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"IEEE - Opportunities and Benefits"

Presented by: Albert LyskoIEEE Chair, South Africa Section

Maiden edition of IEEE Student Chapter talk in UKZN. This session will talk about IEEE and what it offers, and about a possibility to sustain an IEEE unit (Student Branch and Student Branch Chapter) at UKZN. 


Agenda: Towards promoting and sustaining IEEE activities in UKZN Chapter Branch



  Date and Time




  • Date: 08 Feb 2018
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • All times are (UTC+02:00) Pretoria
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  • Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • South Africa 4001
  • Building: Room 3-11, School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Building

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  • Co-sponsored by Dauda Olayinka Ayanda


Dr Albert Lysko


IEEE – Opportunities and Benefits

The talk discussed how IEEE (www.ieee.org) and its local unit, IEEE South Africa Section (www.ieee.org.za), work, and what possibilities may be opened using the various mechanisms, opportunities and networking steaming from IEEE (from publications and reviewership to local Chapters and Student Branches to local events and IEEE Distinguished Lecturers and funding).


Albert Lysko received BSc and MSc in Russia and completed PhD in ICT in Norway.

Dr Lysko was with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway from 1998. This is where he became a member of IEEE. He moved to South Africa in 2004, where he first lectured at the University of KwaZulu Natal, then ran private consulting, and in 2007 joined the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). At the CSIR, he is a Principal Researcher working in wireless communications.

From 2009, Dr Lysko started to actively volunteer, and, having brought several IEEE Distinguished Lecturers to South Africa, he became a Chair for the Joint Chapter: Antennas and Propagation (AP), Microwave Techniques and Technologies (MTT) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) in 2013. From 2015, he was a Vice-Chair for IEEE South Africa Section and from 2016, he is the Chair for the Section, as well as the Awards & Recognitions Chair. In these roles, he successful promoted the Best Chapter award, Section Congress grant. He was also a co-organizer (General Chair, Technical Chair) for 3 conferences (total 410+ presentations incl. Africon2017), and an organizer and co-organizer for over 30 IEEE events, which have  attracted over 890 people.


Address:CSIR Meraka Institute, , Pretoria, South Africa, 0001