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Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award 2008 - Shri Goyal

"For exceptional contributions in globalization, advancement and industrial reach of IEEE Communications Society membership development and services."

Shri K. Goyal received his M.Sc. degree in Electronics from Allahabad University in India and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He worked 25 plus years at GTE (now Verizon) Laboratories. He provided direction and managed technical programs in the area of service definition, delivery and service assurance. Currently, he is Dean of the College of Technology & Management in St Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Goyal’s major contributions include co-founding the technical committees on Enterprise Networking and on Network Operations & Management, and creating and implementing the IndustryNow program that brought industry in India into cooperation with ComSoc. He initiated the successful Membership Development Support Grant Program providing seed money for ComSoc chapters to initiate worthwhile activities. These and other efforts addressed ComSoc’s vital need for enhanced services for members in industry.

An IEEE fellow, Dr. Goyal has contributed more than thirty refereed publications and three book chapters on Intelligent Systems, Information Technology Applications and Network/Service Management. He has organized numerous global symposia including NOMS and IM. He was Chair of CNOM and EntNet Technical Program Committees and served on GICC as M&C and TAC Liaison before assuming responsibility as Director of Meetings and Conferences (2004-6). Shri is currently ComSoc's Director of Membership Programs Development.