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IEEE Annual Election - Region 10 Candidates (Asia and Pacific)
For IEEE Region 10 Delegate-
Elect/Director-Elect, 2011-2012; On this Page:
Delegate/Director, 2013-2014. Jose (Joe) B. Cruz, Jr.
Jose (Joe) B. Cruz, Jr.
JOSE (JOE) B. CRUZ, JR.
(Nominated by IEEE Region 10)
Binan, Laguna, Philippines
Jose B. Cruz, Jr. interacts with students and faculty in the
Philippines. Previously he served as Distinguished Professor of
Engineering and Dean of Engineering at the Ohio State University, USA. He was
on the faculties of the University of California in Irvine, the University of Illinois
in Urbana-Champaign, and the University of the Philippines in Diliman. He
received his degrees from the University of the Philippines (BS), Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MS), and the University of Illinois (PhD), all in electrical
engineering. His research is on sustainable networked control systems.
He received the IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal and the American
Automatic Control Council Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award. He is a
Member of the National Academy of Engineering (US), a Corresponding Member
of the National Academy of Science and Technology (Philippines), IEEE Life
Fellow, and Fellow of the International Federation on Automatic Control, AAAS,
IEEE Accomplishments –
As Chair of the Technical Activities Board:
He led the creation of new councils and societies.
He led the establishment of new society conferences.
He improved financial management of society conferences.
He managed revenue increase from society publications.
As Chair of the Publications Board:
He led the creation of new society transactions and magazines.
He managed the increase of income from copyrights from educational
institutions that allowed reproduction of articles for student use.
He oversaw the maintenance of high quality in editorial productions of all
He stressed the importance of high integrity and balanced reporting of our
newspaper, The Institute.
He continuously encouraged and commended the IEEE Spectrum magazine,
which received several external awards.
He stimulated the growth of the IEEE Press.
He had oversight in minimizing subscription abuses from libraries.
As President of the Control Systems Society:
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He oversaw the steady growth of the annual Conference on Decision and
He led the effort towards quality improvement of society publications.
As Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control:
He assured high standards and quality of articles.
Statement – The strength of IEEE is its collective ability in “advancing
technology for humanity” but there is a need to strengthen the linkages between
regional sections/councils and specialized technical societies/councils to
empower individual members. IEEE should insure that individual members
benefit from our advances in technology contained in our conferences and
publications. Using my extensive background and experience as IEEE Vice
President for Technical Activities and IEEE Vice President for Publications
Activities, I intend to increase the value of IEEE to local members. In particular:
1. I will encourage local entities to gain a deeper understanding of other parts
of IEEE, to marshal a concerted effort to provide more meaningful member
2. I will initiate the development of Learning Tutorials in Region 10 (Asia &
Pacific) on new technologies and current professional topics as part of
career development for individual members and help them navigate
through our conferences/publications.
3. I will seek greater participation of sections in Society conferences held in
Region 10. A greater share of financial returns can enable local entities to
offer broader member services.
IEEE Activities – (S’56-M’57-SM’61-F’96-LF’09) OFFICES: Board of Directors,
1980-85. Executive Committee Member, 1980-85. Publication Activities Board,
Vice President, 1984-85. Technical Activities Board, Vice President, 1982-83.
