IEEE Honors 2020: Borys Paton Wins the IEEE Honorary Membership

The 2020 IEEE Honorary Membership is presented by the Board of Directors from among those individuals, not members of IEEE, who have rendered meritorious service to humanity in IEEE’s designated fields of interest, sponsored by IEEE. This year’s recipient is Prof. BORYS PATON “For lifetime achievements within IEEE technical fields of interest in the development of processes of electrometallurgy, materials science, electric welding of metals, and biological tissues”.
Nominator: Ievgen Pichkalov (Evgen Pichkalyov)

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Section-Student Branch Connection Approved Actions

Below are the actions that have been approved by the MGA Board in relation to the Section – Student Branch Connection:

  1. November, 2015 A motion was passed by the MGA Board stating that MGA approve a structural change that formally brings Student Branches under the local Sections’ organizational structure placing Student Branches in the same organizational construct as local chapters and affinity groups.
  2. November 2016, Section Chair approval (in addition to the Regional Director and RSAC approval) be required in order to approve a Student Branch).
  3. June 2017, Section rebate per student/grad student member goes to the section responsible for the Student Branch to which the student/grad student belongs.
  4. November 2017, Resolved that the MGA Board modifies vTools to implement by December 2018, the SAC reporting changes for a budget up to $20 k, fully transitioning to the vTools L31 Meetings Module for activity reporting; section visibility into Branch operations and reporting for performance management purposes, and implementation of Section Incentive once the annual plan, meeting
    requirements and SSR/SSAC are in place.
  5. November 2017, Resolved that the MGA Board approves the changes in the Operations Manual, Section 9.4.F.1 – Section Officers, with the exception of the Section Student Representative, each member of the Section ExCom shall be an IEEE member, in good standing, of Graduate Student Member, Member, Senior Member, or Fellow grade.
  6. November 2017, Resolved that the MGA Board approves the changes in the Operations Manual, Section 9.4.D.3 – Section Management, whereas in sections where there is at least one Student Branch, it is recommended that the Section ExCom select a Section Student Activities Chair (SSAC) and a Section Student Representative (SSR) as voting members of the Section ExCom.
  7. June 2018, Changes to Operations Manual Section 9.7.H, Student branch Reporting and Funds changes to include, timeline, number of activities, annual plan v. annual report, branch counselor no longer required to endorse.

Weblink: https://mga.ieee.org/resources/22-operations/geographic-unit-resources/student-branch

IEEE Ukraine Section: special message regarding COVID-19

Dear IEEE Ukraine Section Members,

This global health crisis is a unique challenge that has impacted many members of the IEEE family. These are difficult times, but we will get through them by working together. Thank you for your support of our shared mission to advance technology for humanity.

The IEEE Ukraine Section is closely monitoring developments related to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our members is the main Section’s priority. The Section is working to define the best course of action for our Conferences that will take local regulations into consideration while ensuring that the hard work of our conference organizers and authors is not undermined by the impact of this outbreak.

Please note that it is the intention to be flexible and helpful to everyone during this time of difficulty. We want to keep all of you informed as best possible, so please continue to check the Section webpage for updates about upcoming conferences and events.

Conferences Updates:

IEEE ELNANO – changed to virtual conference.
The conference will be held as a virtual event on the scheduled dates (April 22 – 24) or around it. Please check updates on conference website.

IEEE ESS – changed to virtual conference.
The conference will be held as a virtual event on the scheduled dates (April 23 – 25) or around it. Please check updates on conference website.

IEEE MEMSTECH – changed to virtual conference.
The conference will be held as a virtual event on the scheduled dates (April 22 – 26) or around it. Please check updates on conference website.

IEEE DESSERT – changed to virtual conference.
The conference will be held as a virtual event on the scheduled dates (May 14 – 18) or around it. Please check updates on conference website.

IEEE Ukrainian Microwave Week – postponed, same venue.
The conference is postponed from June 22 – 27 to second part of September/ first part of October. The exact new date will be announced as soon as possible. Please check updates on conference website.

IEEE IEPS – postponed, same venue.
The conference is postponed from July 6 – 10 to September 7 – 11. Please check updates on conference website.

IEEE MMET – postponed, same venue.
The conference is postponed. New dates will be announced as soon as possible. Please check updates on conference website.

IEEE Ukraine Section Conference Update / COVID-19

Dear IEEE Ukraine Section Members,

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization  declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers imposed quarantine in Ukraine until April 3, 2020.
The health and safety of the IEEE Community in Ukraine is of paramount importance to the IEEE Ukraine Section, therefore we are carefully considering our plans going forward. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, increasing health concerns and the well-being of the conference attendees, you should be aware of the risks of proceeding with the IEEE conferences in Ukraine.

