I wish to thank each certainly one of you to your time, your help, and your imaginative and prescient, as we labored collectively all through the COVID-19 pandemic for the skilled house that we worth a lot. I wish to say from the underside of my coronary heart that I’m so proud that IEEE is my skilled house.
I made a decision to pursue the IEEE presidency in 2021 as a result of I wished to pay again the IEEE group, which has executed a lot for me. It has been my pleasure and honor to serve our members.
When you had been to ask me what I worth most about IEEE, I’d say it’s the many alternatives to construct friendships with folks from world wide who come from completely different cultures, backgrounds, and methods of life. Everybody has their very own distinctive knowledge to supply. I’ve additionally been impressed by IEEE’s core mission: “Advancing know-how for the good thing about humanity.” It was the very motive why I got down to be a scientist and technologist.
“When you had been to ask me what I worth most about IEEE, I’d say it’s the many alternatives to construct friendships with folks from world wide who come from completely different cultures, backgrounds, and methods of life.”
As a result of I like IEEE, I wished to show that the group is really numerous and inclusive. I used to be the primary East-Asian president of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. I used to be the primary Asian vice chairman of the IEEE Technical Actions Board. And I used to be the primary IEEE president of Chinese language descent. I say this not for my private glory however to show to the world and our members that in IEEE, people from completely different backgrounds and cultures can play a serious function and make a fantastic influence.
I’ll treasure my many fond recollections of you. Most significantly, I’ll treasure the friendships I’ve made with all of you. We share a standard technical language, mutual passions, and knowledgeable house that defines who we’re.
We’ve got completed lots collectively. However all the pieces will come to an finish. It has been a humbling expertise and an honor to work with you. It’s time to bid farewell as my time period as previous president has come to an finish. If I can put my ideas into one sentence, it’s: “Previous troopers by no means die—they simply fade away.”
This previous soldier will proceed to contribute to IEEE in significant methods. I’m merely passing the torch to all of you. I’m certain with you; IEEE may have a fantastic future.