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Seyed Hossein Mousavinezhad is professor and Chair, Electrical Engineering Department, Idaho State University. He is active with ASEEECE Division, is IEEE Education Society's Membership Development Chair, and is Van Valkenburg Awards Committee Chair. Mousavinezhad is founding General Chair of International IEEE Electro Information Technology Conferences, http://www.eit-conference.org/.
Paul J. Benkeser is a professor and Senior Associate Chair in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. He is past chair of ASEE BED and has served a number of roles for IEEE EMBS. He and is currently a member of the BMES Accreditation Activities Committee and serves as a Commissioner for ABET EAC.
Pamela Bhatti is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Bhatti received her B.S. in bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989 and her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2006, with an emphasis on micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS). Before completing her Ph.D., she researched the detection of breast cancer with ultrasound imaging at the University of Michigan’s Department of Radiology (1997-1999). Her industry experience includes embedded systems software development at Microware Corporation, Des Moines, Iowa (1996-1997), local operating network applications development and support at Motorola Semiconductor in Austin, Texas (1994-1995), and research and clinical fabrication of controlled-release drug delivery systems at Alza Corporation in Palo Alto, Calif. (1986-1990). Bhatti received the NSF CAREER Award in 2011.
Burton Dicht is currently Director of IEEE University Programs, where he is responsible for directing IEEE’s engineering education accreditation activities and for developing programs for faculty and students. Immediately before joining IEEE, Dicht was the Managing Director of ASME’s Knowledge and Community Sector. Dicht began his career in the aerospace industry in 1982 and held the position as a lead engineer for Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Space Transportation Systems Division. He has worked on such projects as the F-5E Tiger II, the F20A Tigershark, the F-18E/F Super Hornet, the YF-23A Advanced Tactical Fighter, and the Space Shuttle. Dicht is a member of IEEE, AIAA, and an ASME Fellow. Dicht received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Temple University and an M.A. in history from California State University, Northridge.
Douglas Gorham is the Managing Director of the IEEE Educational Activities Department, Secretary to the IEEE Educational Activities Board and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is responsible for the department’s programs,
products and activities including continuing education, pre-university education, university education, standards education, IEEE-HKN, and Women in Engineering.
He has served as the Staff Lead in organizing many events and projects involving engineering educators, industry, government, and pre-university educators. He is the Staff Lead in the creation and expansion of IEEE’s Teacher In-Service Program and TryEngineering.org, and served as the Staff Lead for “Transforming Engineering Education: Creating Interdisciplinary Skills for Complex Global Environments,” held in April 2010. He serves as the Staff Lead in expanding IEEE’s efforts to establish accrediting bodies around the world to assure quality in the engineering and computing curricula. Prior to his tenure at IEEE, Gorham served as a high school educator for 26 years, including 12 years as a high school principal. He earned his Ed.D. from the University of Illinois, UC, a master's degree from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor's degree from Elmhurst College.
Chris Macnab received his B.Eng. in engineering physics from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1993. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1999, where he attended the Institute for Aerospace Studies and investigated stable neural-adaptive control of flexible-joint robots. He worked at Dynacon Systems and at CRS Robotics (now Thermo CRS Ltd.) in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary where his current research interests include adaptive, fuzzy, and neural-network control applied to flexible-joint robots, helicopters, haptic teleoperation, and biped running robots.
Sadiq Mitchell is a University Education Program Manager in the Educational Activities Department of IEEE. Mitchell holds a master's of arts degree in information technology from Stevens Institute of Technology. She is currently the IEEE Professional Partner supporting the Real World Engineering Project (RWEP), among other university education initiatives.
Cherrice Traver received her B.S. in physics from the State University of New York at Albany in 1982 and her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia in 1988. She has been a faculty member at Union College in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department since 1986, and was the Dean of Engineering from 2005 to 2011. Recently, Traver has been involved in initiatives at the interface of engineering and the liberal arts. She has led two national symposia on engineering and liberal education at Union College and she was General Chair for the 2008 Frontiers in Education conference. Her teaching interests are in the computer engineering area including digital design, embedded systems, and VLSI. She has co-taught international project courses in Turkey and in Spain. Her research has been focused on timing issues in digital systems. She has directed local and national outreach programs, including Robot Camp and the P. O. Pistilli Scholarship.
Stephen Williams is professor of electrical engineering and computer science and Program Director of Electrical Engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering . He has 25 years of experience across the corporate, government, and university sectors. His interests are in design, control systems, embedded systems, and electromechanics.
Loren Wyard-Scott is a Faculty Service Officer in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. His primary teaching role is in the area of electrical engineering design.
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