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About ComSoc

Sarah Kate Wilson

2022 Member-at-Large
Latin America/North America Region

Position Statement

ComSoc's role in our professional careers is crucial; a strong ComSoc helps us all.  I am running for Member-at-Large for the Board of Governors so I can advance sensible polices within the society.  

As a MAL for ComSoc, I would:

  • Work within ComSoc to ensure sensible and responsible governance.
  • Support the Society to create a vision, strategy and execution that is directed to the benefit the society, its volunteers, and its members.
  • Ensure that ComSoc is promoting equity and inclusion among its members.
  • Ensure that ComSoc is a welcoming place for qualified volunteers in publications and conferences.

I have effectively worked within ComSoc and the larger IEEE organization in leadership roles. If elected I will actively work to support a ComSoc that serves all its members well.


Sarah Kate Wilson earned her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College with honors in Mathematics in 1979 and her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering in 1994. She has worked in both industry and academia. She is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering  at Santa Clara University. She has served as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Letters and IEEE Transactions on Communications and the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters. She served as the Director of Journals 2012-2013 and the Vice-President of Publications 2014-2015 for the IEEE Communications Society. She has served as the Chair of the IEEE Teaching Awards Committee and is currently serving on the IEEE Society and Council Review Committee. She was awarded  the IEEE Communications Society for "sustained and innovative contributions to publications" and won the 2018 IEEE Education Society Harriet Rigas Award  "for excellence in communications engineering,education and promoting equity."