Dr. Winston received the B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto where he placed first over 800 students of engineering, and was awarded 8 merit scholarships. His Ph.D. degree was earned at MIT. Dr. Winston has had a broad range of industrial and academic experience, including the Bell Telephone Company of Canada, The Radio and Electrical Engineering Division of the National Research Council of Canada, MIT, Schlumberger, The National Research Corporation, and Allied Research Corporation (Boeing). He has co-founded several companies, including Space Sciences, and IKOR and has served in high corporate and technical positions. During his industrial career, he was personally responsible for the development of the Apollo Heat Shield Temperature Measurement System, to monitor the heat shield upon re-entry, and the development and implementation of a worldwide nuclear test monitoring system to permit US participation in SALT talks. He has simultaneously held positions (visiting Associate Professor) at Northeastern University where he has taught over 5000 engineering students and set program standards. He is currently Senior Associate Director of The Gordon Institute of Tufts University, a graduate program to develop engineering leaders. He was instrumental in designing the program and received an EAB award for his work at Tufts. He is also a Research Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Tufts University. He has produced over 100 papers and presentations and holds three patents.
IEEE Activities ñ (Mí55-SMí87-Fí91)
OFFICES: VP - EAB 1998, 1999; Institute BOD 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999; Institute ExCom 1998, 1999; Region 1 Director 1996, 1997; RAB BOD 1996, 1997; USAB BOD 1996, 1997; Boston Section Chairman 1993 ñ 1994;
COMMITTEES / BOARDS: Audit Committee Chair 1997; Audit Committee 1996, 1997, 1998; Evolutionary Task Force member 1996, 1997; Taught Roberts Rules of Order to regions and leadership and job functions to sections 1996, 1997; RAB Finance 1996, 1997; RAB Longevity Recognition Working Group 1997; RAB N&A 1998, 1999; Regional Conference Committee 1996, 1997; USAB BOD 1996, 1997; Electronic Services Steering Committee Member 1998, 1999; EAB member 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999; EAB Opcom 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999; EAB Finance Committee 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999; EAB Continuing Education 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999; Accreditation Policy Committee 1998, 1999; Vice-Chair of Liaison Committee 1996, 1997; Precollege Education Coordinating Committee 1997, 1998, 1999; Conducting metrics study of educational products 1996, 1997; Participant - Planning and Review Committee 1997, 1998; Chairman of NEREM (predecessor of ELECTRO) 1960; Chapter organizer 1963; Oversight Committee on Salary Data Collection and Survey Committee 1993; Secretary of Boston Section 1991-1992; Developed lecture series to educate members and raise money for section 1990 ñ 1991; Board, Central New England Council (CNEC)1992 ñ 1999;Compensation Committee 1996; Vice Chair of Life Members Committee 1998, 1999; Coordinator of Project RE-SEED for Life Members Committee 1997, 1998, 1999; Adhoc Committee on Life Members Clubs 1998, 1999; Implementation Committee on Structural Reorganization/ Evolutionary Task Force (ICSR/ETF) 1996, 1997; Chair of ETF Adhoc Committee on Core/Non-Core Issues 1997; Industrial Relations Committee 1995.
CONFERENCES: IEEE conference proceedings, Boston 1959, 1960; Director of ELECTRO, Electronic Industries Forum of New England 1992 -Conference Developer; Chair of the Northeast Electronics and Engineering Meeting (NEREM, the predecessor of ELECTRO) 1960; Presenter of Leadership and other Workshops to Region 1, Regions 8, 9, and 10 and Sections Congress 1993, 1996, 1999; Conducted accreditation and equivalency workshops in Regions 8,9,and 10.
SOCIETIES: Computer, Education, and Engineering Management; Assisted in Chapter formation and Chapter stimulation and support in CNEC.
AWARDS: EAB Major Innovation 1995; Pin award ceremony for contributions to IEEE including a successful NEREM 1961; Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Department of Commerce 1971; Massachusetts Inventor's Award 1986; Harold B. Lobdell Award - MIT 1993; Presidential Citation - MIT 1994; Chairman, MIT Technology Day 1993; Winner of 8 academic merit scholarships including The Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Ontario and the Wallberg Memorial Scholarship.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Presenter to IEEE University Student Branches; Generated initial funding to create a 2-person Boston Section office, 1960; Developed lecture series program to provide service for members and to generate needed funds for the Boston Section, 1990-1991; Member of Advisory Committee for Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Alternate IEEE member of Board of Directors of ABET 1998, 1999; Member of the Manufacturers Skills Standards Steering Committee 1998, 1999; Coordinator of Project RE-SEED a program funded by IEEE Life Members to use retirees to assist in demonstrating and teaching science in the public school system (nation-wide) 1996 ñ 1999; Delivered training to USAF Technical Applications Center and Rome Air Development Center 1965 ñ 1972; Consulted to University of Hong Kong, Department of Engineering, on education position to take after annexation 1996; Member, Policy and Program Committee of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University, 1993-1999; Aided minority teachers in obtaining advanced degrees preparatory to teaching in the Boston School System 1959; Massachusetts State Science Fair Judge 1968- 1999; Guided and mentored students in real-world projects and interfaced with industry ñ US, China, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Korea, Canada, Russia, India, Germany, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Indonesia.