"For exceptional support of the Society's publications: in holding editorial board positions; facilitating numerous innovative programs; and advancing publications-related issues within the Board of Governors."
Curtis A. Siller, Jr. received the B.S.E.E., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He joined Bell Laboratories after graduation, where he remained until April 2001, fulfilling a 30-year career. He is currently Chief Technology Officer with Cetacean Networks, Inc., where he oversees work related to delivering real-time services via IP networks. Siller has: authored nearly 50 publications; been awarded eight patents; edited a popular book on SDH/SONET and contributed to two other reference texts; and been an invited speaker at a variety of international events. He is the recipient of numerous corporate awards and is both a Bell Labs Fellow and IEEE Fellow.
Siller's volunteer activities in the IEEE Communications Society span 20 years. He has facilitated more than 30 conference venues, served as an officer of three technical committees (chaired two), and served on the board of four publications, including Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Magazine and Guest Editor on five occasions. He was subsequently appointed Director of Magazines and elected to two Vice Presidential terms (Membership Services and Technical Activities). He is currently Director of Related Societies, serving a second term on the Nominations and Elections Committee, and chairing the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Steering Committee. His contributions were recognized with the Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award and IEEE Third Millennium Medal. Curtis Siller will be President-Elect of the Communications Society in 2003.