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IEEE is the leading professional association for the advancement of technology, and is the world's largest technical professional society.

2018SFBACinoutofficers The San Francisco Bay Area Council (SFBAC) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is comprised of three Sections —

Oakland/East Bay,
San Francisco,
and Santa Clara Valley.

Together these three Sections have the largest membership of any IEEE area in the world. Worldwide, IEEE has more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries; SFBAC membership is nearly 19,000 people.

  Pictured in this photo includes George Puffeett, Bill DeHope, Sandra Winkler, Ed Aoki, and outgoing SF section delegate Ted Grabowsky.

Chapters, Societies, and Affinity Groups

SFBAC hosts 27 active IEEE Societies and two active IEEE Technology Councils. There are active Student Branches and Society Chapters at San Francisco State, Stanford, UC Berkeley, The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State, and Santa Clara University.

Engineering chapters, societies, and affinity groups in the SF Bay Area include:
* Antenna and Propagation * Circuits & Systems * Computer * Consultant's Network Affinity Group * Communications * Consumer Electronics * Control Systems * Components, IC Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies * Engineering In Medicine in Biology * Technology and Engineering Management  * Electromagnetic Compatibility * Industry Applications * Instrumentation & Measurement * Life Members Affinity Group * Magnetics * MEMS & Sensors Council * Microwave Theory, and Techniques * Nanotechnology Council * Nuclear Plasma Sciences * Photonics * PhotoVoltaics * Power Electronics * Power & Energy and Industry Applications * Product Safety Engineering * Reliability * Robotics & Automation *Signal Processing * Solid State Circuits * Women In Engineering Affinity Group * Young Professionals Affinity Group