You can get in touch with the SAC team through: firstname.lastname@example.org
The R8 SAC Members currently are:
Efthymia K. Arvaniti -Region 8 SAC Chair
Efthymia has graduated from the University of Thessaly, Dpt of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics. Her main scientific interests are focused in Biomedical Informatics and Neuroengineering.
She is currently working on building her Startup company, which aims to help people who suffer from autoimmune diseases and face speech disorders due to neurological origins, communicate with their environment on their everyday life.
She has been an IEEE member since 2008, served as the Region 8 Student Branch Coordinator for the years 2013-2014, as the IEEE Greece Section Student Representative for 2011-2013 and as the and Chair of the IEEE UCG Student Branch in 2010-2011. She currently serves as Vice-Coordinator at the IEEE Academic, a project were students and professors are working together to create free educational material, available for everyone. As the Region Student Representative in the Region 8 Student Activities Committee, she aims to provide to the Region, tools and opportunities for communication and extroversion, assisting their members and students and encouraging their collaboration towards contribution to the society.
Mona Ghassemian -Region 8 Past SAC Chair
Paul Micallef – Region 8 Student Paper Contest Coordinator
Paul Micallef is a retired Associate Professor at the University of Malta, a former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and a former Head of Department of Communications and Computer Engineering. He has been an IEEE Member since October 1976, and now an IEEE Life Member. Paul is also a former Chair of the IEEE R8 Malta Section. Currently also the International Secretary of the Chamber of Engineers of Malta, involved also in Continuous Professional Development Strategy for the Engineering Profession in Malta. His research interests are speech technology and he is still involved in producing Technology tools for Maltese.
Ana Inês Inácio – Region 8 Student Representative
I am Inês and I am a Portuguese who is leaving in The Netherlands.
I am an Electronics and Telecom. Engineer with a Masters from University of Aveiro (UA) and University of Eindhoven. Currently, I am pursuing my PhD degree at the University of Twente (UT), in the Integrated Circuit Design Group. Throughout my academic years, I have been involved in the UA SB and UT SB, being responsible for their revitalization in 2010 and 2016, respectively. Meanwhile, I also served as the Chair of the Benelux YP Affinity Group, in 2015/16.
Since 2010, after meeting many visionary people at Leuven SB and GOLD Congress, I had no doubt on what IEEE could do for myself. Since then, dream affirmations as:
This is so cool! [Space, programming, robots, random SW, …] I would really like to know more about it!
…became so easily achievable!
I believe that passion for humanity and technology can take you (almost) anywhere. Hence, my goal as Region 8 Student Representative will be to assist, challenge and inspire as many motivated students and members to bring their valuable contribution to our society.
Sara BEN RABII – Region 8 Student Branch Coordinator
I’m José Miguel A. Sepulcre and Im a student of Electronic & Industrial Automation engineering degree and Electrical engineering degree in University Miguel Hernández of Elche, Spain. I’m member of IEEE since 2014 and I’ve served as secretary on my student branch and as the Section Student Representative in Section Spain in 2015-2017. My first big experience was 2014 SYP Krakow and the motivation it supplied me keeps growing with each IEEE event I participate in.
Yara Melki – Region 8 Awards & Contests Coordinator
One of the biggest projects I am taking part in revolves around generating energy out of pull-down gym machines. The idea behind this project is to create green energy while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
I have been an active IEEE member for the past 3 years. I started off as an IEEE student representative and then got elected as Vice President of AUB’s student branch. My main contributions to the organization were in 2015 where I was the IEEE Day Ambassador and the Lebanese Chair of the IEEE Grand Tech. The latter is an initiative consisting of a series of technical events in the Arab World, focused on computing technologies.
I am currently acting president of my university’s student branch and Awards and Contests coordinator at the Student Activities in Region 8.
Over the years, many have been members of SAC and contributed to R8 Student Activities. You can find them, starting 2010, in our History page.