Distinguished Lecturer Program

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As one of the largest Distinguished Lecturer programs in the IEEE, VTS provides VTS local chapters throughout the world with presentations by experts on topics of interest and importance to the Vehicular Technology membership community.

About the DL Program

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society launched the Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program in July 2011. The program has been very successful in providing VTS chapters throughout the world with presentations by leading experts on topics of interest and importance to the Vehicular Technology membership community. The experts consist of both Distinguished Lecturers and Distinguished Speakers. 

The appointment of a Distinguished Lecturer is a two-year term, and can be renewed by one more term at most. While we accept nominations on an annual basis, we only choose the most exceptional and knowledgeable experts in their fields into our Distinguished Lecturer program.

At the end of his or her term, a Distinguished Lecturer may be appointed as a Distinguished Speaker by the DLS Committee, for a renewable 3-year term.

The Distinguished Lecturer program is open to any IEEE VTS Chapter. The VTS local chapters incur little or no cost in making use of this program; however, there are speaker expenses. A subsidy for speaker travel/lodging expenses is available from the Society but requires prior approval.

Interested in becoming a Distinguished Lecturer?

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society launched the Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program in July 2011. The program has been very successful in providing VTS chapters throughout the world with presentations by leading experts on topics of interest and importance to the Vehicular Technology membership community.

While we accept nominations on an annual basis, we only choose the most exceptional and knowledgeable experts in their fields into our Distinguished Lecturer program. The appointment of a DL is a two-year term, and can be renewed by one more term at most. We are particularly interested in the technical areas of autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, land transportation, vehicle power and propulsion, and vehicular electronics.

Please send your nomination along with a current curriculum vitae of the nominee, by 31 December, to the DL Selection Committee Chair. Please include “IEEE VTS DL nomination” in your email subject line.

An appointed Distinguished Lecturer is expected to

  • Deliver at least one lecture within the technical areas to a VTS Chapter and record at least one “voice-over PowerPoint” lecture for posting on the VTS DL website and distribution to VTS members, in the two-year period of the term
  • Reach out to local VT chapters to arrange for delivering Distinguished Lectures when traveling to an area with a VT Chapter
  • Provide a traveling schedule/plan semi-annually or annually to the VTS regional coordinator to facilitate a Distinguished Lecture Tour
  • Provide an update on the potential Distinguished Lecture titles annually in June for the DL webpage
  • Be a member of VTS