Division I Director, 1980-81. COMMITTEES/BOARDS: Publications Board:
Chair, 1984-85; Vice Chair, 1981; Panel of Technical Editors, 1981. Technical
Activities Board (TAB): TAB Society Review Committee, Chair, 1990; TAB
Review Committee of Transnational Relations Committee, 1988; TAB/USAB
Engineering R&D Committee, Chair, 1986-87; TAB Chair, 1982-83; TAB
Operating Committee, Chair, 1982-83; TAB Periodicals Committee, Chair, 1981;
TAB Meetings Committee, Chair, 1976-78. IEEE Awards Board: Simon Ramo
Medal Committee, Member, 1982-84; Educational Medal Committee, Member,
1977-79. Educational Activities Board (EAB): Board Member, 1973-75; EAB
Committee on Revision of Guidelines for IEEE Visitors on ABET Accreditation,
Chair, 1973-75. IEEE Finance Committee, Member, 1982-85. IEEE Fellow
Committee, Member, 1970-73. SOCIETY: Control Systems Society (CAS):
President, 1979; President-Elect, 1978; Financial and Administrative Vice-
President, 1975-77; Finance Committee, Chair, 1975-77; Awards Committee,
Chair, 1973-75; Nominations Committee, Chair, 1980; Administrative
Committee, Member, 1978-80, 1966-75; IEEE Transactions on Automatic
Control, Editor, 1971-73; IEEE Transactions on Circuit Theory, Associate Editor,
1962-64. SECTION: Orange County Section, Nominations and Awards
Committee, Chair, 1988-89. CHAPTER: Central Illinois Circuit Theory Chapter,
Chair, 1966-67. CONFERENCES: IEEE U.S. Technology Policy Conference:
Conference Chair, 1987: Conference Vice Chair, 1986. IEEE Conference on
Decision and Control, General Chair, 1975. AWARDS: IEEE James H. Mulligan,
Jr. Education Medal, 2009. IEEE Education Society Achievement Award, 2009.
IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award, 1989. IEEE Control Systems Society
Distinguished Member, 1983.
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(Nominated by IEEE Region 10)
Professor, Department of Micro and Nano Systems
Director, Center for Micro and Nano Mechatronics
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Dr. Fukuda studied at Yale University from 1973-75 and received
the Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1977. He is presently
Professor of Department of Micro and Nano Systems Engineering
and Director of the Center for Micro and Nano Mechatronics at
Nagoya University. He is mainly engaged in research in the field
of intelligent robotic systems and micro and nano robotics, and has published
1,800+ publications in scientific journals, conference proceedings and reports.
He has served as Vice President of the International Fuzzy System Association in
1998-2003. He was President of Society of Fuzzy Systems and Intelligent
Informatics in 2003-2005. He was awarded the City of Grenoble Medal in 1997.
He was also awarded Humboldt Research Prize (2003), Science and Technology
Research Award from Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2005),
Best paper award from SICE (2007), and was elected as a member of Japan
Council of Science (2008-2010).
IEEE Accomplishments – I have been working in IEEE technical and regional
activities for many years. In 1988, I started the Conference on Intelligent
Robots and Systems in Tokyo and served as founding general chair, which has
grown as one of the most important conferences in the world. I also founded
some other conferences in Region 10 later on.
In 1992 I formed the Chapter of Robotics and Automation to enhance regional
activities as well as technical activities which included student activities. I also
joined to create the IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics in 1996 and became the
Editor-in-Chief in 2000-2002 to improve the quality of the papers in publication.
When I became the first non-US President in Robotics and Automation Society, I
initiated more regional activities in the Society and promoted the globalization of
the Society. I also founded the Nanotechnology Council in 2002, served as
founding president, after the committee activities in 1998-2001, by inviting non-
members to join this community. As Division Director in 2001-2002, I have
promoted more globalization in the IEEE communities.
Since 2009 I have been fostering intra-regional and global activities by
promoting Technical Seminars, Distinguished Lecture and other programs as
regional technical activities coordinator in Region 10.
Statement – Region 10 is no doubt the largest and most important region in
IEEE with high technical and market potentials, and so will grow furthermore for
more global research and development, and manufacturing in the world. To
attain these goals, more higher education programs should be enhanced for the
diversity of this region. Thus, Region 10 should form more informative, more
creative and better networked communities with the strong cooperation and
collaboration with IEEE Technical Activities.
If elected, I will do my best to enhance the value of the membership in Region
10 by focusing on the following areas:
1. Promote intra-regional collaborations between Councils, Sections, Chapters
and Student Branches and inter-regional activities for the techno-global
2. Promote strong collaboration with IEEE Technical Activities in Region 10.
3. Strengthen the relationship with industry and academic organizations to
enrich the human networks in Region 10 and invite non-members to join
4. Support the initiatives of industry and academic entities as well as standard
activities in Region 10.
IEEE Activities – (M’83-SM’93-F’95) OFFICE: Division X Director, 2001-02.
COMMITTEES/BOARDS: RAB/TAB Transnational Committee, 1998. TAB
Periodicals Committee, 1998. Meetings & Services Committee, 1999.