Organizing Committees of IEEE Conferences together with the IEEE Ukraine Section and its Subunits are carefully considering plans going forward, at the moment there are several options:
a) Move to Virtual Conference
Conference registrants can view slides over a certain period (e.g same as the conference period) and interact with questions or/and can participate in online WebEx meeting. The Conference proceedings will still be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
b) Postpone the Conference
If Conference OrgCom have enough time to find an alternative date and location, this can be an option. However, it is difficult to predict when the situation will improve. Publication of Conference proceedings will be delayed. It is also important to avoid dates/venues conflicts with similar Conferences.
c) Cancellation of the Conference
This is the last resort option that we all will try to avoid. Conference Proceedings will not be published and this will negatively impacts authors. 

Conferences and IEEE Organizers will inform authors of their decision with details as early as possible.

We hope things will settle soon and everyone can enjoy our valuable IEEE conferences.

Best regards,
IEEE Ukraine Section OpCom
http://ieee.org.ua/

IEEE Ukraine Section Election Results 2019

Thank you for your participation in the IEEE Ukraine Section Election 2019. Congratulations to all for an election well run!

This year, a total of 118 members from 416 members voted. Voter turnout is 28%.

Please find election results: http://ieee.org.ua/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017_Results.png

Section officers for term beginning on January 1, 2020:
Chair: Felix Yanovsky
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Evgen Pichkalyov
Secretary: Mikhail Balaban
Treasurer: Iryna Ivasenko

IEEE Ukraine Section Election Candidates Ratification

Dear IEEE Member,

We are glad to remind you of the beginning of voting on December 24, 2019. You will receive a link to participate in the electronic voting. More information at Section website:  http://ieee.org.ua/section-election/

During summer and fall the Section Nominating Committee selected candidates for Chair, Vice-Chair/ Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer positions. Biography forms of selected candidates were provided to the Section Executive Committee for ratification. After the vote the IEEE Ukraine Section Executive Committee (Section Officers, Chapters Chairs and Affinity Group Chairs: 17 – voted for approve, and 2 – did not vote) ratified selected candidates:

Chair position:
– Anna Rudiakova
– Felix Yanovsky

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect position:
– Vadym Makarov
– Evgen Pichkalyov

Secretary position:
– Mikhail Balaban

Treasurer position:
– Iryna Ivasenko

Best regards,
IEEE Ukraine Section Executive Committee
http://ieee.org.ua/

Prof. Borys Paton – 2020 IEEE Honorary Member

The IEEE Ukraine Section is proud to announce that Prof. Borys Paton, President of National Academy of Science of Ukraine has been selected to receive 2020 IEEE Honorary Membership Award. The citation acknowledges his lifetime achievements within IEEE technical fields of interest in the development of processes of electrometallurgy, materials science, electric welding of metals and biological tissues.

Link to official e-mail: http://ieee.org.ua/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Paton.png

IEEE Honorary Membership is an honorary type of membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), that is given for life to an individual. It is awarded by the Board of Directors of IEEE to people ‘who have rendered meritorious service to humanity in [the] IEEE’s designated fields of interest’ while not being members of IEEE.

Previous years IEEE Honorary Membership recipients are Telle Whitney (2019), Anton Zeilinger (2018), Mike Lazaridis (2018), Rodolfo Stefano Zich (2016), Elon Musk (2015), Shirley Marie Tilghman (2014) and others: https://www.ieee.org/about/awards/bios/hon-member-recipients.html

The IEEE Ukraine Section would like to thank Mr. Ievgen Pichkalov (nominator), Ukraine Section Chair and Dr. Ganna Polishko, Senior Staff Scientist, E. O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NASU for preparing excellent nomination application.

Ukraine Section is grateful to endorsers: Prof. Uwe Reisgen, Institute for Welding Technology and Joining Technology at RWTH, Germany; Prof. Jan Pilarczyk, Institute of Welding, Poland; Prof. Petro Fomin, Bogomolets National Medical University, Ukraine; Prof. Mikhaylo Zgurovsky, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine; Prof. Giorgi Tavadze, Ferdinand Tavadze Institute of Metallurgy and Material Science, Republic of Georgia.

The IEEE Ukraine Section has around 500 members and organize more than 15 conferences and workshops in the Microwave and Antennas, Power Electronics, Computer Science and Nanotechnologies fields.