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

IEEE has:

  • Over 427,000 members in more than 190 countries, more than 64 percent of whom are from outside the United States
  • More than 145,000 Student members
  • 344 Sections in ten geographic Regions worldwide
  • 2,702 Chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests
  • 3,700 Student Branches at colleges and universities in over 100 countries
  • 3,625 Student Branch Chapters of IEEE technical Societies
  • 634 affinity groups; IEEE affinity groups are non-technical sub-units of one or more Sections or a Council. The affinity group patent entities are the IEEE-USA Consultants Network, Young Professionals (YP), Women in Engineering (WIE), Life Members (LM), and IEEE Entrepreneurship



  • Has 39 technical Societies and seven Technical Councils representing a wide range of IEEE technical interests
  • Has more than 5 million documents in the IEEE Xplore® digital library, with more than 15 million downloads each month
  • Has an active portfolio of 1,032 standards and more than 1,045 projects under development
  • Publishes more than 200 transactions, journals, and magazines
  • Sponsors more than 2,000 conferences and events in 106 countries while contributing over 4 million total conference papers to IEEE Xplore since 1936, with more than 200,000 new papers added annually