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Heinrich J. Stuttgen

2023 Member-at-Large - Europe, Middle East & Africa Region Candidate

Position Statement

As a computer scientist doing research and development in industry for 40 years, it appears to me, that the services ComSoc provides to its members seem to be more geared at researchers rather than developers and other engineers practicing in industry, business and governments. Therefore, I intend, if elected, to focus my efforts on advancing existing, as well as creating new services and activities meeting the needs and interest of the large number of non-academic members. Examples could be to have fast and timely online publications addressing “hot issues” and “business and technology trends” targeting a broad readership in industry and business.

Further I intent to strengthen cooperation between ComSoc and other IEEE societies. Most industry solutions encompass technologies in different technology domains. Let us collaborate with other societies to offer the best possible services to our members in research as well as in industry around the world.


Dr. Heinrich Stüttgen is an IEEE Fellow and IEEE Life Member. He received an M.Sc. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1979) and a doctorate in Computer Science from Dortmund University in 1984. From 1985 to 1997 he worked at IBM Germany on Unix Development and Networking Research. He then founded the European Research Laboratories of NEC at Heidelberg and headed NEC's European Research Activities as Vice President of NEC Europe Ltd. until 2016. In 2020 he retired from NEC Labs.

In 2009 Heinrich received ComSoc’s “Harold Sobol Award for exemplary services to ComSoc’s meetings and Conferences”. He has been a member of the Board of Governors from 2001 until 2013 and has held various leadership positions in ComSoc. From 2018 to 2022 he chaired the Activities Board of the IEEE IoT Initiative. Since Jan 2022 he leads IEEE ComSoc’s Committee for Technology Evolution and Initiatives (TE&I).