Cao Named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Posted On May 20, 2020
Categories Faculty News

Dr. Xiaojun (Matt) Cao, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been selected as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) for 2020 and 2021. Dr. Cao will be sponsored by the society to complete up to two tours per year, visiting ComSoc chapters and conferences to give a series of lectures. Each tour will include at least three groups in various geographic locations, with the society providing up to $3,000 to co-sponsor the series and fund travel expenses.

Dr. Cao will serve in the position for two years, with the opportunity to renew for an additional term at the end of his first. His lecture topics include network visualization, elastic optical networks, network survivability, and intelligent sensing and applications in secure cyber systems.

ComSoc is one of 39 IEEE societies, each devoted to a particular technical interest. With chapters located worldwide, ComSoc is dedicated to the advancement of communications technology through grassroots education. Dr. Cao has served as secretary, vice chair, and chair of ComSoc’s Optical Networking Technical Committee.

The Distinguished Lecturer Program provides ComSoc chapter members the opportunity to facilitate relationships with and learn from renowned researchers within the communications technology community. The society provides up to $1,000 to each chapter that seeks to take advantage of the program. Only senior (or higher) members of ComSoc are eligible to be appointed as Distinguished Lecturers, and they must be nominated either by themselves or by other senior members.

Story by Ashlie Swanson