IEEE Reliability Society Newsletter     Vol. 61, No. 1, February 2015

Table of Contents

Front page:

President's Message

From the Editor

Society News:

RS Banquet at RAMS: Lifetime Achievement and Engineer of the Year Awards

RS Banquet at RAMS: New ExCom Slate and AdCom Electees

Members & Chapters

Boston Chapter

Dallas Chapter

Arizona Chapter

RS Chapter Outreach: China

Meetings & Conferences

Call for Abstracts: 2015 ASTR Conference, Boston, MA

Announcing 2015 IRPS, Monterrey, CA

PHM-2015 Announced: Austin, TX

Call for Papers: 2015 QRS, Vancouver, Canada

Letters in Reliability

Revisiting Perception of Reliability: Uninteroperability in US Power Grid


Reliability Society Home

RS Newsletter Homepage

IEEE Reliability Society Welcomes Its New Executive Committee Slate and Administrative Committee Electees

Joe Childs, PE, MS-Reliability
Staff Reliability Engineer
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

This year's Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) was held at the reknown Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL. The Reliability Society held its annual Awards Banquet, where the Lifetime Achievement Awards and the Engineer of the Year prizes were presented. (See the RAMS Banquet Awards elsewhere in this Newsletter.)

Besides great food, drink, and company, the Society also presented its slate for this years Executive Committee:


Christian Hansen

Sr. Past President

Jeffrey Voas

Jr. Past President

Dennis Hoffman

Vice Presidents

Technical Activities

Shiuhpyng Winston Shieh


W. Eric Wong

Meetings and Conferences  

Alfred Stevens


Marsha Abramo


Scott Abrams


Bob Loomis

Also a new slate of Administrative Committee members were elected this year:

These are a few snap-shots of our members enjoying the Banquet...

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