The Young Professionals (YP) affinity group (AG) have voted in a new board, and have begun work on planning events for the coming year.
The newly elected chair Gerard comes from Ireland, and has been living in Sweden for 6 years. After undertaking a masters in embedded systems in Mälardalen University, he is now working for a fast growing consultancy company Syntronic. His portfolio of projects include work for Scania and Ericsson. He’s hoping to bring a bit of Irish luck to the affinity group!
The newly elected vice chair Yuan comes from China, and has been living in Sweden for 3 years. She completed a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in Tsinghua University, China in 2013 and 2016. Now she is a second-year PhD student in big data and transport at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Her research vision is a data-driven understanding of humans to empower future intelligent transport.
The new secretary is Suleyman Savas who has a master’s degree on Embedded and Intelligent Systems from Halmstad University has worked on embedded systems, Bluetooth and parallel programming in the industry for two years as a research engineer and product developer. In 2013 he started his PhD education on manycore architectures in Halmstad University. The focus of his research is exploiting heterogeneity in manycore architectures. He is planning to graduate soon.
The newly appointed treasurer is Claudio from Italy. He lived for three years in Norway where he got his Ph.D. in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. He worked with control theory applied to marine systems. He has been living in Sweden for one and a half years and works at Volvo GTT where he is involved in the development of braking systems and the stability control of trucks.
The youngest board member is Industrial Relations Officer Aris Ramadhan. He is from Indonesia and has been involved with IEEE in R10 Asia and Pacific, particularly with IEEE Telkom University Student Branch that he co-founded a few years ago. From September 2018, he has moved to Sweden after getting sponsored by the Swedish Institute (SI), undertaking a Master study of Systems, Control, and Mechatronics in Chalmers University of Technology.
Also, we count with the past-chair of the YP AG Alberto Lorente, originally from Spain. Alberto recently joined Spotify, as a Software Engineer. Alberto has been living in Stockholm since 2011 and has been involved in IEEE since 2006. During his period in Stockholm, he studied at KTH where he obtained his Master Degree in Distributed Systems and has previously worked in other Software companies in the Stockholm region in other business domains like fin tech, as an iZettle employee and software developer at Spotify, in his current role.
Waled, from Italy, is the webmaster for IEEE YP Sweden. He started his IEEE Journey with Sapienza IAS Student Branch in Rome, and is now starting a new chapter in Sweden – following his passion for cars by working as a system design engineer at Volvo Cars, designing the cars of tomorrow. Keep following us on the social media, because he will keep you updated. 😉
The goals and ambitions of the board for the coming year are to spread the IEEE values to soon-to-be graduates, and to try and bridge the gap from academia to industry through a series of university and company visits throughout 2019.