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All IEEE VTS members are encouraged to vote in the 2023 Board of Governors election. 

You will receive your IEEE Vehicular Technology Society ballot material via email on 27 July 2023 from this email address: (Click to show email).

The voting period will be 27 July – 7 September 2023.

If you prefer to have the paper ballot material mailed to you, please e-mail your name, address, member number, and reference the VT Society election ballot to (Click to show email) or call +1 732 562 3904. When the election ballots are sent out, your ballot will be physically mailed to you rather than sent electronically.

Biographical information on each of the nine Governor-at-Large nominees can be found below.

If you have any questions please contact (Click to show email) or +1 732 562 3904.


Nominees for the VTS 2023 Board of Governors Election

Click on a nominee below to learn more about them.

Alvin Chin Daniel Benevides da Costa Yue Gao
Giambattista Gruosso Lajos Hanzo James Irvine
Navin Kumar Ai-Chun Pang Weihua Zhuang

ALVIN CHIN (M’99-S’02-M’09-SM’19)
Biography: Dr. Alvin Chin is currently Principal Data Scientist at RXO in Chicago, where he is working with other Data Scientists for creating and deploying data science and machine learning pricing models in production. Previously, he worked for BMW as Innovation Engineer for BMW Manufacturing in Greenville, South Carolina; AI and Emerging Technology Researcher at BMW Technology Office USA in Mountain View, California; and Senior Machine Learning Researcher at BMW Technology Corporation in Chicago, Illinois. During his work at BMW, he worked on causal machine learning; neuromorphic and quantum computing; big data and machine learning for improving driving behavior and enabling intelligent driving; and applying AI to improve vehicle diagnostics, manufacturing, and BMW’s internal processes. Dr. Chin has authored more than 30 publications and 10 patents, including pending. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, a MASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a BASc from the University of Waterloo. He has previously worked for Nokia Research Center, Nokia, and Microsoft in Beijing, China. Dr. Chin is active in the community in data science and machine learning meetups as a member of various program committees of academic conferences and has given more than 50 talks to universities, meetups, and conferences.

IEEE ACTIVITIES:

COMMITTEES/BOARDS:
•    Chair, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Industry Engagement Committee – January 2021 to present
•    Secretary, Technical Committee of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Standard on Connected and Automated Vehicles, IEEE Standards Association - January 2020 to present
•    Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology (new journal in Fall 2019) - August 2019 to present

SECTIONS/CHAPTERS:
•    Chair, IEEE Chicago Section, Chicago, IL, USA, January 1, 2023 – Present
•    Vice-Chair, IEEE Chicago Section, Chicago, IL, USA, January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022
•    Treasurer, IEEE Chicago Section, Chicago, IL, USA, January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
•    Chair, IEEE Chicago Section 126th Anniversary Fair, Chicago, IL, USA, March 27, 2020-October 3, 2020
•    Chair, IEEE Computer Society Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL, USA – July 2019 to Present
•    Promotions Chair, IEEE Chicago Section Fair: A Celebration of 125 Years, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, April 27, 2019
•    Chair, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL, USA – January 2018 - Present
•    Vice-Chair, IEEE Computer Society Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL, USA, January 2018 – July 2019
•    Executive Committee Member, IEEE Chicago Section, Chicago, IL, USA – December 2017 - Present

CONFERENCES:
•    Publicity Chair, IEEE Electronic and Information Technology Conference (EIT2023), Romeoville, IL – January 1, 2023 – Present
•    Track Chair for IoT Track, The IEEE International Conference on Real-Time Communications Conference & Expo at Illinois Tech (RTC2023), Chicago, IL – January 1, 2023 – Present
•    Paper reviewer, The 97th International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2023-Spring), Virtual – January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023
•    Member of Advisory Committee, The IEEE International Conference on Real-Time Communications Conference & Expo at Illinois Tech (RTC2023), Chicago, IL – January 1, 2023 – October 31, 2023
•    Track Chair for IoT Track, The IEEE International Conference on Real-Time Communications Conference & Expo at Illinois Tech (RTC2022), Chicago, IL – January 1, 2022 – October 31, 2022
•    Paper reviewer, The 95th International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2022-Spring), Virtual – January 1, 2022 – March 1, 2022
•    Member of Advisory Committee, The IEEE International Conference on Real-Time Communications Conference & Expo at Illinois Tech (RTC2022), Chicago, IL – January 1, 2022 – October 31, 2022
•    Industry Panel Chair, The 94th International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2021-Fall), Virtual – January 2021 – December 2021
•    Member of Advisory Committee, The IEEE International Conference on Real-Time Communications Conference & Expo at Illinois Tech (RTC2021), Chicago, IL – January 1, 2021 – October 15, 2021
•    Track Chair for IoT Track, The IEEE International Conference on Real-Time Communications Conference & Expo at Illinois Tech (RTC2021), Chicago, IL – January 1, 2021 – October 15, 2021
•    Paper reviewer, The 93rd International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2021-Spring), Virtual – December 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021
•    Publicity Co-Chair, The 92nd International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2020-Fall), Victoria, Canada – January 2020 to November 2020
•    Keynote Sessions Chair, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, The 90th International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2019-Fall), Hawaii, USA - September 25, 2019
•    Industry Sessions Co-Chair, The 90th International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2019-Fall), Hawaii, USA - September 22 to 25, 2019
•    Program Committee Member, Track 10: Vehicular Communications, Networks and Telematics, The 89th International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2019-Spring), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - April 28 to May 1, 2019
•    Program Committee Member, IEEE Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Symposium (CAVS 2018), The 88th International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2018-Fall), Chicago, IL, USA - August 27 to 30, 2018
•    Industry Track Co-Chair, The 88th International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2018-Fall), Chicago, IL, USA, August 27-30, 2018
•    Panel Organizer, Autonomous, Connected and Electric Vehicles industry panel, The 88th International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2018-Fall), Chicago, IL, USA, August 27-30, 2018
•    Panelist, Panel on Smart Cities, The 86th International IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (VTC2017- Fall), Toronto, ON, Canada, Sept. 24 to 27, 2017
•    Program Committee Member, 3rd IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP), San Francisco Bay Area, August 4-8, 2017
•    Technical Program Committee Member, 10th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom-2017), Exeter, UK, June 21-23, 2017
•    Track Co-chair, Track #7: Mobile Network Applications and Services, 2017 IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference, Sydney, Australia, June 4-7, 2017
•    Program Committee Member, The 9th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, (CPSCom 2016), Chengdu, China, December 15-18, 2016
•    Workshop Program Committee Member, The First International Workshop on Crowd Intelligence for Smart Cities: Technology and Applications (CISC 2016), IEEE Ubiquitous and Intelligent Computing Conference (UIC 2016), Toulouse, France, Jul. 18, 2016
•    General Co-Chair, The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP 2016), Toulouse, France, Jul. 18-21, 2016
•    General Chair, The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data (CBDCom 2015), Beijing, China, August 2015
•    Video Co-Chair, The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2015), Beijing, China, August 2015
•    Industry Track Co-Chair, The 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2015), Wroclaw, Poland, August 2015
•    Workshop Co-Chair, 9th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering (BigDataSE 2015), Helsinki, Finland, August 2015
•    Program Chair, The 14th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT 2014). Xian, China, Sept. 11-13, 2014
•    Steering Committee Member, IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom 2014). Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 1-3, 2014
•    Panel Co-Chair, The 2014 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2014). Beijing, China, Aug. 17-20, 2014
•    Workshop Co-chair, 1st International Workshop on Mining and Understanding Big Data (BigMUD 2013), IEEE ICDM 2013 conference, Dallas, Texas, USA, Dec. 8, 2013
•    General Chair, The 6th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom 2013), Beijing, China, Aug. 20-23, 2013
•    Workshop Co-Chair, The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Sensing, Networking, and Computing with Smartphones (PhoneCom 2013), co-located with IEEE CPSCom 2013, Beijing, China, Aug. 20, 2013
•    Program Committee Member, The 3rd International Symposium on Trust and Identity in Mobile Internet, Computing and Communications (TrustID 2013), co-located with the 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-13), Melbourne, Australia, July 16-18, 2013
•    Program Co-Chair, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom 2012), Besancon, France, Nov. 20-23, 2012
•    Industry Track Chair, The 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2012), Bengaluru, India, July 23-26, 2012
•    Program Committee Member, 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Trust and Identity in Mobile Internet, Computing and Communications (TrustID 2012), Liverpool, UK, June 25-27, 2012
•    Workshop Co-Chair, The 2nd International Workshop on Sensing, Networking, and Computing with Smartphones (PhoneCom 2012), co-located with IEEE ICDCS 2012, Macao, China, June 18, 2012
•    Program Committee Member, IEEE International Workshop on Trust and Identity in Mobile Internet, Computing and Communications (TrustID 2011), Changsha, China, Nov. 16-18, 2011
•    Workshop Co-Chair, The 1st International Workshop on Sensing, Networking, and Computing with Smartphones (PhoneCom 2011), co-located with IEEE CPSCom 2011, Dalian, China, Oct. 19, 2011
•    Program Vice Chair and Workshop Co-Chair, The 4th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom 2011), Dalian, China, Oct. 19-22, 2011
•    Industrial Liaison Chair, The 8th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2011), Banff, Canada, Sept. 2-4, 2011
•    Program Vice-Chair, 3rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom 2010), Hangzhou, China, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2010
•    Demo Co-chair, IEEE Autonomic and Trusted Computing 2010 Conference (ATC 2010), Xi'an, China, October 26-29, 2010
•    Program Committee Member, IEEE Social Computing 2009, 2010, and 2011 Conference

