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:

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:

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

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:

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:

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.

Congratulations! Formation of the IEEE Ukraine Section Information Theory Society Chapter

Dear Oleksandr Yudin,

Attached, please find the congratulatory letter regarding the approval of the IEEE Ukraine Section Information Theory Society Chapter. The geo-code is CH08872.

You may report your meetings by visiting the vTools meeting web page. Please allow an additional two weeks for the interface to be updated to include the newly formed geographic unit. Online officer reporting is also available using vTools.

It is recommended that you visit the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE): This resource is included in your membership and it offers you an easy to use Action Plan with training you can apply in your new chapter officer role. The Action Plan has a job description and checklists of tasks to complete during your first 30 days in office, and throughout the year. Use your IEEE account to access CLE and go to the Volunteer icon on the homepage, then click the “Action Plans” icon to begin.

Official Letter:

Best regards,

Jennifer Covino
IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Department
445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ, 08854-4150, USA

Congratulations! Formation of the IEEE O.S. Popov Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications Student Branch

Dear Petr Vorobiyenko

We want to formally welcome O.S. Popov Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications to the IEEE Student Branch Program! Attached you will find the official Student Branch approval letter. Remember to keep your Student Branch identification code handy for reporting purposes. Your code is STB11548.

Here are your next steps:

1. As an official IEEE volunteer, we recommend that you visit the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) for details on your role. You will need to use your IEEE Account to access CLE.
2. Conduct your first meeting, hold your first election and remember to report any changes to the Chair or Counselor positions here: vTools

Visit and review the additional resources below to help you get started:
1. Global Student Facebook Page:
2. Global Student Exchange Community: IEEE Collabratec:
3. Connect with the Student Activities volunteers from your Region:

Once again, thank you in advance for all of the work you will do for IEEE and for the advancement of technology for humanity! If you have any questions regarding your branch, please visit IEEE Student Activities or contact

Please ensure your reply is addressed to

Official Letter:

Best regards,
Eustine Bovell
IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Department
445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ, 08854-4150, USA

Obituary of Prof. Yakov Shifrin

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing away of Prof. Yakov Shifrin, IEEE Life Fellow, IEEE Ukraine Section member and one of the initiators of IEEE activity in antenna theory and technique area in Ukraine.
Please join us in conveying our condolences to his family and his Section.

IEEE Life Fellow
(April, 1920 – August, 2019)

