Having served IEEE/TAB and MGA in many leadership roles, Ferial is qualified to lead Division IX as Delegate/Director and work with the IEEE/Board to achieve more of (TAB) goals.
Ferial is been involved in the IEEE/OES as member of Administrative Committee (AdCom) for close to three decades where she served in many capacities including Conferences, Membership Developments and publications. Dealt with many related issues that are beneficial to the society and membership
Served as IEEE/OES Vice-President International Activities (1990-96) which contributed to extend offering our Conferences outside Region-7 and became well known globally
Chair of the IEEE/OES Membership Development Committee (1994-98).that contributed to develop New OES Chapters in many of IEEE Regions around the world
IEEE/OES member of the Fellow Evaluations Committee (2015 – 2018)
IEEE Fellows Committee Active Member 2019-2020
IEE SMC Member at Large 2019
IEEE System Council AdCom as representative to SMC 2019 – 2020
Made significant and sustained contributions in promoting and developing Tutorials Programs for IEEE/ OES and IEEE/ Systems Man & Cybernetics (SMC) Conferences.
Published widely in IEEE Journals. Editor-in-Chief of The Ocean Engineering Handbook and served as Associate Editor of IEEE Oceanic Engineering Journal.
Educational background with strong Research RecordandSecured National Competitive Research funding to establish the Modeling & Signal Analysis Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie Univ.
As founder and President of BH Engineering Systems Ltd. Established Professional Development Courses, linking academic innovations to industrial needs for Oceanic, and Electric Power Engineering.
Director of IEEE Region -7 and President IEEE-Canada (2008-2009), during my term in office I established and developed training sessions for Sections/Chapters Volunteer Leaders focusing on Member Benefits and promoting both EAB and TAB Products
Served as MGA Liaison member for the Conference Committee (2007-2008). Reviewed Conference Committee’s Operating Manual and IEEE Policy towards Technical Co-sponsor and Conference Papers Quality Control.