OTHER:
•    Guest Co-editor, Special Issue on Connected and Autonomous Driving, IEEE IT Professional, November/December 2018 issue – January to November 2018
•    Guest Co-Editor, IEEE IT Professional, May 2016

QUALIFICATIONS: 
What makes me an ideal candidate for this position is that I have been active in the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Chicago Chapter for 5 years as Chair, where I organize chapter meetings with speakers in the vehicular technology industry. I have also been active in the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference since 2017, serving in various conference leadership roles as Panelist in 2017, Program Committee member in 2018 Spring conference, Industry Sessions Co-Chair, and Industry Panel Chair for Connected and Autonomous Driving in 2018 Fall conference, Industry Sessions Co-chair and Keynote Chair for Connected and Autonomous Driving in 2019 Fall conference, and Publicity Co-chair in 2020 Fall conference. For the past 2 years, I have been appointed as Chair of the IEEE VTS Industry Engagement Committee to help promote industry to participate in the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. As shown above, I have been Chair of other IEEE conference committees besides VTC. I also have leadership experience in board committees such as The Mid-America Club and The Metropolitan Club (a private business and social club), and my own condominium board association. I am currently the Chair of the IEEE Chicago Section, Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Chicago Chapter and Secretary of the IEEE Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Standards Committee. My passion for engaging the Chicago community in IEEE Chicago from the IEEE Chicago 125th Anniversary Event as Publicity Chair in 2019 led to me becoming Chair for the IEEE Chicago 126th Anniversary Event held in 2020. Therefore, all these leadership positions described above show my dedicated leadership qualities, which I believe will serve me well as a Member of the VTS Board of Governors.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
One major contribution that I brought to the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2018-Fall in Chicago is that I advocated for a Panel on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles to show the topics that needed to be addressed in this area, which was not addressed in previous conferences. I took charge of this Panel, and I convinced my company, BMW, to be a sponsor of the conference. I saw there were few automotive companies in this conference since the conference was more of an academic nature. I also was a member of the conference committee and contributed my thoughts on how to attract more industry professionals to attend this conference, which included providing a discounted one-day pass to industry professionals. Second, I was looking to join the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Chicago Chapter but discovered that this chapter had dissolved due to a lack of leadership. I volunteered to become the Chair of this chapter. The chapter was revived 6 years ago and has been successful with at least 4 meetings per year, along with being able to get successful funding from the IEEE VTS Chapters Chair. Third, while I was working for Nokia Research Center, I contributed to creating a new team and research area for Mobile Social Networking. I suggested this research area by writing a technical report and proposal, which was read by the Director of the Nokia Research Center lab in Beijing. The Director decided to create the Mobile Social Networking Team and made me the Project Lead for a mobile social networking project which became Nokia Find & Connect, an application used for conferences and meetings for connecting with people. This contributed to Nokia with the publication of 1 patent and 10 research papers.

Statement: If I am selected for this position, I would like to have a plan to involve more professionals from the automotive industry, vehicular technology and transportation industries to join the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. This would be achieved by providing industry professionals a discounted IEEE VTS membership and have them be involved in IEEE VTS standards activities as well as involvement in the IEEE VTS conferences. As well, companies in the industry would have the opportunity at a conference discount, to be a sponsor or have a booth showcasing their products as well as being able to provide recruiting activities to the many students who are looking for career opportunities during these conferences. I would also propose having a separate industry track in the IEEE VTC conferences to allow industry researchers and industry professionals to submit papers in this area. Often they would not submit before because the tracks were more of an academic and theoretical nature. I want to dramatically expand industry engagement in VTS. I have the experience and commitment to achieve this goal.


DANIEL B. DA COSTA (GSM’07-M’09-SM’13)
Biography: Dr. da Costa is currently Principal Researcher at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), Abu Dhabi, UAE. From July 1st, 2023, he will be the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Letters. During the last 10 years, he was strongly involved in the editorial board of several IEEE journals. He has also been involved on the Organizing Committee of numerous IEEE conferences. From 2017 to 2022, he was the Latin American Chapters Coordinator of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS), and he is currently Vice-Chair of the VTS Propagation Committee. He served as Vice-Chair Americas in the IEEE Cognitive Networks Technical Committee (TCCN) during the biennium 2019-2020. He was also Director of the TCCN Newsletter in the biennium 2019-2020, and he was the Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on "Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks" in IEEE TCCN. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the SIG on REconFigurabLE Intelligent Surfaces for Signal Processing and CommunicatIONS (REFLECTIONS) in Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Technical Committee (SPCC). Dr. da Costa is the recipient of five conference Paper Awards (including IEEE GLOBECOM 2022). He received several Exemplary Reviewer and Editor Certificate Awards in IEEE journals. He has been ranked among 1% Top Scientists in the world in the broad field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering in 2022 and 2023 (Source: Research.com). He is a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.
More details: https://sites.google.com/site/danielbenevides81

IEEE ACTIVITIES:

IEEE Journal Editorial Board
•    Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Communications Letters (from July 1st, 2023).
•    Executive Editor, IEEE Communications Letters (September 2019-June 2023).
•    Editor at Large, Communication Theory & Systems II, IEEE Transactions on Communications (April 2021- June 2023).
•    Associate Editor, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (July 2021-June 2023).
•    Editor, IEEE Transactions on Machine Learning in Communications and Networking (September 2022-June 2023).
•    Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (January 2019-June 2023).
•    Associate Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (July 2022-March 2023)
•    Area Editor, Area: Green, Cognitive, and Intelligent Communications and Networks, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (September 2019-June 2023).
•    Editor, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (August 2012-June 2023)
•    Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications (September 2017-March 2021).
•    Editor, I IEEE Guest Journal Editor
•    Guest Editor, IEEE Network, Special Issue on "Native Artificial Intelligence in Integrated Terrestrial and Non- Terrestrial Networks in 6G", 2022.
•    Guest Editor, Sensors, Special Issue on "Advances in MIMO and Millimeter-Wave Sensing Communication Systems", 2021
•    Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, Special Issue on "Green Communications and Computing Technologies for 6G Networks", 2021.
•    Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, Special Issue on "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-Enabled Green Communications and Networking,” 2021.
•    Guest Editor, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, Special Issue on “Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for 5G and Beyond”, 2020.
•    Lead Associate Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Advances in Statistical Channel Modeling for Future Wireless Communications Networks", 2019.
•    Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, Special Issue on "Energy- Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks,” 2018.
•    Lead Associate Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Molecular Communication Networks", 2018.
•    Lead Associate Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for 5G Systems", 2017.
•    Lead Associate Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Modelling, Analysis, and Design of 5G Ultra-Dense Networks", 2017.
•    Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Security in Wireless Communications and Networking", 2016.
•    Guest Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Deployment and Management of Small Heterogeneous Cells for 5G", 2016.
•    IEEE TPC/Track Chair
•    Lead Co-Chair, Cognitive Radio and AI-Enabled Networks Symposium, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2021), Madrid, Spain, 2021.
•    EEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials (May 2017-November 2020).
•    Associate Technical Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine (January 2012-May 2020).
•    Associate Editor, IEEE Access (June 2016-January 2020).
•    Senior Editor, IEEE Communications Letters (March 2019-August 2019).
•    Associate Editor, IEEE Communications Letters (May 2012-July 2017).

