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Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences 2001 - Harvey A. Freeman

"For founding, nurturing and providing ongoing support for IEEE INFOCOM, one of the Communications Society's most successful conferences."

Harvey Freeman is Senior Consultant with HeatSeeker Technology Partners, Inc.., a Minnesota-based IT infrastructure consulting firm. With over thirty years of experience in the communications field he specializes in designing/managing innovative technology-based solutions.

Harvey was founder/President of HAF Consulting, Inc., founder/President of LANWORKS, Inc., Vice President of Architecture Technology Corporation, Manager at Sperry Univac, and an engineer at RCA's Communications Systems Division.

He received his B.S.E.E. degree from University of Pennsylvania (1966) and Ph.D. in EE from the University of Illinois (1970).

Harvey served on ComSoc's Board of Governors, the Computer Society's Governing Board, and is currently ComSoc Treasurer and Board of Governors Member-at-Large. He was founder/first Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network and founder/first General Chair and current standing committee chair of IEEE INFOCOM. He served on ComSoc' Meetings & Conferences Board, Strategic Planning Committee, Awards Committee, and Nominations Committee.