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RAS AdCom Elections

The Bylaws of the Society provide that six new members out of the eighteen elected members of the Administrative Committee (AdCom) are elected each year by the membership of the Society. Each member serves a three-year term and can be re-elected for one additional term. Any higher-grade member of the Society is eligible to serve.

Nominations

All higher-grade members plus graduate students may nominate candidates and vote. Nominations, including self-nominations, may be made by contacting the Society at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All nominations are forwarded to the Nominations Committee which will select a set of candidates for the election from each geographical area from the set of nominees.

Candidates may also petition to be on the ballot. All persons who, by the deadline, submit petitions with valid signatures and IEEE member numbers with at least 2% of the year-end voting membership will be placed on the ballot. A Call for Nominations is published in the March issue of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine and provides further information on the nominations procedures, including the annual deadline for nominations.

AdCom Geographical Distribution

The standing rules on nominations and election of AdCom members, in the Policies and Procedures of the Society, also identify the following RAS Geographical Areas:

  • RAS GEOGRAPHICAL AREA 1 = IEEE Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 , 7, 9 (Americas)
  • RAS GEOGRAPHICAL AREA 2 = IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East & Africa)
  • RAS GEOGRAPHICAL AREA 3 = IEEE Region 10 (Asia & Pacific)

Six of the eighteen AdCom elected members will be elected at-large. Twelve of the eighteen AdCom elected members will equally represent the three RAS Geographical Areas.

During each annual election, there will be two vacancies for at-large representatives and one vacancy for each RAS Geographical Area. One additional Geographical Area vacancy will rotate among the three over a three-year period so that six new AdCom members are elected each year.

AdCom Election Process

In order to give RAS members more direct representation, the voting members from each of the three Geographical Areas elect their own representatives. The two at-large representatives are elected by all of the voting members of RAS.

In order to increase diversity among AdCom members across Geographical Areas and countries, three additional rules were adopted:

  • The two representatives elected at-large must be from different Geographical Areas.
  • The two representatives elected from the Geographical Area with two vacancies must be from different countries.
  • Only one AdCom member can be elected from a country if (a) one of the newly elected at-large representatives is from that country, AND (b) the total number of AdCom members from that country would be five or more (of the eighteen AdCom elected members).

The result of the first two rules is that up to two candidates can be elected from any country in any election, but this is further limited to one for the special case set in the third rule. In any election then, at least one seat (at-large or Geographical Area) is available for the candidates from any particular country.

Further details on the standing rules for the nominations and election of AdCom Members may be found in Section 1 of the IEEE RAS Policies and Procedures Manual.

2014 AdCom Election Candidates

Conference Finance Committee

 

Paolo Fiorini

Associate Vice President - Conference Finance

paolo-fiorini

University of Verona
Verona, Italy
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Venkat Krovi

venkat-krovi

University of New York - Buffalo
Buffalo (NY), United States
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Ron Lumia

ronald-lumia

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque (NM), United States
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Tony Maciejewski

anthony-maciejewski

Colorado State University
Fort Collins (CO), United States
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Shigeki Sugano

shigeki-sugano

Waseda University
Tokyo, Japan
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Xiaoping Yun

xiaoping-yun

Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey (CA), United States
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IEEE Council Representatives

IEEE Technical Councils are groups of Societies working together in broad areas of technology. Technical Councils sponsor member activities such as technical meetings, publishing, promoting educational activities, and developing standards. While they do not have individual members, their membership consists of the IEEE Societies. IEEE Robotics & Automation Society is a member of four IEEE Councils with one or two representatives sitting on the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the Council. The Councils are as follows:

William Hamel

RAS Representative to IEEE Biometrics Council (2014-2015)

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University of Tennessee
Knoxville (TN), United States
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Masahiro Nakajima

RAS Representative to IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2013-2014)

Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan
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Ravinder Dahiya

RAS Representative to IEEE Sensors Council (2013-2014)

Ravinder Dahiya

University of Glasgow
United Kingdom
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Jose Azorin

RAS Representative to IEEE Systems Council (2014-2015)

jose-azorin

Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche
Elche, Spain
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Conference Operations Committee

The infrastructure and operations team of the IEEE RAS Conference Activities Board helps and supports conference organizers in maintaining high standards for conference organization, setting up high-bandwidth internet at conference venues, and coordinating activities between conference organization teams and RAS Administrative Committee (AdCom) and RAS Executive Committee (ExCom). The infrastructure and operations team keeps track of conference records and maintains the conference section of the RAS website. In addition, they ensure that conference proceedings are delivered to IEEE Xplore in a timely manner. 

 

Torsten Kroeger

Associate Vice President - Conference Operations

torsten-kroeger

Google, CA, United States
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Tamim Asfour

Tanim Asfour

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
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Kostas Bekris

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Rutgers University, USA
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Laura Margheri

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Potedera-Pisa, Italy
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Nominations Committee

On or before January 31 of each year, the President shall appoint, with the prior approval of the Administrative Committee (AdCom), a Nominations Committee consisting of five Society members. The Junior Past-President will chair this committee, and at least one other member must be an AdCom member. The members of the Advisory Committee of past presidents serve as ex officio members of the Nominations Committee.

In accordance with the procedures specified in Article II, Section 1 of the Bylaws, the Nominations Committee is charged with overseeing:

  • Nominations for the AdCom election
  • Nominations for Society officer positions

The Nominations Committee is responsible for ensuring that all required information about nominees for AdCom and Society officer positions is communicated in a timely fashion to IEEE.

The Nominations Committee is also responsible for submitting:

  • Nominations for Divisional Director to the IEEE Divisional Nominations Committee
  • A list of potential candidates to serve on various Institute Committees and Boards to the IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee

 

David Orin

Chair (Junior Past President)

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The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States
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Alessandro De Luca

alessandro-deluca

Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Roma (RM), Italy
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Frank Park

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Seoul National University
Seoul, Republic of Korea
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 Lynne Parker

lynne-parker

The University of Tennessee
Knoxville (TN), United States
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Kazuhito Yokoi

Yokoi K

AIST
Intelligent Systems Research Institute
Ibaraki, Japan
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Raja Chatila

raja-chatila

ISIR - Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Paris, France
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