The Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers is a large body with many sub-groups covering all aspects of the electrical engineering industry. According to its website:
“Through its global membership, the IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others.
“Members rely on the IEEE as a source of technical and professional information, resources and services.
“To foster an interest in the engineering profession, the IEEE also serves student members in colleges and universities around the world.
“Other important constituencies include prospective members and organizations that purchase IEEE products and participate in conferences or other IEEE programs.”
A successful organisation it has over 370,000 members in over 160 countries.
With the history of the computer being closely intertwined with electronic engineering it is not surprising that the IEEE (usually pronounced I triple E) has a number of groups (or societies) that concentrate on computing subjects including the IEEE Computer Society.