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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

Name Date Formed Chapter Chair Officers Start Date Officers End Date Count of Members
Alaska Section, GRS29 02.19.2011 Franz J Meyer 03.26.2011 37
Bangalore Section Chapter, GRS29 12.24.2012 Daya Sagar S Behara 12.24.2012 31
Beijing Section Chapter, GRS29 03.12.1998 Ya-Qiu Jin 03.12.1998 31.12.03 317
Chao Wang 01.01.2004
Boston Section Chapter, GRS29 08.24.1995 John P Kerekes 08.24.1995 31.12.04 173
William J Blackwell 01.01.2005 31.12.06
01.01.2008 10.03.14
Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo 03.11.2014
Brazil Council Chapter, GRS29 02.09.2015 Alejandro C Frery 02.09.2015 05.03.15 91
Raul Queiroz Feitosa 03.16.2015
Delhi Section Chapter, GRS29 01.03.2012 Om Prakash Narayan Calla 01.03.2012 53
Eastern North Carolina Sect Chap,GRS29 10.13.2003 Linda B Hayden 10.13.2003 226
France Section Chapter, GRS29 03.13.2007 Jocelyn Chanussot 03.13.2007 16.12.10 286
Gregoire M Mercier 12.16.2010 01.04.13
Mathieu Fauvel 04.01.2013
Germany Section Chapter,GRS29 05.22.2003 Alberto Moreira 05.22.2003 01.04.08 349
Irena Hajnsek 04.01.2008
Guadalajara Section Chapter, GRS29 10.04.2012 Ivan E Villalon-Turrubiates 10.04.2012 17
Gujarat Section Chapter, GRS29 05.02.2013 Shiv Mohan 05.02.2013 25
Islamabad Section Chapter, GRS29 06.09.2008 Muhammad U Khattak 06.09.2008 31.12.14 30
Fahim Arif 01.01.2015
Italy (Central) Section Chapter,GRS29 07.17.1998 Domenic Solimini 08.17.1998 31.12.05 475*
Nazzareno Pierdicca 01.01.2006 30.05.11
Simonetta Paloscia 05.30.2011
Italy (South) Section Chapter,GRS29 04.25.2003 Maurizio Migliaccio 04.25.2003 30.04.14
Antonio Iodice 05.01.2014
Kolkata Section Chapter, GRS29 09.19.2012 Animesh Maitra 09.19.2012 47
Malaysia Section Chapter, GRS29 09.27.2012 Hean T Chuah 09.27.2012 17.01.15 72
Voon Chet Koo 01.17.2015
Metropolitan Los Angeles Section Chapter, GRS29 08.25.2009 Erika Podest 08.25.2009 31.12.11 102
Paul A Rosen 06.18.2012
Nanjing Section Chapter, GRS29 02.22.2010 Feng Jiao 02.22.2010 59
Saudi Arabia Section Chapter, GRS29 09.22.2011 Yakoub Bazi 09.22.2011 25.09.14 33
Haikel S Alhichri 09.25.2014
Seoul Section Chapter,GRS29 07.09.2001 Wooil M Moon 07.09.2001 19.04.07 131
Yisok Oh 04.19.2007 31.12.08
Joong-Sun Won 01.01.2009 31.12.14
Hoonyol Lee 01.01.2015
Southeastern Michigan Section Chapter,GRS29 10.18.1985 Richard W Larson 11.01.1985 30.06.86 91
Barbara A Burns 06.01.1986 31.10.87
Eric S Kasischke 01.01.1989 31.07.89
Thomas F Haddock 08.01.1989 31.07.92
Kamal Sarabandi 08.01.1992 31.07.98
Raymond H Sasinowski 08.01.1993 31.07.94
Robert G Onstott 08.01.1998 23.10.03
Mahta Moghaddam 01.01.2005 31.12.07
01.01.2008 01.01.11
Adib Nashashibi 01.01.2011
Spain Section Chapter, GRS-29 11.09.2000 Adriano Camps 11.09.2000 31.12.05 151
Juan M Lopez-Sanchez 01.01.2006 18.11.12
Antonio Plaza 11.19.2012
Taipei Section Chapter,GRS29 05.03.2004 Kun-Shan Chen 05.03.2004 31.01.12 82
Yang-Lang Chang 02.01.2012
Turkey Section Chapter, GRS29 12.11.2012 Kadim Tasdemir 12.11.2012 66
United Arab Emirates Section Chapter, GRS29 12.27.2014 Prashanth R Marpu 12.27.2014 20
Wuhan Section Chapter, GRS29 06.17.2014 Liangpei Zhang 06.17.2014 53
Atlanta Section Chapter, AES10/GRS29 02.10.1994 J A Bruder 01.01.1995 31.12.95 279
Aram A Partizian 01.01.1996 31.12.96
Marvin N Cohen 01.01.1997 31.12.99
David D Aalfs 01.01.2000 31.12.01
Richard J Levin 01.01.2002 31.12.03
Greg A Showman 01.01.2004 31.12.09
James C Kerce 01.01.2010 01.07.11
Kristin F Bing 09.26.2012
William E Wilson 07.01.2011 01.01.14
Australia Capital Terr/New South Wales Jt. GRS29 04.16.2010 Xiuping Jia 04.16.2010 31.12.13 97
Simit Raval 11.05.2013 31.12.13
Fuqin Li 01.01.2014
Benelux Section Chapter, AES10/GRS29 04.25.2012 Mark J Bentum 04.25.2012 215
