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Wilson Named IEEE Communications Society Director of Journals

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Sarah Kate Wilson, associate professor of electrical engineering at Santa Clara University has been appointed Director of Journals for the IEEE Communications Society.  Her two-year appointment began January 1, 2012.

The  IEEE Communications Society Director of Journals is responsible for seven journals and, among other duties, appoints  new Editors-in-Chief,   is a sounding board for current Editors-in-Chiefs, and evaluates new journal proposals.

Wilson, who joined the SCU faculty in 2006, has a distinguished background in both academia and industry. Lauded for her undergraduate and graduate teaching at Purdue University, she was also honored by the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm for her work in promoting gender equity. She has also served as a consultant to a number of Silicon Valley companies. Her current research interests include OFDM, wireless optical communications, and scheduling.

A generous collaborator, Wilson is frequently called upon to mentor student projects and join academic committees at Santa Clara and she has served in a number of roles for the IEEE Communications Society: associate editor for three journals,  member-at-large of the IEEE Communications Society Board-of-Governors and for the past three years Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters.

Wilson received her A.B. in Mathematics from Bryn Mawr College in 1979 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1987 and 1994, respectively.

The IEEE Communications Society is an international community comprised of more than 50,000 members; "a diverse group of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. To that end, the Society sponsors publications, conferences, educational programs, local activities, and technical committees that: Foster original work in all aspects of communications science, engineering, and technology." www.comsoc.org/about

Congratulations, Dr. Wilson!

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