Dr. Joyce Mwangama received her BSc and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cape Town (South Africa) in 2008 and 2011 respectively. In 2015 she joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town as a lecturer (now a senior lecturer) and completed her study towards a PhD in the Centre for Broadband Networks in 2017. Joyce received multiple research awards including the Google Anita Borg Scholarship and the L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Women in Science Fellowship. Joyce previously served as a member of the IEEE MGA Women in Engineering Committee (2015-2017), and the IEEE Region 8 Women in Engineering Coordinator (2013-2014). Recently she was the IEEE AFRICON 2021 chair of the Technical Program Committee and chair of the Publications Committee for the conference.