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Biographies of the 2018 IEEE Foundation Board

Eleanor Baum
Eleanor Baum was Dean of Engineering at Cooper Union from 1987 to 2010. Before that, she was Dean of Engineering at Pratt Institute, an appointment which made her the first woman to head an engineering school in the US. Dr. Baum is a graduate of CCNY and Polytechnic University. She is a former President of ASEE and of ABET, and a former Chairman of the New York Academy of Sciences. Eleanor was also Chair of the Washington Accord, an international organization dealing with mutual recognition of engineering credentials. She worked in the Long Island aerospace industry, was on the advisory committee for the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and various universities and companies. She was the recipient of seven honorary doctorates and many other awards for her leadership in engineering education and her efforts to increase the participation of women and minorities in the engineering profession. Dr. Baum has been a director of three Fortune 500 corporations. She was a trustee of Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University and of Webb Institute. She is an IEEE Fellow, and an active member of the IEEE Foundation Board.

Marko Delimar
Marko Delimar is an electrical engineer, educator, and researcher. He holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Management. He is Vice Dean of Education and Professor at University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, where he has been with the Department of Energy and Power Systems since 1997. His interests include electric power and energy systems, simulations and modelling, intelligent systems, and engineering education. His current research focuses on analysis and design of smart grid architectures and large-scale integration of renewable energy sources. An IEEE volunteer since 1994, he previously served as IEEE Secretary and IEEE Region 8 Director and is known as a co-creator of IEEE Xtreme. In 2018, he serves as chair of the IEEE European Public Policy Committee and member of the IEEE Election Oversight Committee.

Ralph Ford
Ralph Ford is chancellor of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College and has more than 25 years of leadership experience in higher education and industry. He joined Penn State Behrend in 1994 as a faculty member in electrical and computer engineering, subsequently serving as department chair.  In 2005, Dr. Ford was named director of the college’s School of Engineering. Under his leadership, the school increased its national visibility as reflected in its rankings as one of the top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. He is the author of more than 40 publications, including the book, Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers (McGraw Hill). In 2005, he was a Fulbright Scholar to Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic. He is a past vice president of Member and Geographic Activities, Region 2 Director, and past member of the board of directors of the IEEE. Prior to joining Penn State University, he held engineering positions at IBM Microelectronics and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Roger Fujii
He is a retired Vice President of Northrop Grumman Corporation.  As Vice President, he was responsible for revenues of $1.086B in the development of systems for the F22/F35 and military communication networks.  Previously, he was responsible for the software certification of strategic nuclear weapons systems including Minuteman, Peacekeeper, Ground and Sea-Launched Cruise Missile.  His methodology to prove safe and secure software systems is codified in IEEE Std 1012 and is used worldwide in nuclear power instrumentation and control systems, radiation therapy devices, all manned space missions, and other large scale systems developments.  He is an IEEE Fellow and Computer Society Golden Core member. 
He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.  He holds business administration certifications from Harvard, UCLA, and Darden (Virginia). His IEEE leadership includes 2016 IEEE Computer Society President and 2012-2014 IEEE Division VIII Board of Director He was awarded the CIE Executive of the Year in 2010. He served on the United States National Academy of Sciences National Research Council - “Oversight of Space Shuttle Flight Software.”

David G. Green
David G. Green is serving his second term on the board and is its 2018 Treasurer. He was named Instructional Professor Emeritus after serving on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) since 1981. He is an active IEEE volunteer with over 40 years of service including IEEE Treasurer, Secretary, and Region 3 Director. He was involved in efforts leading to the IEEE GOLD, vTools and Collabratec. He is an IEEE Senior Member, member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, ASEE, Order of the Engineer, and ARRL. Among his recognitions are the MGA Leadership, Regional Activities Innovation, Millennium Medal, Educational Activities Meritorious Service, and IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Awards.

