Treasurer - Stan Moyer
Stanley L. Moyer is Executive Director and Strategic Research Program Manager in the Applied Research organization of Telcordia Technologies, where he has worked since 1990. Recently, he has led research and business development activities related to mobile applications and services, digital content services, and home networking. Stan received his M.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1990, his B.S. degree in engineering physics from the University of Maine in 1987, and received an M.B.A. in technology management from the University of Phoenix in 2004.
He is currently Treasurer of the IEEE Communications Society and was a Member-at-Large of the Board of Governors (2004-2006). Stan was the founding chair (and now Vice Chair) of the steering committee for the IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC). Stan was the inaugural editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine In-Home Networking Series, Multimedia Communications Technical Committee chair (2001-2003), ComSoc representative to IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2002-2004), and member of the steering committee for the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME). He was also Program Chair of ICC ‘01 and ICC ‘02 Next Generation Internet symposium, chair (1997-1999) and secretary (1995-1997) of the Communications Software Technical Committee, Vice Chair of the Enterprise Networking Technical Committee (1996-1998), and session organizer for many ICCs and IEEE GLOBECOMs.
Stan is also president (2005-present) of the OSGi Alliance, an industry consortium creating specifications for the networked delivery of managed services. Stan has been a board member of the OSGi Alliance since 2001.
Parliamentarian - Doug Zuckerman
An active IEEE member for 48 years, Dr. Zuckerman is currently the IEEE Division III Director-Elect, was 2008-2009 President of the IEEE Communications Society, and previously held all four Vice President and other officer positions on the Society’s Board of Governors. He received his B.S., M.S. and Eng.Sc.D degrees from Columbia University and is an IEEE Fellow. His professional experience, mainly at Bell Labs and Telcordia Technologies, USA, spans the operations, management and engineering of emerging networks and services. His work heavily influenced early standards for management of telecommunications networks. Presently semi-retired, he is still active in standards as Telcordia’s representative to the Optical Internetworking Forum. Much of his professional life has been dedicated to IEEE activities. His service resulted in the following honors: IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the Communications Society’s McLellan Award for meritorious service, its Conference Achievement Award, and the Salah Aidarous Memorial Award.
Chief Information Officer - Stefano Galli
Stefano Galli received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy) in 1994 and 1998, respectively. Currently, he is the Director of Technology Strategy of ASSIA, Inc. – the leading developer of automated management and diagnostics tools for broadband networks. Prior to this position, he held the role of Director of Energy Solutions R&D for Panasonic Corporation and Senior Scientist at Bellcore.
Dr. Galli is serving as Chief Information Officer and Member of the Board of Governors of ComSoc, Chair of the IEEE BoD Ad Hoc Committee on Information Technology, member of the Energy and Policy Committee of IEEE-USA, and as Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Communications Magazine. Dr. Galli is also serving as Rapporteur for the ITU-T Q15/15 “Communications for Smart Grid” standardization group. He has served as Founder and first Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Power Line Communications.
Dr. Galli is a Fellow of the IEEE, has received the 2013 IEEE Donald G. Fink Best Paper Award, the 2011 IEEE ComSoc Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award, the 2011 Outstanding Service Award from the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Power Line Communications, and the 2010 IEEE ISPLC Best Paper Award. He holds several issued and pending patents, has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers, and has co-authored three book chapters on power line communications and Smart Grid.
Director - Journals - Len Cimini
Len Cimini received a Ph.D. in Elec. Eng. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, and, worked at AT&T, first in Bell Labs and then AT&T Labs, for twenty years. In 2002, he Dr. joined the University of Delaware as a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research has concentrated on lightwave and wireless communications. In these areas, he has published more than 140 journal and conference papers and has been awarded 21 US patents. Dr. Cimini has been very active within the IEEE, and he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE J-SAC: Wireless Communications Series. Among other activities within ComSoc, he has served as the Chair of the Emerging Technologies Committee, the Director of On-Line Content, and two terms as a Member at-Large on the Board of Governors. Currently, he is the ComSoc Vice President - Publications. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2000 for contributions to the theory and practice of high-speed wireless communications. In addition to two paper awards, in 2007, Len was given the James R. Evans Avant Garde Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for his pioneering work on OFDM for wireless communications.
