Steven Scott Gorshe received his B.S.E.E. from the University of Idaho (1979) and M.S.E.E. (1982) and Ph.D. (2002) from Oregon State University. His work includes a wide variety of hardware design, system architecture, and applied research for GTE, NEC America, and PMC-Sierra, where he is a Distinguished Engineer. He has been active in six telecommunications and datacom standards bodies, including ITU-T, with around 400 contributions, multiple technical editorships, and two prestigious awards. He became an IEEE Fellow (2007) “for invention and standardization of elements of optical transmission systems.” He has 38 patents granted or pending, is co-author of two books, three chapters and over 25 published papers.
His wide-ranging IEEE ComSoc activities include Director of Magazines; Communications Magazine EiC, AEiC, series and guest editor roles; Transmission, Access, and Optical Systems (TAOS) Technical Committee chair; Oregon Chapter chair; Awards Committee; and Nominations & Elections Committee.