Central Illinois Section Chapter, AP03/GRS29/PHO36 06.25.2012 Weng C Chew 06.25.2012 126
Croatia Section Jt Chapter, AES10/GRS29 09.19.2011 Juraj Bartolic 09.19.2011 31.12.15 29
Denver/High Plains Section Jt. Chapter, GRS 07.05.2011 William J Emery 07.05.2011 01.03.15 126
Albin J Gasiewski 03.01.2015
Indonesia Section Joint Chapter, GRS29/AES10 03.04.2013 Arifin Nugroho 03.04.2013 70
Melbourne Section Jt. Chapter, GRS29/AES10/C16 02.14.2013 William Junek 281
Ottawa Section Chapter,SP01/OE22/GRS29 02.06.1998 James G Ryan 02.06.1998 31.12.03 308
Slawomir B Wesolkowski 01.01.2004 11.11.04
Miodrag Bolic 11.11.2004 31.12.08
Balakumar Balasingam 01.01.2009 31.12.10
Yifeng Zhou 11.03.2011
Quebec Section Jt Chap,AES10/OE22/GRS29 03.28.2005 Xavier Maldague 03.28.2005 31.12.05 45
Alexandre Jouan 01.01.2006 31.12.07
Yves DeVillers 01.01.2008 31.12.10
01.01.2012 31.12.14
Georges Fournier 01.01.2015 30.06.17
Rochester/Binghamton/Buffalo/Ithaca/Syracuse,GRS29 05.27.2007 John P Kerekes 05.27.2007 31.12.10 87
Jan A van Aardt 01.01.2011 05.02.13
Anthony Vodacek 02.05.2013 31.03.15
05.05.2015 31.12.15
Singapore Section Jt. Chapter, AES10/GRS29 03.20.2013 See Kye Yak 03.20.2013 71
South Africa Section Chapter, AES10/GRS29 07.08.1991 Michael R Inggs 07.01.1991 11.04.09 139
Meena D. Lysko 04.12.2009 23.02.13
Jeanine Engelbrecht 02.13.2014
Waldo Kleynhans 02.18.2014
Tokyo/Japan Sections Jt Chap,GRS29 07.08.1982 Sadao Fujimura 01.01.1982 28.02.86 364
Sueo Ueno 02.01.1986 31.01.88
Ryuzo Yokoyama 01.01.1988 31.12.89
Yoshifumi Yasuoka 01.01.1990 31.01.92
Mikio Takagi 02.01.1992 31.01.94
Yoshiyu Kawata 02.01.1994 31.03.96
Minoru Inamura 04.01.1996 31.03.98
Ken-Ich Okamoto 04.01.1998 31.12.00
Kazuo Ouchi 01.01.2001 31.12.01
Yoshio Yamaguchi 01.01.2002 31.12.03
Masanobu Shimada 01.01.2004 31.12.05
Motoyuki Sato 01.01.2006 31.12.07
Yoshikazu Iikura 01.01.2008 31.12.09
Yoshihisa Hara 01.01.2010 31.12.11
Hiroshi Kimura 01.01.2012 31.12.13
Akira Hirose 01.01.2014 12.08.14
Isamu Chiba 08.12.2014 12.08.14
Akira Hirose 08.13.2014
Toronto Chp, VT/CIS/IT12/UFFC/OE22/CS/GRS/ITS/BIO 05.19.1993 DMichael Miller 11.01.1993 30.06.97 3825
Patrick G Gulak 01.01.1997 31.12.00
Konstantin N Plataniotis 01.01.2001 31.12.02
Michael L Mcguire 01.01.2003 31.12.03
Sridhar Krishnan 01.01.2004 12.08.05
Bruno N DiStefano 08.12.2005 31.12.09
Anna T Lawniczak 01.01.2010 31.12.11
Karl Martin 01.01.2012 01.08.13
Bruno N DiStefano 08.01.2013
UK and Ireland Section Chapter,OE22/GRS29/AES10 09.01.2004 Yong Xue 09.01.2004 703
Ukraine,AP/NPS/AES/ED/MTT/GRS (East) 05.24.1995 Alexander I Nosich 05.24.1995 31.12.95 722
Nikolay A Khizhnyak 01.01.1996 31.12.96
Alexander I Nosich 01.01.1997 31.12.97
Yakov S Shifrin 01.01.1998 31.12.00
Yevgeny M Kuleshov 01.01.2001 31.12.02
Anatoly A Kirilenko 01.01.2003 31.12.05
Eldar Veliev 01.01.2006 31.12.06
Yevgeny M Kuleshov 01.01.2007 31.12.07
Alexander I Nosich 01.01.2008 31.12.08
Oksana V Shramkova 01.01.2009 31.12.10
Kostyantyn V Ilyenko 01.01.2011 31.12.12
Nataliya K Sakhnenko 01.01.2013 31.12.14
Nickola T Cherpak 01.01.2015 31.12.16
Vancouver AES10/GRS29/RL07/PSE43/MTT17/EMC27/AP03 05.23.2005 Mohamed H Omran 05.23.2005 14.10.05 221
Steven A McClain 10.14.2005 31.12.11
David G Michelson 11.11.2009
Wa/No. Va Jt Sect Chap,GRS29 02.18.1986 J A Gatlin 02.01.1986 30.06.87 674
Thomas J Schmugge 07.01.1987 30.06.88
Ronald H Estes 07.01.1988 30.06.89
James C Tilton 07.01.1989 30.06.91
John A Kogut 07.01.1991 30.06.92
Shunlin Liang 01.01.2000 31.12.01
Guoqing Sun 01.01.2003 31.12.04
Shunlin Liang 01.01.2005 31.12.06
James C Tilton 01.01.2007 09.01.12
Miguel O Roman 01.09.2012 23.02.13
James C Tilton 05.06.2013 01.02.14
Zhuosen Wang 02.01.2014
Winnipeg Section Jt. Chapter, AES10/GRS29 03.16.2015 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