Chapters

 

IEEE Geoscience Electronics Group (G-GE) and Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Chapter History

The first Chapter of the G-GE was formed in Houston, Texas with approval on December 11, 1962. The Chairman of that chapter was L. B. McManis.

By 1968 activity had expanded to five regular chapters located in Houston, Los Angeles, Washington, Tulsa and Providence. In 1968, the Houston Chapter was chaired by R. J. Schwartz, the Los Angeles Chapter by Martin N. Kaplin, the Washington Chapter by Edward W. Bisone, the Tulsa Chapter by John L. Shanks and the Providence, Rhode Island Chapter by Arthur S. Westneat. Since G-GE was one of the smallest IEEE technical societies, attendance at chapter meetings ranged from poor (4 – 5) to excellent (over 30). Chapter chairmen arranged for dinner speakers, local plant tours, and other activities of interest to G-GE members.

-Keith Carver

After the foundation of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society in 1980 the chapter foundation started new. The first GRSS chapter founded was the Japan Council Chapter on 08.07.82. From this time on the number of GRSS chapters was growing continuously to 30 Chapters on 2011.

In the following table the chapters are listed alphabetically with their date of foundation and the current chapter chair and the chapter membership. GRSS chapters are marked GRS29. Combined chapters list also the other cooperating Societies.

