Position Statement

 IEEE/ComSoc Activities

Alexander D. Gelman 

Candidate for Vice President - Technical Activities,
IEEE Communications Society

Bio Sketch

Alexander D. Gelman received ME and Ph.D. (EE) from the City University of New York.  Currently he is the Chief Technical Officer of NETovations, LLC, a networking research consulting group.  From 1998 to 2007 Alex worked as Chief Scientist at the Panasonic Princeton Laboratory, managing research programs in consumer communications and networking.  During 1984-1998 Alex was with Bellcore, lately as Director - Residential Internet Access Architectures Research.

Alex has over thirty years of industrial research background.   He has numerous publications and several patents. Alex pioneered DSL-based Broadband access and holds some of the earliest DSL system patents, e.g. on xDSL access router. Alex has served on many IEEE and ComSoc committees, in publications and conferences, e.g. on inaugural steering committees for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and ICME. He cofounded the Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), founded ComSoc Standards Board, and initiated several standardization projects.

Alex is past chair of the Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, served three terms as ComSoc Vice President and served as member at large on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Standards Association.  Currently Alex is ComSoc’s Director of Standards, and a member of the IEEE Standards Board. Alex is 2006 winner of IEEE ComSoc´s Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award.

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