PISCATAWAY NJ – 28 NOVEMBER 2022 – IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is excited to announce the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Board of Governors welcomed five new members, and a 2022 Governor At-Large was elected to President Elect. The governors will take office on 1 January 2023.
Dr. Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan, Epsilon Delta Chapter, will lead the society as President in 2023. He is best known for his technological innovations in addressing global humanitarian and sustainable development challenges. He has successfully delivered cutting-edge technologies in areas of conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Understanding, cloud computing, enterprise systems, infrastructure technologies, and assistive and sustainable technologies.
Dr. Ryan Bales, Gamma Theta Chapter, was elected 2023 President-Elect. He served as IEEE-HKN Governor At-Large from 2020 to 2022. Dr. Bales is a Principal Research Engineer with the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Lab and has 17 years of experience in applied research in embedded systems and electronic warfare. He has led the development of the digital signal processor for the Angry Kitten advanced electronic warfare program since its inception in 2011. He mentors junior engineers in the areas of embedded system design and signal processing and encourages service as part of their professional growth.
Dr. James M. Conrad, former IEEE-USA President and current Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, will serve as 2023 Past President. He is a member of the Beta Eta Chapter and previously served as President, President-Elect and the MGA Governor At-Large on the HKN Board.
Denise Griffin, Epsilon Delta Chapter, will serve at Region 1-2 Governor for a three-year term. She began her career in Systems Engineering with GTE Government Systems and then worked for startup companies. After one of the startup companies was acquired by Cisco Systems, she created and managed the Technology Partner Program, supporting companies as they integrated their products with Cisco. She then took time off to raise her family, during which time she volunteered extensively in both IEEE and SWE, creating many impactful programs and events. She successfully returned to work in industry in 2011 and credits volunteer work for helping her to regain employment. Since 2011 she has focused on Customer Success roles and currently works as a Customer Success Manager at Parlance.
Dr. Supavadee Aramvith, Eta Chapter, will serve as Region 7-10 Governor for a three-year term. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, specializing in Video Technology. She has successfully advised 11 Ph.D., 27 Master’s, and 36 Bachelor’s Graduates. She has rich project management experiences as the project leader and former technical committee chair to the Thailand Government bodies in Telecommunications and ICT. She has successfully spearheaded and delivered high impactful member engagement and global and regional initiatives on various IEEE boards and committees.
Amy Jones, Gamma Theta Chapter, will serve a three-year term as Governor At-Large. She began her career as a Project Engineer at Sachs Electric Company in St. Louis. In 2010, Amy joined John Deere full-time as a Software Verification and Validation Engineer in the Construction and Forestry Division. In 2014, she became Senior Systems Engineer for the Excavators Outside the Americas product line and led a global team to define, develop, and implement electrical systems that meet the needs of a diverse customer base. Her team delivered 11 models to production in four years. Currently, she is the Display Product Manager. She has a driving passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) outreach
Matteo Alasio, Mu Nu Chapter, was elected to a one-year term as Student Governor. He is a Ph.D. student at the Politecnico di Torino in the Microwave and Optoelectronic group. As a member of IEEE-HKN, he organized events and participated in HKN’s international events. He also led the Chapter’s tutoring and study group efforts. Matteo said the university has given him the opportunity to work and study on the topics that are his passion, but also the chance to get in touch with a lot of professionals and discover that a lot of them are HKN members.
Elanor Jackson, Gamma Theta Chapter, was elected to a one-year term as Student Governor. She is pursuing a PhD in Computer Engineering at Missouri S&T as a GAANN Fellow. She was inducted IEEE-HKN in Spring 2020 and served in a variety of chapter roles, including two terms as president. She received the Chapter’s Advisors’ Leadership Award and the IEEE St. Louis Section Outstanding Undergraduate Award. As an undergraduate, she participated in a research exchange with the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, worked as a summer intern for Garmin, and conducted research on cybersecurity.