IEEE Columbus Section

IEEE

OFFICERS

Main Officers

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Chair

Carl Lee:

My objectives in life are to improve and add positive impact to every area of life that I can.
Honor, humility, integrity and truthfulness are imperative for this objective, no matter the price or cost.

Impact is more important than impressing.

Specialties:
Information Systems
Business Processes
Information Technology
IT Networks
Project Management,
Systems Analysis
Assurance of compliance to organizational strategic plans while maintaining the major conceptual goals and objectives.
Computer and Information systems manager
Establish Security Processes/Disaster recover plans/Planning and Steering Committees
Risk Assessment
Perform time/work studies, departmental efficiency & proficiency studies
Work with bids and as negotiations

Vice Chair

Helen Winfrey:

Helen Winfrey works at Mettler-Toledo, LLC Standard Industrial-OEM Division for almost 19 yrs.  She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Florida. She specialized in Electronics Hardware design with focus on Electromagnetic Compatibility compliance.  She serves as a technical advisor to product development team during New Product Design Introduction (NPDI) and Maintenance of Line (MOL). She is a Senior Member of IEEE, founding Chair of IEEE-Columbus Women in Engineering, and a Licensed Amateur Radio (ARRL) operator (call sign WH6MW). 

Outside of work, Helen volunteers at Columbus Dream Center to serve people and bring some encouragement to those who are less fortunate and struggling financially. She is passionate about encouraging young people to pursue a career in Engineering and Technology. She enjoys learning new recipes (especially baking), travelling, hiking, and organizing events.

Secretary

Howard Jones:

Howard retired from AEP in May 2010. He has 8 children, 36 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Howard continues to be involved in technical and professional organizations and has been for over 50 years. He is member of the IEEE Columbus Section, and IEEE Power Energy Society (PES). Howard is currently the IEEE Columbus Section Secretary. He is Past Vice Chair and Chair of IEEE Columbus Section and Past Chair PES. Howard is a Senior Life Member of IEEE. Howard is a Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. He is a Fellow in the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and is Past Vice Chair Region 2, NSPE-Professional Engineers in Industry (PEI) and Past Trustee OSPE-PEI. Howard currently serves as Secretary for the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and is currently the Newsletter Editor for Franklin County Chapter (FCC) of OSPE and works on various FCC committees. He is Past President Engineers Foundation of Ohio (EFO) (educational arm of OSPE). Howard is a Life Member NSPE/OSPE/FCC.

Treasurer

Joshua Civiello

Joshua is an Electrical Engineer with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from DeVry University. Josh has also attended The University of Texas at Dallas for a graduate certificate in Coaching. Josh currently works as an electrical engineer at the Defense Supply Center,and as a First Robotics Mentor at Reynoldsburg City Schools.

Webmin & WebEx Admin

Ian Oberdorf:

Ian Oberdorf is a cyber security student at DeVry University Columbus who will earn his degree in December 2019. As a student of DeVry he became the chair and web administrator of the DeVry IEEE Student Chapter. With his chapter falling apart due to DeVry moving to online environments Ian has fought to rebuild the DeVry branch online and in his actions he accidentally gave the IEEE Columbus Section access to WebEx. An accident? How? Ian knew his branch would need an online meeting environment so he asked IEEE if it was possible if a student branch could have access to IEEE’s WebEx but they said only IEEE Sections were allowed access but the section could give him access, and the person he spoke with immediately brought the Columbus Section Chairs into the conversation. Unfortunately IEEE Columbus wanted this and when they were asked by the WebEx Admin who they would like as the section admin Ian offered to fill the role since he got them into what he feels was a mess. Since Ian joined IEEE Columbus the website had gone down and some people have presented problems they were trying to solve that Ian knew how to fix or help with. Two months after the website went down Ian was given access to rebuild the website and because of Ian’s knowledge the active chair of IEEE Columbus at the time Ian joined (Carl Lee) titled Ian as a godsend and Ian titles the WebEx accident as a godsend as well.

Webmin

Anupam Srivastava

Anupam is the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Ohio. Anupam has attended University at Buffalo for a Master of Science in Computer Engineering and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay for a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering. Anupam carries a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certificate and a Project Management Professional Certification(PMP).