John Impagliazzo
Professor Emeritus John Impagliazzo chaired the committee that produced the 2016 ACM/IEEE Computer Engineering Curriculum Report (CE2016) and was the principal co-author and editor of its predecessor, CE2004. Additionally, he was a key member of the committee that produced the ACM/IEEE Computing Curricula 2005 Report (CC2005), which defined computing disciplines and has become one of the most referenced documents on the subject in the world. Dr. Impagliazzo chaired the IFIP Working Group 9.7 (History of Computing), served for many years on the IEEE History Committee, and chaired the ACM Accreditation Committee for twelve years. He served in various capacities on the ACM Education Board for three decades and is an ABET program evaluator for both computing and engineering programs. As a program evaluator or team chair for governments and agencies and as an expert consultant, he has evaluated over eighty computing and engineering programs worldwide. Impagliazzo was the founding editor-in-chief of the ACM Inroads magazine, produced eighteen books, promoted computing ethics, and helped develop a history of computing. Impagliazzo is a Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of CSAB, and a Distinguished Educator of ACM.

Teck Seng Low
Teck Seng Low is presently the CEO of the National Research Foundation (NRF) in Singapore. He is a tenured professor at Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Institution of Engineers, Singapore and an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers, UK. Prior to his appointment at the NRF he was the Managing Director of the Agency for Science, Technology & Research, in Singapore. He is the founding Principal of Republic Polytechnic and had served as Dean of Engineering at the NUS. He also founded the Data Storage Institute. He was awarded the National Science and Technology Medal and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2004 and 2007, respectively, by the Government of Singapore.

Frederick C. Mintzer
Frederick C. Mintzer is serving his first year on the IEEE Foundation Board. He is retired from IBM’s Thomas J Watson Research Center where, at different times, he managed its supercomputer center and undertook many successful digital library projects with prominent museums and libraries. A member of the IBM Academy of Technology, he was twice named an IBM Research Master Inventor. He has been an active IEEE volunteer for over thirty-five years, including service as President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and Vice President of IEEE Technical Activities. He is an IEEE Life Fellow, an inductee in the IEEE TAB Hall of Honor, and a member of Eta Kappa Nu. He currently serves as Editor of IEEE Technical Community Spotlight and a member of IEEE Collabratec’s Steering Committee.

H. Vincent Poor
H. Vincent Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he also served as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science from 2006 to 2016. He has been involved in IEEE through many roles for 45 years, beginning as President of the Auburn University Student Branch in 1972, and including terms on the Board of Directors as President of the Information Theory Society. An IEEE Fellow, he is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society. He received the IEEE Education Medal in 2005. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2017 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal and honorary doctorates and professorships from several universities.

Wanda K. Reder
Wanda Reder started at S&C Electric Company in 2004 as VP of Power Systems Solutions and is now the Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to S&C, she held various power delivery leadership positions at ComEd/Exelon and Northern States Power. Wanda is a member of the US Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee, is on the IEEE Board as Division VII Director and on the IEEE Foundation Board. Wanda is the Founder of IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative, a Signature Program that has provided 733 scholarships to 466 students; she also launched the IEEE Smart Grid, now enjoying over 25,000 LinkedIn and 10,000 Twitter followers. Wanda was named a Distinguished Engineer at South Dakota State University in 2007, was the first female President of IEEE Power & Energy Society in 2008-2009, became an IEEE Fellow in 2012, and received the IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership Award and Meritorious Service Award in 2012 and 2013, respectively. In recognition for exemplary service, she received the IEEE TAB Hall of Honor Award in 2013 and the IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award in 2014.  Wanda was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2016.

John R. Treichler
John Treichler received his BA and MEE degrees from Rice University, Houston, TX in 1970 and his PhDEE from Stanford in 1977. He served as a line officer aboard destroyers in the US Navy from 1970 to 1974. In 1977, he joined ARGOSystems in Sunnyvale, CA and then helped found Applied Signal Technology, Inc. in 1984 after serving for a year as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Cornell University. Applied Signal Technology, now a mission area within the Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business unit of Raytheon, Inc, designs and builds advanced signal processing equipment used by the United States government and its allies for foreign intelligence collection. He is currently the president of the Raytheon Applied Signal Technology business unit. He was elected a Fellow of IEEE in 1991. He was awarded the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Technical Achievement Award in 2000 and its Industrial Leadership Award in 2016. In 2016, he was also elected to the membership of the US National Academy of Engineering.



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