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Welcome! I am running for 2019 IEEE President-Elect.

I am glad and honored to have been selected by the IEEE Board of Directors as a candidate for 2019 IEEE President-Elect (to become IEEE President in 2020.)

In this web site, I would like to offer you some information about my activities and share with you my vision on strategic directions for future actions of our IEEE.

I greatly appreciate and value your feedback, comments, questions, and suggestions.

I look forward to your support and respectfully urge you to vote in the IEEE elections.

Thank you for visiting my website.


IEEE Fellow (2001)
IEEE Society/Council active memberships/services: CIS, ComSoc, CS, CSS, EMBS, IMS, PES, PHOS, RAS, SMCS, SPS, BIOMC, SYSC, WIE.
University of Milan, Italy

**The opinions expressed on this website are the opinions of the author and not necessarily the opinions of IEEE.

Position Statement

IEEE is uniquely positioned as a global leader in science, technology, and innovation. We should continue to be the premier reference in our field and further grow as a driver of innovation, timely identifying emerging needs and opportunities.

With the extraordinary expertise and dedication that our IEEE community offers, together we can face this challenge and enhance our profession by:

  • Engaging and effectively serving the IEEE members and all people in the scientific and professional community, by ensuring membership fees affordable everywhere in the world, offering personalized bundles of services, addressing the specific local needs, providing sustainable access to knowledge, and enhancing membership value;
  • Empowering members and promoting transparency, by pervasively ensuring transparency of finance and decision processes, enabling active participation and relevance of members in IEEE management, and supporting underserved groups and areas;
  • Continuing to be the trusted source for high-quality knowledge, by facilitating the access to information with recommendation systems, providing practical knowledge for professionals, offering data and experiment repositories for research and industry innovation, and creating innovative services and delivery methods for the professionals of the future.

I am fully committed to serve our community, with strategic vision and guidance, encouraging participation, galvanizing enthusiasm, and catalyzing the rich and diverse competences and aspirations of members and volunteers. I envision a holistic view for One IEEE while nurturing the local communities. An IEEE in which everybody finds value and feels proud to be. An IEEE by people for people

In this video, I briefly introduce my vision for strategic actions to nurture our IEEE and the entire scientific, technical, and professional community in our field, both worldwide and locally.


Vincenzo Piuri is Full Professor at the University of Milan, Italy (since 2000), where he was also Department Chair (2007-2012). He was Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1992-2000), visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA (summers 1996-1999), and visiting researcher at George Mason University, USA (summers 2012-2017). 

He founded a start-up company, Sensure srl, in the area of intelligent systems for industrial applications (leading it from 2007 until 2010) and was active in industrial research projects with several companies. 

He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

His main research and industrial application interests are: intelligent systems, computational intelligence, pattern analysis and recognition, machine learning, signal and image processing, biometrics, intelligent measurement systems, industrial applications, distributed processing systems, internet-of-things, cloud computing, fault tolerance, application-specific digital processing architectures, and arithmetic architectures. 


Vincenzo Piuri is in his 33rd year of continuous and active service in IEEE, first as a student member and volunteer, and more recently as member of the IEEE Board of Directors for 4 years and IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities. He has been actively involved in many aspects and at many levels within IEEE activities and operations, including members services, technical committees, people networking, conferences, publications, education, finances, and management. 

In all these activities, he always had a comprehensive vision for IEEE as a single holistic entity as One IEEE, strongly promoting cooperation and inclusivity, for the mutual synergic benefit of all groups as well as our scientific, technical, and professional community and, ultimately, the entire society.


IEEE Activities

IEEE Technical Committee on Environmental Engineering (Founding Co-Chair)
IEEE Sections Congress (Program Chair)
IEEE Awards Board
IEEE Past Vice President for Technical Activities
IEEE Strategic Planning AdHoc Committee
IEEE TAB Strategic Planning Committee (Chair)
IEEE MGA Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment Committee
IEEE Vice President for Technical
Activities IEEE Board of Directors
IEEE Strategic Planning AdHoc Committee
Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Systems Journal (2013-2017)
IEEE Publications Services and Products Board
IEEE PSPB Strategic Planning Committee
IEEE Biometrics Certification Committee (2008-2013, Chair)
IEEE Board of Directors (Division Director)
IEEE Board of Directors (Division Director)
IEEE Board of Directors (Division Director)