Chengshan Xiao received a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 1987, a Master of Science degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1989, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, in 1997.

Dr. Xiao is the Chandler Weaver Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University. Previously, he served as a Program Director with the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems at the USA National Science Foundation. He was a senior member of scientific staff with Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Canada, a faculty member at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, the University of Missouri - Columbia, MO, and Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO. He also held visiting professor positions in Germany and Hong Kong. His research interests include wireless communications, signal processing, and underwater acoustic communications. He is the holder of several patents granted in USA, Canada, China and Europe. His invented algorithms have been implemented into Nortel's base station radio products after successful technical field trials and network integration.

Dr. Xiao served as an elected member of Board of Governors, a member of Fellow Evaluation Committee, Director of Conference Publications, Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society, and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology. He also served as an Editor, Area Editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I. He was the Technical Program Chair of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Cape Town, South Africa, a Technical Program Co-Chair of the 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, Singapore. He served as the founding Chair of the IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee. He received several distinguished awards including 2014 Humboldt Research Award, 2014 IEEE Communications Society Joseph LoCicero Award, and 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award. Dr. Xiao is a Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.