IET Fellow an IEEE president-elect candidate

2 August 2012
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IET Fellow Professor Tariq S. Durrani

Signal processing engineer and IEEE president elect candidate, IET Fellow Prof Tariq Durrani.

Professor Tariq S Durrani nominated as 2014 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 some 430,000 members in over 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 2014, IET Fellow Professor Tariq S Durrani has been put forward by the IEEE Board of Directors as one of the IEEE president-elect candidates. It is unique to have an IET Fellow as a candidate for the IEEE presidency. 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.

Professor Durrani said, “I have the honour and distinct privilege to have been nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors as the 2014 IEEE president-elect candidate. I bring to the IEEE extensive experience that has provided me with unique insight into the IEEE, and equipped me with strategic management attributes, decision-making capacity, and drive to lead this august organisation.”

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’.