IEEE is the world's largest association of technical professionals. It seeks to advance the fields of engineering, computer science and information technology, physical science, biological and medical sciences, mathematics, and allied disciplines, both technically and educationally.
Long composed of engineers and scientists, IEEE's membership also includes allied professionals such as computer scientists, software developers, information technology professionals, physicists, and medical doctors.
Only 7 percent of IEEE's 423,000 worldwide members have achieved senior membership. Senior membership is recognition of professional maturity and sustained achievements. It requires at least ten years of membership, and a demonstrated significant performance over at least five years of professional practice.