IEEE Ukraine Section has lost a rare gem: Yakov Shifrin, IEEE Life Fellow, who was an outstanding scientist and one of the initiators of IEEE activity in the field of antenna theory and technique in Ukraine. Yakov Shifrin was a founder of the IEEE Ukraine Section (Kharkiv) SP/AP/C/EMC/COM Joint Chapter.
Yakov Shifrin was born on April 23, 1920, in the city of Mstislavl, Belarus. He died on August 6, 2019, in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Yakov Shifrin graduated in June 1941 from the Physical faculty of the Leningrad State University. At the beginning of the Second World War actions on the territory of the USSR, he was enrolled in the people’s volunteer corps, at the end of August 1941 he was seconded to study to the Military Red Banner Academy of Communications (MRAC) named after S. M. Budyonny. In the summer and autumn of 1943, he took part in the battles for the liberation of Ukraine on the Third Ukrainian Front. After graduation with honours from the MRAC Radio Faculty and short courses in radar in 1944, he was appointed the commander of one of the new gun guidance station batteries (GGS), which took part in hostilities until the end of the war.
Between 1946 and 1948 he was the first teacher in radar with the Sevastopol Anti-aircraft artillery college, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Since 1948 Yakov Shifrin lived and worked in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
First, 1948-1980, his service and life were connected with the L.A.Govorov Military Radio Engineering Academy, where he studied as a military post-graduate student and then worked as a teacher, professor and, during 25 years, head of the chair. Since September 1980 to March 2019 he worked with the Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, as a professor, head of Chair of Technical Electromagnetics and Antennas, and chief researcher.
Yakov Shifrin’s contribution to science is in a number of areas of modern radio electronics and radio physics. He was a founder of a new scientific field, called the statistical theory of antennas (STA) being the theory of antennas with random sources. His monograph, “Issues in the Statistical Theory of Antennas” (Soviet Radio, 1970), was published in the United States in English (translated by P. Beckmann) as “Statistical Antenna Theory” (Golem Press, 1971). Areas of scientific research of Yakov Shifrin covered also long-distance tropospheric propagation of radio waves, the theory of antennas with nonlinear elements, diagnostics of phased array antennas and many others. He was an author and co-author of over 300 scientific publications, including 16 monographs. About 20 doctors (full doctor degree) and over 50 candidates (Ph.D. degree) of science were prepared under his leadership.
In 1993, he organized the National Antenna Association of Ukraine and initiated the first in Ukraine international antenna conferences called as International Conferences on Antenna Theory and Technique (ICATT). In 2002, Yakov Shifrin and Carl E. Baum (University of New Mexico, USA) initiated one else conference in cutting edge science problems of radio physics, “International Conference on Ultrawideband and Ultrashort Impulse Signals” (UWBUSIS). Karazin Kharkiv National University.
In 1983, Presidium of Academy of Science USSR awarded him by the triennial A.S.Popov Prize with the citation: “For works in the field of Statistical Antenna Theory that fundamentally contributed to the antenna theory and techniques”.
Prof. Shifrin became the first scientist in Ukraine elected to the grade of IEEE Fellow for fundamental contributions to antenna theory and technology in 1998.
In 2014, he was awarded by the EuMA Outstanding Career Award. In 2015, he was selected to receive the prestigious IEEE AESS Pioneer Award for pioneering contributions and accomplishments that have stood the test of time: “For founding contributions to modern radio physics and Statistical Antenna Theory (SAT)”.
He was honored by State Awards including 5 orders and 20 medals.
Yakov Shifrin was an Honorary citizen of the city of Kharkiv (Ukraine).
Prof. Shifrin was a charming man of impeccable decency and honesty. He is survived by his second wife, two daughters, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. He is truly beloved by his family, disciples, colleagues, and numerous friends.
We will forever remember Yakov Shifrin as an outstanding scientist, brilliant speaker, and very kind, generous and sociable person. He will be sorely missed.

Dr. Mariya Antyufeyeva, Chair of IEEE Ukraine Section (Kharkiv) SP/AP/C/EMC/COM Joint Chapter.
Dr. Nina Maksimova
Prof. Peter Tokarsky, Senior Member of IEEE

IEEE Ukraine Section Election 2019

Dear IEEE Ukraine Section members,

The Section Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations for the following ExCom positions:
– IEEE Ukraine Section Chair 2019-2020
– IEEE Ukraine Section Vice Chair/Chair Elect 2019-2020 (will serve as 2021-2022 Chair)
– IEEE Ukraine Section Secretary 2019-2020
– IEEE Ukraine Section Treasurer 2019-2020

Please find all blanks and deadlines on follow link:

Please find below election deadlines:
– Call for Nominations: June 23, 2019 – September 8, 2019
– Preparation of candidates slate: September 8, 2019 – October 6, 2019
– Receiving of the petition candidates: October 6, 2019 – November 3, 2019
– Candidates slate finalization: November 3, 2019 – November 10, 2019
– Electronic voting using v-Tools will take place: December 23, 2019 – December 28, 2019
– Informing all members about Election Results: December 29, 2019
Please submit your suggestions/nominations by filling the Biography_Blank and sent it to
Ballot preparation will start when candidates slate will be finalized. After the candidatures are received and accepted, this information will be sent by email to all voting members of the IEEE Ukraine Section before December 1, 2019. IEEE members will vote electronically using the IEEE vTools system.

Best regards,
IEEE Ukraine Section Nomination Committee
Oleksandr Dumin, Volodymyr Dubovoy, Pavlo Bukovyy