer, nor did she anticipate matriculating in medical school. Now an asset to both fields, Mohr, Director of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, evaluates new technologies

Message from the 2014 Technical Activities Vice President

A Message from Dr. Jacek Zurada, 2014 Technical Activities Vice President (November)

In recent years, Technical Activities has placed special emphasis on nurturing technical communities through the incubation and growth of its Future Directions technology initiatives. The IEEE Big Data Initiative, launched this year, is one of

In Technology Contests, Everyone’s a Winner

This year, IEEE Societies and Technical Councils have hosted a large number of contests, featuring a diverse assortment of technological fields, and stretching across many disciplines and demographics. The resumé of newly formed partnerships includes

Wanda Reder: Strengthening the Pipeline Through Collaboration

Wanda Reder, IEEE Division VII Director and member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Governing Board, has held many roles within the IEEE, including becoming the first female president of the Society in

Computational Thinking: A Necessary Foundation to Coding

In recent years, much attention and interest has been devoted to teaching coding as a basic skill. Organizations such as Codecademy offer interactive online platforms boasting free coding classes in different programming languages such as

Message from the 2014 Technical Activities Vice President

A Message from Dr. Jacek Zurada, 2014 Technical Activities Vice President (September)

Representatives from IEEE’s societies and councils joined this year’s IEEE Sections Congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in an effort to inform IEEE section leaders about Technical Activities’ (TA) exciting on-going activities and opportunities and increase