>>International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) Director Satish Babu has been appointed as the Chair of the Global Steering Committee of its newly-formed Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technologies (SIGHT) of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE is a professional association headquartered in New York City and is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. Â It has more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries.
SIGHT has been visualized according to the IEEE’s motto of “Advancing Technology for Humanity“, and has the specific mandate of co-ordinating the development of technological solutions to social problems faced by communities around the world, such as non-convention energy, water & sanitation, education, health, literacy, human rights, environment safety, poverty and gender justice. The members of the Steering Committee include the 2013 President of IEEE, Dr. Peter Staecker, as well as representatives of the ten IEEE Regions around the world.
Satish Babu is the national President of the Computer Society of India (CSI), the country’s largest society of IT professionals that was founded in 1965. He is also the current President of the South Asian Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC), a regional association of national computer societies of Asia-Pacific countries. He is the Chair of IEEE Kerala Section, Vice President of IEEE India Council, and holds multiple international positions in IEEE Computer Society.