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2018 EMEA Regional Member-At-Large Candidate Fabrizio Granelli

Candidate's Statement

I have been a ComSoc volunteer for more than 15 years in different positions (including Technical Committee Officer, Technical Program Co-Chair at ICC/GLOBECOM symposiums, Guest Editor, Associate Editor, Associate Editor-in-Chief, Distinguished Lecturer, Local Section Chair), developing relevant experience on the strengths, weaknesses and mechanics of our Society.

If elected, I plan to (1) consolidate ComSoc as the world’s most relevant Society for communications R&D by exploiting the expertise of our members worldwide to drive roadmaps for the technologies of the future; (2) increase internationalization efforts, especially towards developing countries, by locating flagship events in such areas; (3) developing new services and outreach actions towards involving young members, which represent the future of the Society.


Fabrizio Granelli is an associate professor at the University of Trento, Italy, and ComSoc Director of Education. He was Delegate for Education at DISI in 2015-2017, and Local Coordinator of several EU and national R&D projects (2+ Meuros of funding). He was visiting professor at UNICAMP, Brazil (2004-2016) and at The University of Tokyo, Japan (2016).

He is an author of 220+ papers on networking and was the recipient of IEEE CAMAD 2012 Best Paper Award.  He was involved in IEEE ComSoc as Distinguished Lecturer (2012-2015) and Member-at-Large of GITC (2014-2015). He was an officer (Secretary, Vice-Chair and Chair) of CSIM TC and currently Vice-Chair of TAOS TC.  He has been a Guest Editor and Associate Editor of several IEEE journals and magazines, and served as ComSoc Director for Online Content for the period 2016-2017.

Fabrizio Granelli was Workshop Co-Chair at IEEE ICC 2016, and General Chair of the 11th, 15th and 18th IEEE CAMAD Workshops, TPC Co-Chair of IEEE LATINCOM 2012 and IEEE GLOBECOM Communications QoS, Reliability and Modeling” (2007, ’08, ’09, ‘12) and SAC – Green Track Symposia (2014).

He has enthusiastically supported ComSoc in education and outreach activities, and organized the First and Second IEEE ComSoc Summer Schools (2015-2016).