Professional Society

Membership Development

Sol Black:

Sol Black graduated from the Ohio College of Applied Science/University of Cincinnati and worked in various engineering positions creating tests for circuit cards including Senior (Test) Engineer at Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent Technologies for over 40 years.  After consulting on the Keysight 3070 In circuit tester he accepted a position testing and creating tests at AdL Technologies and worked there for over ten years.  He is a prolific author and speaker on electronic test subjects. He is a past Chair and Vice Chair of the Columbus Section.

Student Activities

Sol Black:

Sol Black graduated from the Ohio College of Applied Science/University of Cincinnati and worked in various engineering positions creating tests for circuit cards including Senior (Test) Engineer at Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent Technologies for over 40 years.  After consulting on the Keysight 3070 In circuit tester he accepted a position testing and creating tests at AdL Technologies and worked there for over ten years.  He is a prolific author and speaker on electronic test subjects. He is a past Chair and Vice Chair of the Columbus Section.

Carl Lee:

My objectives in life are to improve and add positive impact to every area of life that I can.
Honor, humility, integrity and truthfulness are imperative for this objective, no matter the price or cost.

Impact is more important than impressing.

Specialties:
Information Systems
Business Processes
Information Technology
IT Networks
Project Management,
Systems Analysis
Assurance of compliance to organizational strategic plans while maintaining the major conceptual goals and objectives.
Computer and Information systems manager
Establish Security Processes/Disaster recover plans/Planning and Steering Committees
Risk Assessment
Perform time/work studies, departmental efficiency & proficiency studies
Work with bids and as negotiations

Young Professionals

Colleen Konsavage

“Colleen is a Columbus transplant who enjoys event planning and being out-and-about. Naturally, this makes her a great pick for Columbus IEEE Young Professionals chair.
In her work life, Colleen is the lead Standards Engineer for Smart Grid technology applications at American Electric Power. Her specialized interests include carbon-free energy, nuclear technology, control systems, and STEM outreach. Outside of work, Colleen can often be found playing team trivia, discussing SciFi movies, or asking for help on crossword puzzles.
Colleen holds a BSE from Case Western Reserve University, an MSE from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a registered engineer in the state of Ohio.”

Women In Engineering

Helen Winfrey:

Helen Winfrey works at Mettler-Toledo, LLC Standard Industrial-OEM Division for almost 19 yrs.  She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Florida. She specialized in Electronics Hardware design with focus on Electromagnetic Compatibility compliance.  She serves as a technical advisor to product development team during New Product Design Introduction (NPDI) and Maintenance of Line (MOL). She is a Senior Member of IEEE, founding Chair of IEEE-Columbus Women in Engineering, and a Licensed Amateur Radio (ARRL) operator (call sign WH6MW). 

Outside of work, Helen volunteers at Columbus Dream Center to serve people and bring some encouragement to those who are less fortunate and struggling financially. She is passionate about encouraging young people to pursue a career in Engineering and Technology. She enjoys learning new recipes (especially baking), travelling, hiking, and organizing events.

Power and Energy Society

Xuan Wu

Works at American Electric Power as a Station Design Standards Senior Engineer. I am the subject matter experts for facility ratings, arc flash analysis, substation grounding study & fault analysis, induced voltage & current, electrical clearance & insulation coordination, station insulators, surge arr esters, station AC service including transformers, fuses and cables. In addition, my focused areas also include applications of new technologies for substation design & construction such as construction progress monitoring and ground penetrating radars.

PES Advisor

Richard Smelker

Signal Processing

Kiryung Lee

Professional Activities Chair

Ben Mehraban

Educational Activities Chair

Joshua Civiello

Joshua is an Electrical Engineer with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from DeVry University. Josh has also attended The University of Texas at Dallas for a graduate certificate in Coaching. Josh currently works as an electrical engineer at the Defense Supply Center,and as a First Robotics Mentor at Reynoldsburg City Schools.

SPAX Support Coordinator

Jim Watson:

Jim received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, completed post graduate engineering courses at Youngstown State University, and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, an IEEE Life-Senior Member, and a Student Professional Development Program National Speaker.

