August 31sth Deadline Approaching: Election of Members-at-Large and Directors-at-Large of SPS Board of Governors

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August 31sth Deadline Approaching: Election of Members-at-Large and Directors-at-Large of SPS Board of Governors

K. J. Ray Liu
SPS Past President and Chair, Nominations and Appointments Committee


Your vote is important! The election of Directors-at-Large for Regions 7 & 9 and Region 10 (term 1 January 2016 through 31 December 2017) and Members-at-Large (term 1 January 2016 through 31 December 2018) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors is now open. Ballots have been mailed to SPS members. The ballot includes a diverse slate of candidates for both elections, which were vetted by the SPS Nominations and Appointments Committee, as well as a space for write-in candidates. This year’s election offers SPS members the opportunity to cast their votes via the web at for up to ONE Regional Director-at-Large for your corresponding region: Regions 7 & 9 (Canada and Latin America) and Region 10 (Asia and Pacific Rim) and THREE Member-at-Large candidates. Ballots must be received at IEEE no later than 31 August 2015 in order to be counted. Members must meet the eligibility requirements at the time the ballot data is generated in order to be eligible to vote. In order to be eligible to vote in this year’s Society election, you had to have been an active Signal Processing Society Member or Affiliate (excluding Student) prior to 1 June 2015. This is the date when the list of eligible Society voting members was compiled.

The candidates for Regional Director-at-Large are (alpha order):

REGIONS 7 & 9:

1. Paulo S. Diniz
Paulo S. Diniz
2. Fabrice Labeau
Fabrice Labeau


1. K.V.S. Hari
K.V.S. Hari
2. Hitoshi Kiya
Hitoshi Kiya

The candidates for Member-at-Large are (alpha order):

1. Fulvio Gini
Fulvio Gini
2. Robert W. Heath
Robert W. Heath
3. Lina Karam
Lina Karam
4. Anthony Kuh
Anthony Kuh
5. Shoji Makino
Shoji Makino

6. Nasir Memon
Nasir Memon
7. Wan-Chi Siu
Wan-Chi Siu
8. Paris Smaragdis
Paris Smaragdis
9. Min Wu
Min Wu


The Board of Governors (BoG) is the governing body that oversees the activities of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. The SPS BoG has the responsibility of establishing and implementing policy, and receiving reports from its standing boards and committees. The Board of Governors is comprised of the following 21 Society members: six officers of the Society who are elected by the Board of Governors, nine Members-at-Large elected by the voting members of the Society, four Regional Directors-at-Large elected locally by Society voting members of the corresponding region, as well as the Awards Board Chair. The six officers are: the President, the President-Elect, the Vice President-Membership, the Vice President-Conferences, the Vice President-Publications and the Vice President-Technical Directions. The Executive Director of the Society shall serve ex-officio, without vote.

Regional Directors-at-Large are IEEE Signal Processing Society members who are elected locally by Society voting members of the corresponding region via the annual election, to serve on the Society’s Board of Governors as non-voting members and voting members of the Society’s Membership Board.

Members-at-Large represent the member view point in the Board decision-making. They typically review, discuss, and act upon a wide range of items affecting the actions, activities, and health of the Society.

More information on the Signal Processing Society can be found at this link.

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