The IEEE (Eye-triple-E) is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 420,000 individual members in 160 countries. The full name is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., although the organization is most popularly known and referred to by the letters I-E-E-E.
Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others.
Through its technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE
- produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology,
- holds annually more than 300 major conferences and
- has nearly 900 active standards with 700 under development.
The benefits of IEEE membership include these offerings:
- Membership in one or more of 37 IEEE Societies and four Technical Councils spanning the range of electrotechnologies and information technologies
- More than 300 local organizations worldwide for member networking and information sharing
- Educational opportunities to ensure engineers' technical vitality
- More than 1,150 student branches at universities worldwide
- Public advocacy for U.S. member interests, and for women in engineering and ethics
- Special cost-saving and value-added benefits for MEMBERS ONLY
- Prestigious awards and recognition of technical and professional achievements
- Opportunities for volunteering, leadership and participation in a variety of IEEE activities
- Electronic commerce with the IEEE through a variety of Web-based Services.