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Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences 2002 - Douglas N. Zuckerman

"For sustained and exemplary service in establishing and maintaining NOMS and IM as major IEEE Communications Society Conferences and fostering the advancement of Society conferences."

Douglas N. Zuckerman received his B.S., M.S., and Eng. Sc. D degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 1969, 1971 and 1976. Doug started his career at Bell Laboratories in 1969 and has over 31 years of experience there and at its successors spanning the operations, management and engineering of emerging networks and services. At present, he is Telcordia's principal representative to the Optical Internetworking Forum. Doug is an IEEE Fellow and has also served in various leadership roles in the IEEE Communications Society, and was recently a candidate for president of the Society. Doug's contributions to ComSoc's meetings and conferences include co-founding its Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) and serving for many years as its Steering Committee chair, working with IFIP to establish the International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM) as an equally important event, and serving in key roles, such as General Chair, for several NOMS and IM conferences. As the Society's Director of Meetings and Conferences, Doug helped set direction and enhanced the value of ComSoc's events to their participants and our wider professional community.