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IEEE ComSoc Education Award 2016 - Michele Zorzi

"For leading extensive and thorough efforts to articulate, realize, and advance several innovative education initiatives and projects, which resulted in a quantum leap in ComSoc's education and training activities and remarkable intellectual rewards for our membership."

Michele Zorzi

Michele Zorzi [F'07] (zorzi@dei.unipd.it) received his Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Padova in 1990 and 1994, respectively. During academic year 1992/1993 he was on leave at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). After being affiliated with the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, the Center for Wireless Communications at UCSD, and the University of Ferrara, in November 2003 he joined the faculty of the Information Engineering Department of the University of Padova, where he is a professor. His present research interests include performance evaluation in mobile communications systems, mobile radio networks, ad hoc and sensor networks, energy constrained communications protocols, and underwater communications and networking. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications from 2003 to 2005, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Communications from 2008 to 2011, a Guest Editor for several Special Issues in IEEE Personal Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Network, and IEEE JSAC, and the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive 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 as its Director of Education in 2014 and 2015.