IEEE GRSS Chapter History as of June 29, 2015

Type

Name

Date Formed

Officers Position

First Name

Middle Initial

Last Name

Officers Start Date

Officers End Date

Count of Members

Chapter

Alaska Section, GRS29

02.19.2011

Chapter Chair

Franz

J

Meyer

03.26.2011

37

Bangalore Section Chapter, GRS29

12.24.2012

Chapter Chair

Daya Sagar

S

Behara

12.24.2012

31

Beijing Section Chapter, GRS29

03.12.1998

Chapter Chair

Ya-Qiu

Jin

03.12.1998

31.12.03

317

Chapter Chair

Chao

Wang

01.01.2004

Boston Section Chapter, GRS29

08.24.1995

Chapter Chair

John

P

Kerekes

08.24.1995

31.12.04

173

Chapter Chair

William

J

Blackwell

01.01.2005

31.12.06

01.01.2008

10.03.14

Chapter Chair

Francesca

Scire-Scappuzzo

03.11.2014

Brazil Council Chapter, GRS29

02.09.2015

Chapter Chair

Alejandro

C

Frery

02.09.2015

05.03.15

91

Chapter Chair

Raul Queiroz

Feitosa

03.16.2015

Delhi Section Chapter, GRS29

01.03.2012

Chapter Chair

Om Prakash

Narayan

Calla

01.03.2012

53

Eastern North Carolina Sect Chap,GRS29

10.13.2003

Chapter Chair

Linda

B

Hayden

10.13.2003

226

France Section Chapter, GRS29

03.13.2007

Chapter Chair

Jocelyn

Chanussot

03.13.2007

16.12.10

286

Chapter Chair

Gregoire

M

Mercier

12.16.2010

01.04.13

Chapter Chair

Mathieu

Fauvel

04.01.2013

Germany Section Chapter,GRS29

05.22.2003

Chapter Chair

Alberto

Moreira

05.22.2003

01.04.08

349

Chapter Chair

Irena

Hajnsek

04.01.2008

Guadalajara Section Chapter, GRS29

10.04.2012

Chapter Chair

Ivan

E

Villalon-Turrubiates

10.04.2012

17

Gujarat Section Chapter, GRS29

05.02.2013

Chapter Chair

Shiv

Mohan

05.02.2013

25

Islamabad Section Chapter, GRS29

06.09.2008

Chapter Chair

Muhammad

U

Khattak

06.09.2008

31.12.14

30

Chapter Chair

Fahim

Arif

01.01.2015

Italy (Central) Section Chapter,GRS29

07.17.1998

Chapter Chair

Domenic

Solimini

08.17.1998

31.12.05

475*

Chapter Chair

Nazzareno

Pierdicca

01.01.2006

30.05.11

Chapter Chair

Simonetta

Paloscia

05.30.2011

Italy (South) Section Chapter,GRS29

04.25.2003

Chapter Chair

Maurizio

Migliaccio

04.25.2003

30.04.14

Chapter Chair

Antonio

Iodice

05.01.2014

Kolkata Section Chapter, GRS29

09.19.2012

Chapter Chair

Animesh

Maitra

09.19.2012

47

Malaysia Section Chapter, GRS29

09.27.2012

Chapter Chair

Hean

T

Chuah

09.27.2012

17.01.15

72

Chapter Chair

Voon Chet

Koo

01.17.2015

Metropolitan Los Angeles Section Chapter, GRS29

08.25.2009

Chapter Chair

Erika

Podest

08.25.2009

31.12.11

102

Chapter Chair

Paul

A

Rosen

06.18.2012

Nanjing Section Chapter, GRS29

02.22.2010

Chapter Chair

Feng

Jiao

02.22.2010

59

Saudi Arabia Section Chapter, GRS29

09.22.2011

Chapter Chair

Yakoub

Bazi

09.22.2011

25.09.14

33

Chapter Chair

Haikel

S

Alhichri

09.25.2014

Seoul Section Chapter,GRS29

07.09.2001

Chapter Chair

Wooil

M

Moon

07.09.2001

19.04.07

131

Chapter Chair

Yisok

Oh

04.19.2007

31.12.08

Chapter Chair

Joong-Sun

Won

01.01.2009

31.12.14

Chapter Chair

Hoonyol

Lee

01.01.2015

Southeastern Michigan Section Chapter,GRS29

10.18.1985

Chapter Chair

Richard

W

Larson

11.01.1985

30.06.86

91

Chapter Chair

Barbara

A

Burns

06.01.1986

31.10.87

Chapter Chair

Eric

S

Kasischke

01.01.1989

31.07.89

Chapter Chair

Thomas

F

Haddock

08.01.1989

31.07.92

Chapter Chair

Kamal

Sarabandi

08.01.1992

31.07.98

Chapter Chair

Raymond