IEEE Guest Journal Editor

•    Guest Editor, IEEE Network, Special Issue on "Native Artificial Intelligence in Integrated Terrestrial and Non- Terrestrial Networks in 6G", 2022.
•    Guest Editor, Sensors, Special Issue on "Advances in MIMO and Millimeter-Wave Sensing Communication Systems", 2021
•    Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, Special Issue on "Green Communications and Computing Technologies for 6G Networks", 2021.
•    Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, Special Issue on "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-Enabled Green Communications and Networking", 2021.
•    Guest Editor, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, Special Issue on “Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for 5G and Beyond”, 2020.
•    Lead Associate Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Advances in Statistical Channel Modeling for Future Wireless Communications Networks", 2019.
•    Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, Special Issue on "Energy- Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks", 2018.
•    Lead Associate Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Molecular Communication Networks", 2018.
•    Lead Associate Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for 5G Systems", 2017.
•    Lead Associate Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Modelling, Analysis, and Design of 5G Ultra-Dense Networks", 2017.
•    Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Security in Wireless Communications and Networking", 2016.
•    Guest Editor, IEEE Access, Special Issue on "Deployment and Management of Small Heterogeneous Cells for 5G", 2016.
•    IEEE TPC/Track Chair
•    Lead Co-Chair, Cognitive Radio and AI-Enabled Networks Symposium, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2021), Madrid, Spain, 2021.

IEEE TPC/Track Chair
•    Track Co-Chair, Track 1: PHY and Fundamentals, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2024), Dubai, UAE, April 2024.
•    Track Co-Chair, Track 8: Spectrum Sharing, Spectrum Management, Cognitive Radio, and Green Radio, IEEE 97th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2023-Spring), Florence, Italy, 20-23 June 2023.
•    Lead Symposium Co-Chair, Wireless Communications Symposium, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2023), Rome, Italy, May 2023.
•    Track Co-Chair, Track 1: Physical Layer and Communication Theory, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2023), Glasgow, Scotland, March 2023.
•    Technical Program Vice-Chair, IEEE 95th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2022-Spring), Helsinki, Finland, April 2022.
•    Lead Co-Chair, Cognitive Radio and AI-Enabled Networks Symposium, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2021), Madrid, Spain, 2021.
•    Technical Program Vice-Chair, IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2021-Spring), Virtual Format, 25-28 April 2021.
•    Lead Track Co-Chair, Track 1: PHY and Fundamentals, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2021), Nanjing, China, 2021.
•    Track Co-Chair, Track 7: Green Communications and Networking, IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2020-Spring), Antwerp, Belgium, 25-28 May 2020.
•    Track Co-Chair, Track 1: PHY and Fundamentals, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2020), Seoul, South Korea, 6-9 April 2020.
•    Lead Co-Chair, Cognitive Radio and AI-Enabled Networks Symposium, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2019), Waikoloa, HI, USA, 9-13 December 2019.
•    Track Co-Chair, Track 1: Antenna Systems, Propagation, and RF Design, IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Fall), Chicago, USA, 27-30 August 2018.
•    Track Co-Chair, Track 1: Antenna Systems, Propagation, and RF Design, IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Spring), Porto, Portugal, 3-6 June 2018.
•    Track Co-Chair, Track 1: Antenna Systems, Propagation, and RF Design, IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2017-Fall), Toronto, Canada, 24-27 September 2017.
•    Track Co-Chair, Track: Recent Results, IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2017-Spring), Sydney, Australia, 4-7 June 2017.
•    Track Chair, Track 6: Green Communications and Networks, IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2017-Spring), Sydney, Australia, 4-7 June 2017.

IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN)
•    Director - TCCN Newsletter, (2019-2020).
•    TCCN Vice-Chair Americas, (2019-2020).
•    Feature Topic Editor, Massive Machine-Type Communications, TCCN Newsletter - December 2018
•    Feature Topic Editor, Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication, TCCN Newsletter - May 2018.
•    Feature Topic Editor, Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access, TCCN Newsletter - November 2017.
•    Chair of the Special Interest Group "Energy-Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks" (2017-2021)

IEEE Signal Processing on Computing for Communications Technical Committee (SPCC)
•    Vice-Chair of the Special Interest Group on "Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Signal Processing and Communications".

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
•    Latin American Chapters Coordinator (2017-Present)
•    Distinguished Lecturer (2017-2019).
•    Distinguished Lecturer (2019-2021).
•    Distinguished Speaker (2021-Present)
•    Vice-Chair, Propagation Committee (2023-Present)


Workshop/Special Session Organizations
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•    Organizer - Special Session on Signal Processing Challenges for 6G, IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP 2023), Hanoi, Vietnam, 02-05 July 2023.
•    Organizer - Workshop on Holographic MIMO Communications, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2023), Rome, Italy, 28 May - 01 June 2023.
•    Organizer    -    Workshop    on Holographic    MIMO    Communications,    IEEE Global    Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2022), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 2022.
•    Organizer - Special Session on 6G, Title: Connecting Intelligence on 6G, 25th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2022), Herning, Denmark, November 2022.
•    Organizer - Workshop on Native-AI in Wireless Networks, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2022), Virtual Conference, September 2022.
•    Organizer    - Special    Session    on    6G, 1st    International    Conference    on    6G Networking (6GNet 2022), Paris, France, July 2022.
•    Organizer - Workshop on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Future Wireless Communications, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2021), Madrid, Spain, December 2021.
•    Organizer: Workshop on Energy-Efficient Schemes for Beyond 5G, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2021-Spring), 25-28 April April, Helsinki, Finland, 2021.
•    Organizer: Workshop on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Future Wireless Communications, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2021), 14-18 June, Montreal, Canada, 2021.
•    Organizer: Workshop on Rate-Splitting (Multiple Access) for 6G, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2021), 14-18 June, Montreal, Canada, 2021.
•    Organizer: Workshop on Energy-Efficient Schemes for Beyond 5G, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2021), 29 March-1 April, Nanjing, China, 2021.
•    Organizer: Workshop on Rate-Splitting (Multiple Access) for Beyond 5G, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2021), 29 March-1 April, Nanjing, China, 2021.
•    Steering Committee Member: Workshop on Practice & Further Advances in Massive MIMO, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2020), 31 August-3 September, London, UK, 2020.
•    Organizer: 2nd Workshop on Energy Harvesting Communication Networks, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2019), 8-11 September, Istanbul, Turkey, 2019.
•    Publicity Chair - 2nd Workshop on Enabling Energy Internet via Machine-Type Wireless Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2019), 15-18 April, Marrakech, Morocco, 2019.
•    Organizer: 1st Workshop on Energy Harvesting Communication Networks, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2018), 9-12 September, Bologna, Italy, 2018.
•    Organizer: Workshop on Trusted Communications with Physical Layer Security (TCPLS), IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2013), Atlanta, USA, Dec. 2013.

Senior Member of IEEE, Member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Member of the IEEE Communications Society.

QUALIFICATIONS:
I am a highly accomplished academic professional. I have been involved in several IEEE activities along the last years, and I believe that the acquired experience enables me to apply for this prestigious position in VTS. My past roles in VTS show how committed I am to the activities I am involved on. For instance, I have learnt a lot as Associate Editor of IEEE TVT since 2012, a position in which I was awarded several times in recognition to the excellent service. I have also been Track Chair in previous IEEE VTCs editions and Technical Program Vice-Chair of IEEE VTC2021/2022-Spring, and the email exchanges and interactions with authors, track chairs, and members of the organizing committee enriched considerably my body of knowledge. I also led the creation of two VTS Chapters in South America. In 2019, the Brazilian VTS Chapter was awarded the Chapter of the Year. Currently, I am Vice-Chair of the VTS Propagation Committee and will be acting as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Letters from July 1st, 2023. However, I understand that I have much more to contribute, and this is the reason I am applying for the BoG of VTS. I think that my candidacy can serve as a bridge for expanding the VTS activities throughout Latin America and Middle East, in addition to keep the geographical diversity among the BoG members. I am highly motivated and will be fully committed to the new role (if elected).