Nominations and Appointments Committee, 1999. IEEE Fellows Committee,
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1997-99. Committee on Nano-Technology, Chair, 1999-2000. Proceedings
Editorial Board, 2000. Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Steering
Committee, 1993-2000. Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Editorial Board, 1996-
2000. Transactions on Evolutionary Computing, Editorial Board, 1996-2000.
Transactions on Robotics and Automation Editorial Board, 1989-91. Transactions
on Intelligent Transportation Systems Editorial Board, 1999-2000. IEEE
Nomination and Appointments Committee, 2003-04, Standard Board, 2002-03.
TAB Management Committee, 2006-09. TAB Nomination and Appointments
Committee, 2006. Admission and Advancement Committee, 2006-07.
Environment & Safety Medal Award Committee, Chair, 2007-10. REGION:
Region 10: Technical Activities Coordinator, 2009-10. COUNCIL: IEEE Japan
Council, ExCom Member, 2007-10. SOCIETIES: Robotics and Automation
Society (RAS): President, 1998-99; AdCom, 2004-09, 1990-95; Member, 1990-
2010; International Committee Chair, 1989-95; Meeting Committee Co-Chair,
1991-95; Committee on Micro/nano Robotics Chair, 1990-2005; Committee on
Energy, Environment and Safety Chair, 2009-10. Industrial Electronics Society
(IES): Vice President, 1990-99; AdCom Member, 1988-2000; Senior Member,
2001-10. Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMCS): AdCom, 1994-96.
Computational Intelligent Society (CIS), AdCom, 2006-08. COUNCILS: Neural
Networks Council: Secretary, 1992-93; AdCom, 1999-2000, 1994-96, 1990-91;
Publications Chair, 1991-92; Meetings Committee, 1997-2000. Intelligent
Transportation Council, AdCom, 2000-01. Nanotechnology Council, President,
2004-05, 2002-03. CONFERENCES: Intelligent Robots and Systems: General
Chair, 1988; Advisory Committee Chair, 1989-2000. International Conference on
Robotics and Automation General Chair, 2004, 1995. International Conference
on Evolutionary Computation General Chair, 1996. International Joint
Conference on Neural Networks Program Chair, 1991. Steering Committee
Chair, 1993. Workshop on Robot and Human Communication General Chair,
1994. Conference on Fuzzy Systems Program Co-Chair, 1995. Intelligent
Transportation Systems Conference General Chair, 2000. Industrial Electronics
Conference General Chair, 2000. Advanced Robotics and Social Impacts General
Chair, 2005. System Integration International 2008. Robot Biomimetics
Conference Program Chair, 2009. International Conference on Mechatronics and
Automation General Chair, 2009. REPRESENTATIVES: Society of Instrument
and Control Engineers, 1990-2000. Intelligent Transportation Systems Council,
2001. Nanotechnology Council (RAS), 2009-10. AWARDS: IEEE Technical Field
Award on Robotics and Automation, 2010. George Saridis Leadership Award in
Robotics and Automation, 2009. International Conference on Robotics and
Automation Best Paper Award, 2008. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science
and Engineering Googol Best Paper Award, 2007. Nanotechnology Council
Distinguished Service Award, 2007. IEEE Japan Council Distinguished Service
Award, 2006. Robotics & Automation Society Distinguished Service Award, 2005.
IROS Conference Best Paper Award, 2004. Robotics & Automation Society
Pioneer Award, 2004. IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000. Eugene Mittelmann
Achievement Award, 1997. IEEE Fellow, 1995. Best Video Proceedings Award,
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(Nominated by IEEE Region 10)
Additional General Manager
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Government of India
Southern Regional Load Dispatch Centre
Ramakrishna Kappagantu has over 25 years experience in Indian Power
Sector/Electrical Industry. Currently serving as Additional General Manager in
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, he is in charge of Southern Indian
45GW Grid Management and associated Power Markets.
