One of my motivations to run for this position is to maintain and advance the academic/engineering excellence for the publications and events sponsored by ComSoc. Another motivation is to work for bringing the researchers and engineers back to the center of ComSoc. The reviewers, TPC members, conference chairs and Editors are volunteers that are essential for running the main activities of IEEE and guaranteeing high quality of the publications and events. However, from my experience as a conference organizer and Editor, there are symptoms that this is not always the perception shared throughout the society. If elected, I will work towards promoting academic/engineering excellence and ensuring that the engineers and the volunteers will reclaim the center role in ComSoc
Petar Popovski received the Dipl.Ing. degree in electrical engineering and the Magister Ing. degree in communication engineering from the "Sts. Cyril and Methodius" University in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2004. He is currently a Professor of Wireless Communications with Aalborg University. He has over 300 publications in journals, conference proceedings, and books. He holds over 30 patents and patent applications. He is currently a Steering Committee Member of IEEE SmartGridComm and previously served as a Steering Committee Member of the IEEE INTERNET OF THINGS JOURNAL. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a holder of a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC), recipient of the Danish Elite Researcher Award and a member of the Danish Academy for technical sciences (ATV). He is currently an Area Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. His research interests are in the area of wireless communication and networking, and communication/information theory.