Inspiring the Future

Biographies of the 2017 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 is Vice Dean of Education at Univeristy of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, where he has been with the Department of Energy and Power Systems since 1997. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the European Technology Platform for Electricity Networks of the Future (ETP SmartGrids). 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 resource gathering technology. 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. Currently, he is the team lead for IEEE European Public Policy Initiative and Chair of the IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Engagement in Europe.

Ralph Ford

Roger Fujii

David G. Green
David G. Green is serving his second term on the IEEE Foundation Board and has been an active IEEE volunteer for 40 years. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) since 1981 and is currently serving as Associate Department Chair. His areas of interest include software engineering, collaboration systems, computer networking, and the engineering design process. He is a senior member of IEEE and has served as the IEEE Treasurer, IEEE Secretary, and IEEE Region 3 Director. He was involved in early efforts leading to the IEEE GOLD and IEEE vTools. Presently, he is on the Steering Committee of the IEEE Collabratec project and the IEEE Conferences Committee. He is also a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, ASEE, Order of the Engineer, and ARRL.

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 12 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 80 computing and engineering programs worldwide. Impagliazzo was the founding editor-in-chief of the ACM Inroads magazine, produced 18 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.

Leah H. Jamieson
Leah Jamieson is John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering at Purdue University, Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and holds a courtesy appointment in Purdue's School of Engineering Education. She served as IEEE Foundation President for five years beginning in 2012. Her goal as Foundation President was to develop a strategic philanthropic framework for IEEE. She served as 2007 IEEE President, 2005 IEEE VP-PSPB, and 2003 IEEE VP-TAB. Jamieson's research has focused on speech recognition and parallel signal processing algorithms. She is co-founder of the EPICS - Engineering Projects in Community Service - Program. Recognitions include the National Academy of Engineering's Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, NSF Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, Anita Borg Institute's Women of Vision Award for Social Impact, IEEE Education Society's Harriet B. Rigas Outstanding Woman Engineering Educator Award, IEEE’s Richard M. Emberson Award, and the Simon Bolivar medal from the National Ministry of Education of Colombia. Jamieson is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, an Eminent Member of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and an IEEE Fellow.

Teck Seng Low

Frederick C. Mintzer
Frederick C. Mintzer is serving his first year on the IEEE Foundation Board. He 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 35 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 50 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.

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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