Below are the candidates for IEEE Standards Association Board of Governor Member-at-Large, 2024-2025.

The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.

Candidates for Position 1 are:

  • Mehmet Ulema (Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)
  • Douglas N. Zuckerman (Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)


Candidates for Position 2 are:

  • Kishik Park (Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)
  • Joseph S. Levy (Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

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Balloting for the 2023 IEEE Annual Election ended at 12:00 pm EDT (16:00 UTC) on 2 October 2023. The unofficial election results will be announced on 6 October 2023.

Mehmet Ulema

Headshot of Mehmet UlemaMEHMET ULEMA
(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Professor of Computer Information Systems
Manhattan College
Riverdale, New York, USA

In addition to his academic experience, Mehmet held management and technical positions in AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore and Daewoo involved in telecom projects. Mehmet has been actively involved in standardization in IEEE, ITU, TIA, and ATIS. Currently, he is a member of the IEEE-SA Board of Governors. He chairs the IEEE Standard Committee on Network Softwarization and Virtualization. Mehmet served as the Director of Standards Development in ComSoc; played a major role in involving ComSoc in IEEE standards. He represented IEEE SA in the IEEE Future Directions Committee. He is a founding co-chair of IEEE Public Safety Technology initiative. Previously, he held leadership positions in ComSoc. He also served in leadership positions in major IEEE conferences including GLOBECOM and ICC. Mehmet has received several awards including IEEE Third Millennium Award and ComSoc Harold Sobol Award. Mehmet received his PhD from New York University and BS/MS from Istanbul Technical University.



While IEEE Standards Association has a world-class platform for creating standards, industry requires other kinds of consensus building tools in today's fast-paced competitive environment. These include activities like open-source software, industry alliance incubation, and post-standard conformance and compliance. In addition, it is critically important to reach out to vertical industries directly in order to build on the strengths in SA's corporate/entity membership program. If elected, I will work hard to support the SA to expand its activities in the areas I mentioned above. With my academic and industrial experience as well as my experience in standardization, I am confident that I will contribute significantly to support IEEE SA in fulfilling its mission.


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


  • IEEE-SA Board of Governors, Member-at-Large (2022-2023)
  • IEEE-SA Standards Board (2016-2018, 2020)
  • New Standards Committee (NesCom) (2018, 2019, 2022)
  • Audit Committee (AudCom) (2017-2020)
  • Industry Connections Committee (ICCom) (2019-2023)
  • Review Committee (RevCom) (2017-2019)
  • Standards Board Patent Committee (PatCom) (2001-2022)
  • Coordinator, Standards Coordinating Committees (SCC) (2020-2021)
  • Director, ComSoc Standards Development Board (2014-2018)
  • Chair, COM/NetSoft Standard Committee (2018-2020)
  • Chair, P1903, Next Generation Service Overlay Networks (2012-2020)
  • SA representative to IEEE Future Directions Committee (2019-2020)
  • Co-Chair, Standards Working Group, IEEE Future Network Initiative (2018-2020)
  • SA representative to Standardization Coordination Group (2015, 2016)

Communications Society (ComSoc) Activities:

  • Director, Standards Development (2014-2017)
  • Director, Membership Development Programs (2012-2013)
  • Chair, Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee (2010-2012)
  • Chair, Humanitarian Communications Technology Committee (2009-2012)
  • Co-Founder and Chair, Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure (2003-2005)
  • Chair, Radio Communications Committee (1999-2001)
  • Vice-chair, Technical Activities Council (2010-2014)
  • Vice-chair, GLOBECOM and ICC Conferences Technical Committee (2008-2010)


  • General Co-Chair: IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) (2008, 2016); IEEE Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (2013, 2014, 2017, 2020); IEEE Symposium on Communications and Computers (2012); IEEE Workshop on Rural Communications (2012)
  • Technical Program Chair: IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2009; IEEE Global Information Infrastructure Symposium (GIIS) 2009; IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC) 2006; IEEE Consumer Networking and Communications Conference (CCNC) 2004; IEEE NOMS 2002; IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) 2000
  • Executive Chair, Industry Forums and Exhibits, IEEE GLOBECOM 2019
  • Co-Chair, Tutorials – IEEE NOMS 2014
  • Co-Chair, Workshops – IEEE NOMS 2012
  • Finance Chair, IEEE NOMS 1998 and IEEE NOMS 2000

Editorial Board:

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal on Internet of Things (2014-2020)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Network and Services Management (2004-2009)
    • Chair of the Steering Committee responsible for the management of this journal (2009-present)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine (1994-2006)
  • Co-editor, IEEE Press-Wiley Book series on Network and Service Management (2018-present)

