- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (Communications, Computer, Control Systems, Information Theory Societies) .... Baras was appointed to the IEEE wide Systems Council.
- Telemanagement Forum (representing the HyNet Center and the University of Maryland College Park)
- ATM Forum (representing the HyNet Center and the University of Maryland College Park)
- Participated in working groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and of the Satellite Communications Division of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) of the WiMAX Forum.
- Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (2006).