MEHMET ULEMA has more than 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications field as a professor, researcher, systems engineer, project manager, network architect, and software developer. Currently he is a professor at the Computer Information Systems Department at Manhattan College, New York. Previously, he held management and technical positions in, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Bellcore, Daewoo Telecom, and Hazeltine Corporations. He has been an active member of IEEE. Currently he is the Director of Standards Development in IEEE Communications Society and on the IEEE-Standards Associations Standards Board. Previously he held various positions in ComSoc including the Director of Membership Programs Development, 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, the Education Board, and the Meeting and Conferences Board. Dr. Mehmet Ulema has been involved in many international conferences. He served as the Technical Program Chair of for the two premier ComSoc conferences: GLOBECOM 2009 and ICC 2006. He also served as the General Co-chair of NOMS in 2008, ISCC 2012, and BlackSeaCom 2014. Currently, he is serving as a General Co-chair of IEEE NOMS 2016. Mehmet is a co-founder of the IEEE Black Sea Communications and Networking Conference (BlackSeaCom). Dr. Ulema is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences.
He has been on the editorial board of a number of journals including IEEE Journal of Internet of Things, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, and the Springer Journal of Network and Services Management. Dr. Ulema received MS & Ph.D. in Computer Science at Polytechnic University (now became the NYU Tandon School of Engineering), Brooklyn, New York. U.S.A. He also received BS & MS degrees at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.