Professor Named Editor of National Engineering Society Publication
Andrés Kwasinski continues service to recognized peer-reviewed journals
Dec. 13, 2011
by Michelle Cometa
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Andrés Kwasinski, assistant professor of computer engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, has been named to the editorial staff of two national engineering publications, Transactions on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Magazine.
Kwasinski will serve as editor of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Transactions on Wireless Communications, a peer-reviewed journal, for one year.
“Serving as editor for a technical journal offers the unique opportunity of being constantly exposed to new and exciting research work,” says Kwasinski, a member of RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering since 2008. “It also carries an important responsibility, since editors manage the review process for papers and decide on their worthiness for publication.”
Effective January 2012, Kwasinski will also be area editor for IEEE’s Signal Processing Magazine, with responsibilities over seven of the magazine’s regular columns, for a three-year term. Prior to this, he was associate editor for the publication’s “In the Spotlight” column.
“Being an area editor offers the opportunity to contribute my vision applicable to the IEEE Signal Processing Society,” says Kwasinski, who adds that the magazine is considered an influential resource in the electrical and electronic engineering field.
“The position also offers the opportunity to interact regularly with the top researchers in the field of signal processing. It is a very rewarding position because it allows you to go from thinking about an idea for something interesting and valuable to be communicated to your peers, and after some hard work, to see the result in your hands, in the form of a publication that will be received and read by all your peers,” he says.
Both publications are part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers organization, also referred to as IEEE. The international association publishes several journals, magazines, monographs and conference proceedings related to its different societies and broad engineering disciplines.
In 2009, Kwasinski published Cooperative Communications and Networking. The textbook for computer engineers was recently translated into Chinese.