About the Organization

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

IEEE, pronounced “Eye-triple-E,” stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
The association is chartered under this name and it is the full legal name. To learn more about the association’s name, for more information please read the History of IEEE.

More than 417,000 members in more than 160 countries, more than 50 percent of whom are from outside the United States.

  • More than 417,000 members in more than 160 countries, more than 50 percent of whom are from outside the United States
  • 334 Sections in ten geographic Regions worldwide
  • 3,005 Student Branches at colleges and universities in over 100 countries
  • 2,116 Chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests
  • Has 39 technical Societies and seven technical councils representing the wide range of IEEE technical interests
  • Has over 1,300 active standards and more than 600 standards under development
  • More than 4 million documents in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, with more than 8 million downloads each month
  • Publishes approximately 200 transactions, journals, and magazines
  • Sponsors more than 1,800 conferences in 98 countries
  • Publishing more than 1,700 conference proceedings via IEEE Xplore