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2018 LA/NA Regional Member-At-Large Candidate Tom Hou

Candidate's Statement

I joined IEEE 29 years ago as a Student Member and have since become an active member and volunteer.  Over the years, I have contributed greatly to ComSoc’s activities, including leadership roles in conference organizations (GITC Chair, INFOCOM Steering Committee Chair) and many of ComSoc’s journal Editorial Boards and.  If elected, I will work hard to:

  • Enhance the prestige of the society and its service to our members.
  • Ensure the ComSoc Board of Governor’s initiatives and activities match the current needs of our members.
  • Improve the quality and stature of ComSoc’s conferences and increase our members’ participation in these conferences.
  • Broaden the participation of young members to Society activities and nurture them as future leaders of ComSoc. 

It is my privilege to serve our members and help move ComSoc to a higher level of stature, value, and participation. Thank you for your confidence and vote.


Tom Hou is Bradley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering in 1998. During 1997-2002, he was a researcher at Fujitsu Labs in California.  He  was named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to modeling and optimization of wireless networks.   His research was recognized by five best paper awards from IEEE and two paper awards from ACM. He holds five U.S. patents.  He served as an Area Editor of IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Cognitive Radio Series, and IEEE Wireless Communications.  Currently, he is an Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.  He served as GITC Chair and currently is Chair of IEEE INFOCOM Steering Committee.  He is a ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer.