Edward Au, Ph.D. is the 2024 Vice President for Standards Activities of the IEEE Computer Society. He was a recipient of the IEEE SA Standards Medallion “For exceptional leadership and skill in driving the development of IEEE 802.11™ Wireless LAN standards” in 2021.
Edward is the Chair of IEEE Technical Activities Board Committee on Standards that oversees the advancement and evangelization of technical standards activities across all IEEE Societies and Councils, as well as an acting Chair of Computer Society Standards Activities Board standards committee that manage working groups and standards development projects that are under the purview of the Society and for new lines of work or for standards for which a viable standards committee has not been identified. He also actively participates and contributes to IEEE 802™ LAN/MAN Standards Committee. He is currently the Chair of IEEE 802.18™ Radio Regulatory Technical Advisory Group supports the work of the IEEE 802™ LAN/MAN Standards Committee by actively monitoring and participating in radio regulatory matters worldwide as an advocate for IEEE 802™. He is also the founding Chair of IEEE 802.11ay™, which is aimed at developing an amendment for next generation unlicensed millimeter wave technologies for Wi-Fi, a co-editor of the IEEE 802.11™ maintenance task group, which is chartered to develop revisions for the IEEE 802.11™ standards, and an editor of the IEEE 802.11be™, which focuses on developing a new major amendment for next generation Wi-Fi (a.k.a. Wi-Fi 7).
Edward has a strong research record having published tens of papers and patents. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology and a Senior Editor for IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. He was previously an Editor for IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He was a recipient of 2013 and 2016 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology Top Editor Award in recognition of my outstanding performance of timely handling paper reviews in both quantity and quality for the journal.