"For outstanding sustained, and visionary contributions to the IEEE Communications Society publications Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications for more than a decade, co-founder of the JSAC Wireless Series, and Director of Journals."
Bill Tranter has been an active volunteer and contributor to the Communications Society since 1967. He originated ComSoc's program of conference tutorials in 1971 and organized over 20 tutorial short courses for presentation at ComSoc-sponsored conferences. He chaired the Telemetering Committee, Data Communications Committee and Communication Systems Integration and Modeling Committee. Bill served as an editor for several Com-Soc publications and served two terms (totaling over 10 years) as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He played a key role in the launch of the Wireless Communications Series. Bill recently served as Director - Journals and is currently a Member-at-Large of the Board of Governors. He received the Donald McLellan Award for Meritorious Service, an IEEE Centennial Medal and an IEEE Third Millennium Medal. . He begins his term as ComSoc Vice President - Technical Activities in 2002.
Bill received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in 1970 and served for 29 years at the University of Missouri-Rolla, most recently as the Schlumberger Professor of Electrical Engineering. In 1996 he joined the faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He currently serves as Bradley Professor of Communications and as Associate Director of the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group.