Welcome to the official website of the IEEE Western Australia (WA) Section. IEEE WA Section is a not-for-profit technical unincorporated association registered with the Australian Business Registrar (ABN 73 150 912 699), and represents the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in Western Australia. In this website, you will find information about the Section, its sub-units, committee and activities.




IEEE Western Australia was established on 24 May 1984. The following is the list of past and current section chairs.

1984 Alan Billings 1992 Yianni Attikiouzel 2000 Kit Po Wong 2008 Douglas Chai 2016 Cesar Ortega
1985 Alan Billings 1993 Yianni Attikiouzel 2001 Lance Fung 2009 Kevin Wong 2017 Cesar Ortega
1986 Alan Billings 1994 Yianni Attikiouzel 2002 Lance Fung 2010 Valerie Maxville 2018 Harry McDonald
1987 Alan Billings 1995 Dorota Kieronska 2003 Douglas Chai 2011 Valerie Maxville 2019 Harry McDonald
1988 Yianni Attikiouzel 1996 Dorota Kieronska 2004 Douglas Chai 2012 Kevin Wong 2020 Farhad Shahnia
1989 Yianni Attikiouzel 1997 Harry McDonald 2005 Lance Fung 2013 Lance Fung 2021 Farhad Shahnia
1990 Yianni Attikiouzel 1998 Harry McDonald 2006 Lance Fung 2014 Adam Osseiran
1991 Laurie Faraone 1999 Kit Po Wong 2007 Douglas Chai 2015 Adam Osseiran    




VALE - Kit Po Wong (Born: 7 Oct 1946 Died: 8 Jul 2018)

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our great colleague and friend Professor Kit Po Wong.
Our Tribute to Kit Po Wong






31 March 2021: WA Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Annual Technical Seminar, Award Ceremony and Networking Dinner

Organised by the IEEE WA Industrial Electronics Society (IES)


Annual General Meeting (AGM) and end of year networking dinner

AGM and Dinner

Every year, IEEE colleagues in Western Australia (WA) get together in December for the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The IEEE WA Section is inviting all IEEE members to attend this year’s AGM, which will be at 6:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 16th at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth. There will be a pre-dinner drink and dinner after the AGM.

Who can attend:

IEEE and non-IEEE members subject to registering for the AGM and purchasing a ticket for the networking dinner.

Date and times:

Wednesday, 16th December 2020


The Pan Pacific Hotel (207 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth)




Call for Nominations for the 2021 Officer and Membership roles at the IEEE Western Australia Section Committee

2021 committee nominations

The IEEE is the largest professional engineering organisation in the world, with over 400,000 members worldwide. Western Australia has over 600 IEEE members.

The IEEE Western Australia (WA) Section Committee represents the IEEE in WA and plans for the programs and activities of the IEEE and its members in WA. The term of the officers and members in this Committee is one year.

The term of the elected officers for the Committee ends at the end of December, and the newly elected officers take office from January 1st of the following year.

The IEEE WA Section is inviting nominations from all local IEEE members to join and serve on its committees in 2021.

The main officer roles are: Chair, Chair-elect, Vice-chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Committee also consists of many members who can take various roles depending on their interest, availability, and experience. As a member of the committee, you will get the opportunity to work with other IEEE volunteers and provide suggestions and feedback for improving the IEEE visibility in the State or benefiting the local IEEE members. The amount of time that you devote to volunteering is up to you and the role that you might enjoy, either because it suits your existing skills or you would like some challenges. It can be a foot in the door to other IEEE volunteer activities locally and internationally plus career progression and recognition.

Committee roles:


Section Meeting Frequency:

Nomination Submission:

Submission Deadline:


When multiple nominations are received for the Chair, Chair-elect, Vice-chair, Secretary, and Treasurer offices, a ballot at the Section’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) (scheduled for 6-7pm on Wednesday, Dec. 16th) will determine the elected officers.

