IEEE Full Form

The full form of IEEE refers to ‘Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’. It can be defined as the world’s largest technical professional organization moving steadily towards accomplishing its mission of fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity 

IEEE envisions playing an essential role in developing a global technical community and improving global conditions by the contributions of technology and technical professional.

IEEE Full Form | What is the Full Form of IEEE?

Jose M.F.Moura is the present President and CEO (as of 2019) of IEEE. 

This article highlights the full form of IEEE along with a summary of the same.


In 1884, a small group of electrical professionals formed a new organization to support professionals in their nascent field to apply innovation for the betterment of humanity—the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, or AIEE in New York, USA.

With the evolution of the radio industry came a new society in 1912, the Institute of Radio Engineers, IRE, where the members were professionally linked through publications, standards, conferences and meetings to exchange information and ideas.

On 1 January 1963, the AIEE and the IRE merged to form the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or IEEE

IEEE Societies was evolved by the professional groups and technical boards of the predecessor institutions. By the early 21st century, IEEE introduced its members and their interests with 39 Societies; 130 journals, transactions, and magazines; more than 300 conferences annually; and 900 active standards.

IEEE Membership

Membership in IEEE is open to individuals who are competent enough in the designated fields of IEEE, such as- engineering, computer science, physical science, biological and medical sciences, mathematics, technical communications, education, management, law, and policy.

The membership fee varies depending on the region of the applicant and the society chosen.

Benefits to Members:

  • Network with other technology professionals
  • Establish a professional profile highlighting your accomplishments
  • Create a group to share and collaborate on projects and discussions on various technical interests
  • Access to new resources, valuable opportunities, and many discounts that will help advancement in a career in the right direction. 

Role of IEEE: The IEEE plays a significant role in publishing technical works, sponsoring conferences and seminars, accreditation, and standards development.

Standards are established to meet technical, safety, regulatory, societal and market needs, These are developed based on guiding principles of openness, balance, consensus, and due process and serves as a Catalysts for technological innovation and global market competition

There are 1250 developed standards and more than 700 standards under development

Some of them are:

  • 1622 standard: Electronic Distribution of BLNK ballots FOR Voting Systems 
  • 1680 standard: Environmental assessment
  • 2600 standards: Hardcopy Device and System Security
  • N42 Standards: radiation Detection Standards
  • C95 Standards: Safety Levels for Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields
  • IEEE 802:  local, metropolitan, and other area networks, including Ethernet and Wireless LAN

Future Initiatives 

Blockchain: This initiative is dedicated to generating a new perspective on the human interaction to social challenges be it a financial transaction, energy trading, carbon emission trading, protection of health and healthcare records, protection of values assets of corporation and nations state. 

Brain: This initiative is dedicated to advancing technologies that improve the understanding of brain functions, developing new approaches for augmenting human-machine interaction and mitigating effects of neurological disease and injury.

Digital Reality: This initiative is dedicated to fueling up digital transformation by advances in sensors and actuators, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and digital twins.

Rebooting Computer: IEEE aims to rethink all aspects of a computer from device to user interface taking into account evolutionary and revolutionary approaches

Quantum: This initiative is currently developing a project plan to address the current aspect of quantum technologies including challenges and opportunities by the engaging quantum community at large.

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