Professor Tariq S. Durrani nominated as 2013 IEEE president-elect candidate.
A sister society of the IET, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), is the world’s largest organisation of professional engineers with over 400,000 members in some 160 countries. Each year the president-elect of the IEEE is elected by a vote of all its members, taking over the position of IEEE president and CEO the next year.
For 2013, IET Fellow Professor Tariq S. Durrani has been put forward by the IEEE Board of Directors as one of the IEEE president-elect candidates. Professor Durrani has been the 1987-1990 chairman of the IEE Professional Group E4 on image processing, the 1984-1987 founding chairman of the IEE Professional Group on signal processing, and 2003-2009 member of the IET Professional Network on management.
The IET has several areas of close collaboration with the IEEE, including in publications. Professor Durrani also sees increasing cooperation on subjects such as education, pre-university publications and technical topics of cross-disciplinary interest.
Professor Durrani has been deputy principal at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow from 2000 to 2006, where he is currently research professor in signal processing. In addition to the IET, he is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Edinburgh and the IEEE. In 2003 he received an OBE for ‘services to electronics research and higher education’.