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Shiwen Mao

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

Position Statement

With a track-record of 20+ years of service with the IEEE, with a rich experience at various levels (student, member, TC member, TC leadership, and TEA-C and TCB, and numerous committees), I have demonstrated a deep understanding of ComSoc services/issues and members benefits/concerns, a strong leadership and a strong execution and problem-solving ability, and honesty, integrity, and professionalism in IEEE services. I have strived to promote new technologies and contribute to ComSoc’s key technical areas, offer lectures to IEEE local chapters (23 chapters so far), conference tutorials (IEEE CVPR 2022 and 2020, ICC’2022, etc.), and at IEEE summer schools. My Google Scholar citation number is 21,956 and H-index is 71 to date. 

If elected as ComSoc MaL, I will be dedicated to volunteering for IEEE and ComSoc service at all levels, to better serve ComSoc members and make ComSoc better as a home for professionals in the area of communications.


Shiwen Mao received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University in 2004. He is a Professor and Earle C. Williams Eminent Scholar, and Director of the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center at Auburn University. His research interest includes wireless networks, multimedia communications, and smart grid. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc and Council of RFID. He received the SEC 2023 Faculty Achievement Award for Auburn, the 2019 IEEE TC-CSR Distinguished Technical Achievement Award, the 2018 Auburn Creative Research & Scholarship Award, the NSF CAREER Award in 2010, and many service and best conference/journal paper and demo awards from the IEEE. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, and was the General Chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2022, a TPC Chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2018, and a TPC Vice-Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2022. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IET, and AAIA.