Dr. Chengshan Xiao serves as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University.

Xiao, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, previously served as a Professor at Missouri University of Science & Technology, and as a Program Director with the National Science Foundation’s Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems. An internationally-recognized researcher and educator in communications, high-frequency technologies and theoretical electrical engineering, Dr. Xiao explores topics such as wireless communications, signal processing, and underwater acoustic communications.

In previous academic appointments, Xiao has served on the faculty of Tsinghua University, the University of Alberta, and University of Missouri-Columbia, and has held visiting professor positions in Germany and Hong Kong. He has also served as a senior member of the scientific staff with Nortel Networks. He is recipient of several distinguished research awards, including the prestigious Humboldt Research Award. He holds three U.S. patents, and algorithms he developed have been implemented in Nortel's base station radios.

Xiao continues to play an active role within IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional society, as well. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I, and of the international journal Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing. For the IEEE’s Communications Society, he has served as an elected member of its Board of Governors, a member of its Fellow Evaluation Committee, Director of its Conference Publications, and as a Distinguished Lecturer. He is Founding Chair of the Technical Committee on Wireless Communications, and in 2010 served as Technical Program Chair for the International Conference on Communications. He is recipient of several IEEE awards, including the Communications Society Joseph LoCicero Award (2014) as well as the Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award (2015).

Chengshan Xiao
Chengshan Xiao
Packard Lab
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney (Australia)
M.S., Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University
B.S., Electronic Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Areas of Research

Wireless Communications, Signal Processing, Underwater Acoustic Communications, Machine Learning for Intelligent Communications, Cyber Physical Systems and Networked Control