H

Sasinowski

08.01.1993

31.07.94

Chapter Chair

Robert

G

Onstott

08.01.1998

23.10.03

Chapter Chair

Mahta

Moghaddam

01.01.2005

31.12.07

01.01.2008

01.01.11

Chapter Chair

Adib

Nashashibi

01.01.2011

Spain Section Chapter, GRS-29

11.09.2000

Chapter Chair

Adriano

Camps

11.09.2000

31.12.05

151

Chapter Chair

Juan

M

Lopez-Sanchez

01.01.2006

18.11.12

Chapter Chair

Antonio

Plaza

11.19.2012

Taipei Section Chapter,GRS29

05.03.2004

Chapter Chair

Kun-Shan

Chen

05.03.2004

31.01.12

82

Chapter Chair

Yang-Lang

Chang

02.01.2012

Turkey Section Chapter, GRS29

12.11.2012

Chapter Chair

Kadim

Tasdemir

12.11.2012

66

United Arab Emirates Section Chapter, GRS29

12.27.2014

Chapter Chair

Prashanth

R

Marpu

12.27.2014

20

Wuhan Section Chapter, GRS29

06.17.2014

Chapter Chair

Liangpei

Zhang

06.17.2014

53

Joint Chapter

Atlanta Section Chapter, AES10/GRS29

02.10.1994

Chapter Chair

J

A

Bruder

01.01.1995

31.12.95

279

Chapter Chair

Aram

A

Partizian

01.01.1996

31.12.96

Chapter Chair

Marvin

N

Cohen

01.01.1997

31.12.99

Chapter Chair

David

D

Aalfs

01.01.2000

31.12.01

Chapter Chair

Richard

J

Levin

01.01.2002

31.12.03

Chapter Chair

Greg

A

Showman

01.01.2004

31.12.09

Chapter Chair

James

C

Kerce

01.01.2010

01.07.11

Chapter Chair

Kristin

F

Bing

09.26.2012

Chapter Chair

William

E

Wilson

07.01.2011

01.01.14

Australia Capital Terr/New South Wales Jt. GRS29

04.16.2010

Chapter Chair

Xiuping

Jia

04.16.2010

31.12.13

97

Chapter Chair

Simit

Raval

11.05.2013

31.12.13

Chapter Chair

Fuqin

Li

01.01.2014

Benelux Section Chapter, AES10/GRS29

04.25.2012

Chapter Chair

Mark

J

Bentum

04.25.2012

215

Central Illinois Section Chapter, AP03/GRS29/PHO36

06.25.2012

Chapter Chair

Weng

C

Chew

06.25.2012

126

Croatia Section Jt Chapter, AES10/GRS29

09.19.2011

Chapter Chair

Juraj

Bartolic

09.19.2011

31.12.15

29

Denver/High Plains Section Jt. Chapter, GRS

07.05.2011

Chapter Chair

William

J

Emery

07.05.2011

01.03.15

126

Chapter Chair

Albin

J

Gasiewski

03.01.2015

Indonesia Section Joint Chapter, GRS29/AES10

03.04.2013

Chapter Chair

Arifin

Nugroho

03.04.2013

70

Melbourne Section Jt. Chapter, GRS29/AES10/C16

02.14.2013

Chapter Fonder

William

Junek

281

Ottawa Section Chapter,SP01/OE22/GRS29

02.06.1998

Chapter Chair

James

G

Ryan

02.06.1998

31.12.03

308

Chapter Chair

Slawomir

B

Wesolkowski

01.01.2004

11.11.04

Chapter Chair

Miodrag

Bolic

11.11.2004

31.12.08

Chapter Chair

Balakumar

Balasingam

01.01.2009

31.12.10

Chapter Chair

Yifeng

Zhou

11.03.2011

Quebec Section Jt Chap,AES10/OE22/GRS29

03.28.2005

Chapter Chair

Xavier

Maldague

03.28.2005

31.12.05

45

Chapter Chair

Alexandre

Jouan

01.01.2006

31.12.07

Chapter Chair

Yves

DeVillers

01.01.2008

31.12.10

01.01.2012

31.12.14

Chapter Chair

Georges

Fournier

01.01.2015

30.06.17

Rochester/Binghamton/Buffalo/Ithaca/Syracuse,GRS29

05.27.2007

Chapter Chair

John

P

Kerekes

05.27.2007

31.12.10

87

Chapter Chair

Jan

A

van Aardt

01.01.2011

05.02.13

Chapter Chair

Anthony

Vodacek

02.05.2013

31.03.15

05.05.2015

31.12.15

Singapore Section Jt. Chapter, AES10/GRS29

03.20.2013

Chapter Chair

See Kye

Yak

03.20.2013

71

South Africa Section Chapter, AES10/GRS29

07.08.1991

Chapter Chair

Michael

R

Inggs

07.01.1991

11.04.09

139

Chapter Chair

Meena

D.

