IEEE Toronto Section Executive Committee Biographies
The operation of the IEEE Toronto Section is managed by the Section
Executive committee, whose members are elected or appointed every two
years. On each of these pages, we introduce a member of the committee who
volunteers his or her time and energy to deliver the services that the
IEEE Toronto Section provides. On your behalf, we recognize their
Visda Vokhshoori, SM IEEE - Public Relations Commitee Chair
Currently, a developer of the optimizing back end of the IBM XL compiler brand, Visda has been in IT for more than 10 years. She has spent her career since graduation from the EE Department of State University of New York, New Paltz, at 4 different groups, in 2 different countries with IBM. With each change, she has set the bar higher for herself, working on more complex set of computing problems. She obtained her MSEE from Columbia University, New York, in 2002.
Since her student member years, Visda has been actively involved with IEEE. She founded the IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group Mid-Hudson Valley Section, New York in 2000 and served as its chair 2000-2003. She co-founded IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group of IEEE Toronto Section in 2004 and served as its Vice-Chair and subsequently as its chair 2004-2007. Currently, she serves Toronto Section as Public Relations Chair and Computer Chapter Vice-Chair. Visda has been IEEE Canada Newsletter Editor since June 2008. She is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Visda finds IEEE an excellent medium to be of service and give back to the profession.