Operating Department Rosters

The Industry Applications Society is comprised of many Technical, Operating Departments and Standing Committees, which are responsible for ensuring our members needs are met.

The IAS Operating Departments are Awards, Chapters and Membership (CMD), Education, Meetings, Publications, and Standards. Each department is headed by a department chair and committee members are listed below. 

Awards Department: Akshay Kumar Rathore, Chair

  • Nominating Committee
Akshay Rathore, Chair


  • Fellows Review Committee

Mohammad Islam, Chair


  • Outstanding Achievment Award
Tom Jahns, Chair t.jahns@ieee.org
  • Society Distinguished Service
John Kay, Chair


  • Outstanding Young Member Achievement Award
Ayman EL-Refaie, Chair amelrefaie@gmail.com
  • Outstanding Young Member Service Award
Peter Magyar, Chair peter.magyar@ieee.org
  • Outstanding Educator/Mentor Service Award
Iqbal Husain, Chair


Chapters and Membership Development Department: Lesley Ann Arakkal, Chair

Education Department: Po-tai Cheng, Chair

  • Webinar Committee
Payman Dehghanian payman@gwu.edu
  • Tutorial Committee

Akshay Kumar Rathore

  • Young Professionals Mentoring Committee
Nishad Mendis Nishad.Mendis@dnvgl.com

Meetings Department: Tamas Ruzsanyi, Chair

  • 2020 Annual Meeting Chair
Wei-Jen Lee wlee@uta.edu

Publications Department: Andy Knight, Chair

  • Transactions Committee
position vacant
  • Proceedings
Barry Brusso b.brusso@ieee.org
  • Transactions Editor-in-chief
Thomas A. Nondahl t.nondahl@ieee.org
  • Magazine Editor-in-chief
Dave Durocher davidbdurocher@ieee.org
  • Scholar One Manuscripts Administrator
Pete Wung


Standards Department: Daleep Mohla, Chair