IEEE Region 8 Member, Gerhard Hancke appointed to lead the IEEE Ethics & Member Conduct Committee

[singlepic id=1304 w=140 h=187 float=right]We are happy to announce that Gerhard Hancke, a Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria, South Africa has been appointed to lead the IEEE Ethics & Member Conduct Committee. This is a one-year appointment, starting Jan. 2010.

The following extract has been taken from the website:

The Ethics & Member Conduct Committee advises the IEEE Board of Directors on ethics policy and concerns and makes recommendations for educational programs to promote the ethical behavior of members and staff, among other activities.

Through its Ethics and Member Conduct Committee, IEEE aims to

  • foster awareness on ethical issues;
  • promote ethical behavior amongst those working within IEEE fields of interest; and
  • create a world in which engineers and scientists are respected for exemplary ethical behavior.

Gerhard Hancke invites for direct and personal reach to any IEEE member that has suggestions on how the committee could be further improved.