The IEEE Board of Directors has nominated Jose R. “Roberto” Boisson de Marca, Moshe Kam, and Joseph V. Lillie as candidates for 2010 IEEE President-Elect. Chosen at the board’s November meeting, the three will face off in the next annual election. The winner serves as 2011 IEEE President, succeeding 2010 President Pedro Ray.
De Marca, an IEEE Fellow, has been a faculty member since 1978 at Catholic University, in Rio de Janeiro, where he held several leadership positions, including associate academic vice president. He is also the founding president of the Brazilian Telecommunications Society. He served as 2008 vice president of IEEE Technical Activities.
Kam, an IEEE Fellow, is head of the electrical and computer engineering department at Drexel University, in Philadelphia. He has taught and conducted research in detection, estimation, robotics, and control at Drexel since 1986, the year he joined the school. He founded Drexel’s Data Fusion Laboratory, and he was IEEE’s vice president of Educational Activities from 2005 to 2007. Kam was the runner-up in the election for 2009 IEEE President-Elect.
Lillie, a senior member, has 35 years of experience in telecommunications engineering and management. He worked in various positions for BellSouth Telecommunications, in facilities throughout Louisiana*, from 1973 to 2002, including design engineer and planning manager. Leaving BellSouth in 2002, he went to Northstar Communications Group in Birmingham, Ala., for three years before returning in 2005 to BellSouth, where he worked on Hurricane Katrina restoration in the New Orleans area. Lillie continues to provide support to AT&T in Louisiana. He has held various IEEE positions, including 2008 vice president of Member and Geographic Activities and 2008 director of the IEEE Foundation board of directors. Lillie is the 2009 vice president of Member and Geographic Activities.
*this copy has been corrected from the version that ran in the March print issue.