IEEE has opened an office in India's Bangalore central business district to increase its presence in the country. The office will help IEEE continue its outreach efforts to local representatives from academia, government, and industry. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on 29 October.
The office staff will work to encourage India's participation in global standards development as well as to promote the IEEE Computer Society's software development certificate program. The certificate is geared to entry-level and midcareer software engineers hoping to advance their careers. Other plans call for the office to implement a continuing-education program.
Meanwhile, in Singapore, the IEEE Asia Pacific Operations Center recently moved from the Fleming Science Park to Fusionopolis. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on 1 November at the new location, a relatively new R&D complex in the Singapore neighborhood of Buona Vista. Fusionopolis houses a number of research organizations, high-tech companies, and high-level government agencies.