On October 12, the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) released the election results for the 2021 presidential candidate.

Living up to the expectations, KJ Ray Liu, a professor at the University of Maryland, an expert in the field of signal processing, and an IEEE academician, was elected.

Dr. Liu (IEEE Fellow) is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland, USA. The research undertaken by his team covers a wide range of information and communication technologies. As the founder of Origin Wireless, Dr. Liu won the CEATEC Award 2017 for his wireless AI invention.

A product he invented called Linksys Aware has been used in more than 150 countries around the world and won a CES 2020 Innovation Award. Dr. Liu has served as IEEE Vice Chairman for Technical Activities, Director of the Ninth Division of the IEEE Board of Directors, and Chairman of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

In addition, he has served as vice-president for publications, board member, and editor-in-chief of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine within the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

Dr. Liu is a highly cited scientist in the Web of Science. He is also a fellow of the IEEE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Institute of Inventors.

He has received the 2016 IEEE Leon Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award, the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Society Award, the 2009 IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, and more than ten best paper awards.

Dr. Liu has trained more than 40 PhDs and postdocs from China, many of whom have taught at universities around the world, including Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, Xi’an Jiaotong University, and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

The IEEE Chairman is the CEO of the entire IEEE and serves as the Chairman of the IEEE Board of Directors. The IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities serves on the IEEE Board of Directors and chairs the IEEE Technical Activities Committee. The Technical Activities Committee is the largest organization of IEEE, with more than 50 professional technical societies, committees and groups under the jurisdiction of IEEE.

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