May 18, 2019

IEEE Accomplishments

Side by side with wonderful volunteers, I have been part of several achievements, for instance, the foundation of first IEEE Colombia Section Office, formation of new units as six Sub Sections, one Section, several chapters and student branches not only in Colombia but also Region 9.

COMMITTES/BOARDS:

  • TAB Representative to Graduate of the Last Decade Committee (GOLD) (2001-2002)
  • Regional Students Activities Committee Representative (1998-1999)
  • Regional Students Activities Committee Chair RSAC (2001)
  • IEEE Communications Society Regional Director (2010-2011)
  • Conferences Committee Adhoc on Global Perspectives member (2016-2017)

REGION 9:

  • Andean Council Chair (2016-2017)
  • Technical Activities Chair (2012-2013)
  • VOLT Advisor (2014-2017)

COLOMBIA SECTION/CHAPTERS:

  • Section Chair (2017-2018), (2007-2008) Nominated by Petition
  • Vice Chair (2009 – 2010)
  • Treasurer (2011-2014)
  • Professional Activities Coordinator (2009-2010) 
  • Communications Society Chapter
    • Co-Founder (2000)
    • Chair (2005-2006) Nominated by Petition
    • Treasurer (2003-2004)
  • Student Activities Coordinator (1998-2004)

STUDENT BRANCHES:

  • Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas,
    • RAS Student Chapter Advisor Current,
    • Counselor (2010-2011),
    • Chair (1996-1997),
    • Treasurer (1995),
    • Membership Development (1994)
  • Universidad Catolica de Colombia, Counselor (2002-2006)

CONFERENCES:

  • 2019 IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (HealthCom) Organizing Committee Member
  • IEEE Latin America Conference on Communications (LATINCOM) Co-Founder 2009, Executive Director 2016, General Chair 2014, Standing Committee Member since 2009
  • IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition: Latin America, Local Committee 2008, Executive Director 2014
  • IEEE Andean Conference (ANDESCON) Publications Chair 2004, Executive Director 2010, Local Committee 2004
  • IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing (COLCOM) Co-Founder 2007, Standing Committee Member since 2007
  • IEEE Colombian Conference on Computational Intelligence, Treasurer 2018 and 2019.
  • 2011 IEEE PES Conference On Innovative Smart Grid Technologies LA, (ISGT LA) Treasurer

AWARDS:

  • MGA Achievement Award 2010
  • Outstanding volunteer Award “Oscar C. Fernández” 2010
  • Communications Society Latin America: Distinguished Service Award 2009
  • Third Millennium Medal 2000

TEAM AWARDS

  • Student Branch Growth Award 1996
  • ComSoc Chapter of the Year 2006
  • ComSoc Chapter Achievement Award 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017
  • Region 9 Best Achievement Award 2002, 2010, 2012, 2013