More information:

For more information on the election, AGM, the roles, or if you don’t know other IEEE members and need to be linked to some to get their support for the nomination form, please contact:


Student Competition 2020 - “The IEEE Perfect Pitch 5-minute Competition”

Perfect Pitch 2020

IEEE Western Australia Section is inviting all IEEE student and Graduate student members in Western Australia to participate in ‘The IEEE Perfect Pitch 5-minute Competition’. Projects in all areas of IEEE can be presented by the IEEE student and Graduate student members to showcase their projects and how well they can present it.

All IEEE student and Graduate student members, residing or studying in Western Australia and with an active IEEE membership status, can participate in this competition. The Competition will be in two separate categories of Undergraduate and Postgraduate.

Attendance is free for all participants and attendees.

How to participate:

A single page/slide PowerPoint, PDF, Picture or OpenDocument file about the project and abstract with key words to be uploaded via an online link (https://forms.gle/GfkTo8kTWG5V9juh7) before the submission due date. Undergraduate and Graduate students will be evaluated separately.


The competition will be in-person and will include 2 stages:

Important dates:


All IEEE student and Graduate student members are allowed and encouraged to participate in this competition.

Cash Prizes:

Winners will be awarded with cash prize, and a certificate from IEEE Western Australia Section:

More information:

Please contact Dr Guanjin Wang (Guanjin.Wang@murdoch.edu.au), the IEEE WA Section’s Student Competition Coordinator for more information.


Date: 10th December 2020

Venue Address: Murdoch University

Registration is free

Who can attend:


Lance Fung elected as 2021-2022 Asia-Pacific Region (R10) Director-elect

Lance Fung

The IEEE Western Australia (WA) Section congratulates Lance Fung, the elected IEEE Asia-Pacific Region (R10) Director-elect for 2021-2022. Lance will then serve as the Director of the IEEE Asia-Pacific Region for 2023 and 2024. Lance had got the support of the majority of the votes in the Asia-Pacific Region amongst 4 candidates for this position.

Lance has been an active member of the IEEE and has served the IEEE in various voluntary local committee roles for the past 26 years such as:

The IEEE WA Section wishes best for Lance in his new role for serving the IEEE and IEEE members.


2020 Outstanding IEEE WA Section volunteer awards

The IEEE WA section is seeking nominations for 4 outstanding IEEE volunteer of the year awards.

These are:

Applications will close by close of business on the 4th November 2020.

Winners will be advised on the 16th November 2020 and expected presentation of certificate at the AGM on the 16th Dec 2020.

Please read the guidelines linked for each award above and complete the nomination form.

To nominate please fill out and email the nomination form to the section secretary Md Shoeb by close of business Wednesday 4th November 2020.




IEEE Day Networking Event 2020

Registration required.


IEEE WA section support for STEM program in Western Australia

Seeking expressions of interest from IEEE WA Members

STEM Professionals in Schools is a CSIRO national volunteer program that facilitates voluntary partnerships between schools and industry to bring real STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) into the classroom.

The STEM Professionals in Schools program partners teachers with STEM professionals to enhance STEM teaching practices and deliver engaging STEM education in Australian schools. STEM Professionals in Schools is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

More details: STEM_csiro_support_jun_2019.doc.


IEEE WA Section meetings


The IEEE WA section meets approximately every 6 weeks to discuss both operational items and long term goals.

All of the sub-units are represented at the section meeting - technical chapters, student branches, WIE, and YP. Volunteers also manage other specialised portfolios like web page, awards, and industry liaison.

The 2019 meetings are hosted at Murdoch University. On this occasion the meeting was hosted at Curtin University and a new pull up banner was on display. The pull up banner and the fabric banner are part of the sections plans to promote the IEEE brand at events. A proposal to form a new Industrial Electronics chapter was also discussed and approved at this meeting.

All of the entities are always looking for new volunteers to help. Please contact the section chairperson Harry McDonald at harry.mcdonald{at}ieee.org for further information.