Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a 501(c)(3) professional association for electronic engineering and electrical engineering (and associated disciplines) with its corporate office in New York City[4] and its operations center in Piscataway, New Jersey. The mission of the IEEE is advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.[5] The IEEE was formed from the amalgamation of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers[6] in 1963.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
AbbreviationIEEE
FoundedJanuary 1, 1963; 60 years ago (1963-01-01)
TypeProfessional association
13-1656633[1]
Legal status501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
FocusElectrical, electronics, communications, computer engineering, computer science and information technology[2]
Location
OriginsMerger of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers
MethodIndustry standards, conferences, publications
Members
423,000+
Key people
  • Sophia Muirhead
    (Executive Director & COO)
  • Saifur Rahman
    (President & CEO)
Revenue
US$467 million
Websitewww.ieee.org

Due to its expansion of scope into so many related fields, it is simply referred to by the letters I-E-E-E (pronounced I-triple-E), except on legal business documents. As of 2018, it is the world's largest association of technical professionals[7] with more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries around the world.[8] Its objectives are the educational and technical advancement of electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering and similar disciplines.[4][9]


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