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IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Welcome to the IEEE Orlando Section web site.
Established in 1959 and serving over 1,400 members in
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter counties

Vol. XXXIX No. 07
August 2006

IEEE Orlando Section News

Executive Committee Meeting


Tuesday, August 8, 2006


6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Refreshments
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EXCOM Meeting


Donato's Pizza, located at 3940 North Dean Road. The section has the party room reserved. The restaurant is located on the corner of Dean Road & University Blvd. in Orlando


EXCOM Meeting


Tom Wandeloski at 407 474-8488 or e-mail to reserve space.


Chapter/Affinity Group Announcements
GOLD Affinity Group
The IEEE Orlando Section has been approved to form a GOLD Affinity Group. The Chair is Ravi Todi who is looking for volunteers, please contact him at

Call For Nominations
The IEEE Orlando Section announce the request for nominations for the 2006 Orlando Section Awards, which will be presented this fall. The Orlando Section presents six awards annually:
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator
  • Outstanding Engineer
  • Outstanding Service
  • Outstanding Entrepreneur
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student
  • Outstanding Graduate Student
Nominees must be IEEE members in good standing and have been a resident of the Orlando Section for the past three years.
Any Orlando Section member in good standing may make a nomination for the Orlando Section Awards
Nominations must be e-mailed to the Awards Chair and be received no later than 31 August 2006.
Nomination forms can be found at and additional information about the nomination procedure can be found at
I look forward to seeing your nominations.
Joe Juisai
New Senior Member
IEEE Orlando Section congratules our new Senior Member! The last A&A Review Panel meeting was held on 24 June 2006 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Julio I. Rovi - Orlando Section
The next IEEE Senior Member Review Panel Meeting is scheduled for August 2006 in Philadelphia, PA.
Member Profile
The IEEE Orlando Section Monthly is proud to feature a distinguished member each month in the Section's Profile. If you have contributed greatly to your profession and/or to our ranks of the IEEE we would like to hear from you.

The IEEE Orlando Section Monthly is proud to feature Mr. Joseph Lias in this issue's Section Member Profile. Mr. Lias have just relocated his family to the Orlando area from Atlanta, and look forward to getting involved with the Orlando Section. He holds a M.S.E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology (1983), and a B.S.E.E. from North Carolina A & T State University (1982). Companies and experience include: Managing Partner - T&L Consulting, LLC, President/COO - THX, Ltd. (Entertainment Technologies & Consumer Electronics), Co-founder/President/CEO - Kipper Technologies, Inc., Co-founder/CEO - Carina Networks (Broadband-over-Powerlines), Co-founder/President/COO - Terawave Communications (PON Technology), VP Marketing/Sales - PipeLinks/Cisco Systems (Integrated TCP-IP/SONET Technology), VP Marketing/Business Development - Premisys Communications, Inc. (IAD Technology), Sr. Manager, PLM - Nortel Networks, Manager R&D - BNR, Inc., MTS - Bell Labs. Patents & Awards: Patent: 4,760,330 Test System With Shared Test Instruments, Georgia Tech "Distinguished Alumni" award recipient, Summa cum laude graduate, IBM fellowship, Bell Labs Scholarship, “Pride Of BNR” Award Recipient; IEEE Member.

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