Signal Processing for Communications and Networking


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Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee


Wei Yu
University of Toronto
Ontario, Canada
(Term Ends: 12/31/18)

Past Chair:

Erik G. Larsson
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden
(Term Ends: 12/31/17)

Though the IEEE Signal Processing (SPS) and Communications (COMSOC) Societies have evolved somewhat independently, the technical areas covered by the two societies are tightly and undeniably intertwined. In fact, in most problems, it is impossible to tell where the signal processing ends and the communications technology begins, and vice versa. Driven in part by recent advances in cross-layer network design, there is nowadays considerable cross-fertilization between SPS and the communication networks community at the intersection of COMSOC and the Information Theory (IT) Society. The Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (TC) of SPS is dedicated to exploring and illuminating the connections between these rapidly growing fields within the larger IEEE organization. Our technical interests include:

  • coding, data compression, and information theory
  • network-distributed signal processing, including distributed sensing, estimation, detection, coding, and compression
  • channel modeling, estimation, and equalization
  • multiuser, multicarrier, and multiple-access communications
  • antenna arrays for wireless communications
  • synchronization and timing recovery
  • performance analysis, experimental studies and measurements
  • signal processing and cross-layer aspects of ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access systems
  • cross-layer resource optimization, including scheduling and queuing protocols

Nominate a Member

Call for Nominations

The SPCOM Technical Committee is seeking nominations for its annual membership election. The TC is seeking technically strong, committed candidates with a broad perspective on fields of signal processing, communication systems, and networks.

For the election in 2016, for the term January 2017 to December 2019, we have 16 open positions.

When considering nominating candidates for election to the TC, we would like you to consider our priorities for this year:

The information required for a nomination is:

We have prepared a simple nomination form to standardize the nomination process. (Please replace the material in curly brackets, and respond to the questions.)

Download the nomination form.

Please send your nomination to Erik G. Larsson ( with CC to David Love ( by October 14, 2016.

  1. Name, address, current position, contact data;
  2. IEEE-style biography, including awards / honors etc;
  3. Summary publication/industrial research record (e.g., number of journal papers, patents, conference papers, projects you have participated/led, etc)
  4. Current research interests;
  5. List of 5 most important journal papers or patents in the SPCOM area (at least 2-3 should be recent, i.e. from the last 2-3 years);
  6. Record of participate and paper review for SPAWC and ICASSP (last 5 years)
  7. A short statement (1 paragraph) by the nominee on (a) his/her commitment to the duties of our TC if elected, (b) how he/she would like to the TC to improve/strengthen in future, and (c) how he/she can help make positive changes to the TC.
  8. A short statement (1 paragraph) by the nominator if it is not a self-nomination.




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