Edwin Chong, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Colorado State's Information Science and Technology Center, has been elected president-elect of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Control Systems Society (CSS), starting January 1, 2016.
In 2017, Chong will serve as president of the IEEE CSS, followed by a year as past-president in 2018. All three presidential positions are official governing roles in the executive committee of IEEE CSS.
"The IEEE CSS president must lead a wide array of critical efforts in publications, conferences, membership, and technical activities," said Professor Francis J. Doyle III, current IEEE CSS president-elect and dean of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. "Ed has served the Society already, at a superlative level, in many of these activities, and I am quite confident that he will lead us to even higher levels of success."
As one of the largest international societies devoted to building and sustaining a technical community in the field of systems and control, the IEEE CSS has broad technical interests in dynamical systems and control, with a range of applications in areas such as aerospace, automotive, bio-systems, communication networks, finance, manufacturing, and nano-systems.
A Fellow of IEEE, Chong is the senior editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, one of the Society's top-tier journals. In addition to his previous role as vice president for financial activities, Chong served on numerous boards and committees for the Society, and he was the founding chairman of the IEEE Technical Committee on Discrete Event Systems - a subcommittee under IEEE CSS. In 2010, Chong received the IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award.