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
•    Certificate of Appreciation of Top Associate Editor for outstanding contributions to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2013, 2015, and 2016.
•    As the Latin-American Chapter Coordinator of the VTS, I was responsible for the creation of the Brazilian VTS Chapter and Colombia VTS Chapter in South America. In 2019, the recently created Brazilian VTS Chapter was awarded as the Chapter of the Year.
•    Top 1% Scientists in the World – broad field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (source: Research.com)

Statement: If elected to make part of the Board of Governors of VTS, I intend to work hard with all members to consolidate VTS as one of the world’s most relevant societies for vehicular technologies and communications. I’ll make hard efforts to increase the VTS internationalization, particularly towards developing countries, such as Brazil, and towards the Middle East region, where I am currently living. I also plan to discuss and develop new ways to attract and involve new members in the society. 


YUE GAO (S’03-GSM’03-M’09-SM’13)
Biography: Yue Gao is a Chair Professor at Fudan University, China. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in China in 2002 and his MSc and Ph.D. from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the UK in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Gao was a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Reader in Antennas and Signal Processing with QMUL and Chair Professor in Wireless Communications at the University of Surrey in the UK. He currently leads an Intelligent Networking and Computing research lab developing fundamental research into practice in the interdisciplinary area of smart antennas, sparse signal processing, spectrum sharing, and Internet of Things technologies in mobile and satellite systems. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed IEEE journal and conference papers, three patents, one book, five book chapters, and four best paper awards. According to google scholar, his publications have been cited over 7000 times, and his H-factor is 42. He was elected an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Fellow in 2017. He was a co-recipient of the EU Horizon Prize Award on Collaborative Spectrum Sharing in 2016 and shortlisted for the Newton Prize on Internet of Things systems for smart farming in 2019.

IEEE ACTIVITIES:

COMMITTEES/BOARDS:
•    Evaluator of IEEE Senior Membership evaluation committee, Admission and Advancement Committee, 2019

SOCIETY:
•    Member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Board of Governors, 2021 - 2023
•    Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Wireless Communications, 2022 - 2023
•    Member of IEEE Communication Society Technical and Educational Activities Board, 2019 - 2020
•    IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer and Guest, 2017 – 2023
•    Member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Ad Hoc Committee on Deep Learning for Wireless Communications, 2019 – 2020
•    Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks, 2019 - 2020
•    Vice-Director, IEEE Communications Society Online Content Board, 2018 – 2019
•    Secretary of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks, 2017 – 2019
•    Secretary of the IEEE Technical Committee on Wireless Communications, 2019-now
•    Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2017-present
•    Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Networks, 2018 – present
•    Associate Editor, IEEE Wireless Communication Letter, 2016 – 2019
•    Guest editor, IEEE Wireless Communications, special issue on “Service-Oriented Space-Air-Ground Integrated Networks”, 2019.
•    Lead guest editor, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Networks, special issue on “Evolution of Cognitive Radio to AI-enabled Radio and Networks”, 2018.
•    Guest editor, IEEE Access, special issue on “Advances in Interference Mitigation Techniques for Device-to-Device Communications”, 2017.

CONFERENCES:
•    Publicity co-chair, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2021-Fall.
•    Track chair of “Antenna Systems, Propagation, and RF Design”, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2020-Fall.
•    Track chair of “Antenna Systems, Propagation, and RF Design”, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2018-Fall.
•    TPC co-chair, Massive MIMO and Millimeter-waves for 5G Workshop, IEEE VTC2015.
•    Industry Panel Chair, IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China, 2019
•    TPC co-chair, IEEE WCNC International Workshop on Smart Spectrum, 2019.
•    Workshop co-chair, IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China, 2018
•    General co-chair, IEEE World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), 2017.
•    General co-chair, IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics (iWEM2017), 2017.
•    TPC co-chair, Cognitive Radio and Networks Symposia, IEEE GLOBECOM, 2017.
•    TPC co-chair, Smart Spectrum Workshop, IEEE WCNC, 2017.
•    Publicity co-chair, IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference (APCC), 2017.
•    TPC co-chair, Signal Processing for Communications Symposia, IEEE ICCC, 2016.
•    General co-chair, IEEE Cognitive radio applications and algorithms workshop, 2016.
•    Publicity co-chair, IEEE GLOBECOM, 2016.
•    General co-chair, IEEE Cognitive Radio applications and algorithms workshop, 2015.
•    Publicity chair of the IEEE WoWMoM, 2015

QUALIFICATIONS:
I am a highly accomplished academic professional and have been involved in IEEE activities for over 18 years. The acquired experience enables me to apply for this prestigious position in the VTS. My past roles in VTS show how committed I am to the activities I am involved in. For instance, I have been a member of the Board of Governors (BoG) VTS in the past three and attend all the BoG meetings remotely or in person. I have learned how VTS runs and contributed to technical committees, new Chapters, memberships, and other related aspects. It’s a prestigious experience for me to work with the other VTS BoG members and staff. I understand that I have much more to contribute, which is why I am applying for the BoG of VTS again. In addition, I moved to Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and have encouraged serval postgraduate students and young researchers to join the VTS. I believe that my expertise and experience would serve as a bridge for expanding the VTS activities throughout Asia and Europe and keeping the geographical diversity among the BoG members. If elected, I am highly motivated and will fully commit to the new role.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
I have established strong leadership in scientific research. I have launched research labs and international collaborations at the Queen Mary University of London, the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom, and Fudan University in China. I have supervised over 20 PhD students and postdoctoral research associates and developed several educational curricula at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. I have been a reviewer or panelist for major research-funding bodies worldwide, including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Councils (EPSRC) in the UK, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, Cost Action of European Cooperation in Science and Technology and Research Foundation - Flanders (Belgium Research Council - FWO). I was elected the UK EPSRC Fellow in 2017 and was a co-recipient of the EU Horizon Prize Award on Collaborative Spectrum Sharing in 2016.

I have been intensely involved in IEEE activities for over 18 years. I have devoted myself to volunteering for IEEE and other institutions. I have organized many conferences in the UK and around the world. I have been a member of VTS BoG (2020-2023), an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and the IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer and Speaker since 2017. I have acted as the vice director of the IEEE Communications Society Online Content Board (2018 – 2019) and a member of the IEEE Communication Society Technical and Educational Activities Board (2019- 2020). I also served as the evaluator of the IEEE Senior Membership evaluation committee and Admission and Advancement Committee in 2019. I was Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN) from 2019 – 2020. I am currently the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Wireless Communications.

Statement: With my past VTS BoG experience, my sole objective is to help VTS society grow technical committees and members in the next few years. If elected as a member of the VTS BoG, I will devote my energy to all the VTS members to consolidate VTS as one of the world’s most relevant, connected, and exciting societies for vehicular technologies and communications. I will do my best to increase the VTS internationalization, particularly towards Asia and Europe regions, for instance, by promoting the following IEEE Vehicular Technology Conferences in Asia or Europe.

The future of mobile communications will not only be autonomous vehicles and not only on land and sea, but it will also be in space and other planets. Therefore, we must soon develop new satellites with autonomous, energy-efficient, reliable, and safe vehicles and vehicular communications abilities. I will provide my expertise and experience towards making VTS the key IEEE society in this exciting new paradigm.


GIAMBATTISTA GRUOSSO (S’01-M’02-SM’13)
Biography: Giambattista Gruosso is a researcher and Professor with expertise in electrical engineering and a focus on smart mobility, smart energy, and smart manufacturing. He graduated from the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy) in 1999 and obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the same institution in 2003. Currently, he holds the position of associate professor at Politecnico di Milano. 
 
He leads a research group called simlab40, which is dedicated to implementing digital twin technology as an enabler for sustainable and green mobility and energy solutions. 
 
Professor Gruosso has made significant contributions to the field, as evidenced by his extensive publication record. He has authored over 150 publications, focusing on smart mobility, smart energy, and smart manufacturing. 
 
Prof. Gruosso holds several research activity with enterprises in mobility sector, such as IVECO (currently Cnh Industrial) and FIAT (currently Stellantis), providing consulting services and engaging in research projects related to recharge planning and the integration of charging stations into ICT systems and power grids. 
 
Within the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Giambattista holds various leadership roles. He is the Vice Chair of the Italy Section and serves as the Chair of the Vehicular Propulsion Committee in the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS). He has been an active member of IEEE for several years, previously serving as a member and co-chair of the Vehicular Propulsion Committee and participating in the technical committee of the VPPC (Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference). 
 
He is currently a member of the European Public Policy Committee, chairing the ICT working group. He actively contributes to shaping public policies in the region to promote technological advancements and their societal impact. 
 
In terms of editorial activities, Giambattista serves as an Associate Editor for the Open Journal of Vehicular Technology (OJVT) and is a member of the OJVT Editorial Board.

