Position Statement

 IEEE/ComSoc Activities

Alexander D. Gelman 

Candidate for Vice President - Standards Activities,
IEEE Communications Society

Bio Sketch

Alexander D. Gelman received M.E. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from City University of New York. Presently he is CTO of NETovations group. During 1998-2007 Alex worked the Chief Scientist of the Panasonic Princeton Research Laboratory, managing research programs in consumer communications and networking; during 1984-1998 worked at Bellcore, most recently as Director-Internet Access Architectures Research. Alex has numerous publications and several patents. He participated and managed research projects that included standardization in industry consortia and standards bodies: IETF, OMA, OSGi, IEEE, ATSC, SDRF, DLNA, CE Linux Forum, Java Community Process.

Alex is a cofounder the IEEE conference on Consumer Communications and Networking (CCNC), helped to acquire for ComSoc The International Symposium on Power Line Communications (ISPLC) and the IEEE Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing; served on the inaugural Steering Committee for Transactions on Multimedia and the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME); chaired the Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications, served  three terms as ComSoc Vice President.

Alex initiated several standardization projects and initiated the ComSoc Standards Board (CSSB), served as ComSoc Director of Standards. During his term SSSB received the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Entity Standards Sponsor award. Alex served on IEEE-SA BoG and on Standards Board and its committees, e.g. representing TAB in 2008 and 2010. In 2008 Alex chaired TAB’s Ad Hoc Committee on Standards.

Alex currently serves on IEEE-SA Standards Board, on Standards Review Committee, as Vice Chair of CSSB, and as ComSoc CIO.

Alex is a recipient of MMCTC Distinguished Service award and ComSoc Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award.

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