IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Vol. 49, No. 01 - January 2016


Advancing Technology for Humanity

IEEE Orlando Section Monthly - Vol. 49, No. 01 - January 2016

Section/Society Chapter/Affinity Group Events

Section News


Member Recognition

IEEE Conferences/Annual Meetings/Courses

Other IEEE News/Events

IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Social and Dinner; 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Executive Committee Meeting

Place: Community Meeting Room at the Fashion Square Mall, Orlando, FL 32802
Directions: Go to Mall area using the entrance driveway which is just behind Sears Roebuck (when you come East off of Maguire Blvd.). Park in parking garage at its far East end. From there walk East. Go in entrance by “Planet Fitness.” Turn left into a hallway. The Community Room is on the left side. (click here for map)

Cost: Meeting attendance is free to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

RSVP: Ravi Rajaravivarma,, tel. 860-967-4845.


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Certification of 2015 Section Elections Results

The 2015 Section Elections were held electronically through the IEEE vTools.Voting platform from 12 November 2015 through 7 December 2015. Paper ballots were sent to section members who do not have a registered e-mail address with the IEEE. The following results were returned electronically and on paper:

Position Candidate Votes % of Vote
Chair V. Ravi Rajaravivarama 39 100
Vice-Chair Lynn Guthrie 39 100
Secretary Joseph Lias 38 100
Treasurer Rui Tang 38 100

The Nominations/Elections Committee, formed by Joe Juisai, Scott A Clary and Steve Hepburn, on 8 December 2015 certified the election results. The committee found no issues or anomalies with the running of the election and certifies the results of the election. The Elections Committee thanks the EXCOM for the opportunity to serve the section.

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IEEE Orlando Section Congratulates our New Senior Members!

The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Members:

Victor Alas
Jeffrey Dierker
Robert Jackson
Gordon Merritt
Yiliu Wang

The last A & A Review Panel meeting was held on 21 November in New Brunswick, NJ. The next Senior Member Review Panel Meeting will be held on 13 February 2016 in San Diego, California.

For details on how to apply for IEEE Senior Member grade and view the 2015 review panel meeting dates, visit the IEEE Senior Member homepage. For Senior Member inquiries, contact:

Helpful Senior Member web links:
Senior Member Update
Senior Member Application
Senior Member Reference Form
Senior Member Nomination Event Guide
Identify members you wish to recruit for senior membership elevation:

Volunteers with access to SAMIEEE can run a predefined query - Senior Member Upgrade - 1st Level Requirements.

Click on Access SAMIEEE (systems asks twice)
Log in with IEEE username/password
Click on catalog
Double click on Shared Folder
Click on SAMIEEE
Click on Geographic Predefined Queries
Click on (GEO) SM Upgrade - 1st Level Requirements

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IEEE Member Discounts

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