Elie Track

Treasurer; Communications Rep.
IEEE Region: 1

Biography

Elie Track is founder and CEO of nVizix LLC, a company that focuses on developing and commercializing a new high-efficiency  vacuum solar cell. He also continues his lifelong work in superconducting electronics with a focus on commercialization. This included technology transfer of the Primary Voltage Standard designs from NIST to Hypres, Inc., where he was President and CEO (1994-2000) and remained Sr. Partner until recently.

He was a Visiting Professor of Physics at Fairfield University (2003-2005). He is an IEEE Fellow (2014). Since 1998, he has been Chair and Program Chair of major conferences/workshops in superconductivity, including the 2014 Applied Superconductivity Conference.

He was President of the Yale Science and Engineering Association (YSEA, 2007-2010) and chaired the Coalition for the Commercial Applications of Superconductors (CCAS, 2008- 2010). He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Yale University and has authored/co-authored 45+ publications in the field.

IEEE ACTIVITIES


COMMITTEES/BOARD:
  • Member of the TAB Future Directions Committee 2011-2016
  • Co-founder and co-Chair of the IEEE Rebooting Computing initiative (started as a TAB initiative and currently a NIC initiative) 2012-present
  • Member of the Advisory board for transitioning the Biometrics Council from provisional to permanent status
  • Member of the Advisory board for the successful creation and commissioning by TAB of the Council on RFID 2015-present
  • Member of the Advisory board for the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) 2016-present
    SOCIETY: Council on Superconductivity
  • VP-Pubs: 2006-2010;
  • VP (President-Elect): 2006-2010;
  • President: 2011-2014;
  • Treasurer (2015-present)
    MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
  • Co-founded in 2013 the IEEE Rebooting Computing initiative which established, in 2016, the International Roadmap of Devices and Systems (IRDS), the successor to the ITRS roadmap to carry the technology beyond the end of Moore’s Law and ensure a central role for IEEE.
  • Successfully demonstrated interdisciplinary success within IEEE which brought twelve IEEE Organizational Units together.
  • Initiated and shepherded the system for IEEE members to indicate interest in a particular Council. This is now data that is recorded and allows Societies to determine how many of their members are interested in a given Council (leading to maintaining, adding, or discontinuing their sponsorship). 
  • Combining his industry and academic experience and knowledge of IEEE, advised (and continues to advise) two Councils and one Society on efficient and relevant operations.