Director-Magazines - Steve Gorshe
Steven Scott Gorshe received his B.S.E.E. from the University of Idaho (1979) and M.S.E.E. (1982) and Ph.D. (2002) from Oregon State University. His work has included a wide variety of hardware design, system architecture, and applied research for GTE, NEC America, and PMC-Sierra, where he is a Principal Engineer. He has been active in six telecommunications and datacom standards bodies, including ITU-T, with over 300 contributions, multiple technical editorships, and receiving two prestigious awards. He was elected an IEEE Fellow (2007) for invention and standardization of elements of optical transmission systems. He has 33 patents issued or pending, over 24 published papers, and is co-author of a book and three chapters.
His wide-ranging IEEE ComSoc activities include Director of Magazines; Communications Magazine EiC, AEiC, series and guest editor roles; Transmission, Access, and Optical Systems (TAOS) Technical Committee chair; Oregon Chapter chair; Awards Committee; and Strategic Planning Committee.
Director - Conference Development - Nelson Fonseca
Nelson L. S. da Fonseca received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California in 1994. He is Full Professor at the State University of Campinas, Brazil. He published 250+ peer-reviewed papers and supervised 50+ graduate students. He is the recipient of the Medal of the Chancellor of the University of Pisa and Elsevier Computer Networks Editor of Year 2001 award. Nelson Fonseca served as an elected Member-at-Large of ComSoc Board of Governors (2009-2011). As Director of Latin America Region (2008-2009) he changed members’ services in the region by creating the conference IEEE LATINCOM and the Latin America Awards. As Director of On-Line Service (2002-2003), he set the ground for several initiatives, leading ComSoc to better presence in the Cyberspace. He served as EiC of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials Journal (2007-2011) and a Senior Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine. He is past EiC of the IEEE ComSoc Electronic Newsletter and past Editor of the Global Communications Newsletter. He co-chaired over 20 IEEE conferences and founded the series of multimedia communications symposia in IEEE ICC/Globecom. He is past chair of the multimedia communications technical committee and of the communications systems integration and modeling technical committee.
Director - Conference Operations - Tarek El-Bawab
Tarek S. El-Bawab has served IEEE and ComSoc in numerous capacities. He is active/founding member and officer of several Technical Committees. He is two-term Chair of the Transmission, Access, and Optical Systems (TAOS) Technical Committee. He served as Symposium Chair in several ICC and Globecom Conferences; and organized/chaired the ICC/Globecom International Workshop on Optical Networking Technologies (IWONT) for ten years. He has been Board Member of the ComSoc Education and Training Board and Chair of its Telecommunication Engineering Education (TEE) Work Group. Dr. El-Bawab initiated and has led a professional movement that resulted in recognizing Telecommunication Engineering as distinct, ABET-Accredited, discipline of engineering education in the US (2008-2013). Besides ComSoc, Tarek is active member of the IEEE computer, electron device, and photonics societies.
Dr. El-Bawab’s research interests include telecommunications; network architectures; optical networks; performance analysis; and enabling electronic/photonic technologies, devices, and systems. Currently, he is professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jackson State University, USA. Before this, he was with Alcatel-Lucent as Project Manager with the Network Strategy Group (CTO organization), USA. Earlier, he was in networking research for more than eight years with a number of institutions: Alcatel Corporate Research Center (USA); Department of Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University (USA); and Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Essex (UK). Dr El-Bawab has more than 70 scholarly journal/conference papers and patents. His book “Optical Switching” (by Springer) is one of the most comprehensive references in its subject.
Tarek has B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and B.A. in History, both from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. He holds M.Sc. in Solid State Science from the American University in Cairo, and M.Sc. in Telecommunications and Information Systems from the University of Essex, UK. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University.
Director - Conference Publications - Chengshan Xiao
Chengshan Xiao (M'99-SM'02-F'10) received a bachelor of science degree in electronic engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1987, a master of science degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Sydney in 1997.
