Message from IEEE Region 10 Director

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Dear IEEE Colleagues,

We are already in the middle of the 3rd quarter of 2022.  There have been many activities carried out in the Region, be it by the Region or by local organizational units. Two Region 10 flagship events were successfully carried out in recent weeks; the 2022 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP) in July, and the 2022 Region 10 Student, Young Professionals, Women in Engineering and Life Members Congress (SYWL) earlier this month.

TENSYMP2022 was organized in hybrid mode from 1st to 3rd July 2022 at the iconic Victor Menezes Convention Centre (VMCC), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India. With the chosen theme of “Technologies on the horizon for the benefit of humanity”, the symposium attracted more than 400 paper submissions, of which 276 papers were accepted for presentation at the symposium. You can read the full report on TENSYMP 2022 hosted by the Bombay Section in this newsletter issue.

After successfully conducting the event virtually in 2020, the SYWL Congress is back to physical mode this year, hosted by the Seoul Section at the beautiful island of Jeju, Korea. Under the excellent leadership of General Chair Cheon Won Choi, the individual Chairs of Region 10 Committees of Students Activities, Young Professionals, Women in Engineering, and Life Members, together with a very dedicated organizing committee, all worked extremely hard to prepare and organize the Congress from 11th to 14th August 2022. The congress was a tremendous success, attended by 133 delegates from 31 Sections in the Asia Pacific region. The congress featured many well-known speakers and arranged many sessions and activities that are beneficial to the members and volunteers. We also took this opportunity to have the first physical R10 ExCom meeting in over 2.5 years, in conjunction with the congress. Full report on SYWL Congress 2022 will be published in the next newsletter issue.

We will hold two more flagship events this year. The 2022 IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10HTC) will be hosted by the Hyderabad Section from 16th to 18th September, while the 2022 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON) will be hosted by the Hong Kong Section from 1st to 4th November. Please give your full support to these events as well as other events and activities planned by the Region and your local Section and Chapters.

As we are returning to pre-COVID times, I encourage you to be diversified and think beyond the boundaries of your own Student Branch, Chapter, Section, and Region to collaborate, learn and broaden your horizons to create more opportunities to learn. I look forward to working with you to further the mission and vision of IEEE.

Wishing you and your family lots of happiness, health, peace, and joy.

Best Regards,

Deepak Mathur

IEEE Region 10 Director

Message from IEEE Region 10 Newsletter Coordinator

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Dear Region 10 Members,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the third edition of IEEE Region 10 Connect for 2022. This edition continues to feature exciting reports and articles from members and organizational units across Region 10. These include reports on IEEE TENSYMP 2022, Region 10 Director’s recent visit to Australia, and video interviews with 2023-2024 IEEE Region 10 Director-Elect candidates, Prof. Takako Hashimoto and Dr. Michael Ong.

Our Know Your R10 Volunteers and Know Your R10 Organizational Units columns continues to feature exciting R10 personnel organizational units. In this edition we have four more volunteers and four more organizational units featured in the respective columns for your reading pleasure. Our technical column features an article by CESC Limited, a fully integrated power utility company, on their work in adopting artificial intelligence and machine learning in predicting underground HT cable faults. Activities and events reporting from various Sections, Affinity Groups, and Student Branches, as well as a compilation of current calls for awards nominations and conference call for papers round-up this newsletter issue.

My utmost appreciation goes to the newsletter team: Prashant, Tridibesh, Bee Theng, Redwan, Wathmini, Garima, Naila, Nabeel, and Vaishali. My appreciation also goes to all the content contributors, without whom, this newsletter issue would not have been possible. I hope you will enjoy this latest edition of the IEEE Region 10 Connect. As always, you can reach us at r10-ecn@ieee.org if you have any comments or suggestions to share with us regarding the newsletter.

Thank you and kind regards,

Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi

Chair, IEEE R10 Newsletter Committee