Octavia A. Dobre received the Dipl.-Ing. and Ph.D. degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, in 1991 and 2000, respectively. She was the recipient of a Royal Society (UK) Scholarship in 2000 and a Fulbright Fellowship in 2001. Between 2002 and 2005, she was with the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest and New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. In 2005, she joined Memorial University (MUN), Canada, where she is currently a Professor and Research Chair.
Dr. Dobre currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Letters, as well as Editor of the IEEE Systems and IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. She was an Editor and a Senior Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and a Guest Editor of other prestigious journals. She served as General, TPC and Tutorial Chair for numerous IEEE conferences. She is the Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics Technical Committee, and served as Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering standing committee. Dr. Dobre is the recipient of the 2015 MUN President’s Award for Outstanding Research and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.