About the IEEE

What is the IEEE?

IEEE, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.The IEEE Toronto Section has the unique distinction of being the first section of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) formed outside the United States in 1903. This was 18 years after Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the Institute.

IEEE Overview:

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world’s largest technical professional society. IEEE is made up of 10 regions and 39 technical societies.
  • The IEEE and its predecessors, the AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers) and the IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers), date to 1884.
  • More than 430,000 members in over 160 countries, including over 60,000 student members worldwide.
  • IEEE is the leading authority in a wide range of technical areas.
  • IEEE covers the fields of computer engineering, biomedical technology, telecommunications, electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, etc.:Aerospace/ Biomedical/ Computing /Consumer Electronics/ Energy /Green Tech /Robotics/ Semiconductors/ Telecom/ At Work/ Geek Life/
  • As the world’s largest professional technical society, the IEEE produces nearly 30% of the world’s published technical literature.
  • IEEE sponsors more than 300 major conferences annually, has more than 800 active standards and many more under development.

IEEE Mission:

  • Fostering Technological Innovation
  • Enabling Members’ Careers
  • Promoting Technical Community Worldwide

IEEE Organization

  • IEEE is made up of 10 regions and 39 technical societies. Find out more: www.ieee.org/go/societyvalue
  • Approximately 5% of the members volunteer to serve various IEEE related activities. These individuals make most of the operational decisions for IEEE worldwide.
  • Canada is assigned as Region 7
  • Toronto is a very active section: http://www.toronto.ieee.ca/

IEEE Spectrum

IEEE Student Branches

  • The purpose of the IEEE Student Branches is to provide the opportunities to meet and learn from fellow students, faculty members and professionals in the field.
  • There are more than 1000 IEEE Student Branches worldwide.
  • Student branch activities offer numerous educational, technical, and professional events.
  • Student Member @IEEE for students — a free email updating services that highlights information relevant to students: Careers, IEEE Scholarships & Awards, Industry News, IEEE Products and Services.
  • Member Benefits Flyer


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