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IEEE Geographic Unit Organizing Document - New Zealand Central

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Background

IEEE New Zealand Central was finally approved in 2007 by the IEEE Region 10 executive, and with it existence, there are now amendments required to council bylaws (in progress) and changes to joint chapters between sections within New Zealand.

Chapters

On 15 April 2010, the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter was formed. The event was launched at Massey University, Palmerston North campus.

On Februay 2011, the IEEE Power & Energy chapter was established.

Honours

Our Section now has a new IEEE Fellow: Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay who was the only Fellow listed from New Zealand in the 2010 awards list. The citation read:  Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand - For development of low-cost smart sensors and sensing systems.

IEEE Best Paper Award from NZ Central Section for 2011, IEEE DONALD G. FINK PRIZE PAPER AWARD:
There were 3 co-recipients of this prestigious award, including Mr Mansoor Shafi (FIEEE) from our executove committee. Society Affiliation: Communications Society, Vehicular Technology Society for their paper entitled “Propagation Issues for Cognitive Radio,” Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 97, No. 5, May 2009.

Section Officers

Year Chair Secretary Treasurer
2007
2008 Murray Milner
2009
2010 Murray Milner
2011 Richard Harris Pawel Dmochowski Gourab Sen Gupta