IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE represents over 426000 members in 160 countries, is composed by over 300 Sections split in 10 geographic areas, with 45 societies and technical committees that cover a wide range of technical and scientific interests. IEEE, pronounced “Eye-triple-E,” stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The association is chartered under this name and it is the full legal name. To learn more about the association’s name, for more information please read the History of IEEE.

It finances over 1600 conferences per year in over 80 countries, has developed over 1600 technological standards and projects, has published over 160 transactions, scientific journals per year; those publishings are stored in the digital library IEEE Xplore, which, as of today, holds about 4 millions documents.

The organizations’ fundamental values are:

  • Trust: by being a trustworthy and impartial source of technical and scientific information for professionals;
  • Growth and formation: promoting young student’s education to preserve profession;
  • Building a global community: cultivating an active, living and fair exchange between international professionals communities;
  • Collaboration: by promoting the culture of respecting employees and volunteers, rising individuals who are able to make a difference, based on strong collaboration in a group of volunteers serving profession;
  • Supporting humanity: using science and technology for humanity’s good;
  • Action integrity: encouraging formation of a professional ambient, in which engineers and scientists can continue being respected for their exemplar ethical behavior and their volunteering;