Press Releases | 05/08/2018

Brooks Kushman Attorney Leads Organization of IEEE Spring 2018 Section Conference

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman attorney Irina Sullivan recently helped lead the organization and execution of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) of Southeastern Michigan Spring 2018 Section Conference. The conference, “Government Regulation & Engineering: Intersection of Policy & Advocacy,” was hosted at the Troy Community Center, and featured presentations from industry experts on subjects such as state energy policy, global automotive certification processes, autonomous vehicle communication protocols, cybersecurity, and preservation of privacy in biometric device implementations. Several members were recognized during the event for their contributions to the community and getting children excited about innovation and pursuing STEM careers. The conference was attended by 50 people and presented members and guests with an opportunity to showcase their expertise and to reconnect with their colleagues in the industry and academia.

IEEE SEM separately recognized Sullivan for her leadership in organizing the event.

Prior to joining the firm, Sullivan was a service engineer for an automotive manufacturer where she identified and resolved product concerns on vehicles with hybrid and high-voltage propulsion systems. Sullivan is a registered patent attorney, and focuses her practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in electrical and electromechanical systems. Her practice also covers a wide range of technologies in the automotive and consumer electronics industries. Sullivan serves as vice chair for the Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group of the IEEE SEM, and networking chair of the Detroit section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). In both roles, she works to facilitate meaningful connections between experienced female engineers and women at the beginning of their technical careers to promote mentorship and support.

Sullivan holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan (Dearborn) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University.

To learn more about IEEE and their mission, click here.

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