IEEE Sensor Council GOLD Initiative Venkata Chivukula GOLD Representative of IEEE Sensors “ Inspire and enable recent graduates to become the global community of the brightest, dynamic, and innovative leaders for the benefit of humanity”
What is I EEE G raduate O f L ast D ecade ? Student members (undergraduate school) Member or Senior (Professional) Member or Senior (Professional) Graduate not more than 10 years from first professional degree GOLD Members
Automatic – No need to “apply”
Full Members (Young Professionals) Full Members (Young Professionals) Graduate School (Young Professionals)
How big is GOLD Community ? 150 GOLD Affinity Groups in the World, Nearly 50% of IEEE Sections have a GOLD affinity group, which means that IEEE GOLD members have local community representation. 2158 11,537 9915 3497 26,788 Total 53,895 (June-10)
Where is GOLD in IEEE ? MEMBERS Board of Directors Assembly Publication Products & Services IEEE - USA Educational Activities Regional Activities Regions Standards Association Technical Activities Student Activities Committee GOLD Committee …… .. GOLD Affinity Groups
Increase retention rate
Organization evolves with each new generation of members
Develop future IEEE leaders
Increase participation in all events
Recruit and develop GOLD volunteers for the Section
Value to IEEE
Help to connect graduate students to local professional community
Provide recent graduates with professional and personal development opportunities
Network with other professionals in all member grades
IEEE GOLD Webinars and GOLDRush Newsletter: Professional Development
Some of interesting webinars were-
Geek in the Lead: Growing from Engineer to Manager
A Survival Guide for Scientific Writing in the Academic and Professional Environments
recorded for on-demand viewing*
IEEE Sensors Early Career GOLD Award Awarded annually to promote, recognize and support contributions from young GOLD members within the fields of interest of the IEEE Sensors Council. New in 2010 !!! The award is a plaque and $2,000 check.
Who are eligible ?
Must be IEEE GOLD member per IEEE GOLD member definition at the time of nomination;
Must be an IEEE member in good standing.
Basis of Judging The nomination are reviewed by four member award’s committee with representatives from industry, academia and GOLD members.
Max. 300 word statement of accomplishments of nominee’s contributions, accomplishments and impact on the profession or economy.
Min. two and a max. of three letters of reference
Selection Process eligibility requirements academic and professional credentials
Selection Process professional service personality technical contribution and reference letters
2010 Nominations Finalists !!! Mr. Lawrence Au Ph.D. Candidate Electrical Engineering UCLA Major accomplishments
Design of wireless wearable sensors for medical application. He designed MicroLEAP and SmartCane, a Bluetooth-enabled devices that continuously tracks cane use.
Vice-President of IEEE UCLA Student Branch
Co-authored six publication and received one best paper award.
Involved in internship opportunities at Intel, Qualcomm and Analog devices.
2010 Nominations Finalists !!! Dr. Thermistoklis Prodromakis Research Associate Institute of Biomedical Eng. Imperial College of London Major accomplishments
Bio-inspired devices, chemical sensor architectures with application to biomedical electronics, Memristive elements, RF and Microwave design, passive device size reduction techniques.
Lindemann Trust Fellow, UC Berkeley, US and Corrigan Research Fellow at Imperial College.
Hold three patents and six publication
2010 GOLD Award Winner !!! Dr. Ville V. Viikari Senior Research Scientist VTT/Sensing and wireless devices Adjunct Professor at Aalto Univ. Finland Major accomplishments
Viikari has authored eight peer reviewed journal papers, one patent, and five patent applications on wireless sensors
Established the basis for the passive wireless intermodulation communication sensors and contributed to the technology development of RFID, SAW sensors, and automotive radar sensors.
Visiting Researcher, University of California, San Diego, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nomination Submission for 2011 The nomination form can be downloaded from IEEE SENSOR COUNCIL website ( http://ewh.ieee.org/tc/sensors/SCawards.htm ) Submission deadline: August 15 th , 2011 Are you interested in being IEEE Sensors GOLD members ? Please write your name and contact information on the sign-up sheet and feel free to stop-by at GOLD booth # 12 in the exhibit area.
Gold Award Committee (supplementary slide) Professor Walt Besio, AdCom member for Engineering in Medicine and Biology