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Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences 2011 - Khaled B. Letaief

"For an exemplary and sustained record of service to the Communications Society's conferences."

Khaled B. Letaief

Khaled Letaiefreceived the BS degree with distinction, M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1984, 1986, and 1990, respectively.  From 1990 to 1993, he was a faculty member at the University of Melbourne, Australia.  Since 1993, he has been with HKUST where he is currently Dean of Engineering and Chair Professor.  He is also the Director of the Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information Technology. 

He has over 430 journal and conference papers, 13 US patents, and given invited keynote talks and courses all over the world.  He received the Mangoon Teaching Award from Purdue University in 1990; Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award by the School of Engineering at HKUST (4 times); and the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching (highest university-wide teaching award).  He is also the recipient of many other distinguished awards including the 2007 IEEE Communications Society Publications Exemplary Award, 2009 IEEE Marconi Prize Award in Wireless Communications, 2010 Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award by Purdue University, and 10 IEEE Best Paper Awards.

Dr. Letaief served as consultants for different organizations and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He has served on the editorial board of other prestigious journals including IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Wireless Series (as Editor-in-Chief) and IEEE Transactions on Communications as Editor.    He served as Vice-President for Conferences of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), an elected member of IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors, and IEEE Distinguished lecturer.  He also served as the Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Wireless Communications, and Chair of 2008 IEEE Technical Activities/Member and Geographic Activities Visits Program.  He is currently serving as member of both IEEE ComSoc and Vehicular Technology Society Fellow Committees, and member of IEEE TAB/PSPB Products & Services Committee. 

He has been involved in organizing a number of major conferences. These include serving as Technical Program Chair of 2004 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems; General Co-Chair of 2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC’07; Technical Program Co-Chair of 2008 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC’08; Vice General Chair of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC’10; General Co-Chair of 2011 IEEE Technology Time Machine, TTM’11; and General Co-Chair of IEEE International Conference on Communications in China, ICCC’12

Dr. Letaief is a Fellow of IEEE and an ISI Highly Cited Researcher.