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Distinguished Lecturer Program

IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer Program

The IEEE Sensors Council’s Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) promotes the field of Sensors to the broad engineering and scientific community, and to the public at large by providing lecturers who are acknowledged and eminent scholars in pure and applied sensors and sensors related technical fields, and who can be selectively invited by “local” entities globally. Lectures are meant to be public events and can be given at local IEEE chapters, at universities and companies, high schools, and science fairs.

Current Distinguished Lecturers

Brian Brian T. Cunningham
(2012 – 2014)

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
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Elfed Elfed Lewis
(2013 – 2015)

University of Limerick, UK
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Duties of a Distinguished Lecturer

  1. Serve as an Ambassador of the Sensors Council, promoting the field of Sensors, the Council, and IEEE.
  2. At lecture events encourage young professionals and students to pursue IEEE membership.
  3. Arrange and present at least two lectures per year, ideally more.
  4. Respond to press inquiries pertinent to the area of sensors, if so requested by the Council’s ExCom.
  5. Interact with the Council’s relevant Technical Committees.
  6. Promptly submit expense reports (if travel is funded by the Council), semi-annual reports to VP-TA on interim activities, and at the end of the DL’s term, a summary report for the IEEE Sensors Newsletter.
  7. The DL should minimize travel expenses to the extent possible, by seeking low cost air fare and combining multiple talks within a given geographic region during a given trip – e.g., a USA-based DL should not travel to Asia to present a single lecture.
  8. Adhere to the IEEE travel policy and guidelines.