Section Advisor

Robert Walston

Affinity /Society

Antennas & Propagation

Grame E Smith

Computer & Communication Society

Bob Walston

A dedicated, motivated Engineering professional with over fifteen years of progressive engineering experience and a strong work ethic who enjoys using technical knowledge to resolve problems for other people. Engineering experience encompasses Electronics Test Equipment Engineering, Software Engineering, Control System design and development, Technical Writing, Project Management, and Team Leadership. Detail-oriented, organized, and provides excellent follow through. Eager to learn. Results-oriented, energetic, hands-on Engineering professional with successful accomplishments. Works effectively independently and as a team member to meet team, company, and customer goals. Holds a Master of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Engineering Management, a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate, and a Secret Security Clearance.

Specialties: Test Equipment Engineering, Software Engineering, Validation and Test Engineering, Controls Engineering, Project Management, Team Leadership, Process Improvement,Total Quality Management, Cost / Benefit Analysis, LabVIEW Real-Time Control Software Application Development

Electron Devices /Photonics

Paul R. Berger:

Paul is a Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Ohio State University and Physics (by Courtesy). He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tampere University in Finland. He received the B.S.E. in engineering physics, and the M.S.E. and Ph.D. (1990) in electrical engineering, respectively, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Currently, Dr. Berger is actively working on quantum tunneling devices, printable semiconductor devices & circuits for IoT, bioelectronics, novel devices, novel semiconductors and applied physics.

Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society

Nasser Kashou

Dr. Nasser Kashou has provided strategic planning and leadership across multiple institutions by establishing and leading several research groups, centers and labs. He has mentored, supervised and led hundreds throughout his career. Dr. Nasser Kashou believes that great leadership requires a high level of emotional intelligence and not the use of intimidation and manipulation. Selflessness allows you to accept other peoples ideas and most importantly keep your mind open to clearly see the long term vision that is of benefit to the whole, rather than one or two individuals.

Dr. Nasser Kashou highly encourages being a jack of all trades, we have an amazing mind with millions of neuronal connections. Let us use them and not be stuck in the mindset that we have to only specialize in one field. That’s narrow mindedness and stagnates true scholarship, a “racism of the sciences”. His education and skills are cross discipline (engineering, medicine, social sciences, etc…); in the biomedical realm this spans physics, math, hardware, software, anatomy, physiological and clinical aspects of research and development.

Finally, Dr. Nasser Kashou loves public speaking and giving presentations. Communicating our ideas verbally and eloquently are critical to success.

Control Systems Society

Carl Lee:

My objectives in life are to improve and add positive impact to every area of life that I can.
Honor, humility, integrity and truthfulness are imperative for this objective, no matter the price or cost.

Impact is more important than impressing.

Specialties:
Information Systems
Business Processes
Information Technology
IT Networks
Project Management,
Systems Analysis
Assurance of compliance to organizational strategic plans while maintaining the major conceptual goals and objectives.
Computer and Information systems manager
Establish Security Processes/Disaster recover plans/Planning and Steering Committees
Risk Assessment
Perform time/work studies, departmental efficiency & proficiency studies
Work with bids and as negotiations

Student Branches

DeVry University

John Golzy

Ohio University

Savas Kaya, Ph.D.

Savas is a professor at Ohio University in Athens Ohio. Savas attended Imperial College London for his doctorate in Semiconductor quantum wells and applications, the University Of Cambridge, and Instabul Technical University.

Ohio State University

Ryan McPherson, Ph.D./ Tawfiq Musah, Ph.D

Ohio State University Graduate Students

Paul R. Berger:

Paul is a Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Ohio State University and Physics (by Courtesy). He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tampere University in Finland. He received the B.S.E. in engineering physics, and the M.S.E. and Ph.D. (1990) in electrical engineering, respectively, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Currently, Dr. Berger is actively working on quantum tunneling devices, printable semiconductor devices & circuits for IoT, bioelectronics, novel devices, novel semiconductors and applied physics.

Zane State Community College

James R. Davis

James has been a professor at Zane State College in Zanesville Ohio since 1979. James attended The Ohio State University for a bachelor of applied science in Engineering and Muskingum Area Technical College for an Associate of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.