Date Announced: 18 Dec 2014
Photonics expert certified by the society.
IEEE announced that Dr. Barry L. Shoop, IEEE Fellow and Professor and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the United States Military Academy at West Point, has been officially certified as the 2015 IEEE President-Elect. Nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors, Dr. Shoop will begin serving his one-year term as President on 1 January 2016 and will succeed 2015 IEEE President Dr. Howard E. Michel.
“As IEEE President, I will focus on three key objectives: bringing greater value to our members, our profession and the public, growing globally in emerging, under-served and mature markets, and building a more adaptive and innovative IEEE through a structure and culture that encourages diversity, experimentation, risk taking and collaboration,” said Dr. Shoop. “It is the intersection and collaboration of all of the individual elements of IEEE that provides the most value, and I will work tirelessly to integrate them to better serve our current and future members.”
Dr. Shoop has been an active IEEE member for more than 35 years and is a Fellow of IEEE, Optical Society of America (OSA), and The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). He has held a number of key leadership roles, including IEEE Secretary, Vice-President of Member and Geographic Activities, and Director of Region 1. In 2008, Shoop received the OSA Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award and, in 2013, he received the SPIE Educator Award and also the IEEE Haraden Pratt Award for "building a stronger foundation for IEEE’s strategic future."
Dr. Shoop has been a member of the faculty of the US Military Academy at West Point for more than 20 years, where he is currently responsible for an academic department with 79 faculty and staff serving more than 2,300 students annually. Earlier in his professional career, Dr. Shoop was a satellite communication engineer responsible for design and installation of a high-capacity, worldwide digital communication network. He was also previously the CTO for a US$4.5B organization addressing the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) challenge worldwide. Dr. Shoop holds a patent on photonic analog-to-digital conversion, and has authored more than 150 archival publications, as well as eight books and book chapters. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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