Dr. Xiao was faculty member for several universities including Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; University of Alberta, Canada; University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. He was a Senior Member of Scientific Staff at Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Canada. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO (formerly University of Missouri, Rolla). His research interests include wireless communications, signal processing, and underwater acoustic communications. Two of his patented algorithms have been implemented into Nortel's base station radios after successful technical field trials and network integration.
Dr. Xiao is the Director of Conference Publication of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), an Elected Member of IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors, a Member of IEEE ComSoc Fellow Evaluation Committee, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Previously, he served as an Editor, an founding Area Editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications; an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I, and the international journal of Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing. He was the Technical Program Chair of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), the Lead Co-chair of the 2008 IEEE ICC Wireless Communications Symposium, and a Phy/MAC Program Co-chair of the 2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. He served as the founding Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Wireless Communications and the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Personal Communications. He is a recipient of the 2014 Humboldt Research Award.
Director - Education & Training - Michele Zorzi
Michele Zorzi received his Laurea and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Padova in 1990 and 1994, respectively. During academic year 1992-1993 he was on leave at UCSD, working on multiple access in mobile radio networks. In 1993 he joined the faculty of the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. After spending three years with the Center for Wireless Communications at UCSD, in 1998 he joined the School of Engineering of the University of Ferrara, Italy, where he became a professor in 2000. Since November 2003 he has been on the faculty of the Information Engineering Department at the University of Padova. His present research interests include performance evaluation in mobile communications systems, random access in mobile radio networks, ad hoc and sensor networks, Internet-of-Things, energy constrained communications protocols, and underwater communications and networking.
He was Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications from 2003 to 2005 and Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 2008 to 2011, and has been an Editor for several journals and a member of the Organizing or the Technical Program Committee for many international conferences. He was also guest editor for special issues in IEEE Personal Communications ("Energy Management in Personal Communications Systems'') and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications ("Multimedia Network Radios'' and ``Underwater Wireless Communications and Networking''). He served as a Member-at-Large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society from 2009 to 2011, and is currently its Director of Education.
Director - Online Content - Elena Neira
Elena Neira is a leader in the Communications Industry with 15+ years of experience managing product development, technology innovation, business planning and marketing organizations for top-tier operators, semiconductor manufacturers and network/terminal OEMs. Since 2010 she is with Verizon Wireless overseeing 4G network technology and operations. Prior to that, she was vice president of marketing and products at stat-up SNR Labs creating multi-radio connectivity solutions for mobile devices. And prior to that, she held management positions at Texas Instruments, Ericsson and AT&T. Elena Neira research and publication focus is Mobile/Wireless Communications. Since 1998 she has authorized contributions and specifications in ITU, 3GPP and Japan’s ARIB. In 1992 she received a best student paper award from the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) for her ground-breaking research using NASA’s Landsat Satellite data to measure land-use changes.
Elena Neira has been widely recognized for her creative, visionary leadership roles in IEEE ComSoc. Vice-Chair of Marketing & Industry Relations (2009 – Present), Elena Neira is charged with strategy, development and tactics to enable IEEE ComSoc to anticipate and lead with Social Media. She helps drive practices to publish profiles, content, online connections and other digital media to blogging, micro-blogging, professional networks, presence/location and such in Internet sites. In 2008 she was appointed to the Wireless Communications Technology (WCET) Certification Core Team to lead Alumni Relations, and to participate in Training and Question Development Task Forces.
Elena Neira has served on government initiatives, industry advisory boards, and community organizations. In 2009 she was appointed to advise the USA Broadband Technology Opportunities Program under NTIA. In 2007 she was elected to chair the LAN Device Technical Group of the Continua Health Alliance. Since 2002 she is a Certified Mediator in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, c. 233, sec. 23C.
Elena Neira holds an Engineer’s Degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), and a Dual Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA).
LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/elenaneira, Twitter Handler: @elenaneira, Facebook: ElenaNeira
Director - Marketing & Industry Relations - Ashutosh Dutta
Ashutosh Dutta is currently Lead Member of Technical Staff (LMTS) at AT&T’s Security and Mobility Organization within Chief Security Office where he leads the design and architecture of security for next generation mobility networks. His 25 years of career include CTO of Wireless at a Cybersecurity company NIKSUN, Senior Scientist in Telcordia Applied Research, Director of Central Research Facility at Columbia University, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He has more than 80 conference and journal publications, three book chapters, 20 issued patents, and has given tutorials in mobility management at various conferences. Ashutosh’s research interests include wireless Internet, multimedia signaling, mobility management, 4G networks, IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystems), VoIP and session control protocols. Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design, Evaluation and Application,” under publication by John & Wiley. He serves as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Cybersecurity and Mobility published by River Publishers. As a senior member of IEEE and ACM, Ashutosh served as the chair for IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section, Industry Relation Chair for Region 1 and MGA, Pre-University Coordinator for IEEE MGA and chair for Ad Hoc Committee for Public Visibility for ComSoc. As the vice chair of Education Society Chapter of PCJS, he co-founded the IEEE STEM conference (ISEC) in 2011 and helped to implement EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) in the high schools within PCJS. He was recipient of the prestigious 2009 IEEE MGA Leadership award and 2010 IEEE-USA professional leadership award. Ashutosh obtained his BS in EE from NIT Rourkela, India, MS in Computer Science from NJIT and earned his M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne.
Director - Membership Programs Development - Koichi Asatani
Koichi Asatani received his B.E.E.E., M.E.E.E. and Ph. D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1974, respectively. From 1974 to 1997, Dr. Asatani was engaged in R&D on optical fiber communication systems, hi-definition video transmission systems, FTTH, ISDN, B-ISDN, ATM networks, IP Networks and their strategic planning in NTT. From 1997 to 2014, he was a Professor,Department of Computer Science and Communications, Kogakuin University, and from 1999 to 2014, a visiting professor, Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication, Waseda University, both in Tokyo, Japan. Currently he is a Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin, China and Professor Emeritus, Kogakuin University. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IEICE. He was appointed as a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Communications Society for 2006-2009, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014.
He is a founder of Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling series symposium at ICCs and Globecoms. He served as co-chair for this symposium at ICCs and Globecoms for 2002-2004. He is Ex-Chair and Advisory Board Member of IEEE Technical Committee on Communication Quality and Reliability (CQR-TC), Feature Editor on Standards (1993-1999), Senior Technical Editor (1999-2005) of IEEE Communications Magazine. He also served as Executive Chair, ICC2011 in Kyoto. From 1988 through 2000, he served as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T SG 13 (formerly CCITTSG XVIII), responsible for digital networks including GII, IP networks, NGN and Future Networks. He served as Chair for National Committee on Next Generation Networks in Japan. He also served as Chair, R&D and Standardizations Working Group, Next Generation IP Network Promotion Forum.
He has published more than fifty papers, and gave more than 120 talks including keynotes and invited talks at international conferences. He is author or co-author of nineteen books including "Designs of Telecommunication Networks"(IEICE, 1993, in Japanese), "Introductions to ATM Networks and B-ISDN)" (John Wiley and Sons, 1997), "Multimedia Communications" (Academic Press, 2001), "Introduction to Information Networks-Fundamentals of Telecom & Internet Convergence, QoS, VoIP and NGN-" (Corona-sha Publishing, in Japanese, 2007).
His current interests include Information Networks including Broadband networking, Internet Interworking, IP telephony, NGN, Future Networks and their QoS aspects.
Director - Asia/Pacific Region - Wanjiun Liao
Wanjiun Liao received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA, in 1997. She is a Himax Chair Professor, Distinguished Professor and Department Chair of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan, and an Adjunct Research Fellow of Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Her research is focused on the design and analysis of wireless multimedia networking, green communications, cloud networking and software-defined networks (SDN).
Prof. Liao was on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. She was an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer for 2011-2012. She is an IEEE Fellow Committee member (2013, 2014). Prof. Liao also served on the organizing committees of many international conferences, including serving as TPC Vice Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2005 Symposium on Autonomous Networks, TPC Co-Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 General Symposium, TPC Co-Chair of IEEE VTC 2010 Spring and TPC Co-Chair of IEEE ICC 2010 Next Generation Networking and Internet Symposium.
