IEEE member Antonio Luque has been chosen as 2019 – 2020 IEEE Region 8 Director-elect. He will begin serving as IEEE Region 8 Director on 1 January 2021. Antonio, received 4993 votes in the election and Rafal Sliz received 4703 votes.

The results are unofficial until the IEEE Tellers Committee report is accepted by the IEEE Board of Directors in November.

Bellow are the first comments of the two candidates after the announcement of the election results

Antonio, stated:

Antonio Luque“Thanks for the trust that the membership has given to me, and congratulations to Rafal Sliz for a great campaign. I hope to work for our members, counting with everyone who wishes to participate, in the coming years.”



Rafal stated:

“I would like to congratulate Antonio’s election to the position of IEEE Region 8 Director, and I wish him good luck on his journey. At the same time, I would like to say big thank you to all my IEEE friends and supporters. Without you, IEEE would not be the same. Lack of success opens thousands of new opportunities and as my good old friend would say: stay loose and keep thinking positive.”

This was indeed a very nice campaign that let the two candidates describe their plans for IEEE in detail.


Antonio Luque (M’03, SM’08) was born in 1976. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Seville, Seville, Spain, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Seville. He has authored 20 journal papers, 40 conference papers, 3 book chapters, and a text book, in addition to supervising two PhD students. He has been invited researcher and teacher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland), Auburn University (AL,USA), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), Jade University (Germany), Harbin Institute of Technology (China) and Tech Institute of Monterrey (Mexico). He was a recipient of the Burgen Scholarship from the Academia Europaea in 2007.