Distinguished Lecturers Are Easier to Find

Revamped website includes affiliations and links to biographies

6 August 2009

Looking for a speaker for your IEEE section or council meeting?

There are many for the asking on the revamped IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program page, which now lists speakers by their society and council affiliations, with direct links to their bios. “Distinguished Lecturers” are IEEE members who have been selected to travel and give talks in their fields of expertise at IEEE meetings.

A click on a society’s or a council’s link takes you to its list of participants. Along with each speaker’s name is his or her technical background, lecture topics, and contact information. Some speakers have posted their presentations as well. The links also include the nuts and bolts of how to go about requesting speakers and guidelines for handling their travel expenses. And accessing this information no longer requires a password.

The variety of speakers is broad. For example, under the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society’s link, you’ll find Life Fellow Yaakov Bar-Shalom, whose lecture is entitled “Target Tracking and Data Fusion: How to Get the Most Out of Your Sensors.” He is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, and director of its Estimation and Signal Processing Lab. From the list for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, you can request Senior Member Yadin David to give his presentation, “Telemedicine: Taking the Distance Out of Caring.” He runs the consulting firm Biomedical Engineering Consultants LLC, in Houston.

All told, the Distinguished Lecturer Program page counts speakers from 35 societies and councils. Each one is awaiting your call.

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