Prof. Liao has published more than 180 journal and conference papers and received many research awards and recognitions from different government and professional organizations. The papers she co-authored with her students received the IEEE ComSoc MMTC 2011 Multimedia Communications Best Paper Award and many IEEE conference best paper awards. She was a recipient of the Republic of China (R.O.C.) Distinguished Women Medal in 2000, NSC Distinguished Research Award (2006, 2009, and 2012), Distinguished EE Professor Award of Chinese IEE in 2006, K. T. Li Research Breakthrough Award in 2009, Distinguished Engineering Professor Award of Chinese Institute of Engineer in 2010 and Distinguished Alumni Award of National Chiao-Tung University in 2012. She is a Fellow of IEEE.
Director - Europe, Africa & Middle-East Region - Hanna Bogucka
Professor Hanna Bogucka received the Ph.D. degree and the Doctor Habilitus degree in Telecommunications from Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poznan, Poland in 1995 and 2006 respectively. Currently, she holds a position of a professor and a Deputy‐Dean for Research at the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications at PUT. Prof. Hanna Bogucka is involved in research in the area of wireless communications: cognitive radio and energy-efficient wireless systems and networks. She has been involved in the projects funded by the Polish National Science Centre, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and in consulting for the Polish Telecomunication operator. She has been involved in multiple European 5th – 7th Framework Programme projects dealing with novel wireless flexible transmission techniques.
Prof. Bogucka is the author of over 120 papers, published in major IEEE journals and magazines, European journals and in the proceedings of international conferences. She is also the author of one book and a number of book chapters focusing on green communications and cognitive radio.
She is the member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Advances in Electronics and Telecommunications”, Publishing House of Poznan University of Technology and of the „Recent Advances in Communications and Networking Technology”, Bentham Science Publishers. She is the IEEE Coomunications Society member since 1993 and a member of IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award Committee since 2012.
Director - Latin America Region - Pedro Aguilera
Pedro Aguilera receives his Electrical Engineer degree from Universidad de Chile in 1987. Currently, he is account manager of Value Added Services Platforms at Switch Comunicaciones Ltda., a systems integration company in Chile. During 1994-2001, he worked at Telefonica Mundo Chile as Chief-Engineer in the Network Development Division. Here he was in charge of the first Chilean private ISP implementation and interconection with the US internet backbone via fiber optic submarine cable; during 1984-1993 he was a network planning engineer at Technology Development Department of Telefonica Chile (formely Compania de Telefonos de Chile).Here, Pedro was member of ITU-T Study Group 11 as SS7 Signaling specialist, representing Telefonica Chile.
As ComSoc Chile Chapter chair, he has co-chaired over 15 IEEE technical conferences and organized 8 DLTs. Since 2007, Pedro is responsible for designing and maintenance of ComSoc Webpage Latin America Region.
Director - North America Region - Merrily Hartmann
Merrily Hartmann retired from SBC Communications/AT&T in 2000 with 25 years of service. Her tenure with the company included positions with increasing responsibility in the areas of equipment engineering, network planning, long range technical planning, network mechanization, network sales support, corporate human resources, and global markets sales support. She started her career with Bell Telephone Laboratories (Indian Hill Laboratory, Naperville, Illinois). She currently is serving as a Member-at-Large and as the Director of Conference Operations (filling an unexpired term) on the ComSocBoard of Governors, and as a member of the IEEE Conference Publications Committee (since 2010). She previously held the position of Director of Conference Operations from 2008 through 2011. She has also served on the GIMS Committee (2006-2007), which is responsible for providing strategic guidance and management oversight of the Society’s flagship conferences ICC and GLOBECOM. She has served on numerous conference organizing committees: NTC 1982; IEEE GLOBECOM 1986, 1989, 1993, 2001, and 2004; and IEEE RFID 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. She received her B.S. degree in mathematics and computer sciences from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Director - Sister & Related Societies - Curtis Siller
Curtis Siller received his B.S.E.E. (Highest Honors), M.S. (plasma physics) and Ph.D. (electromagnetic theory) from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Upon graduating he joined Bell Laboratories, where over a 30-year career he worked in the areas of: antenna theory; satellite communications research; digital signal processing - adaptive equalization & high-speed filters; software-based circuit multiplexers; SONET product conception and management; video access, ATM, and IP network architectures; CATV networks and modem protocols; and international standards (e.g., IEEE, ATM Forum, IETF). After leaving Bell Labs, he joined Cetacean Networks as CTO. He worked in the area of quality-of-service for time-sensitive applications. After Cetacean he joined Rivulet Communications, again as CTO and working in a similar technology space. For both companies, he managed their Intellectual Property portfolio and handled patent development and maintenance. He is Founder and Principal of Enginnovation, a consulting firm that specializes in all aspects of intellectual property management, including patent application preparation and defense, claims interpretation and construction, preparing expert witness reports, and giving testimony related to patent-infringement litigation.
