Urbashi Mitra received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is currently a Dean’s Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California and previously at the Ohio State University and Bellcore. Specific to IEEE ComSoc, she is the inaugural editor-in-chief for IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications, a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communications Society, 2017 Vice Chair of the Communication Theory Technical Committee, 2017 Chair of the Transactions on Wireless Communications Steering Committee, a former associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, and a Technical Co-Chair for the ICC 2003 Communication Theory Symposium. She received the 2016 ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Mentoring Award. She is an IEEE Fellow. Other awards include: being a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, a U.S. National Academy of Engineering Lillian Gilbreth Lectureship, a GLOBECOM Signal Processing for Communications Symposium Best Paper Award, Texas Instruments Visiting Professor, the Okawa Foundation Award, the OSU College of Engineering Research Award, the OSU College of Engineering Teaching Award, and a NSF CAREER Award.