Chair’s Message

Welcome to the IEEE San Diego Section!  

Our San Diego Section has over 20 local society chapters ranging from Aerospace and Electronic Systems to Vehicular Technology and several affinity groups, with many talented and energetic leaders and volunteers. Our Communication Society Chapter was recognized as best COM-S Chapter in 2013,  Our  Computational Intelligence Society chapter won the  CIS outstanding chapter award in 2019; and our Antennas & Propagation, Solid State Circuits, Microwave Theory and Techniques, Electron Devices, Circuits and Systems joint chapter won the Solid-State and Circle Society (SSCS) outstanding chapter award in 2020.

Our Section supports and serves San Diego engineering and computing professionals to create a community of members who want to learn and share their knowledge in all areas of technologies – including electrical engineering, communications, computer science and related disciplines. Whether you are an IEEE member or someone who is interested in technology, we encourage you to learn more by checking the events page and to attend our technical and social programs.

The Section holds monthly meetings on a variety of topics of interest to EEs and other technologists.  The Section and/or our society chapters and affinity groups often organizes first rate events, such as distinguished lectures, workshops, short courses, and tutorials, which are a great way to learn about the latest developments in your field and maintain or expand your professional network. We have some initiatives in Global Insights to Humanities, Cyber Security, plus new programs. Given the pandemic, it is a challenging to meet in person; we have managed to hold all our meetings online. The section meetings are being organized to be of interest not only electrical engineers, but also engineers in general. They can also fulfill some of the needs of society in terms of supplying information about engineering.

We also have a very active IEEE Consultant’s Network here in San Diego which may be of interest whether you are a consultant or just curious about consulting or entrepreneurship. This well regarded IEEE community has networking opportunities with sister organizations like Evonexus, CONNECT and BIO-COM.

This Section’s website,, includes section information, society chapter officer contact information as well as upcoming events. In addition you should sign up to receive e-mails about our San Diego meetings which are open to all, without regard to society membership or dues. In addition, do sign-up to our IEEE San Diego LinkedIn Group and the new IEEE Collobratec website.

Members should seriously consider elevation to senior member class if you meet the criteria. Please check the senior membership program under the Members tap.

The section always has need of active volunteers. Should you want to explore section participation opportunities, please contact us.

Again, welcome to the IEEE San Diego Section. I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or drop me an email ( if you want to contact me.

Zhensheng Zhang
San Diego Section Chair