2170, Labs: EPIC 2124 (research), EPIC 2130 (teaching).
Summer 2018 office hours: Tue, Thurs 10:30 to 11:30 am; and when the door is open.
James M. Conrad received his bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and his master's and doctorate degrees in computer engineering from North Carolina State University. He is currently a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has served as an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas and as an instructor at North Carolina State University. He has also worked at IBM, Ericsson/Sony Ericsson, and BPM Technology. Dr. Conrad is a Professional Engineer, a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is also a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the Project Management Institute, and the American Society of Engineering Education. He served on the IEEE Board of Directors as Region 3 director for 2016-2017. He is the author of numerous books, book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers in the areas of embedded systems, robotics, parallel processing, and engineering education.
IEEE-USA President-Elect Candidate (IEEE-USA President 2020)
I am a candidate for IEEE-USA President for 2020. The election will be held between August 15 and October 1, 2018. IEEE members based in the US of grade Graduate Student, Member, Senior Member and Fellow are eligible to vote. You can vote online or via snail mail. I would appreciate your vote. Here is some relevant information about my background:
In my career I have spent an equal amount of time working in industry and academia. I have developed communications systems for Ericsson and taught students embedded systems and robotics design. I have stayed up-to-date on technological advances with the help of IEEE programs. I’m a proud member of the IEEE, but I also belong to another professional organization that is growing each year. They offer fantastic opportunities for professional development via seemingly daily webinars. They never talk about membership retention - it is not a problem.
Now compare this organization with the IEEE. Why must we constantly convince our members to renew each year? Are we REALLY providing our members the opportunities they need to be successful? Do we really encourage our member to take part in all of the professional development activities available? As a Region Director I examined these larger, systemic problems of the IEEE and worked towards revolutionary changes to better serve members. I would like to continue these activities on a USA-wide platform, while continuing IEEE-USA’s involvement in government relations. IEEE-USA needs to ensure our members’ skills and knowledge stays relevant in this rapidly changing technology landscape.