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Lin Cai

2023 Member-at-Large - Latin America/North America Region Candidate

Position Statement

As the world faces a multitude of new, epoch-making opportunities and challenges, it is crucial to maintain ComSoc’s leadership in this dynamic landscape.  If elected, I will diligently work to address the challenges and spearhead new initiatives with the objective of:

  • Promoting ComSoc’s leadership in interdisciplinary fields and advancing the convergence of communications, sensing, computing, and control domains for ubiquitous intelligence.
  • Enhancing industry-academic interactions through partnerships, collaborations, and engagement in standardizations, conferences and publications.
  • Improving efficiency and developing cost-saving strategies for members through streamlining processes, adopting new technologies, and leveraging industry/community partnerships and volunteers.
  • Promoting an inclusive and diverse culture by leading training and education initiatives to ensure optimal representation of gender, global regions, age, and all other forms of diversity.
  • Attracting and better supporting students and young professionals by facilitating mentorship programs locally through chapters and globally through online platforms.


Lin Cai is a Professor in the Department of E&CE at the University of Victoria.  She is an IEEE Fellow, NSERC Steacie Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada Fellow, Royal Society of Canada College Member, and was named a "Star in Computer Networking and Communications" by N2Women. Her research interests span several areas in communications and networking, supporting ubiquitous intelligence.

Her prior IEEE ComSoc volunteering experience includes founding the IEEE Victoria Section Joint ComSoc/VTS Chapter, serving as a member of the Marketing Committee and Functions, Operations, Goals subcommittee, a co-chair of the Award Committee, a Steering Committee member of the IEEE TMC, IEEE TBD, and IEEE TCC, an Associate Editor of the IEEE/ACM ToN, IEEE TWC, IEEE TC, IEEE IoT-J, etc., as well as multiple conference organizational positions. She is an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, and actively promotes gender diversity and serves as a voting member of IEEE Women in Engineering.