James Ziobro / Senior Member

IEEE member for 25+ years.

IEEE Service

Institute: vTools Committee 2008-2010.

Computer Society: Chapters Activities Board 2004-Present as Region Coordinator, Vice Chair, and Special Projects.

Region 1: 2002-2003  as  Area Chair, Region Awards Committee

Rochester Section: 1987-2012 Served as Electronic Communications Coordinator and Chief Information Officer. Past service includes: Chair (2000), Awards Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Student Activities Chair, and various Chapter Officer positions including Chair for Computer Society Chapter, Signal Processing Society Chapter, and Joint Power and Energy Society and Industry Applications Society Chapter. As of 2013 serving as Photonics Chapter Chair.

Current Activities

The Computer Society was spending $10K/year keeping track of Chapter Chairs around the world. It turns out that information was already buried in various IEEE databases. I put it in a nice map. This data mashup turns out to be worth more than just a cost savings. It enables unprecedented collaboration among chapters and provides a public graphic into the world-wide reach of the IEEE Computer Society. Check out various lists of meetings.

Other special projects include officer training. A few years ago I organized a training event for our Area. Since then I have been doing training for the Computer Society. The feedback for the training has been extremely positive.


I had been maintaining the information systems for the Rochester Section since my days as Section Secretary. I have been taking advantage of technology to streamline Section Ops. A while ago I eliminated the use of paper for section administration and I continue to support that. I recently put a stop to literally mailing $500/year into the trash. That is how much it cost us to send our newsletter, the Rochester Engineer, to wrong addresses.

Under my leadership the section became more open with an active web presence featuring news and meeting minutes. We began the effective use of mass email and printed notices.

I have been very happy to be helping my friends in the RIT Student Branch. This includes the profitable Android Seminar, IEEE Extreme Programming Contest, and various Student Design Contests. The CS Student Branch Chapter at RIT has been active now 10 years and is the second largest in the US.

I am quite proud to have attracted a series of internationally noted speakers to speak to the Rochester CS Chapter in the 90's. This followed a long series of noted speakers for our Signal Processing Chapter.

I rewrote the Section boundaries between Buffalo and Rochester to more effectively serve our IEEE members.

Other geographic accomplishments include first ever representations of Region One , Region Four , and Canada. Detailed maps have found dozens of members trapped in sections based far away from their homes.

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