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Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences 2010 - Abbas Jamalipour

"For continuous and outstanding contributions to the enhancement of the technical quality of Communications Society flagship conferences."

Abbas Jamalipour

Abbas Jamalipour is a Fellow of IEEE, IEICE, and Engineers Australia, a Professional Member of ACM, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan. Abbas is the author of five technical books, nine book chapters, and around 250 technical papers in scholarly journals and international conferences.  He has given 49 keynote/invited talks as well as 35 tutorials at major international conferences, all in the area of wireless networks. He leads the Wireless Networking Group (WiNG) at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Abbas was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications and is a technical editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular TechnologyIEEE Communications MagazineInternational Journal of Communication SystemsETRI Journal, and a Division Editor for Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN). Currently, Abbas is Chair of the Communication Switching and Routing Technical Committee and also Vice Director of the Asia Pacific Board. He was also Chair of the Satellite & Space Communications Technical Committee 2004-2006, all with the IEEE Communications Society. He was the General Chair IEEE WCNC’ 2010, and has been a technical chair for many IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, WCNC and PIMRC conferences.

Dr. Jamalipour is a voting member of the IEEE Communications Society GITC and IEEE WCNC Steering Committee, and a member of the ComSoc Education Board, Conference Boards, and the On-Line Content Board. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2006 IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Contribution to Satellite Communications Award and the 2006 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award.