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.