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Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences 2014 - Stefano Bregni

"For more than 15 years of sustained outstanding personal commitment and contribution to the organization and technical management of IEEE Communications Society's flagship and regional conferences."

Stefano Bregni

Stefano Bregni (M'93-SM'99) is an Associate Professor of Telecommunications at Politecnico di Milano. He was born in Milano, Italy, in 1965. In 1990, he graduated in telecommunications engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Since 1991, he worked in industry and a research consortium. In 1999, he joined Politecnico di Milano as tenured Assistant Professor.

He is an IEEE Senior Member. In the IEEE Communications Society, currently he is Vice-President for Member Relations (2014-2015), having served before as Member–at-Large on the Board of Governors (two terms: 2010-12 and 2013), Director of Education (2008-11), Chair of the Transmission, Access and Optical Systems (TAOS) Technical Committee (2008-2010; Vice-Chair 2002-2003, 2006-2007; Secretary 2004-2005) and Member-at-Large of the Globecom/ICC Technical Content (GITC) committee (2007-2010).

He is or has been Technical Program Co-Chair of ICC 2016, Technical Program Vice-Chair of GLOBECOM 2012, Symposia Chair of GLOBECOM 2009, Symposium Co-Chair in nine other ICC/GLOBECOMs, Technical Program Co-Chair of IEEE LATINCOM 2011. He is on the Steering Committee of LATINCOM. He is Editor of the IEEE ComSoc Global Communications Newsletter (since 2008), Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials Journal and Associate Editor of the HTE Infocommunications Journal.

He served on ETSI and ITU-T committees on digital network synchronization. He is author of about 80 research papers and of the acclaimed book Synchronization of Digital Telecommunications Networks (Chichester, UK: J.Wiley & Sons, 2002).

He has been an active Expert/Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society for seven years (2003-2009). He visited repeatedly 14 countries and 29 IEEE Sections/Chapters worldwide, giving more then 30 lectures in Mexico, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Malaysia, India, Poland and USA.