An active IEEE member for 48 years, Dr. Zuckerman is currently the IEEE Division III Director-Elect, was 2008-2009 President of the IEEE Communications Society, and previously held all four Vice President and other officer positions on the Society’s Board of Governors. He received his B.S., M.S. and Eng.Sc.D degrees from Columbia University and is an IEEE Fellow. His professional experience, mainly at Bell Labs and Telcordia Technologies, USA, spans the operations, management and engineering of emerging networks and services. His work heavily influenced early standards for management of telecommunications networks. Presently semi-retired, he is still active in standards as Telcordia’s representative to the Optical Internetworking Forum. Much of his professional life has been dedicated to IEEE activities. His service resulted in the following honors: IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the Communications Society’s McLellan Award for meritorious service, its Conference Achievement Award, and the Salah Aidarous Memorial Award.