R10 YP Personality of the Month – Kurnianingsih

Indonesia Section

Kurnianingsih became an IEEE member in 2011. She is an active member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS) and member of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (IEEE SMCS).

She started her journey as Founder and Chair of IEEE Indonesia Young Professionals (YP) from 23rd March 2016 to 29th March 2019. She has organized several YP activities such as industrial workshop on IEEE Cyberneticscom 2016 in collaboration with IEEE PES, industrial workshop on IEEE WPMC 2017, etc.

In 2017, IEEE Indonesia Section organized the 1st IEEE Indonesia WISHY Congress 2017 and Dr. Kurnianingsih was appointed as the General Chair of this event. The WISHY Congress covers Women in Engineering, Industry, Students, Humanitarian, and Young Professionals (WISHY). The theme of the congress was “Technology for Quality of Life”. The WISHY Congress was held in conjunction with the 6th IEEE International Conference on Communication, Networks and Satellite (COMNETSAT 2017) and attended by 150 participants.

The success of WISHY Congress 2017 resulted in her being appointed as General Co-Chair of the IEEE Region 10 Students, Young Professionals, Women in Engineering, and Life Member (SYWL) Congress 2018, which was held from 30th August to 2nd September 2018 at Prime Plaza Hotel, Sanur – Bali, Indonesia. The event was a spectacular success and attended by over 300 delegates coming from 50 sections within Region 10 as well as from other regions as well (Region 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 8). The theme of the Congress was “Collaborative Innovation for Society Development”. 

Dr. Kurnianingsih has been serving as an executive committee member in IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific Region) since 2018 and is now presently Information Management Committee Chair. She is also currently serving as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Indonesia Section for 2019-2020 and as Secretary of the IEEE SMCS Indonesia Chapter. She was a recipient of the IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals Award in Academia in 2018 and a recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Award of Valued Service and Contribution to Young Professional Activities in Indonesia in 2019.

Dr. Kurnianingsih is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Semarang, Indonesia. Her administrative duties at the educational institution and her role as an IEEE volunteer in both IEEE Region 10 and IEEE Indonesia Section are mutually aligned. She was also awarded the 2019 Outstanding Lecturer of Science and Technology, Politeknik Negeri Semarang, Indonesia.

“IEEE has made a significant impact in both my professional and personal life. IEEE has a great network which comprises of the world’s leading technologists and innovators, who explore how technology drives the world and impacts current and future societies. I believe the advancing technology can revolutionize the way we live and behave. Through my IEEE journey, I have learnt many great things and I could explore myself and expand my areas of interest. IEEE has helped me to develop my career, passion, interests, and talents; and led me to self-improvement to become a good leader.”                                                                                        Dr. Kurnianingsih