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IEEE SPS 2015 Members-at-Large and Regional Directors-at-Large Election Results

K. J. Ray Liu

Past President and Chair
Nominations and Appointments Committee


Members-at-Large Election Results:

Three new Members-at-Large will take their seats on the Signal Processing Society Board of Governors beginning 1 January 2015 and will serve until 31 December 2018. Nine candidates competed for the three Member-at-Large positions. The successful candidates represent a broad spectrum of the Signal Processing Society. The Board of Governors will confirm the election results at their October Board meeting. The successful candidates are:

Robert W. Heath Lina Karam Min Wu
Robert W. Heath. Jr.

University of Texas at Austin

Lina J. Karam

Arizona State University

Min Wu

University of Maryland

Completing their terms as Members-at-Large on 31 December 2015 are: John Apostolopoulos, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Walter Kellermann, University Erlangen-Nuremberg; and Björn Ottersten, Royal Institute of Technology.

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. 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 can be found at the IEEE Signal Processing Society website.

Regional Directors-at-Large Election Results:

Two new Regional Directors-at-Large will take their seats on the Signal Processing Society Board of Governors and Membership Board beginning 1 January 2016 and will serve until 31 December 2017. Regional Directors-at-Large promote and foster local activities (such as conferences, meetings, social networking) and encourage new chapter development; represent their regions to the core of SPS; offer advice to improve membership relations, recruiting and service to their regions; guide and work with their corresponding chapters to serve their members; and assist the Vice President-Membership in conducting chapter reviews. The new Regional Directors-at-Large are:

Paulo Diniz Hitoshi Kiya
Paulo S. R. Diniz

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Regions 7 & 9

Hitoshi Kiya

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Region 10


Completing their terms as Regional Directors-at-Large on 31 December 2015 are: Douglas O'Shaughnessy, INRS-Telecommunications for Regions 7 & 9 and Mark Liao, Institute of Information Science for Regional 10.

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