Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional association for electronic engineering and electrical engineering (and associated disciplines) with its corporate office in New York City[4] and its operations center in Piscataway, New Jersey. It was formed in 1963 from the amalgamation of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers.[5]

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
FoundedJanuary 1, 1963; 58 years ago (1963-01-01)
TypeProfessional association
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Legal status501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
FocusElectrical, electronics, communications, computer engineering, computer science and information technology[2]
Location
OriginsMerger of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers
MethodIndustry standards, conferences, publications
Members
419,000+
Key people
Stephen Welby (Executive director & COO)
Susan K. (Kathy) Land (President & CEO)
Revenue
US$563 million
Websitewww.ieee.org

Due to its expansion of scope into so many related fields, it is simply referred to by the letters I-E-E-E (pronounced I-triple-E), except on legal business documents. As of 2018, it is the world's largest association of technical professionals[6] with more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries around the world.[7] Its objectives are the educational and technical advancement of electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering and similar disciplines.[4][8]