IEEE ACTIVITIES:

•    Chapter Coordinator, Italy Section, Jan 2023 - Feb 2025
•    Member, IEEE European Public Policy Committee, Jan 2023 - Dec 2024
•    Chair, Vehicular Power and Propulsion Committee, VT, Jan 2023 - Present
•    Vice Chair, Italy Section, Jan 2023 - Feb 2025
•    Chapter Chair, Italy Section Chapter, IE13, Sep 2018 - Jan 2019
•    Chapter Secretary, Italy Section Chapter, IE13, Jan 2019 - Mar 2022 
•    Conference Coordinator, Italy Section, Sep 2016 - Jan 2019
•    Humanitarians Activities Coordinator, Italy Section, Jan 2019 - Jan 2023 
•    Professional Activities, Italy Section, Jan 2019 - Feb 2021
•    Secretary, Italy Section, Sep 2016 - Jan 2019
•    IEEE VOLT graduate, 2018
•    IEEE VOLT mentor, 2019 – present

COMMITTEES/BOARDS:

•    2020-2022 - IEEE EPPC ICT WG member
•    2023-2025 – IEEE EPPC ICT WG member and chair
•    2020-2022 – IEEE VTS VPP committee member and co-chair
•    2023-2025 – IEEE VTS VPP committee member and chair
•    2023-2025 - IEEE VTS Motor Vehicle committee member
•    Present - OJVT Associate Editor (OJVT Editorial Board)

REGIONS: Region 8

SECTIONS/CHAPTERS: Italy Section

SOCIETY: IEEE VTS, IEEE IES, IEEE IAS, IEEE AESS

CONFERENCES: 
•    IEEE VPPC 2019, IEEE VPPC 2020, IEEE VPPC 2021 Program chair
•    IEEE VPPC 2023 General Chair
•    IEEE Melecon 2020 Program Chair
•    IEEE Eurocon 2023 Program Chair

QUALIFICATIONS:
I am able to manage complex teams and bring innovation within organizational processes.
I have good leadership skills and am deeply knowledgeable about issues in the Vehicular Technology community. I have excellent ability to follow through on commitments and collaborate in teams.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
•    I coordinated the writing of technical documentation and position documents in all the IEEE organization in which I was involved. 
•    I managed the membership in a complex organization such as the IEEE Italy section.
•    I coordinate the chapters and technical activities of the IEEE Italy Section.

Statement: If elected, my goal is to expand the role of the vehicle and transportation community within the Vehicular Technology society by implementing dedicated initiatives devoted to create and enforce relationships with other topics of our community. I strongly believe in the power of youth and their potential to drive innovation and change. Therefore, I aim to increase the involvement of young researchers and doctoral students by promoting awards and prizes specifically designed to recognize their contributions. Furthermore, I am deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all activities VTS. By creating an environment that embraces different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences, we can foster creativity and enhance the quality of our research and development efforts.

One of the most pressing challenges we face today is global climate change. To address this issue, I am determined to amplify the impact of our society by prioritizing research on smart and green mobility. We need to explore sustainable solutions that reduce carbon emissions and promote environmentally friendly transportation systems. By supporting and advancing research in this area, we can contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

Lastly, I recognize the importance of nurturing the professional growth of young individuals, especially those pursuing their Ph.D. degrees. I aim to establish activities and initiatives that provide valuable opportunities for their development and career advancement. By investing in the potential of our youth, we can secure a strong foundation for the future of VTS and the advancement of vehicle and transportation technologies.

In summary, if given the opportunity to serve, I will work tirelessly to expand the role of the vehicle and transportation component within VTS. By promoting dedicated initiatives, supporting young researchers, fostering diversity and inclusion, addressing climate change challenges, and prioritizing the growth of our youth, I believe we can make significant strides in advancing the field and creating a positive impact on the world.


LAJOS HANZO (M’91-SM’92-F’04-LF’22)
Biography: Lajos Hanzo (Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, FIEEE, FIET, Fellow of EURASIP, DSc) received his degree in electronics in 1976 and his doctorate in 1983. In 2009 he was awarded the honorary doctorate ``Doctor Honoris Causa'' by the Technical University of Budapest and in 2016 by the University of Edinburgh. During his 47-year career in telecommunications, he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany, and the UK. Since 1986 he has been with the School of ECS, University of Southampton, UK, where he holds the chair in telecommunications. He has successfully supervised 123 PhD students, co-authored 19 John Wiley/IEEE Press books on mobile radio, published 2000+ contributions at IEEE Xplore, acted both as TPC and General Chair of major IEEE conferences, presented keynote lectures, and has been awarded a number of distinctions. Currently, he is directing an academic research team and holds the European Research Council's Advanced Fellow Grant. He was also a holder of the Royal Society's Global Research Challenges Grant. He is a former Wolfson-Research- Merit-Award Laureate. During 2009 – 2012 he was a Chaired Professor also at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He was bestowed upon the 2022 Erci Sumner Technical Field award. (http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lajos_Hanzo)

IEEE ACTIVITIES:

COMMITTEES/BOARDS:
•    VTS Board of Governors for several consecutive terms.
•    I have been acting on the VTS Fellow Cttee, Awards Cttee for many years.
•    I have been a DL Cttee member since its creation and acted as a DL.

SECTIONS/CHAPTERS:
•    I have visited many chapters as a DL and supported the membership development, as exemplified by my numerous DLTs.

STUDENT BRANCHES:
•    I started the IEEE Student Branch in Southampton UK.

SOCIETY:
•    VTS, ComSoc, SP & IT Society

CONFERENCES:
•    General Chair of WCNC 2009, VTC 2011s, ICC 2013, EUSIPCO 2016, ICASSP 2019, GC 2020, Quantum Week 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, WCNC’23, VTC 2022-Fall
•    Acted as TPC Chair, Keynotes Chair and Award Chair of numerous VTCs, most recently VTC2020-Fall; VTC2019-Fall; VTC Helsinki twice; VTC2023-Spring
•    The VTC I organized in Budapest 2011 was the largest ever VTC since we have had two/year

QUALIFICATIONS:
I have missed only one VTC since 1990 and hence have an innate cohesion with this society. I understand its membership and what makes it a moderately sized, but very stable, vibrant and successful, yet evolving society, which reinvents itself for every new era. I personally know possibly half of the members and have acted in diverse capacities. I have also been educating the membership for over 20 years in form of cutting-edge tutorials. I have been running the historic vision-panels, which was often one of the highest-rated events of the conferences. I conceived the 'out-of-hotel' banquet concept in Budapest, which has become popular since then. I have also been a member of the Fellow Committee and Awards for many years; In 2022 I was Co-Chair of the first ever twin-venue VTC in London and Beijing.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
•    Following a 10-year career in industry, I moved to academia and recruited as well as funded a 50-strong team.
•    I have personally trained 123 PhD students and over 200 MS students.
•    I was the EIC of the IEEE Press during 2009 – 2012 and secured a 200K New Initiative Grant to create the electronic book-library to Xplore. Furthermore, I introduced free access to the classic book series as a free membership benefit. For the first time in its history, I succeeded in making the Press hugely profitable.
•    I have been Awards Committee Chair of ComSoc for 4 years and a ComSoc Governor-at-Large for six years.
•    Currently I am working on a multi-society IEEE-level new initiative on quantum technologies, and I am I have also been a steering cttee member of the new Quantum Engineering journal.
•    I have formed the new ComSoc Cttee on quantum communications, which has 500+ members.

Statement: I have a passion for educating the membership in all possible forms, for rewarding the deserving researchers by nominating award candidates, serving on the Fellows Evaluation Committee, advising the TVT, organizing VTCs, running vision panels, liaising with the chapters as DL, etc. When I can reduce my workload in my salaried job, I might like to step up to lead the society.


JAMES IRVINE (M’95-SM’01)
Biography: Dr. Irvine is a Reader in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where he leads the Mobile Communications Group, as well as the Communications Theme of the Power Networks Demonstration Centre. His recent projects have included the deployment of a 5G network for power systems protection and also for rural coverage in the far north and far south of the UK. His research interests include security and resource management in wireless systems, and he was Co-director of the first master’s course in the UK focused on 5G communications. He obtained his BEng and Ph.D. from Strathclyde University in 1989 and 1994. He ran his own company, Modular Controls, from 1989 until its sale in 1997. In addition to over 200 research papers, he is a co-author of two textbooks and co-authored 7 patents.

