Fellow Barry L. Shoop has been chosen as 2015 IEEE president-elect. He will begin serving as IEEE president on 1 January 2016.
Shoop received 15,972 votes in this year’s election. Of the other president-elect candidates, Fellow Tariq S. Durrani garnered 14,831 votes and Life Fellow Frederick C. Mintzer received 14,056 votes.
The results are unofficial until the Teller's Committee report is accepted by the IEEE Board of Directors on 23 and 24 November.
Shoop is a professor of electrical engineering and head of the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He is responsible for a department serving 2,300 students annually. Shoop joined West Point in 1993 and has held a number of leadership positions, including director of the academy’s electrical engineering program and its Photonics Research Center. While on sabbatical in 2006 and 2007, he served as chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, a US $4.5 billion program addressing the IED problem worldwide.
A Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), Shoop received OSA’s 2008 Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award, SPIE’s 2013 Educator Award, and the 2013 IEEE Haraden Pratt Award.
Shoop served on the IEEE Board of Directors from 2006 to 2010. He was 2010 vice president of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities, IEEE secretary in 2008 and 2009, and Region 1 director in 2006 and 2007. As leader of IEEE’s Enterprise Engineering team in 2006 and 2007, he led the transformation of the IEEE Regional Activities Board into the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board. He has served on the IEEE Executive, Strategic Planning, New Initiatives, and Audit committees.
To find out who was elected as IEEE-USA president-elect, IEEE Technical Activities vice president-elect, and more, read the full IEEE annual election results.