As the chair for IEEE Atlanta ComSoc chapter, it gives me great joy to write this update on the recent and upcoming activities of our chapter. Since my last update in the GCN article titled “The IEEE ComSoc Atlanta Chapter Offering Virtual Solutions to Help Its Members,” the Atlanta ComSoc chapter has offered numerous virtual events that saw good attendance and revived interest. Some of the events were attended by more than 100 participants. Some events also offered the option to obtain professional development hours (PDH)/Continuing Education (CeU) credits which was popular amongst certain attendees. I encourage all the chapter chairs to consider applying for your future events to be eligible for offering PDH/CeU.
Due to the combined hard work of all Atlanta ComSoc team members, the ComSoc Chapter was also awarded with an Outstanding Chapter Award for the year 2021.
The Chapter also co-hosted and hosted some of the highly cited and active researchers in the field of communications like Dr. Bernard Sklar, Dr. Shiwen Mao, Dr. Chan-Byoung Chae, Dr. Mohammed Atiquzzaman, Dr. Mehdi Rahmati, Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed, Dr. Kun Yang, Dr. Huseyin Arslan, Dr. Damla Turgut, Dr. Fawzi Behmann, Mr. Sharan Kalwani, Dr. Fred Harris, Dr. Marco Di Renzo, Dr. Ekram Hossain, Dr. Rui Zhang, Dr. Ashutosh Dutta, Dr. Octavia Dobre, Dr. Fabrizio Granelli and others.
The Chapter strives to continue offering more value to its members and welcomes any suggestions to improve the membership experience for IEEE ComSoc members in Atlanta. I was also honored to receive the R3 Young Professionals Service Award in 2021 and I look forward to mentoring more young professionals towards improved success in their careers. The Atlanta Section also submitted a proposal to host a school series in 2023 and if selected to host the event, we are excited to welcome you to come and visit us in Atlanta, GA USA at one of our upcoming events.
If you live in Atlanta, please do not forget to reach out to one of the Chapter officers so we could connect and discuss what benefits and programs could add more value to your membership!
The Chapter officers went scouting for potential venue to be selected for the 2023 ComSoc School Series if Atlanta is the hosting destination for the program next year.
If you are interested to help out with volunteering for any event or just interested to be a speaker at one of our future events please reach out to Tamseel Syed (email@example.com) or Brian Page (firstname.lastname@example.org) to know more about the Atlanta ComSoc Chapter. Also be sure to check out the chapter website at https://atlanta.chapters.comsoc.org/ for more information.