Alexander Gelman
Alexander Gelman

Vice President - Standards Activities, IEEE Communications Society;

CTO, NETovations consulting group

Alexander D. Gelman received M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the City University of New York. Presently he is CTO of NETovations consulting group that supports industry in competitive research and intellectual property management in areas of communications and networking.

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 pioneered multi-point Multimedia Communications and DSL applications for managed services (IPTV). Alex holds some of the earliest system patents in VoD and DSL areas, e.g. on xDSL Internet Access Router. He managed research projects that included competitive industrial research as well as standardization in industry consortia and global standards development organizations.

Alex is a seasoned IEEE and ComSoc volunteer. He 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 CSSB 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, 2010, and in 2012. In 2008 Alex chaired TAB’s Ad Hoc Committee on Standards.

Alex currently serves on IEEE-SA Standards Board, on Patent Committee, and on Industry Connections Committee and also serves as ComSoc Vice President - Standards Activities.

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