Tariq S Durrani
2017 IEEE Region 8 Director-elect candidate

Major Accomplishments for IEEE

An IEEE Volunteer for over thirty years, I have served most areas of IEEE Activities and Boards, delivering achievements with long term impact:

Region 8:

Vice Chair Technical Activities (2003-2004) Promoted industry liaison, Section reviews.
Chair, Conference Coordination Committee (2001-2002);
Member, Industry Relations Committee, (2003-2004);
Member, Chapter Chair Coordination Committee (2007-2008).

Vice President IEEE Educational Activities Board (2010-2011):

  • Instigated key programs that support educational needs worldwide at pre-university, university, and professional levels. Promoted the multilingual IEEE flagship portal TryEngineering.org for pre-university students, parents, and school counsellors.
  • Promoted Teacher-in-Service Program (TISP). Currently reaching over 624,000 students annually through teachers receiving hands-on training on engineering lessons.
  • Fostered global accreditation to improve engineering education quality in South America, the Caribbean, India, China and Middle East.
  • Oversaw expansion of IEEE E-learning Library for continuing education of practicing engineers.
  • Popularized EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) now in 24 countries extending global reach of the IEEE.

Regional Director IEEE Communications Society for Europe, Middle East and Africa (2009-2011). Established Young Researcher Award, recognizing talented young members in Region 8.

President IEEE Signal Processing Society (1994-1995). Established IEEE Jack Kilby Medal (1995). Created the highly successful IEEE Signal Processing Letters.

President IEEE Engineering Management Society (2006-2007). Fostered technology management activities, extended services to members across IEEE Technical Societies.

Vice Chair IEEE Publication Services and Products Board and Chair TAB Periodicals Council (1996-1997). Founded Periodicals Review Committee for improving quality and timeliness of IEEE Transactions.

Member IEEE Awards Board (2006-2008). Partnering with Royal Society of Edinburgh, established joint IEEE/RSE Maxwell Medal.

Attracted Major IEEE Conferences to R8 as:

General Chair:IEEE Signal Processing Society flagship Conference: ICASSP 89 (1600 attendees);
Executive Chair:IEEE Communications Society keynote Conference: ICC-2007(1500 delegates);
General Chair:IEEE International Engineering Management Conference: IEMC-2002(280 participants);
Honorary Chair:IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2015-Spring(800 delegates).

Member IEEE Conference Committee (2008-2009).

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