Director’s Message

It is my honor to serve as the new director of IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) Asia Pacific Board (APB) for the term of 2018-2019. The Asia Pacific region, known as Region 10 in IEEE, is the largest region in number of members and geographical area. More than a quarter of all IEEE members are from the AP region and there are more than 13,000 ComSoc members in our region. First of all, I would like to thank past APB director, Professor Takaya Yamazato, and many APB officers and volunteers. Due to their remarkable contribution, APB has been developed as one of the fastest growing regions in membership development and services. APB provides a great platform for all AP members to share information, promote cooperation between academia and industry, and encourage professional activities in our region. Now, to continue this good tradition, we plan to expand perceived activities to everyone, which include technical work, membership development, information services, meetings and conferences, and chapter coordination. Undoubtedly, this will bring many challenges, which require a strong volunteer team. To meet our goals, we have set up a new team who will serve for the next two years.

Director: Saewoong Bahk (Seoul National University, Korea)

Past Director Takaya Yamazato (Nagoya University, Japan)

Vice Director Wei Zhang (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Vice Director Sumei Sun (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

Vice Director Tomoaki Ohtsuki (Keio University, Japan)

Secretary and Treasurer Jemin Lee (DGIST, Korea)

TAC co-Chairs Sunghyun Choi (Seoul National University, Korea)

Hung-Yun Hsieh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

MCC Chair Meixia Tao (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)

ISC co-Chairs Yao-Win Peter Hong (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

Hiroshi Shigeno (Keio University, Japan)

MDC co-Chairs Byonghyo Shim (Seoul National University, Korea)

Neelesh Mehta (IIS, India)

CCC co-Chairs Youngchul Sung (KAIST, Korea)

Itisa Misra (Jadavpur University, India)

I’d like to ask everyone to become more actively involved in APB activities and to encourage your friends to do so as well. With your strong support, we can continue to provide our members with more opportunities to strengthen our friendship and develop our professional career. Let’s make this happen together and continue our tradition.

Saewoong Bahk

IEEE ComSoc Asia/Pacific Board Director

Professor at ECE of Seoul National University, Korea




Saewoong Bahk , Professor

IEEE ComSoc Asia/Pacific Board Director

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Seoul National University
Seoul, South Korea