The IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers – is the largest professional institution in the world focused on technological advancement for the benefit of humanity. It is not for profit and is present in more than 160 countries in the world, with 430,000 members. Its members are engineers, scientists, students, and professionals whose technical interests are related to computer engineering, electrical, electronics, telecommunications, biomedical, aerospace and all its related disciplines and ramifications for many other areas of knowledge.
The IEEE publishes approximately one-third of the technical literature in electrical engineering, computing, and electronics. It is also responsible for over 300 major annual conferences. The IEEE leads the international creation of standards used in many services such as telecommunications, information technology and the creation of power products and services.
It is organized into Regions, and Brazil is within Region 9, which covers all of Latin America. Within each Section, there are Chapters and Societies, which are composed of IEEE members and affiliates. The benefits of being in a society include having access to publications, conferences, awards, lectures, educational services and other features unique to your area of interest.