David Michelson

David Michelson

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The University of British Columbia
IEEE Region
Region 07 (Canada)
Technical Area
5G/B5G/6G and cellular systems, Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation, Land transportation, Radio channels and antennas, Vehicular communications and connected vehicles, Wireless networks
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An active researcher in wireless propagation and intelligent transportation, Prof. David Michelson leads both the Radio Science Lab and the AURORA Connected Vehicle Testbed at the University of British Columbia. He also serves as Chair of Vancouver Joint Chapter of the IEEE Vehicular Technology and Intelligent Transportation Societies as well as various other related roles with ITS Canada and the Transportation Association of Canada.

An active member of the standards community, he serves as: 1) Chair of IEEE Standards Association Working Group P2982 which is developing Recommended Practices for the Verification of Millimetre-Wave Channel Sounders, 2) Chair of the VT/MRSC Mobile Radio Standards Committee, and 3) Chair of the URSI-ITU Inter-Union Working Group, as well as other related roles with IEEE AP-S, IEEE SPS, and the Canadian Standards Association.

As general co-chair of IEEE VTS 2014-Fall in Vancouver, Prof. Michelson introduced many new elements into VTS Conferences including a greatly expanded industry program which continues to this day. For his efforts, he was recognized with a VTS Conference Leadership Award.

A long-time member of the IEEE History Community, Prof, Michelson serves as VTS Historian and is preparing a history of VTS and related materials for the 75th anniversary in 2024. He also serves as chair of the IEEE History Coordination Committee which seeks to strengthen collaboration and sharing of history resources across the IEEE community.

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Position History:
  • Present   IEEE ComSoc Liaison (Liaisons & Representatives)
  • Present   Chair (Mobile Radio Standards Committee)
  • 2021-Present   History Chair (History Committee)
  • 2017-2022   Propagation Committee Chair (Propagation Committee)
  • 2023-   Vice Chair (Standards Activities Committee)
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