Ethics/Human Values

The ethical behavior of technologists, engineers, and technology industries is essential to the achievement of IEEE’s tagline Advancing Technology for Humanity.

SSIT Technical Committee on Ethics & Human Values

Committee Statement of Purpose

Ethical decision-making and ethical behavior are integral to engineering practice. Thus, the SSIT Technical Committee on Ethics & Human Values aims to engage with ethical issues of concern to the IEEE membership, the broader engineering community, and the public. Such issues include but are not limited to design ethics, engineering ethics education, the ethics of intelligent systems, professional responsibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the role of engineers and engineering organizations in society.  The Committee encourages engineers to reflect on their professional responsibilities and promotes ethical accountability for engineers and other professionals.  The Committee seeks to conduct and support educational initiatives and other professional development activities of interest to students, educators, practitioners, industry, policymakers, and others. The Committee promotes awareness of and communication about ethics and human values in all IEEE regions and in cooperation with other IEEE entities and related professional societies.

Committee Membership includes:

  • Joe Herkert – North Carolina State University (Chair)
  • Jason Borenstein – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ariana Garcia – D3 sistemas
  • Janna van Grunsven – Delft University of Technology
  • Robert Lesniewski – Technology Consultant
  • Keith Miller – University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • AJung Moon – McGill University
  • Karl Stephan – Texas State University
  • Tom Creely


 IEEE ETHICS-2021: Engineering and Corporate Social Responsibility

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For more information and/or to get involved, contact Committee Chair Joe Herkert.