IEEE Education Society 2024-2025 Officer Election Results

Vice President of Conferences and Workshops

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Diana Andone

IEEE Region: 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)


Dr. Diana Andone (@diando70) is the Director of the Digital Education and Distance Education Department of Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, responsible for planning and implementing digital education and associate professor in multimedia, interactive and web technologies.

Since 1998, she teaches course modules in universities from UK, France, USA, Finland, Italy, Greece. She has extensive research experience with intense publication (over 17 books, 100 research papers, 11 Best paper Awards, reviewer at 6 major journals and several other publications, associate editor at IEEE Transactions on Education, co-chair IEEE ICALT iOpenLearn) and more than 30 research and educational international projects. Dr. Andone is EDEN Senior Fellow, IEEE Education Society 2021 Distinguished Chapter Leadership Award winner, EDEN Vice-President for Communication and Communities (2018-2021), and member in IEEE Education Society Board of Governors (2021-present), in IEEE Romania Section the Educational activities Chair (2019-present) and in EUA Digital Transformation Steering Committee. She also acts in the Board of Romanian NGOs (Pentru Voi Foundation), in Timisoara 2023 European Capital of Culture Task Force and in other voluntary organisations (Rotary International).

She is passionate about the ubiquitous access to technologies and how they can be used to improve people’s life, she actively supports the use of OERs, MOOCs and the open education principles, developing for training for digital skills, but also the local start-up movement, women in tech, and the digital culture. She initiated several projects for transforming communities, is invited as speaker at conferences and in the last 25 years involved in the digital education community movement in Romania, recently through the Together Online webinars and the digital culture and heritage with Spotlight Heritage Timișoara.

Position(s) & Affiliation(s)

Digital Education and Distance Education Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara

Vice President of Publications

John E Mitchell

John E. Mitchell

IEEE Region: 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)


Professor John Mitchell received a BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electronic Engineering, University College London in 1996, and PhD in 2000.  

John E. Mitchell is a Professor of Communications Systems Engineering in the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Co-Director of the Centre for Engineering Education in the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences. His research is focused on optical and wireless access systems, considering optical fibre access, millimeter-wave radio access, as well as systems that combine these two areas, specifically to support mobile front/back haul systems. This work has been funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the European Union (FP7, Marie-Curie), the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and industry (including BT and SELEX ES). Between 2012 and 2016 he led the introduction of the Integrated Engineering Programme, a major revision of the curriculum across the engineering faculty. He has published widely on curriculum development, active learning and issues of diversity within engineering education as well as in optical and wireless access systems including work on optical fibre access, millimeter-wave radio access and radio-over-fibre technologies to support mobile front/back haul systems.

Position(s) & Affiliation(s)

University College London
United Kingdom


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Gary Wong

IEEE Region: 10 (Asia and Pacific)


Gary Wong is an Associate Professor of Computer Science Education in the Faculty of Education, and Director of Centre for Information Technology in Education at the University of Hong Kong.  He earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics (Double) from Brigham Young University Hawaii, an M.Phil. in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from City University of Hong Kong. He also obtained a Ed.M. in Learning Design and Technology from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and LL.M. in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law from the University of Hong Kong.


His primary research interests are computer science education and educational technologies. His research focuses on the understanding of computational thinking development and learning at young ages. He has published more than 100 research outputs. He received the Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award in 2022 and IEEE EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Pre-University Education from IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) in 2023 to recognize his impactful research in computational thinking education. He is now serving as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Education and IEEE Access (Education Section). He is an IEEE Senior Member and Secretary of the IEEE Education Society Executive Committee.

Position(s) & Affiliation(s)

University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China