College of Engineering Associate Dean Joins Board of Governors for International Professional Society

January 21st, 2022

News Release — January 20, 2022 — Rose Hu, the associate dean for research and a professor in the Utah State University College of Engineering, was recently appointed to the board of governors for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society. She will serve as chief information officer.

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization. The Communications Society branch of the larger organization brings the world together through communications and networking technology research, application, education and incubation of new ideas.

Rose Hu, the associate dean for research and a professor in the Utah State University College of Engineering, was recently appointed to the board of governors for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communication Society.

Rose Hu, the associate dean for research and a professor in the Utah State University College of Engineering, was recently appointed to the board of governors for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communication Society.

According to the Communications Society website, the society promotes technological innovation and fosters the creation and sharing of information among the global technical community.

Hu has been involved with IEEE for more than 25 years and was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2020. She said being appointed to the board of governors is a recognition of an individual's service, leadership, and research by the community.

“I am very excited for this role because for me it’s a new step,” Hu said.

As a member of the board of governors and chief information officer, Hu wants to work with other volunteers and members of the leadership team to develop plans to advance the Communication Society’s IT portfolio in order to share information such as technical activities, publications and conferences in a way that better serves the needs of the society’s members and partners.

Hu also wants to use this new role to expand the scope of her work.

“I hope through this role I will increase the impact of my own research,” she said. “The chief information officer serves as a central point of information and data sharing in the IEEE Communication Society. We are living in the information age and my new role will certainly provide great opportunities for me to better understand the global research trends and activities. I am very excited about it.”

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Writer: Matilyn Mortensen, matilyn.mortensen@gmail.com, 435-797-7512

Contact: Rose Hu, rose.hu@usu.edu, 435-797-0322