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Mehmet Ulema
Director, Standards Development

Dr. Mehmet Ulema is a professor of Computer Information Systems at Manhattan College, New York. Previously, he held management and technical positions in AT&T Bell Laboratories, Bellcore, and Daewoo Telecom. He has been on the editorial board of a number of journals. He is also the co-editor of a IEEE Press-Wiley book series on Network and Service Management. Dr. Ulema is the author of a book entitled “Fundamentals of Public Safety Networks and Critical Communications” published by Wiley. Mehmet was actively involved in standardization in ITU, TIA, ATIS, and IEEE. He was a member of IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors. Currently he is a ComSoc Director for Standards Development. He is also a co-chair of the IEEE Public Safety Technology Initiative. Dr. Ulema had leading roles in numerous IEEE ComSoc conferences including IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, NOMS. He is a co-founder of IEEE BlackSeaCom conference series. Dr. Ulema has received a number of awards including IEEE SA Standards Medallion award and IEEE ComSoc Harold Sobol Award. Dr. Ulema holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at Polytechnic University (now the New York University Tandon School of Engineering). He also received BS and MS degrees at Istanbul Technical University.