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2018 LA/NA Regional Member-At-Large Candidate Chengshan Xiao

Candidate's Statement

I am highly committed to serving the IEEE Communications Society.  If elected as a Member-at-Large, I will focus on three issues.

First, I will enhance the quality of ComSoc’s journal and conference publications. I will do my best to improve the review process, reward excellent editors, reviewers and conference organizers, and promote high-quality papers.

Second, I will maximize the diversity of volunteers serving in conference organization and technical committees. I will engage people from different geographical, gender, ethnic, experience, and occupational backgrounds into the decision-making process.

Third, I will expand opportunities for young generations. I will promote early career professionals to get involved in ComSoc Technical Committees, conference organizations, and journal editorial boards. I will help with membership activities to attract student participations.

I have worked in industry, academia and government. My rich experience and commitment to ComSoc services will enable me to effectively address important issues in ComSoc.


Chengshan Xiao is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Chandler Weaver Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. Previously, he was a Program Director at the U.S. National Science Foundation, a professor of Missouri S&T, and a senior Engineer at Nortel Networks, Canada. He received his B.S. degree from UESTC, Chengdu, China, his M.S. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Xiao is currently the Awards Committee Chair of IEEE ComSoc. Previously, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Technical Program Co-Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2017 in Singapore, Technical Program Chair of IEEE ICC 2010 in South Africa, and the founding Chair of the IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee. He also served in many other positions for ComSoc’s journals, Technical Committees, and conferences.