IEEE ACTIVITIES:

COMMITTEES/BOARDS:
•    Chair, TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee, 2021-4
•    Chair, SA/EAB Standards Education Committee, 2014-5, 2017-18; Vice-chair, 2019-20
•    Chair, Conference Tools Committee 2017-20; Member 2016-7
•    Chair, Conference Publications Committee, 2013-5
•    Chair, EAB Engineering, Computing & Technology Portals Strategy Committee, 2013
•    Chair, EAB Engineering, Technology & Computing Portals Editorial Board, 2010-12
•    Working Group Chair, IEEE Blockchain Initiative, 2019
•    Working Group Chair, IEEE Future Networks Initiative, 2018-22
•    Member of TAB Management Committee, TAB FinCom and PSPB OpCom, 2021-4
•    Member of SCRC, 2019-21
•    Member of PSPB, 2014-5, 2017, 2021-4 (& 2018-20 non-voting)
•    Member of Future Directions Committee, 2017-20
•    Member of IEEE Conference Committee, 2017-8
•    Member of SA/EAB Standards Education Committee, 2012-20
•    Member of PSPB Peer Review Ad Hoc Committee, 2020
•    Member of TAB/PSPB Products & Services Committee, 2010-15, 2021-4
•    Member of Future of Conference IP Ad Hoc Committee, 2016
•    Member of New Style Journal Internal Competition Ad Hoc, 2012
•    Member of PSC Charter Review Ad Hoc, 2011-12
•    Member of EAB, 2010-13
•    Member of TAB, 2008-9, 2021-4

STUDENT BRANCHES:
•    Strathclyde University Student Branch Counsellor, 2006 – present

SOCIETY:
•    Secretary, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 2016-19
•    Vice-President (Publications), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 2010-15, 2022-3
•    President, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 2008-9
•    Executive Vice-President, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 2006, 2020-1
•    Elected Member of the Vehicular Technology Society Board of Governors, 2003-5, 2006-8, 2009-11, 2012-14, 2015-7, 2018-20, 2021-3
•    Member of the VTS Conference Committee, 2003-present
•    VTS Distinguished Lecturer, 2011-15
•    Member of VTS, ComSoc, APS and EDS

CONFERENCES:
•    General Co-Chair, IEEE WCNC2023
•    General Co-Chair, SmartNets2021
•    Publications Chair, IEEE ICC2026
•    Publications Chair, IEEE VTC2023-Spring & VTC2023-Fall
•    Publications Chair, IEEE VTC2022-Spring & VTC2022-Fall
•    Publications Chair, IEEE VTC2021-Spring & VTC2021-Fall
•    Publications Chair, IEEE VTC2020-Spring & VTC2020-Fall
•    Publications Chair, IEEE VTC2019-Fall
•    Publications Chair, IEEE VTC2018-Fall
•    Publications Chair, IEEE VTC2017-Fall
•    Publications Chair, IEEE VTC2016-Spring
•    General Co-chair, IEEE VTC2015-Spring
•    Publications Chair WPNC2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
•    Publications Chair IEEE ICC2007
•    TPC Co-chair IEEE ISWCS 2006
•    Publications Chair ISWCS 2004
•    TPC Chair IEEE VTC2004-Spring
•    Steering Committee chair IEEE VTC2003-Fall

OTHERS:
•    Editor in Chief, IEEE VT Magazine, 2006-8
•    Editor in Chief, IEEE VTS Newsletter 1999 – 2005
•    Award Recipient, Vehicular Technology Society Outstanding Service Award, 2002

QUALIFICATIONS:
I take a very hands-on approach to my IEEE volunteering roles, using each as a way of learning new things and passing on my skills. I have served on the VTS Board of Governors for 15 years, being responsible for a number of new initiatives including new publication and conference products, and turning the newsletter into a magazine. I have served as Secretary, Executive VP, President and VP Publications. This has given me a wide experience of financial and operational matters of the society.

I ran my own profitable company for a number of years before a successful trade sale, and so understand the importance of effective budgeting, comprehensive planning, trusted branding and good sales and marketing experience.

I have also had extensive experience more broadly in IEEE, serving on TAB, EAB and PSPB, and as both general and publications chair for ComSoc conferences. My business training gave me significant insight into the financial side of the operations: while working with staff, I made a point of delivering the financial reports to TAB FinCom and PSC myself so I remained very aware of the health of the operation. In addition, over the past five years, I have been involved in a number of IEEE committees – the Conference Committee, Conference Publications Committee, Future Directions Committee, TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee (which I currently chair), TAB Conflict Resolution Committee and the Standards Education Committee. This has given me extensive experience of IEEE operations, which can aid VTS strategically within IEEE.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
As Chair of TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee, I designed the volunteer support structure for the new IEEE DiscoveryPoint product, with a Content Advisory Panel drawn from a number of different societies, including the active participation of VTS, as well as Future Directions, to bring knowledge and innovation. I feel that DiscoveryPoint is a key feature in IEEE products moving beyond their traditional base to reach new markets and show the value of IEEE membership to a new constituency.

As Editor in Chief of the VTS Newsletter during 2004 and 2005, I led the process of transforming this into the VT Magazine, with substantially enhanced member value, and served as its first EiC. IEEE VT Magazine is now ranked 2nd (out of 37 in the JCR) in Transportation Science and Technology, 8th (out of 88 in JCR) in Telecommunications Engineering and 23rd (out of 265 in JCR) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

During my tenure as Chair of the Standards Education Committee, we produced a 5 year strategic plan, increased our workshop and outreach activity, and prepared a successful $350k New Initiative Proposal on the IEEE Standards University (ISU). The ISU, which is now in its fifth year, has secured IEEE’s position as a pre-eminent SDO in standards education, and we were invited to organize a session on our experience at an IEC meeting in 2018. Its resources are being used by the TAB Committee on Standards to educate OUs on the value of standards.

Statement: We live in an increasingly transactional world where membership of professional bodies is not as common as it once was, as well as facing major threats to our traditional business models, such as Open Access, which is now starting to extend to conference publications. To address these challenges, we need to increase member value by playing to our current strengths but also expanding to new areas and services. As an example of each, Covid has not killed the desire for meeting in-person conferences, as recent conferences have shown. We need to retain and enhance the reputation of our flagship conferences with a longer-term approach so that we have a multi-year plan which can attract multi-year patronage and deliver delegate experiences that virtual attendance cannot match. We also need to be more innovative in our service offerings, for example, sponsoring new tools like IEEE DiscoveryPoint that focus on ease of data exploration as Open Access reduces revenues from traditional publishing approaches. In short, we need to demonstrate the value that still exists in membership of a technical community.


NAVIN KUMAR (M’07-GSM’10-M’11-SM’13)
Biography: Navin obtained his Ph.D. in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Porto, Aveiro and Minho – Portugal, Europe (2007-2011) and M.Tech in Digital System Engineering from Motilal National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India, in the year 2000. He is currently serving as Chairperson and Professor at the Department of Electronics and Communication, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru, India. Navin has over 30 years of working experience in Government, Industry, and academia in IT and Communication area. He has over 10 years of overseas experience in teaching, R&D. Navin has been awarded the Fraunhofer Challenge award (Portugal-EU) in the academic year 2010-2011 for the best Ph.D. thesis work. He was also the grant recipient from Govt. of Portugal towards his Ph.D. research work, the Gowri Memorial Award, India, in the year 2009 for the best journal paper, and many best international conference papers. He is FIE-India, C.Eng (IE-India), (F-EAI), SMIEEE, LMIETE-India, LMAIENG (HK). He is serving as a volunteer at VTC, Globecom, ICC, and many conferences, always focusing and emphasizing quality delivery and enriching knowledge in self and others.

