2023 Member-at-Large - Latin America/North America Region Candidate
Although ComSoc has well served members and their technical activities, the “new normal” after pandemics and geopolitics evolves to a new style of technical activities and brings new challenges to ComSoc. As a member-at-large, I shall promise the following priority actions being facilitated for ComSoc: (1) striking geographical balance, diversity, transparency, and open-access in ComSoc volunteer services and technical activities (2) bringing communities of different technical interest together and enabling industry-academia collaboration toward technology innovations, deployment, and humanity (3) re-branding and marketing ComSoc whose technology sets the foundation of digital society so that people appreciate the essential and promising aspects of ComSoc (4) developing cost-effective ways to organize hybrid conferences blending the advantages of in-person interactions and convenient online presentations that enlarges the participation and mitigates visa and travel issues (5) promoting and experimenting innovative online networking technology that allows effective social interactions and thus membership services.
Kwang-Cheng (KC) Chen (F’07) received the B.S. from National Taiwan University, M.S. and Ph.D from University of Maryland, College Park, in electrical engineering. KC has extensive experience in academia and industry, including working with SSE, COMSAT, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, HP Labs. National Tsing Hua University and National Taiwan University, and funding a wireless IC design start-up acquired by MediaTek Inc. Since 2016, KC has been a Professor with the University of South Florida. He has been actively contributing ComSoc and IEEE volunteer services: leading ComSoc conference organization for GC’02, GC’20, GC’25, PIMRC’96, funding TC Social Networks, serving ComSoc regional director and various committees, IEEE Fellow committee and award committee, and editorship for many ComSoc journals. KC has engaged in international technical and standardization activities, and visited TU Delft (Netherlands), Aalborg University (Denmark), SungKyunKwan University (Korea), BUPT (China), and RLE at MIT. His patents benefit billions of users.