"For promotion of Global culture and values in IEEE Communication Society activities and governance."
Byeong Gi Lee received a B.S. degree from Seoul National University (SNU) and a Ph.D degree from UCLA. He worked for Granger Associates and AT&T Bell Laboratories before joining the faculty of Seoul National University, where he served as the Vice Chancellor for Research Affairs and the Director of the Institute of New Media and Communications. He served as the President of Korea Information and Communications Society (KICS), as the President of Korea Society for Engineering Education (KSEE), as a Vice President of Accreditation Board of Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK) and as the founding President of Citizen’s Coalition for Scientific Society (CCSS). He served as a Commissioner of Korea Communications Commission (KCC) and the President of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc). He published seven textbooks in English, including Broadband Wireless Access and Local Networks: Mobile WiMAX & WiFi (Artech House, 2008), and received several awards including the 1984 Myril B. Reed Best Paper Award, the 2001 National Academy of Science of Korea Award, the 2005 Kyung-am Academic Award, the Order of Service Merit with Yellow Stripe from Korean Government in 2012, and the 2013 Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award. He is a Professor Emeritus of SNU, a member of National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Korea, a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK), a Member of Sigma Xi, and a Fellow of the IEEE.