Position Statement

Bio Sketch

IEEE Elections'2016

Alexander D. Gelman., Ph.D. 

Candidate for Division III Director (2018-2019)

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities  

In over 34 years of IEEE volunteer activities I progressed from a line volunteer organizing technical sessions at conferences and editing Feature Topics and Special Issues in publications to chairing ComSoc Technical Committee, to ComSoc and IEEE-SA governance serving on various IEEE, ComSoc and IEEE-SA committees, to serving on IEEE-SA and ComSoc Boards of Governors, including three ComSoc directorships, one term as CIO, and four terms as ComSoc Vice-President.

My range of IEEE activities spans:


  • Served as guest-editor of several Feature Topic issues of the Communications Magazine and Special Issues of JSAC
  • Served on the founding steering committee for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • Initiated and served as guest-editoir of ComMag FT series on IEEE Standards in Communications and Networking
  • Itiated the ComMag Communications Standards Supplemement
  • Initiated and serve on the inaugural steering committee for IEEE Communications Standards Magazine  


  • Served as Organizing Committees chair and vice-chair, on TPCs for several ComSoc portfolio conferences
  • Served on founding Steering Committee for IEEE-ICME, IEEE-SmartGridCom, IEEE-CSCN
  • Initiated and co-founded IEEE-CCNC
  • Helped to acquire four conferences: IEEE-BlackSeaCom, IEEE-P2P Computing, IEEE-SIIT, IEEE-ISPLC
  Standards Activities:
  • Initiated ComSoc Standards Board and served two terms as ComSoc Director of Standards
  • Architected ComSoc Standards Activities Council and was elected first ComSoc’s Vice President-Standards Activities
  • Served on IEEE-SA Board of Governors and several terms on IEEE-SA Standards Board and its committees
  • Initiated and guided the Smart Grid Vision project sponsored by IEEE-SA and implemented in partnership with 5 Technical Societies
  • Chaired the 2008 TAB Ad Hoc Committee on Standards
  • Served 3 terms as IEEE-TAB representative to IEEE-SA Standards Board
For my contributions I received the ComSoc Multimedia TC Distinguished Service Award, ComSoc Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award, and IEEE-SA Standards Medallion. On my watch, while serving as ComSoc Director of Standards, ComSoc received the IEEE-SA Corporate Standards Sponsor Award.



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