IEEE ACTIVITIES:

COMMITTEES/BOARDS: 
•    Member of various technical committees within ComSoc, VTS 

SECTIONS/CHAPTERS: 
•    Vice Chair, Membership Activity, Bangalore Section (2022 - 2023) 
•    Secretary, Bangalore Section (2020-2021) 
•    Chair, Membership Development, Bangalore Section (2019) 

STUDENT BRANCHES: 
•    Student Branch Counsellor (2017- 2021) 
•    Faculty advisor SB Sensor Council Chapter 

SOCIETY: 
•    Chair (Founding), VTS Bangalore Chapter (2020 – present) 
•    Chair, ComSoc Bangalore (2017-2018) 
•    Secretary, ComSoc Bangalore (2015-2016) 

CONFERENCES: 
•    General Chair, IEEE VLSI SATA 2017 
•    Publication Chair, IEEE ANTS 2016 
•    Workshop Organizer and Chair – IEEE Intl workshop on 5G and Future Wireless 5GFWT in association with ANTS since (2017) 
•    Workshop Organizer – VTC2014-Spring 
•    TPC Members, ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC 
•    Local Arrangement Chair 5G World Forum 2020 
•    Workshop (ITU IMT 2020 Evaluation) Organizer at 5G World Forum 2020 
•    Many other conferences, TPC Chair, Publication Chair 

OTHER: 
Lead the team to bid for GLOBECOM, VTC to organize in India. Still, attempt is going on and I personally lead/prepare all the documents, contact people, organize them and proceed. Lot of experience in this activity.

QUALIFICATIONS: 
I am a VoLT graduate 2019 (one out of around 300 in whole IEEE). Thus, aware of structure, societies, scope, activities, organizations, etc. Able to manage, strategize and foresee the feasibility of the growth. I am well connected to automobile related industry, start up, space industry at least in India and MNC in India. I am also well connected to many of our volunteers at region and global level. Taking example of ComSoc Bangalore where during my tenure, a lot of efforts were put up to reach a greater height to ensure industry dominated professional members. Mmore than 50% professional members are from industry now. I see a great scope to repeat the same in VTS. Of course, it has been started as from TVS motors, we have recently around 20 professional joined and establishing a VTS chapter at their research and development institute. Perhaps the authenticity of approach, involvement and talking to their heads would add value when a member of BoG represents. 

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
•    Volunteer (2014-present) as ComSoc office bearer (mainly Chair and Secretary), our efforts such as many new initiatives, promotion, outreach, etc. lead to 4-time consecutive winning as the best chapter award (at global level) and after 3-winning, we received Chapter of the chapter awards. 
•    Revived the Amrita School of Engineering Student Branch (SB) Bangalore (2015-16), the SB now has 8 SB chapters including SIGHT and another incepted, IEEE Early Young Engineer Innovation Group (I2 Innovation Group). It has grown from a couple of student members to around 200 student members and over 20 faculty professional members. 
•    Volunteering at Bangalore Section, last year I ensured a drop in the membership during Feb 28, 2022 to the least (23%) in the region or entire globe. It is because of reaching out and involving all members and helping them to renew their membership. It was a great success, however, we could not repeat the same in Feb 2023. 
•    Many innovative administrative decisions especially on research, optimization of resources as department chair is initiated and successfully implemented.

Statement: I have been a VTS active member for over 17 years. Initial few years in Europe and for around 10 years in India. Served very closely with VTS and ComSoc at different levels. I am an IEEE VoLT graduate (2019), one among over 300 IEEE members.

VTS Society is currently important for the Asian Pacific region especially India, China, Korea, Japan and other smaller countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, etc. IEEE VTS growth is not in the same proportion as the growth in the infrastructure and industry in this region. In the next few years, the growth is expected to be much higher. Companies like Harman International, BOSCH, Continental, Mahindra and Mahindra, TVS motors, Maruti, Ashoklyland, TATA, Volvo, etc., who are into the automobiles, should know about IEEE VTS and get involved. Some of them are considered giant industry. However, their experts in R&D department even are not aware of or heard of or not attracted towards IEEE. Sometimes when interacting, they are very interested, especially on IEEE standard activities. Not only the road transportation but like drone (UAV), space, and underwater vehicles; they are on the high growth path which has never been seen in the past. Drone as a service is becoming popular and many startups, and new players are into the market. Their active participation not only helps these companies further to strengthen but also increases IEEE engagement/activities and growth.

If elected, the following initiatives is planned to be considered:
•    Outreach by all BoG members, Executive Members including president and Adhoc committee to all VTS chapters across the globe at least once every year.
•    Outreach to all student chapter across the globe, increase by at least 50% in next one year.
•    Promote free educational material to student communities in chapters and branches.
•    Strengthen industry involvement in various technical activities and create more opportunities for connections, collaboration, etc.
•    Jointly work with other societies like ComSoc, ITS, SP, CS to add values holistically.
•    Promote the recognition of members’ achievements, excellence, contributions and provide strong mentorship to junior members to benefit their professional development.
•    Promote diversity and inclusion.


AI-CHUN PANG (S’00-M’02-SM’09-F’21)
Biography: Ai-Chun Pang received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 1996, 1998, and 2002, respectively. Dr. Pang joined the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan, in 2002 and is now a Distinguished Professor. Dr. Pang is also the co-founder of OmniEyes Inc. (a startup company focusing on edge-AI technology for mobile video platforms). She was the Associate Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at NTU from 2018 to 2022 and the Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia (GINM) Director at NTU from 2013 to 2016. Her research interests include wireless and mobile networking, edge computing, and IoT.

Dr. Pang received the Outstanding Research Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, in 2019 and 2022, the Outstanding Professor Award from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering, Taiwan, in 2015, and the Outstanding Teaching Award at NTU in 2010. She received the Republic of China Distinguished Women Medal in 2009. Dr. Pang is an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer in 2018-2022 and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2022-2023. She received VTS Women’s Distinguished Career Award in 2020. She is a Fellow of the IEEE.

SECTION/CHAPTERS:
•    Officer (Professional Activities), IEEE Taipei Section, 2021-present
•    Officer (Professional Activities), IEEE Taipei Section, 2017-2018
•    Officer (Student Activities, Young Professionals - YP), IEEE Taipei Section, 2015-2016
SOCIETY:
•    Member of IEEE Computer Society Fellow Evaluating Committee, 2021-2022
•    Member of IEEE Communications Society Asia Pacific Young Researcher Award Committee, 2022
•    Member of IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Network Operation and Management (CNOM) Award Committee, 2021

CONFERENCES:
Conference Organization
•    WIE Co-Chair, IEEE World Forums on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 2022
•    Symposium Co-chair (Mobile & Wireless Networks), IEEE GLOBECOM, 2020
•    YP/WIE Co-Chair, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2020
•    Track Co-Chair, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2019-Spring

Selected Technical Program Committee (2015-2023)
•    IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2023
•    IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
•    IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
•    IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

OTHER:
Journal Editorship
•    Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Wireless Communications, 2022-present
•    Member of Editorial Board IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, 2021-present
•    Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2020-present
•    Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2017-present
•    Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2019-2023
•    Leading Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Fog/Edge Computing for Autonomous and Connected Cars”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2018-2019
•    Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, 2016-2021.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Dr. Ai-Chun Pang is one of the earliest pioneers working on mobile edge networks, who has made significant theoretical contributions and successfully transferred them into technologies adopted by industries. Such profound and lasting contributions elevated her to IEEE Fellow in 2021 and won her the IEEE VTS Women's Distinguished Career Award in 2020.

In addition to research achievements, Ai-Chun has been devoted to entrepreneurship and co- founded a startup company named OmniEyes Inc. in 2019. OmniEyes develops a large-scale mobile video platform for vehicles using edge-AI technologies based on Ai-Chun's research results. The platform has been deployed in several major commercial fleets in Taiwan and has expanded its market to countries in Southeast Asia. Ai-Chun has also contributed significantly to university teaching, delivering lectures at chapters, and developing vocational-training curricula for telecom industries. She has actively organized tutorials, industry panels, forums, and WIE activities for IEEE conferences. Her training programs on AI and IoT cultivate innovation and professional development for more than 20,000 employees in Chunghwa Telecom (the largest telecom operator in Taiwan).

