Opening Video Directed, Produced & Edited by: Michael Yaglenski, Andrew Yaglenski, and John Yaglenski
Barry Shoop. 2016 IEEE President and CEO
Professor and Department Head
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
U.S. Military Academy
West Point, New York, USA
Barry Shoop received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He is Department Head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, responsible for an academic department with 79 faculty and staff serving over 2300 students annually. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA and SPIE. He received the 2008 OSA Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award, the 2013 SPIE Educator Award, and the 2013 IEEE Haraden Pratt Award “for outstanding service to the IEEE.”
Earlier Dr. Shoop was a satellite communication engineer responsible for design and installation of a high-capacity, world-wide digital communication network, and also the CTO for a US$4.5B organization addressing the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) challenge worldwide. He holds a patent on photonic analog-to-digital conversion, and has authored over 150 archival publications as well as 8 books and book chapters. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, USA.
Guru Madhavan, Future Leaders Forum Chair and Co-Curator (Host/Introduction)
Guru Madhavan is a biomedical engineer and senior policy adviser. He is a program director at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC. He is a vice-president and member of the board of directors of IEEE-USA. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, and an M.B.A. from the State University of New York. Among numerous awards and honors, he has been named as a distinguished young scientist by the World Economic Forum. He has co-edited six books, worked on numerous policy reports, and recently, the author of Applied Minds: How Engineers Think (W.W. Norton) that has been translated into many languages.
Photo by Diana Lewkowicz