Congratulations Dr. Lian Zhao ! 

We are happy to share a news that a member of our IEEE Toronto Section, Dr. Lian Zhao, has won 2022 Board of Governors (BoG) election of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) for the term 2023-2025.  IEEE-VTS shall be administered by an Administrative Committee of 15 elected BoG, 5 new members being elected each year. The BoG shall have the responsibility for managing all aspects of the Society. Congratulations, Dr. Zhao, for this leadership position at IEEE VTS. Dr. Zhao is a professor at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). Throughout the years, She has been working diligently on advancing the research of wireless communications and networking and providing professional services to corresponding professional communities. Her research achievements and recognitions are reflected through prestigious publications, awards, and panel services at various levels. She has provided outstanding professional services. She is serving/ has served as an editor of several top journals such as IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2019-present), IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2019-present), and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2013-2020). She had also served on multiple IEEE conference organization committees for various roles, including General Chair, Symposium Chair, Finance Chair, Workshop Chair, and Local Arrangement Chair.

At our IEEE Toronto Section, Dr. Zhao is the Chapter Chair for Vehicular Technology Chapter. The success of the Chapter was reported in VTS Newsletter in its April 2021 issue ( She has served as a Chair of Professional Development Committee of IEEE Canada in 2020 and received an IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award in 2018, and Outstanding New Leader Award in 2021 from IEEE Toronto Section. Dr. Zhao is passionate and enthusiastic about professional services. Congratulations Dr. Zhao, and wish her great success in the continued career development.