IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter Members Reach a New Milestone

By Shuai Han - Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter, PRC and Weixiao Meng - Chair, IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter, PRC

In order to attract more talent and enhance its international influence, the IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter organized a series of recruiting events targeted to faculty and students of northeastern universities in China since 2018.

The core volunteers made a significant effort to promote IEEE and ComSoc. Chapter Chair, Prof. Weixiao Meng, and Vice Chair, Dr. Shuai Han, organized a publicity meeting at which they described the history, development and current influence of the IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter. Faculty members also shared the functions of IEEE ComSoc with their students and encourage them to start their professional careers with a ComSoc student membership. At the same time, the Harbin Chapter also made full use of multimedia social networks. After making contact with professors who are focusing on information and communications engineering in northeastern universities, QQ and WeChat membership groups were established among universities and various organizations, mainly oriented toward teachers, master and Ph.D students. In those groups, the chapter issued the relevant notifications for the recruiting events and sent warm invitations to the potential teachers and students. In order to organize some activities afterward, the Harbin Chapter raised funds for customize T-shirts for the new members and guests.

As a result of the meticulous preparations, many teachers and students responded positively. The number of active members in the IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter had reached 121 by April, 2018. According to the IEEE Current Grade Description, there is one associate member, 38 graduate student members, 51 members, 12 senior members, 17 student members, and two affiliate members. Among the 121 members, 64 are new members who joined since last September, and more than 50 percent of the new members are student or graduate student members.

Through data analysis, we can find that the IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter membership is the absolute majority in the Harbin Section. They mainly focus on computer sciences and information, engineering and technical communication.

Also, the Harbin Chapter nominated Ms. Qian Chen, a Ph.D. student member, as the student chair, serving in an important bridge role between the chapter and all kinds of students.

In the future, the IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter will organize a series of lectures and academic activities for members in different areas to boost communication and cooperation. It is believed that with the joint efforts of all members, the Harbin chapter will develop in a better way.