ATTENDANCE TO WORKSHOPS
2010 Electric Power Research Institute Conference on High-Voltage DC and FACTS Devices, Denver, Colorado, October 18-19, 2010
2008 Office of Naval Research/Electric Power Research Institute/American Electric Power-Sponsored Workshop on Electric Energy Systems Curriculum, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, July 6-12, 2008
2007 Electric Power Research Institute Conference on High-Voltage DC, Denver, Colorado, September 13-14, 2007
NSF Workshop on Developing Power Electronics Curriculum: Courses, Hardware and Software Laboratories, Orlando, Florida, March 24-26, 1996.
NSF-DOE Workshop on Innovative Power Engineering Education in a Changing Industry Environment, Arlington, Virginia, June 27-28, 1995.
International Workshop on Variable-Structure/Sliding-Mode Control, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, 1994
Control Systems Workshop, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1992
Workshop on PSPICE in Power Electronics Education, University of Minnesota, 1991
Control Systems Workshop, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1990.
Workshop on EMTP in Power Electronics Education, University of Minnesota 1990
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
IEEE Life Member
IEEE Power and Energy Society
IEEE Power Electronics Society
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Reviewer for the American Control Conference
IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Committee Chair, 2010-2012
Note: IEEE Region 2 is a high-density populated area, which includes the IEEE Sections of (in alphabetical order) Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Youngstown, Lima, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, Central Pennsylvania, Erie, Johnstown, Pittsburgh, Susquehanna, West Virginia, Baltimore, Northern Virginia, Delaware Bay, and Washington, DC.
Although the title refers to IEEE Region (2) within the USA, the activities are both national and international (as shown below.)
The Counselors of the IEEE Student Branches form the Student Activities Committee, of which I was its Chair. A partial list of the schools that have IEEE Student Branches is as follows (note that it involves schools in several States.)
University of Akron, Kent State University, Stark State College, University of Steubenville Franciscan, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Morgan State University, U S Naval Academy, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Shawnee State University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Franklin University, Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Dayton, The Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright State University, Delaware State University, Gannon University, Bloomsburg University, Lehigh University, University of Scranton, Wilkes University, Ohio Northern University, George Mason University, Drexel University, Temple University, Villanova University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, Catholic University of America, George Washington University, Howard University, University of Maryland, Youngstown State University,
The Student Activities Committee meets once a year in one of the schools above who is the host of the current Student Activities Conference (CSU did host it a few years back.) As with any committee, its Chair reports back what he/she has done for the Committee since their last year’s meeting, the results of the previous year’s SA Conference, consider changes to its format, and consider the next host for the event two years down.
However, the IEEE R2 SAC Chair is required to participate in numerous other activities involving quarterly reports, teleconferences, and travel. A sample of these is as follows.
The IEEE has an international board named The Membership and Geographical Activities (MGA) to which belong the SAC Chairs of all 10 Regions into which the IEEE is divided worldwide. Also members of this Board are the 10-Region Directors and Student Representatives. The MGA Board meets once a year, in the month of March, for the so-called F2F (face-to-face) meeting. The F2F meetings are in addition to the quarterly telecoms. During my tenure, I attended the ones held in Seattle, Washington (2011) and in Houston, Texas (2012.) The regional SAC Chairs together with their Student Representative, and the Directors are required to present their annual reports and their goals for the upcoming year.
I was able to convince the leadership of the IEEE Region 2 to appoint Michael McLaughlin (our own CSU EE graduate student) as the Region 2 Student Representative.
On the regional level, I had to attend and meet with my committee members at the IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Conferences held at
Penn State University, Erie, Ohio (2011)
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (2012)
There are also the IEEE Region 2 (F2F) meetings involving the IEEE Section Chairs and the Region 2 SAC Chair.
The last one of these meetings I attended was held in Baltimore, Maryland (2012.)
As you may have observed from all of these, a lot of travel was involved and report preparation and presentations. In spite of all these, the Fenn College policy does not hold them in high regard, and I was informed that I was going to have an increased teaching load effective Spring Semester 2013. I had no recourse but to resign my position, explaining my inability to serve effectively.
30th North American Power Symposium, Organizer and Symposium Chair, 1998
NOTE: The first and possible the only, international conference organized and hosted by Fenn College of Engineering, and attended by scholars, in addition to those of the USA, from twelve countries including Australia, Canada, Chile, China, France, Japan, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, and Sweden. It is always hosted by a university (a list of the first 30 schools is: University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, University of Michigan, University of Missouri-Columbia , University of Cincinnati, University of Missouri-Rolla, University of Akron, Kansas State University, West Virginia University, University of Nebraska, The Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Illinois-Urbana, University of Wisconsin, Iowa State University, Drexel University, Michigan Technological University, Cornell University, University of Alberta, Purdue University, University of Missouri-Rolla, Auburn University, Southern Illinois University, University of Nevada- Reno, Howard University, Kansas State University, Montana State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Wyoming, Cleveland State University.)
Co-Chair of the Session "Educating Engineers for the Competitive Industry", 58th American Power Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 9-11, 1996
Chair for the Session on Power Systems, IEEE Technical Symposium, Mayfield, Ohio, 1993
Secretary Executive Committee, Cleveland Section of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1988-1989
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Co-Founder of the Ohio’s North Coast Alumni Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, and its first Secretary, 1992-1993
President, La Mesa Española, a non-profit, cultural organization, Cleveland, Ohio, 1988-90