Posted February 15, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Miroslav M. Begovic has been elected president of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, the third largest in IEEE with over 28,000 members.
Effective January 1, 2012, Dr. Begovic became president-elect, a position that he will hold for two years. He will then serve two years as president and two years as past president. During his tenure in this role, Dr. Begovic will chair the IEEE PES governing board that directs the financial and administrative activities of the society.
A professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, Dr. Begovic has been heavily involved in IEEE PES technical committees for over 20 years. He has served as a working group chair and a member of numerous working groups in the Power Systems Relaying Committee and as a member and chair of the PES Emerging Technologies Coordinating Committee.
Dr. Begovic has also held various PES administrative positions, among them chair of the Atlanta chapter, which is the largest in the U.S.; chair of the Student Activities in Power Engineering Education Committee; secretary of the Meetings Department; chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee of the PES Governing Board; and as the Society's treasurer.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.