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What is IEEE?

IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 360,000 individual members in approximately 175 countries. The full name is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., although the organization is most popularly known as I-E-E-E.

Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others.

The Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) is the world's    largest technical soceity of any discipline. The IEEE originally came into        existence in 1884 as the brain-child of a few scientists pursuing the realms of      the newly born world of electrical engineering.

Today the institute consists of over 320,000 members worldwide hailing from over 152 countries around the globe. The institute strives to encourage, organize, and sponsor technical activities all over the world. The main objective is to advance the theory and practice in the fields of electronics, electrical engineering, and computer science and engineering. The IEEE sponsors technical conferences and local branch activities relating to the progress of sciences related to electrical engineering in general. It makes available to members, educational programs concerning the latest developments in the field, helping them keep themselves abreast with today's and tommorow's technology. One Fact that seems surprising is that today nearly a quarter of all the technical papers in the world, relating to electrical, electronics, and computer engineering, are published by the IEEE.

Through its technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based standards activities, IEEE

  • Produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in     electrical engineering, computers and control technology.
  • Holds annually more than 300 major conferences and
  • Has more than 800 active standards with 700 under development.