Introducing Tim Lee, SIGHT’s New Steering Committee Chair

I have been an IEEE member for over thirty years but it was only during the last 15 years that I became an IEEE volunteer. When I moved to the Los Angeles area for my new job, after having grown up in the mid-Atlantic region of United States, I decided to join the 1999 IEEE…
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A Vision for SIGHT’s Future: Parting Words from Kartik Kulkarni

Throughout the institution, IEEE is in the midst of a shift as its members increasingly focus their talents on technology that meets basic needs in underserved communities, Kartik Kulkarni says. Kartik has chaired IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology’s Steering Committee for the past four years with this transformation as a backdrop. He steps…
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RFID Innovation and Applications in the Spotlight in Southern Alberta

RFID Innovation and Applications inthe Spotlight in Southern Alberta

Radio frequency identification tags are putting products in emerging markets online, enhancing fields such as emergency services livestock, oil and gas, construction, and manufacturing, healthcare, and non-profit logistics, according to Glen Kathler, director of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s RFID Application Development Lab. RFID tags improve processes and track assets, including clothing and medical…
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Helping Countries Connect and Thrive – Starting with Tunisia

By Mei Lin Fung, co-founder of People Centered Internet The Internet is a powerful tool to connect people, organizations, and countries. Funders like the World Bank, and professional organizations, like IEEE will convene twice a year at the IMF/World Bank Spring and Fall Meetings to track our progress in harnessing the Internet to improve people’s…
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IEEE’s Global Humanitarian Technology to the Fisheries Sector

By J.Vincent Jain, Chief Executive, Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen, Member IEEE Madras Section. 1. Introduction The fishery is one of the most vulnerable sectors and fishing is an occupation which is ranked as one of the dangerous occupations in the world. Over 24,000 fishermen die every year. More than 50% of the world’s…
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Pioneering the Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technology Challenge (HRATC)

  Robotics & Automation (R&A) Technologies have the potential to transform and improve the lives of people around the globe by addressing world’s toughest challenges. The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society – Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (RAS–SIGHT) is engaging the academic and non-academic community to propose viable solutions in R&A to address relevant…
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Humanitarian Design a Big Hit in Toronto

On Sunday May 4th, Dr. Sawsan Abdul-Majid and her SIGHT team from IEEE Region 7 (Canada) hosted the final event of a student design competition. Dr. Abdul-Majid is an dynamic SIGHT volunteer at both the Region 7 level, and in Ottawa where she is a research associate at the university of Ottawa and a founding…
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