He published in various conferences and regularly speaks in many
Industry/Research/Academic/Training Institutes. His interests include Power
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System Economics/Energy Accounts/Regulatory Affairs,
He graduated in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology,
Jaipur, completed Master of Technology in Automation & Control from Jawaharlal
Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India. He possesses an Advance
Diploma in Management/Human Resources and is a Life Fellow of Institution of
Engineers (India). He steered many international conferences successfully as
He is an excellent speaker and loves Indian Classical Music. He works for
embedding Human Values in Technology/Management and strongly believes that
values induction alone can drive the technology growth for the benefit of
IEEE Accomplishments – My volunteer service and leadership to the IEEE and
Power & Energy Society focused on providing opportunities and encouragement
for members, students and young professionals to recognize and enhance their
technical and professional skills.
20 years of rich experience in IEEE through trans-functional leadership across
membership development, conferences, professional and student activities.
As Membership Development Chair achieved Region 10 Sustained Membership
Growth Award for 3 consecutive years.
Youngest Section Chair since inception, was instrumental in making Bangalore
Section the most vibrant and activity oriented in 2009.
The IEEE 125th anniversary celebrations in Bangalore (30-08-2009) had over
700 delegates in attendance, the largest ever. This is an example of my
First ever sister section agreement signed with Princeton-Central Jersey
Section during the 2008 Sections Congress is proof of my international
relations across the globe.
Organized several talks/workshops for young professionals and students on
professional values which have received tremendous response from IEEE
Focusing on popularizing emerging technology, organized IEEE PES Workshop
on Smart Grids and Renewables with record attendees of around 600 and a
huge response from over 1400 aspirants. This is another instance of my
Statement – As the world faces significant socio-economic, environmental and
technological challenges, I want to create a forum for IEEE members to imbibe
human values and lead innovations in science/technology. My vision is to ignite
and nurture young minds to achieve their potential through successful careers in
My goals for Region 10 include:
Make R10 the most successful region within IEEE
Focus member’s professional development through partnerships with Global
Leverage my industry experience to increase career opportunities for members
through comprehensive career planning portal
Increase young professionals networking opportunities through mentoring
Stimulate and Empower Sections to be more effective
Enhance member experience to make IEEE the preferred professional platform
I will promote:
Human Values in Technology/Management
Fostering eco-friendly technologies through IEEE activities
Technology growth for Humanitarian Challenges
Continuing member education and career enrichment opportunities
Enhanced GOLD activities for professional development
Women in IEEE activities for career development
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Effective plans for recruitment/retention of GSMs and young professionals
IEEE Activities – (M’91-SM’97) COUNCIL: India Council: Secretary/Treasurer,
2009-10. SECTION: Bangalore Section: Chair, 2008-09; Vice Chair, 2004-07;
SAMIEEE, 2006-07; Student Activities Chair, 2004-05; Secretary, 2003;
Treasurer, 2000-02; Membership Development Chair, 1999; Technical Activities
Chair, 1998; Educational Activities Chair, 1997. CHAPTER: Bangalore Power &
Energy Society Chapter: Chair, 2010; Secretary, 2008-09; Founder Chair, 2007.
CONFERENCES: PES Workshop on Smart Grid and Renewable Resources,
General Chair, 2010. IEEE All India Young Engineers’ Humanitarian Challenge
(AIYE Hum) 2010, General Chair, 2010. Workshop on Human Values in
Technology and Management, General Chair, 2009. 125th Anniversary
Celebrations of IEEE, General Chair, 2009. Section Annual Technical Symposium
of IEEE, General Chair, 2009. International Workshop on Technology for
Education (T4E '09), International Advisory Committee, 2009. IEEE GOLD
Congress, General Chair, 2009. IEEE CASE, Local Organizing Committee
Member, 2009. All India Student Branch Counselors Congress, General Chair,
2009. International Women in Engineering Congress, General Chair, 2009. PES
Workshop on Large Scale Wind Energy Integration into the Grid, General Chair,
2009. International Symposium on Measurements, Controls and Robotics
(ISMCR) General Chair, 2008. International Conference on IMS Applications and
Architecture: Local Activities Chair, 2007; General Chair, 2008. International
Microwave Symposium (ISM): General Chair, 2008; Organizing Chair, 2006.
IEEE India Council Conference INDICON-2007, Organizing Chair, 2007. R10
Conference TENCON-2003, Local Organizing Committee, 2003. International
Workshop on IT-Enabled Manufacturing, Logistic and Supply Chain Management,
Local Organizing Committee Member, 2003.
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