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Click here to access the January 2021 newsletter. From that issue:

Introducing the Incoming SSIT President: Clint Andrews

A headshot of SSIT's 2021-2022 President, Clint Andrews

Clint Andrews is the President of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) for 2021-22. He has been an active volunteer for IEEE and SSIT for many years. Like many of us, his first IEEE experience was in a technical Society (Power & Energy) but he soon gravitated to SSIT, organizing ISTAS in 1996 and thereafter serving as SSIT president, division VI director, Ethics & Member Conduct Committee chair, and in many other roles.

Clint hopes during his presidency that we continue to improve our organizational performance, advance our unique and cross-cutting role within the IEEE, and expand our reach. His column in IEEE Technology & Society Magazine expands on this vision.

Andrews has an undergraduate engineering degree from Brown University, a masters in technology and policy from MIT, and a doctorate in planning from MIT. He is a Sigma Xi member and maintains licensure as a professional engineer. Clint is a Fellow of AAAS and received the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and IEEE SSIT Brian O’Connell Distinguished Service Award.

Clint Andrews works as a professor of urban planning and policy development at Rutgers University, where he directs the public informatics degree program and the Center for Green Building, while also serving as his school’s associate dean for research. He previously worked in the private sector and taught at Princeton. His research addresses behavioral, policy and planning questions related to how we use the built environment. His current focus is on social implications of, first, the long-sought clean energy transition, and, second, emerging smart city technologies. He has published many scholarly and popular articles and his books include Humble Analysis: The Practice of Joint fact-Finding, Regulating Regional Power Systems, and Industrial Ecology and Global Change. He has guest-edited special issues of IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, Proceedings of the IEEE, and Building Simulation, and just stepped down from the editorship of the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Clint and his wife Ellen live just ten minutes away from the IEEE Operations Center in central New Jersey, USA.

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