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Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award 2011 - Stefano Galli

"For contributions to strengthening the Communications Society's strategic position in power line communications and smart grid communications."

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 at ASSIA where he leads the company’s overall standardization strategy and contributes to the company's efforts in the area of wired/wireless access and home area networking. Prior to this position, he held the role of Director of Energy Solutions R&D for Panasonic Corporation and was a Senior Scientist at Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies).

Dr. Galli is serving as elected Member-at-Large of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Board of Governors and is involved in a variety of capacities in Power Line Communications (PLC) and Smart Grid activities. He currently serves as: Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Ad-Hoc Committee on Smart Grid Communications, Member of the Energy and Policy Committee of IEEE-USA, Director of Smart Grid Activities in the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on PLC, Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and the IEEE Transactions on Communications (Wireline Systems and Smart Grid Communications), Chair of the ITU-T G.hnem (narrowband PLC) and G.wnb (narrowband wireless) projects, and Chair of the SGIP/NIST PAP-15 Coexistence Subgroup for PLC harmonization. He is also the founder and first Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on PLC (2004-2010), the founder and first General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), the past Co-Chair of the “Communications Technology” Task Force of the IEEE 2030 Smart Grid Interoperability Standard, and the past Co-Leader of the “Theoretical and Mathematical Models” Group for the IEEE 1901 Broadband over Power Lines standard.

Dr. Galli has worked on a variety of wireless and wired communications technologies, is an IEEE Senior Member, holds seventeen issued and pending patents, has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers, has co-authored two book chapters, and has made numerous standards contributions. He has received the 2011 Outstanding Service Award from the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on PLC, the 2010 IEEE ISPLC Best Paper Award, and the 2010 SGIP/NIST Certificate of Appreciation for his role in PAP 15.