Siller has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, edited an IEEE Press book, contributed to four other reference texts, and was awarded eight patents. He is an IEEE Life Fellow, was named a Bell Labs Fellow, and is the recipient of numerous industry and professional service awards. He has organized or facilitated more than 30 conferences, and given invited talks in at least as many countries. Dr. Siller has also been active in IEEE, going back to his undergraduate years when he was Vice Chair of the local Student Branch. He first became a member of the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society, but later gravitated to the Communications Society, where he has been very engaged for more than 30 years. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Magazine, served on four publication boards, was thrice a Director, twice a Vice President, and then President (2004-2005). He had been on ComSoc's Board of Governors continuously for 16 years, until 2012. He is now Director of Sister and Related Societies. At the Institute level, Curtis has served on numerous informal and formal committees (TAB Finance, Conferences, History, IEEE Spectrum, etc.) and the IEEE Board of Directors, representing Division III (communications technology). He is currently a member of several other boards and committees (including Publications Services and Products Board since 2010, and the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board New Standards Committee).
Director - Standards Development - Mehmet Ulema
Mehmet Ulema is a professor at Manhattan College, New York. Previously, he held management and technical positions in AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore, Daewoo Telecom, and Hazeltine. He has been an active member of IEEE and ComSoc for more than three decades now. He served as the Technical Program Chair of for the two premier ComSoc conferences: GLOBECOM 2009 and ICC 2006. He also served as the Technical program chair for a number of other conferences including the first IEEE Consumer Communications Networking Conference (CCNC) in 2004 and IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) in 2002. He also served as the General Co-chair of NOMS in 2008. He served as the chair of ComSoc’s Information Infrastructure and Radio Communications Committees. More recently he was the Vice-chair of the Technical Activities Council, Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Selection and the Humanitarian Communications Technology Committees. He has served on many other ComSoc committees including GITC, the On-Line Content Board, and the Meeting and Conferences Board. He has numerous publications in various international conferences and journals. He has been on the editorial board of a number of journals including the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Elsevier Journal of Computer Networks, ACM/Springer Journal of Wireless Network, and the Springer Journal of Network and Services Management. Mehmet received his MS and PhD from Polytechnic Institute of New York University in 1980, and BS and MS degrees from Istanbul Technical University in 1972.
Director - Standardization Programs Development - Alex Gelman
Alexander D. Gelman received ME and Ph.D. (EE) from the City University of New York. Currently he is Chief Technical Officer of NETovations, LLC, Networking Research Consulting Group. During 1998-2007 Alex worked as Chief Scientist at Panasonic Princeton Laboratory, managing research programs in consumer communications and networking; 1984-1998 with Bellcore as Director-Residential Internet Access Architectures Research. During 30 years of industrial research, Alex worked in areas such as: spread spectrum, IPTV, DTV, Ultra Wide Band communications, Information Security, Internet Telephony and Multimedia. He has numerous publications and several patents, e.g. holds some of earliest DSL system patents. Alex served on several ComSoc committees, in publications and conferences, on inaugural steering committees for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and ICME. He cofounded the Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC). Alex founded the ComSoc Standards Board and initiated several IEEE standardization projects. Alex is past chair of the Multimedia Communications Technical Committee. He served three terms as ComSoc Vice President and on the Board of Governors of IEEE Standards Association. Currently Alex is ComSoc’s Director of Standards and also member of the IEEE - SA Standards Board. Alex is 2006 winner of IEEE ComSoc´s Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award.