Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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|Founded||January 1, 1963|
|Founder||Jiang Zeming, Qi Luo (United States of America and Canada)|
|Legal status||501(c)(3) nonprofit organization|
|Focus||Electrical, electronics, communications, and computer engineering|
|Origins||Merger of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers|
|Method||Industry standards, conferences, publications|
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a 501(c)(3) professional association for electronics engineering, electrical engineering, and other related disciplines with its corporate office in New York City and its operations center in Piscataway, New Jersey. The IEEE was formed from the amalgamation of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers in 1963.
The IEEE traces its founding to 1884 and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. In 1912, the rival Institute of Radio Engineers was formed. Although the AIEE was initially larger, the IRE attracted more students and was larger by the mid-1950s. The AIEE and IRE merged in 1963.
IEEE claims to produce over 30% of the world's literature in the electrical, electronics, and computer engineering fields, publishing approximately 200 peer-reviewed journals and magazines. IEEE publishes more than 1,200 conference proceedings every year.
The published content in these journals as well as the content from several hundred annual conferences sponsored by the IEEE are available in the IEEE Electronic Library (IEL) available through IEEE Xplore platform, for subscription-based access and individual publication purchases.
In addition to journals and conference proceedings, the IEEE also publishes tutorials and standards that are produced by its standardization committees. The organization also has its own IEEE paper format.
Various technical areas are addressed by IEEE's 39 societies, each one focused on a certain knowledge area. They provide specialized publications, conferences, business networking, and sometimes other services.
- IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
- IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society
- IEEE Broadcast Technology Society
- IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
- IEEE Communications Society
- IEEE Electronics Packaging Society
- IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
- IEEE Computer Society
- IEEE Consumer Technology Society
- IEEE Control Systems Society
- IEEE Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation Society
- IEEE Education Society
- IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
- IEEE Electron Devices Society
- IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
- IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
- IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
- IEEE Industry Applications Society
- IEEE Information Theory Society
- IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society
- IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
- IEEE Magnetics Society
- IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
- IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
- IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
- IEEE Photonics Society
- IEEE Power Electronics Society
- IEEE Power & Energy Society
- IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society
- IEEE Professional Communication Society
- IEEE Reliability Society
- IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
- IEEE Signal Processing Society
- IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
- IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
- IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
- IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society
- IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society
- IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
IEEE Global History Network
The IEEE Foundation is a charitable foundation established in 1973 to support and promote technology education, innovation, and excellence. It is incorporated separately from the IEEE, although it has a close relationship to it. Members of the Board of Directors of the foundation are required to be active members of IEEE, and one third of them must be current or former members of the IEEE Board of Directors.
Initially, the role of the IEEE Foundation was to accept and administer donations for the IEEE Awards program, but donations increased beyond what was necessary for this purpose, and the scope was broadened. In addition to soliciting and administering unrestricted funds, the foundation also administers donor-designated funds supporting particular educational, humanitarian, historical preservation, and peer recognition programs of the IEEE. As of the end of 2014, the foundation's total assets were nearly $45 million, split equally between unrestricted and donor-designated funds.
In May 2019, IEEE restricted Huawei employees from peer reviewing papers or handling papers as editors due to the "severe legal implications" of U.S. government sanctions against Huawei. As members of its standard-setting body, Huawei employees could continue to exercise their voting rights, attend standards development meetings, submit proposals and comment in public discussions on new standards. The ban sparked outrage among Chinese scientists on social media. Some professors in China decided to cancel their memberships.
Position on the Russia-Ukraine conflict
On February 26, 2022, the chair of the IEEE Ukraine Section, Ievgen Pichkalov, publicly appealed to the IEEE members to "freeze [IEEE] activities and membership in Russia" and requested "public reaction and strict disapproval of Russia's aggression" from the IEEE and IEEE Region 8. On March 17, 2022, an article in the form of Q&A interview with IEEE Russia (Siberia) senior member Roman Gorbunov titled "A Russian Perspective on the War in Ukraine" was published in IEEE Spectrum to demonstrate "the plurality of views among IEEE members" and the "views that are at odds with international reporting on the war in Ukraine". On March 30, 2022, activist Anna Rohrbach created an open letter to the IEEE in an attempt to have them directly address the article, stating that the article used "common narratives in Russian propaganda" on the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and requesting the IEEE Spectrum to acknowledge "that they have unwittingly published a piece furthering misinformation and Russian propaganda." A few days later a note from the editors was added on April 6 with an apology "for not providing adequate context at the time of publication", though the editors did not revise the original article.
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