The IEEE Board of Directors has nominated Moshe Kam and Pedro Ray as candidates for 2009 IEEE President-Elect. The two men, chosen at the Board’s November meeting, will face off during the next annual election.
The winner serves as 2010 IEEE President, succeeding 2009 President John Vig.
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 university. He founded Drexel’s Data Fusion Laboratory, and he was the IEEE’s vice president of Educational Activities from 2005 to 2007.
Ray, a senior member, is president of Ray Engineers, one of the largest design firms in Puerto Rico. He is also owner and president of various corporations dedicated to the development of commercial and residential real estate. Ray, who finished second in last year's election, was vice president of Regional Activities (now known as Member and Geographic Activities) in 2006 and 2007.