Financial Activities Board

The Financial Activities Board has overall responsibility for the finances of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, including the general responsibility for procuring more funds. The Vice President for Financial Activities is the chair of the Financial Activities Board. This Board consists of the Chair, the Editors-in-Chief of the Transactions, the Editor-in-Chief of the Magazine, the Vice President for Conference Activities, the Secretary, the Treasurer, a member appointed by the Vice President for Member Activities, a member appointed by the Vice President for Technical Activities, and a member appointed by the Vice President for Publication Activities.

This Board also acts as the liaison for the Society on financial matters with IEEE Headquarters; acts as consultant and financial supervisor of the RAS Treasurer; makes periodic reports to the Administrative Committee on the financial status of the Society; and observes the financial operations of the Society and takes appropriate actions to see that money is spent or invested wisely and in the best interest of the Society. The Vice President for Financial Activities, with the assistance of the Financial Activities Board, prepares the Society budget, which is then submitted to the Administrative Committee for approval.



Vice-President - Financial Activities

Jing Xiao portrait
Jing Xiao
Vice President- Financial Activities
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester (MA), USA


Alin Albu-Schaeffer portrait
Alin Albu-Schaeffer
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Weßling, Germany
Darwin Caldwell portrait
Darwin Caldwell
Italian Institute of Technology
Genova, Italy
Odest Chadwicke Jenkins portrait
Odest Chadwicke Jenkins
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Michigan, USA
Kyujin Cho portrait
Kyujin Cho
Seoul National University
Seoul, South Korea
RAS Geographic Region 3
Lydia Kavraki portrait
Lydia Kavraki
Rice University
Houston (TX), USA
Andra Keay portrait
Andra Keay
Silicon Valley Robotics
Oakland, CA
Tony Maciejewski portrait
Tony Maciejewski
Colorado State University
Fort Collins (CO), USA
Katja Mombaur portrait
Katja Mombaur
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe, Germany
Ludovic Righetti portrait
Ludovic Righetti
New York University
Brooklyn (NY), USA
Inna Sharf portrait
Inna Sharf
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
Yu Sun portrait
Yu Sun
University of Toronto
Toronto (ON), Canada
RAS Geographical Area 1
Kenji Suzuki portrait
Kenji Suzuki
University of Tsukuba
Tokyo, Japan
Bram Vanderborght portrait
Bram Vanderborght
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussel, Belgium
Patrick M.  Wensing portrait
Patrick M. Wensing
University of Notre Dame
South Bend (IN), USA

Past Vice-President - Senior Advisor


Hiromi Mochiyama portrait
Hiromi Mochiyama
Past VP- Senior Advisor
University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba, Japan

RAS President

Aude Billard portrait
Aude Billard
Lausanne, Switzerland

RAS President Elect

Nancy Amato portrait
Nancy Amato
President Elect
University of Illinois
Urbana (IL), USA




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