Member eNewsletter - January 2021 











Call for Nominations:
2021 IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Awards

The Industrial Electronics Society is soliciting now outstanding nominations for 2021 Society awards. The deadline for nomination is 1 April 2021. Please click “read more” below for more details.




Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award
To recognize outstanding contributions to the field of Industrial Electronics.

IEEE Bimal Bose Award for Industrial Electronics Applications in Energy Systems
To recognize an individual who is a young researcher with outstanding contributions to the field of Industrial Electronics applied to Power Electronics and Energy Systems.

IEEE Rudolf Chope Research & Development Award
To recognize distinguished research and development accomplishments in quantum and industrial electronics and for industrial electrical engineering.

IEEE J. David Irwin Early Career Award
To recognize a young researcher who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the field of industrial electronics.

Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Awards
To recognize outstanding, meritorious services to the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

IES Best Chapter Award
To recognize and appreciate IES chapter(s) which has/have demonstrated outstanding performance in organized technical activities relevant to IES areas of interest and contributions to IES membership development.










Meet our Society's New IEEE Fellows Class 2021

Congratulations to the newly-elevated IEEE Fellows Class of 2021 from the Industrial Electronics Society! Our Society is truly blessed with such talented people. Full details and bios for each new IEEE Fellow will be coming soon in the Industrial Electronics Magazine. Once again congratulations to the new IEEE Fellows.

Terry Martin – IES President




Milos Manic
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA 

for contributions to machine learning-based cybersecurity for critical infrastructures.




Roberto Oboe
University of Padova, Italy

for contributions to remote motion control systems.




Leila Parsa
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

for contributions to control of multi-phase permanent magnet motor drives.




Akshay Rathore
Concordia University, Canada

for contributions to the design and advancement of power electronics for drives and automotive industries.




Jinhua She
Tokyo University of Technology, Japan

for contributions to intelligent control of complex metallurgical processes.




Hiralal Suryawanshi
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India

for contributions to converters for renewable energy systems, drives, and electrical machines.




Sergio Vazquez
University of Seville, Spain

for contributions to control techniques for power converters and drives.




Dong Yue
Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

for contributions to network-based control and its applications to power systems.















Interested in Technology Ethics and Society (TES)? The IES TC on TES has recently launched an online survey on “Technology Ethics in Research and Practice,”, please fill in the survey (see link below) and form the future of this IES TC!












IES Student Branch Chapters continue organizing technical activities under the COVID-19. The Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) started their journey with IES in 2019. The Induction Ceremony of the newly appointed governing body of the first IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Student Branch Chapter of Sri Lanka was successfully held on the 13th of December 2019, at SLTC. See more SBC activities highlighted in the article!











The IEEE Systems Journal (IF: 3.987) provides a systems-level, focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance. More details on the journal scope can be found here. We invite you to consider this journal as one of the journals where your systems-oriented research results can be published.






















The regular internal inspection of waterworks or sewer pipelines is a fundamental maintenance task to guarantee the correct functionality of the infrastructure and to prevent incidents. The aim of the proposed work is to define the computer vision and machine learning algorithms that can be employed to ease the task of human operators. The system acquires video sequences with a hemispheric camera, unfolds them to ease the visual inspection, and automatically highlights the zones where a potential defect could be detected.









Improving Academic Writing Skills for IEEE Transactions

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 9:00 PM CST (8:00 AM EST, 2:00 PM CET) | by Wen Cao (Aston University, IE-13 Chair, UK)




Fast and Precise Motion Control for Industrial Positioning Devices with Strain Wave Gearing

Friday, 19 February 2021, 10:00 PM JST (8:00 AM EST, 2:00 PM CET) | by Makoto Iwasaki (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)









2021 ICM – IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic

Kashiwa, Chiba (Japan) | 7-9 March 2021 







2021 INDIN – 19th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics

Palma de Mallorca (Spain) | 21-23 July 2021









Contributing authors and editors to this issue: 

ITeN editorial board, Terry Martin, John Hung, Stamatis Karnouskos, Wenbin Dai, Marek Jasinski, Kim Fung Tsang, Yousef Ibrahim, Claudio Piciarelli, Wen Cao, Makoto Iwasaki, Lucia Lo Bello, Jiangbiao He, Yang Shi 

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