Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu

Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu
Director, iExplore Foundation
Ombudsman, IEEE Computer Society 2022 & 2023
Secretary, IEEE Computer Society 2021
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Hello fellow IEEEians!! It has been an incredible journey for me with IEEE for the past twenty plus years. I wish to convey my heartfelt thanks to every one of you for shaping me into what I am today.

I am truly grateful to have been a part of IEEE, meeting top calibre technologists from both academia and industry who have supported me, mentored me and helped me in my career growth and personal life. My research in assistive technology has led me to identify the needs of the community around us and using technology try to fulfil those needs. With IEEE, it has been a great opportunity for me to pursue this path of Humanitarian Technology and satisfy that passion. 

Position Statements

IEEE Computer Society

From the time I started on my IEEE journey, I have been connecting my research with volunteering and have been blessed with a strong network of supporters helping me to grow. I will be a dedicated volunteer identifying novel ways of engaging more collaborative teams in bridging the digital and technical divide. With the diversity of computer-oriented applications being developed, we face the brightest future of leading collaborative efforts in all domains, be it Healthcare, Finance, Environment, Education, Energy or anything connected to Sustainable Development.
I believe in interdisciplinary research and with my experience in leading ground level projects engaging the communities worldwide, working with school and college level students, my aim would be to encourage intersociety engagement through healthy discussions and collaborative activities. I strongly support the equitable development of technology between academia and industry.

I pledge to create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship by developing stronger industry institute interaction, encouraging cross career alliances and interdisciplinary collaboration and working with local start ups and government to nurture entrepreneurial competencies.

I commit to:

  • Improve the diversity and inclusion efforts by strategizing the activities to address issues concerning age, culture, special needs and geography.
  • Expand the current circle of users for our technical knowledge base by encouraging people in industry to contribute to it.
  • Identify the value additions based on the diverse requirements, promote member communication and member collaboration to encourage the next generation of engineers and technologists.
  • Create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship by working with startups and governments to nurture entrepreneurial competencies.

I am proud to be a computer society member and be associated with all of you since I believe that together, we can make a positive difference. I have always been encouraged to test new ideas in IEEE and computer society has supported those ideas to bring them into successful activities. I would like to pass this on to the future engineers and technical experts so join me in those activities. 

IEEE Education Society

As an educator for the past 40 years, I believe that education, being a perpetual phenomenon of life, should stem from the freedom of choice, mapping of skills and the ability to enjoy. Many of the students and career individuals have difficulties in identifying their own strengths and choosing their “careers of happiness”. Education should contribute to making them understand themselves and value the humanity before anything else.
As a member of the Board, I will be committed to enhance our vision, values and goals for the advancement of education in the society. Being an academician for the past 40 years, I have learnt to empower students, support fellow educators and extend my service to the broader community through my humanitarian projects. Our goal of having a society where every individual has access to quality education will be achieved only through developing a learning ecosystem that fosters curiosity, critical thinking, creativity and lifelong learning. I believe that as technology developers and users, IEEE and its community should take proactive steps to be flexible and adaptable to changes and be a role model for the rest of the world.
To achieve this, I pledge to:

  • Enhance Member Engagement
  • Open discussions and interactions between the broader members and the Board
  • Encourage innovative tool development for smart management of operations
  • Improve the visibility of Education Society
  • Celebrate contribution of members benefiting the global community
  • Highlight expertise through impactful interactions with younger generations
  • Engage the chapter leadership in meaningful activities involving the broader community
  • Create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Develop stronger industry-institute interaction
  • Encourage cross-career alliances and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Work with local startups and government to nurture entrepreneurial competencies.

Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu

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Diversity Leader

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