Ai-Chun has enthusiastically participated in academic services, such as society-level fellow evaluating committee, award committee, journal editorship, and conference organization/TPC. She has committed to leadership positions as the officer of the IEEE Taipei Section in the past ten years. Remarkably, she made several initiatives for young professionals and WIE, which attracted new IEEE members to roll in and led Taipei Section to earn "Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment and Retention Performance" in 2018 and 2021. With the above-tracked record, Ai-Chun will be an ideal candidate for the VTS BoG position and deserves my highest recommendation for this nomination.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
•    Officer of the IEEE Taipei Section: Dr. Pang has served as the officer of the IEEE Taipei Section in charge of professional activities, young professionals, and student activities for over six years (2015-2018, 2021-present). She helped set up platforms for students, young professionals, and WIE. She assisted several universities in establishing their student branches and initiated organizing the affinity group of young professionals in the IEEE Taipei section. To get students and young professionals more involved in IEEE, she regularly invited senior members and fellows from academia and industry to share experiences and benefits in participating in IEEE and awarded one student branch per year to honor their outstanding performance in promoting IEEE activities. Dr. Pang also encouraged young professionals to apply for the senior-member elevation and mentored them in preparing nominations. As a result, the Taipei section attracted many new IEEE members to roll in and earned "Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment and Retention Performance.”
•    University Administration: Dr. Pang was appointed as the Associate Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at NTU from 2018 to 2022 and elected as the GINM Director at NTU from 2013 to 2016. During her term as Associate Dean, she was responsible for international affairs to facilitate international collaborations with foreign universities and global industry. Under her leadership, EECS OIA (office of international affairs) established dual-PhD and dual-master degree programs and the number of foreign students in EECS has increased several times than before. As the GINM Director, Dr. Pang extended the institution’s scope to accommodate different areas (e.g., design, art, and medicine) and stimulated multi-disciplinary innovative research. GINM has been considered one of the few successful models to realize diversity (in terms of student/faculty background and research output) in Taiwan.

Statement: I am honored to run for the board of governor (BoG) member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS). My professional growth has been paired with a continuing service within IEEE and VTS, which have provided me with a broad vision of the fields of mobile communications and connected vehicles. I have been participating in various IEEE activities, and these experiences have prepared me well to contribute to VTS as a BoG member. There are several important things that I would like to focus on if elected:

1.    To establish a platform/forum for collecting and exchanging ideas of VTS members
2.    To leverage industry resources to promote practical research in VTS
3.    To help more young researchers and student members to participate in VTS services (e.g., conference organization and journal editorship)
4.    To assist female researchers in their career development and create a mentor program
5.    To foster interdisciplinary collaboration within VTS communities, such as joint events between two different divisions or technical committees


WEIHUA ZHUANG (M’93-SM’01-F’08)
Biography: Weihua Zhuang has been actively participating in various volunteer activities in IEEE for more than 25 years and has made significant contributions in services to the vehicular technology (VT) community and beyond. Currently, she is the President of IEEE VTS and an elected member of the VTS BoG, Chair of the VTS Distinguished Lecturer Program, and Chair of the VT Chapter in the IEEE Kitchener‐Waterloo Section. In addition, she serves on the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB), IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB), and IEEE Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award Committee. She served on IEEE Fellows Committee, IEEE PSPB Strategic Planning Committee, IEEE PSPB Nominations and Awards Committee, IEEE TAB Periodicals Committee, and IEEE TAB/PSPB Products & Services Committee. She was the VTS Executive Vice President (2022), VTS Vice President for Publications (2016-2021) and for Mobile Radio (2014-2015), General Co-Chair of 2021 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (Xiamen, China), TPC Chair/Co‐Chair of IEEE VTC 2017 Fall (Toronto, Canada) and 2016 Fall (Montreal, Canada), Editor‐in‐Chief of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2007‐2013), TPC Symposia Chair of the 2011 IEEE Globecom (Houston, USA), and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer (2008-2011). She received the IEEE VTS Outstanding Service Award in 2013.

Weihua Zhuang is a University Professor and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communication Networks at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Working closely with her students and postdoctoral fellows, she has published 1 textbook and 12 monographs, 270 journal papers, and 190 conference papers in top-tier venues, with an H-index of 81 and over 22,500 citations (Google Scholar). She is a Fellow of the IEEE, Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Engineering Institute of Canada.

IEEE ACTIVITIES:

COMMITTEES/BOARDS:
•    Member‐at‐Large, IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB), 2022‐2024
•    Member, IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB), 2023
•    Member, IEEE Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award Committee, 2022‐2024
•    Member, IEEE PSPB/TAB Ad Hoc Committee on Open Review, 2023
•    Member, IEEE PSPB Strategic Planning Committee, 2022
•    Member, IEEE PSPB Nominations and Awards (N&A) Committee, 2022
•    Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Lifecycle of Publications, IEEE TAB Periodicals Committee, 2022
•    Member, IEEE Fellows Committee, 2019‐2021
•    Corresponding Member, IEEE TAB/PSPB Products & Services Committee, 2020

SECTIONS/CHAPTERS:
•    Founding Chair, Vehicular Technology Chapter, IEEE Kitchener‐Waterloo Section, 2005 ‐ present
•    Chair, Signal Processing Chapter, IEEE Kitchener‐Waterloo Section, 1998 ‐ 1999
•    Chair, Communications Chapter, IEEE Kitchener‐Waterloo Section, 1998 – 1999

SOCIETY:
•    President, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS), 2023
•    Executive Vice President, IEEE VTS, 2022
•    Chair, TAB Strategic Planning Committee, IEEE VTS, 2022
•    Vice President – Publications, VTS, 2016 – 2021
•    Vice President – Mobile Radio, VTS, 2014 – 2015
•    Chair, VTS Distinguished Lecturer (DL) Selection Committee, 2013‐present
•    Elected Member, VTS Board of Governors (BoG), 2021‐2023, 2018‐2020, 2015‐2017 and 2012‐2014

CONFERENCES:
•    General Co‐Chair, IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC), Xiamen, China, July 2021
•    Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2017-Fall
•    TPC Co‐Chair, IEEE VTC2016-Fall
•    TPC Co‐Chair, Mobile and Wireless Networking Symposium, IEEE ICC 2014, Sydney, Australia, June 2014
•    TPC Symposia Chair, IEEE Globecom 2011
•    TPC Co‐Chair, Wireless Networks Symposium, IEEE Globecom 2008

OTHER:
•    Senior Editor, IEEE Access, 2022-present
•    Editor, IEEE Access, 2017 ‐ 2019
•    Editor‐in‐Chief, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2007‐2013
•    Award Recipient, Vehicular Technology Society Outstanding Service Award, 2013
•    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer, 2008‐2011
•    Editor, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2005‐2009
•    Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Communications Society, 2008‐2011

QUALIFICATIONS:
I have been actively participating in various volunteer activities in IEEE VTS for more than 20 years, and made important contributions in services to the VT community. In particular, over the past ten years, I have extensive interactions with the VT community via the VTS conferences and publications, which provides me with clear insights on how the VTS can provide better services to its members in the
dynamics of its memberships and technical areas. I will continue the endeavors and dedicate time to enhance the benefits and experience of VTS members with the society.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
•    As the VP for Publications of IEEE VTS (2016‐2021), I spearheaded the activities for launching (1) new journal "IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology" in 2019 and (2) new "IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Section" of IEEE Access in 2020, and for growing the new journal which is on the way to receive the impact factor this year. I worked closely with all the Editors‐in‐Chief of VTS publications, and achieved significant results in growing the journals in quantity (increased submission and publication paper numbers) and quality (increased IFs, H5 index, and Xplore downloads), while improving diversity inclusion in the editorial boards.
•    As the Editor‐in‐Chief of IEEE Transactions of Vehicular Technology (2007‐2013), working diligently with my editors, we significantly improved the journal profile: the annual paper submission number increased from 739 to 1919, annual publication page number increased from 2000 to 4500, average submission to e‐publication duration reduced from 22 to 7.5 months, IF increased from 1.191 to 2.642, and Xplore "hits" ranking increased from top 28th to 20th.
•    As the TPC Chair of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2017 Fall, I developed an inspiring and solid technical program, with 841 paper submissions, the highest number among the previous six conferences. The conference was considered to be the most successful VTS conference in recent years.

Statement: My extensive interactions with the global VT community provide me with clear insights on how the VTS can provide better services to its members in the dynamics of its membership and technical areas. I will continue to work closely with other volunteers to enhance the benefits and experience of VTS members with the Society.

If elected as a member of the VTS BoG for the next term, I will focus on:
•    growing the VTS membership, especially in under-represented geographical regions, working with VT chapters on member benefits and services, and engaging more volunteers in VTS activities.
•    promoting and advancing VT technical areas via journal publications and conference organizations, including B5G and 6G communication systems, connected vehicles, autonomous driving, electric vehicles, and land transportation, working with journal editors-in-chief and editorial boards to further improve the quality and reputation of our publications, and establishing new mechanisms to enrich online content for our members.
•    developing broad technical activities and new initiatives, increasing industry participation, and establishing new strategies and policies for better energizing VTS members.
•    enhancing diversity and inclusion among participants in VTS activities, helping junior researchers and engineers in their career progression, growing the VTS Young Professional program, and expanding educ