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About IEEE Lebanon Section
The IEEE Lebanon section was established on 18 November 2004. The IEEE Saudi Arabian (East) Section played a pivotal role in the petition process as they helped organize the reception during which the petition to establish the section was signed. The founding Chair of the IEEE Lebanon Section was Dr. Mohamad Adnan Al-Alaoui who served as the interim chair from November 18, 2004 to February 27, 2005 when the election of the first Executive Committee of the new IEEE Lebanon Section was held. The elected committee included Dr. Al-Alaoui as Chairman of the section, Dr. Elias Nassar as Vice Chairman, Mr. Ghassan Shaaban as Treasurer and Dr. Hadi Sawaya as secretary. On July 01, 2006 the Lebanese government granted IEEE Lebanon Section the Lebanese License.
The total number of members at the time was around 900. Now, based on the figures of December 2016, the number of active members is more than 1400 including around 850 student members.
IEEE Lebanon Section currently has six technical society chapters related to Communications, Computer, Circuits and Systems, Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Magnetics, Antennas and Propagation, Microwave Theory and Techniques, Instrumentation and Measurements, Robotics and Automation, and Control Systems.
The section has also three affinity groups, the Young Professionals (YP) affinity group and the Women in Engineering (WIE) affinity group and the Life Member (LM) affinity group.
Seventeen student branches spread over the main universities of the country. The section relies on these branches, chapters and affinity groups to promote engineering and technology by organizing multiple events such as seminars, workshops, competitions, training, and conferences.