Lysko

04.12.2009

23.02.13

Chapter Chair

Jeanine

Engelbrecht

02.13.2014

Chapter Chair

Waldo

Kleynhans

02.18.2014

Tokyo/Japan Sections Jt Chap,GRS29

07.08.1982

Chapter Chair

Sadao

Fujimura

01.01.1982

28.02.86

364

Chapter Chair

Sueo

Ueno

02.01.1986

31.01.88

Chapter Chair

Ryuzo

Yokoyama

01.01.1988

31.12.89

Chapter Chair

Yoshifumi

Yasuoka

01.01.1990

31.01.92

Chapter Chair

Mikio

Takagi

02.01.1992

31.01.94

Chapter Chair

Yoshiyu

Kawata

02.01.1994

31.03.96

Chapter Chair

Minoru

Inamura

04.01.1996

31.03.98

Chapter Chair

Ken-Ich

Okamoto

04.01.1998

31.12.00

Chapter Chair

Kazuo

Ouchi

01.01.2001

31.12.01

Chapter Chair

Yoshio

Yamaguchi

01.01.2002

31.12.03

Chapter Chair

Masanobu

Shimada

01.01.2004

31.12.05

Chapter Chair

Motoyuki

Sato

01.01.2006

31.12.07

Chapter Chair

Yoshikazu

Iikura

01.01.2008

31.12.09

Chapter Chair

Yoshihisa

Hara

01.01.2010

31.12.11

Chapter Chair

Hiroshi

Kimura

01.01.2012

31.12.13

Chapter Chair

Akira

Hirose

01.01.2014

12.08.14

Chapter Chair

Isamu

Chiba

08.12.2014

12.08.14

Chapter Chair

Akira

Hirose

08.13.2014

Toronto Chp, VT/CIS/IT12/UFFC/OE22/CS/GRS/ITS/BIO

05.19.1993

Chapter Chair

DMichael

Miller

11.01.1993

30.06.97

3825

Chapter Chair

Patrick

G

Gulak

01.01.1997

31.12.00

Chapter Chair

Konstantin

N

Plataniotis

01.01.2001

31.12.02

Chapter Chair

Michael

L

Mcguire

01.01.2003

31.12.03

Chapter Chair

Sridhar

Krishnan

01.01.2004

12.08.05

Chapter Chair

Bruno

N

DiStefano

08.12.2005

31.12.09

Chapter Chair

Anna

T

Lawniczak

01.01.2010

31.12.11

Chapter Chair

Karl

Martin

01.01.2012

01.08.13

Chapter Chair

Bruno

N

DiStefano

08.01.2013

UK and Ireland Section Chapter,OE22/GRS29/AES10

09.01.2004

Chapter Chair

Yong

Xue

09.01.2004

703

Ukraine,AP/NPS/AES/ED/MTT/GRS (East)

05.24.1995

Chapter Chair

Alexander

I

Nosich

05.24.1995

31.12.95

722

Chapter Chair

Nikolay

A

Khizhnyak

01.01.1996

31.12.96

Chapter Chair

Alexander

I

Nosich

01.01.1997

31.12.97

Chapter Chair

Yakov

S

Shifrin

01.01.1998

31.12.00

Chapter Chair

Yevgeny

M

Kuleshov

01.01.2001

31.12.02

Chapter Chair

Anatoly

A

Kirilenko

01.01.2003

31.12.05

Chapter Chair

Eldar

Veliev

01.01.2006

31.12.06

Chapter Chair

Yevgeny

M

Kuleshov

01.01.2007

31.12.07

Chapter Chair

Alexander

I

Nosich

01.01.2008

31.12.08

Chapter Chair

Oksana

V

Shramkova

01.01.2009

31.12.10

Chapter Chair

Kostyantyn

V

Ilyenko

01.01.2011

31.12.12

Chapter Chair

Nataliya

K

Sakhnenko

01.01.2013

31.12.14

Chapter Chair

Nickola

T

Cherpak

01.01.2015

31.12.16

Vancouver AES10/GRS29/RL07/PSE43/MTT17/EMC27/AP03

05.23.2005

Chapter Chair

Mohamed

H

Omran

05.23.2005

14.10.05

221

Chapter Chair

Steven

A

McClain

10.14.2005

31.12.11

Chapter Chair

David

G

Michelson

11.11.2009

Wa/No. Va Jt Sect Chap,GRS29

02.18.1986

Chapter Chair

J

A

Gatlin

02.01.1986

30.06.87

674

Chapter Chair

Thomas

J

Schmugge

07.01.1987

30.06.88

Chapter Chair

Ronald

H

Estes

07.01.1988

30.06.89

Chapter Chair

James

C

Tilton

07.01.1989

30.06.91

Chapter Chair

John

A

Kogut

07.01.1991

30.06.92

Chapter Chair

Shunlin

Liang

01.01.2000

31.12.01

Chapter Chair

Guoqing

Sun

01.01.2003

31.12.04

Chapter Chair

Shunlin

Liang

01.01.2005

31.12.06

Chapter Chair

James

C

Tilton

01.01.2007

09.01.12

Chapter Chair

Miguel

O

Roman

01.09.2012

23.02.13

Chapter Chair

James

C

Tilton

05.06.2013

01.02.14

Chapter Chair

Zhuosen

Wang

02.01.2014

Winnipeg Section Jt. Chapter, AES10/GRS29

03.16.2015

Chapter Chair

Nariman

Firoozy

03.16.2015

25



46 Chapters/Joint Chapters (26 Chapters; 20 Joint Chapters)
*475 = Italy Section GRS Members; combined for Italy (Central) and Italy (South)






Number of Chapters from 1980 to 2015