Chapters

Chapters are the link between the local technical communities and the IEEE Sensors Council. Typical activities at the Chapter level includes organizing and managing invited talks, training and mentoring activities, technical gatherings and networking programs.

Chapter structure

Each Chapter is led by a team of minimum three IEEE members as its Chair, Vice-Chair, and a representative from the technical community (e.g., the Young Professionals, WiSe, Industrial representatives). The leadership team is responsible for organizing the events and reporting the outcomes. Chapters may request for financial support for activities that enhance the IEEE Sensors Council vision. See below for further information.

IEEE Sensors Council Chapters

Boston Section Chapter, USA
North Jersey Section Joint Chapter, USA
Northern Virginia/Washington DC Joint Sections Chapter, USA
Cleveland Section Chapter, USA
IEEE Miami Section Joint Chapter, USA
IEEE Chicago Section Chapter, USA
Dallas Section Chapter, USA
IEEE Central Texas Section Chapter, USA
Galveston Bay Section Joint Chapter, USA
Richland Section Chapter, USA
Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco and Oakland-East Bay Joint Sections Chapter, USA
Kitchener-Waterloo Section Chapter, Canada
Montreal Section Chapter, Canada
Vancouver Section Chapter, Canada
Spain Section Chapter
United Kingdom and Ireland Section Chapter
France Section Chapter
IEEE Italy Section Chapter
Tunisia Section Chapter
Russia Section Joint Chapter
Mexico Section Joint Chapter
South Brazil Section Chapter
Taipei Section Chapter, Taiwan
Singapore Section Chapter
Bangalore Section Chapter, India
Tainan Section Chapter, Taiwan
Gujarat Section Chapter, India
Malaysia Section Joint Chapter
China Council Joint Chapter
Nanjing Section Chapter, China
Harbin Section Chapter, China
New South Wales Section Chapter, Australia
Hyderabad Section Chapter, India
Seoul Section Chapter, South Korea
Delhi Section – Rajasthan Chapter, India
Polytech Sfax, Tunisia (R8)
Ecole Nationale D’Ingenieurs De Tunis, Tunisia (R8)
National Technical Univ of Athens, Greece (R8)
Univ Tecnologica de Pereira, Colombia (R9)
Uni Nac de Colombia Sede Bogota, Colombia (R9)
Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia (R9)
Indian Inst of Science-Bangalore, India (R10)
University of Lahore, Pakistan (R10)
PES Institute of Technology-Bangalore, India (R10)
Malaviya National Inst of Tech, India (R10)
B. M. Sreenivasalah College of Eng, India (R10)
Southwest Jiaotong Univ, China (R10)
Siddaganga Institute of Tech, India (R10)
Pranveer Singh Institute of Tech, India (R10)
Amrita School of Engineering Bangalore, India (R10)
Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering & Technology, India (R10)
Tulas Institute, Dehradun, India (R10)
Jamia Millia Islamia-Faculty of Engineering, India (R10)
Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology Student Branch Chapter, India (R10)
Harbin Institute of Tech – Main Campus, China (R10)
Central University of Haryana, India (R10)
Bangladesh Univ of Business & Tech Student Branch Chapter, Bangladesh (R10)
Vardhaman College of Engineering-Shamshabad, India (R10)
Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, India (R10)
CVR College of Engineering, India (R10)
Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering, India (R10)
VNR Vignana Jyothi Inst Of Eng & Tech, India (R10)
Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India (R10)
Hyderabad Institute of Tech & Mgmt, India (R10)
Prakasam Engineering College, India (R10)
Indian Institute of Technology-Indore, India (R10)
K S School of Eng and Management, India (R10)

Arranging and reporting Chapter activities

Chapters are required to remain active, for instance, by hosting a minimum of two invited talks per year (see here if interested in inviting a Distinguished Lecturer or contact the Vice President – Technical Operations, Anil Roy, at anil_roy@daiict.ac.in). These activities must be reported through IEEE vTools. It is expected that the leadership committee of each Chapter is selected by the Chapter members through an open process.

Supporting Chapter Events

IEEE Sensors Council support the formation and activities of its Chapters.

  1. New chapters will receive a $250 start up fund to build their websites and address the initial costs. They can claim this fund after the Chapter formation is approved and a bank account is created. The leadership team needs to keep the receipts for all expenses.
  2. Technical events such as seminars or workshops may be funded by up to $200 per event with suitable justification on the application forms. If two (or more) Chapters co-sponsor an event, the funding will increase to $300. These funds may be used to pay for local arrangements such as renting space and equipment or promotions. All receipts must be kept. There may be a limit on the number of funding applications per Chapter based on the availability of funds.

Fill this Funding request form to ask for support. You may contact the Vice President – Technical Operations, Anil Roy, at anil_roy@daiict.ac.in directly (and copy Brooke Johnson bjohnson@conferencecatalysts.com) if you have any query or need any support.

IEEE Sensors Council Outstanding Chapter Award

This annual award, constituted in 2017, is given to a chapter  based on activity. The prize is $1000 USD and a certificate that the Chapter may use at their discretion to promote their activities related to the IEEE Sensors Council mission. All IEEE Sensors Council Chapters are eligible for this nomination 24 months after their formation. To apply for this award, complete the Nomination Form by May 15 of each year.

IEEE Sensors Council Outstanding Chapter Award Winners

  • 2020 – IEEE New South Wales Section Chapter
  • 2019 – IEEE Sensors Council France Section Chapter
  • 2018 – IEEE Gujarat Section Chapter
  • 2017 – IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section Chapter

How to Create a New IEEE Sensors Council Chapter

If you are interested in forming a Sensors Council Chapter, please follow the procedures outlined at this link: Creating a Chapter. Contact Chair of the committee on chapters, Behraad Bahreyni, in case of further queries. Once a Chapter is approved, the new volunteers are recommended to visit the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE). It offers an easy-to-use Action Plan with training that a volunteer can apply in his/her new chapter officer’s 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.

Chapter Engagement Committee 2022

  • Behraad Bahreyni (Chair), Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada
  • Brent Lunceford, Memstronics, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Hamida Hallil, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Sanjay Srivastava, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, India
  • Sinead O’Keeffe, University of Limerick, Ireland