IEEE, originally an acronym for the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a non-profit
organization and is the world's leading professional association for the
advancement of technology.
Through its global membership, the IEEE is
a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers
and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and
The IEEE formed in 1963 with the merger of
From its earliest origins, the IEEE has
- the AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers, formed in 1884), and
- the IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers, formed in 1912).
- advanced the theory and application of electrotechnology and allied sciences;
- served as a catalyst for technological innovation;
- and supported the needs of its members through a wide variety of programs and services.
- more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries; 45 percent of whom are from outside the United States;
- more than 100,000 student members;
- 333 sections in 10 geographic regions worldwide;
- 2,081 chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests;
- 1,855 student branches at colleges and universities in 80 countries;
- 533 student branch chapters of IEEE technical societies; and
- has 38 societies and 7 technical councils representing the wide range of IEEE technical interests;
- has nearly 3 million documents in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library with more than 7 million downloads each month;
- has 1,300 standards and projects under development;
- publishes more than 150 transactions, journals and magazines;
- sponsors more than 1,200 conferences in 78 countries while:
*Data current as of 31 Dec 2010. This information is updated annually.
- partnering with more than 1,100 non-IEEE entitites globally;
- attracting more than 450,000 conference attendees; and
- publishing more than 1,200 conference proceedings via IEEE Xplore