Bio Sketch

  Position Statement

Alexander D. Gelman 

Candidate for IEEE ComSoc Vice President - Technical Activities

IEEE/ComSoc Activities

I believe that our society's major business is operating and maintaining a global human network of communications and networking professionals. Our tangible outputs, e.g., publications and technical meetings, are results of activities that occur in various technical communities, the  human sub-nets, that together constitute ComSoc.

More of my "political" views and my positions on various society activities can be gathered from the president's messages that I co-authored with ComSoc Presidents: Roberto De Marca, Celia Desmond, Curtis Siller, Nim Cheung, and Doug Zuckerman:

ComSoc Embraces the Globe

Globalization of Industry and Academia
Society Relations: Developing Partnerships
Reflections on Membership Development
ComSoc's Standards Activities
Standards - Making It Work in the Real World

ComSoc activities:
  • Secretary of Multimedia Communications
  • Vice Chair of Multimedia Communications TC
  • Chair of Multimedia Communications TC
  • Member on ComSoc Awards committee
  • Member of Inaugural Steering committee of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and ICME.
  • TPC Vice Chair, ICC’97
  • Guest-Editor, Communications Magazine Video On Demand Feature Topic
  • Gues Editor, Communications Magazine Featrure Topic on IEEE Standars for Communications and Networking
  • Vice Chair WCNC’2003, Business Applications sessions
  • Member of ComSoc Portal project team
  • Served on ComSoc Operations Review Committee
  • Guest-Editor JSAC Special Issue on Wireless LANs and Home Networks, 2003
  • Founded CCNC,
  • Vice Chair of CCNC Steering committee
  • Held various positions in CCNC organizing committees, e.g. Vice Chair of Organizing Committee for CCNC’2004
  • Initiated Technical Committee on Power Line Communications
  • Initiated ComSoc Standards Board.
  • Initiated IEEE standardization in Cognitive Radio - P1900.1 project.
  • Initiated ComSoc TC on Power Line Communications
  • Initiated IEEE standardization in Broadband over Power Line
  • Served on Staff and Facilities Committee
  • Served on TC re-certification committee
  • Served on Society Structure and Governance Committee 2006-2007
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the ComSoc Wireless Engineers Certification Program

ComSoc Leadership positions

  • VP, Society Relations, 2000-2001
  • VP, Society Relations, 2002-2003
  • VP, Membership Development, 2004-2005
  • Director of Standards, 2006-2007, 2008-2009

IEEE positions

  • Member at large, IEEE-SA Board of Governors, 2005-2006
  • Member of IEEE-SA Standards Board, 2007
  • Representing IEEE TAB on  IEEE-SA Standards Board, 2008
  • Member of IEEE Transnational Committee representing IEEE-SA, 2005-2007
  • Member of IEEE-SA Standards Review Committee  (RevCom), 2007, 2008-2009
  • Member of IEEE-SA Awards Committee (ArCom), 2005-2007, 2009
  • Chair of TAB’s Ad Hoc Committee on Standards - 2008


  • Winner of IEEE ComSoc´s Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award in 2006.
  • Winner of MM TC Distinguished Service Award
"Alexander D. Gelman" <adg@ieee.org>