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SSCS Member-at-Large 2023-2025

Each year, SSCS rotates out the five Members-at-Large whose term on the AdCom will be ending in December. This is done through the annual SSCS AdCom Election, which will be held in the Fall. 

The role of a MAL is to understand the society’s strategic plan, and consider and vote on motions aimed at supporting our strategy through new or modified programs and services. MALs, along with other AdCom members, are responsible for providing financial oversight, ensuring adequate resources for SSCS to fulfill its mission, ensuring legal and ethical integrity, effective organizational planning, recruiting and orienting new AdCom members, and enhancing SSCS’s public standing through involvement in the society’s various committees.

The current slate can be found here. At this time, we are opening the Petition Process for this upcoming election to anyone who would like to petition to be a candidate in the election. Please see the Petition Process information here, if you would like to be a petitioner.

 

If you have any questions, please email the Society Administrative Office at SSCS-Elections@ieee.org.

Feature Article

SSCS Young Professionals for Excellence Webinar 

Understanding Work Culture and Its Importance to Succeed

Panelists: Carolina Mora Lopez, Alice Wang, and Vivek Subramanian 

Wednesday, July 13th, 11 AM ET, Click here to register!

The famous quote “Culture eats strategy for breakfast “ from Peter Drucker implies that a company's culture is decisive to attainment. Culture isn’t about comfy chairs; rather, it is about the shared value, attributes, and characteristics of a company on how they handle situations like high pressure or tough deadlines, treat customers or business partners, and beyond. As a young professional and a future employee, you might wonder how one contributes to the working culture and how the human factor plays a role in the working environment. You might even wonder what a healthy culture really means fundamentally and what you can do to adapt to it. In this webinar, we invite three senior professionals who have worked in multiple organizations around the globe. They will share their personal journeys of working in different environments and how they adapt to different cultures. Live Q&A session will follow to answer all the questions. Registration is free and open to all.

Technology Spotlight

Upcoming SSCS Webinar - "Towards High Efficiency Rational Switched-Capacitor Power Converter Topologies" - Presented by Prof. Man-Kay Law 

Thursday, June 30th, 9:00 AM ET

Click here to Register!

Abstract: With the advantages of higher-quality on-chip power components, fine system integrability and better loop stability, switched-capacitor power converters (SCPC) have attracted widespread interests in large-scale SoCs, low-power wireless integrated systems, and energy-harvesting-powered sensor microsystems. However, such applications typically require a high conversion efficiency in a small form factor as well as dynamic input/output voltage adaptation, inevitably raising the design challenges due to the diverse intrinsic limitations with the conventional SCPC topologies. This presentation will first review the key fundamental principles of SCPCs, together with the theoretical loss evaluation models. It will then introduce state-of-the-art rational topology designs and circuit implementations. The design tradeoffs among different rational topologies will also be introduced.

Biography: Man-Kay Law received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2006 and 2011, respectively. In 2011, he joined the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau, Macau, China, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests include ultra-low power sensing circuits and systems, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, and energy harvesting techniques. He served as a distinguished lecturer for both IEEE SSCS and IEEE CASS. He is a senior member of IEEE, and is a member of the Technical Program Committee of ISSCC.

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