Douglas N. Zuckerman

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)
Senior Research Scientist (Retired)
Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
Ocean, New Jersey, USA 


Doug Zuckerman, an IEEE Life Fellow, has a long history of IEEE volunteer activities, including IEEE Communications Society President and IEEE Board Director. His BS, MS and PhD degrees are from Columbia University (USA). His earlier work at AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore, Telcordia, and Applied Communication Sciences heavily influenced network management requirements and specifications which became de facto and de jure standards for the industry. His career included systems engineering and operations planning for waveguide, satellite and optical technologies. Recently, he has focused on public safety technology, cloud/fog/edge computing and networking, big data, digital reality and other emerging technologies. Leadership roles included: Telcordia’s Principal Representative to Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), OIF Board Member, and OIF Operations, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning Working Group Chair; IEEE-SA Fellow Nomination Support Committee Chair; and IEEE Public Safety Technology Initiative Co-Chair. He is also a consultant for Peraton Labs.



IEEE-SA should leverage the unique opportunity to employ IEEE’s resident expertise from Societies/Councils to create emerging technology standards. IEEE’s Future Directions Committee (FDC), New Initiatives Committee (NIC) and Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) serve as a platform for discovering standardization opportunities in early technology evolution stages. Industrial and academic researchers are in the forefront of this evolution and need a supportive ecosystem for participation in standards activities. Through leveraging my FDC, NIC and IEC activities, I am in a unique position to bring together researchers and practitioners to position IEEE-SA as a global leader in emerging technologies’ standards. One element of the ecosystem for recognition of standards contributors is the IEEE-SA Fellow Nomination Support Committee (FelCom), which I chair. FelCom aims at increasing the number of Fellows from Standards Activities. As a step towards this objective, the IEEE Board of Directors recently approved a new Fellow category on “Standards.” 


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

For decades, my activities and accomplishments have spanned IEEE’s technical, membership, governance and standards activities.

Most recently in IEEE-SA:

  • Fellow Nomination and Support Committee (FelCom) – Founding Chair. Aims at increasing standards contributors becoming IEEE Fellows.
  • IEEE-SA Rapid Activator Program – Initiated and co-chaired proposed multi-vendor interoperability demo program as catalyst for IEEE-SA standards adoption by industry.
  • Technical Innovation and Engagement SMDC – Member.

Other achievements have been as IEEE Communications Society President, IEEE Division III Director and the following:

Major IEEE Boards/Committees

  • IEEE-SA Technical Innovation and Engagement SMDC 2021-2022
  • IEEE Industry Engagement 2021-2022
  • IEEE-SA Representative to Fellow Strategic Planning Subcommittee (2021-2022)
  • IEEE Division III Director and Board 2012-2013
  • Corporate Engagement 2012-2013
  • Member Engagement and Life Cycle 2010
  • Products and Services 2007-2008
  • Technical Activities Board (TAB) 2008-2009, 2012-2013
  • Career and Professional Development 2012


  • President 2008-2009
  • Four different VP positions 2000-2007
  • Board of Governors 1995-2017
  • Strategic Planning Chair 2006-2007
  • Governance Chair 2007


  • GLOBECOM 2009/2019 General Chair
  • NOMS/IM General Chair 1990/2012/2014
  • CCNC Steering Committee 2007-2022
  • OFC Steering and Long-Range Planning 2007-2013, 2017-2019
  • JOCN Steering 2013-2019


  • IEEE Fellow 1996
  • Third Millennium Medal 2000
  • McLellan Service Award (ComSoc) 2000
  • Sobol Award (ComSoc conference service) 2002

Society Memberships: ComSoc, Consumer Technology, Photonics

Kishik Park

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Policy Research Institute for Human Dignity
Daejeon-city, South Korea (Republic of Korea)


Dr. Kishik Park was educated at Seoul National University in Korea, where he obtained honors degree of B.A. in 1982 and M.A. in 1984. He also received a Ph.D. Degree in Telecommunications Policy in 1995, and a second Ph.D. in 2004 in Internet Multicast QoS.

He joined ETRI (Government ICT Institute) of Korea in 1984 and retired in 2020. He has 36+ years research experience in various positions of ETRI including Vice-President for Info-Communications Technology, IT Strategy Research, and Standardization Research Center Managing Director.

He served as a Member of IEEE SA BOG actively including its subcommittees (2013-2020), ITU-T SG3 & WP3/TSAG Chairman, and Advisory Board Member of ASTAP/APT. Dr. Park has also carried out international roles such as the 9th GSC Chairman, Secretary General of Asia IT Ministers’ Conference, W3C AC Korean representative.   

He wrote many books, published over 150 papers, and received 2 National Orders of Industrial Merit.



Based on my broad experience in various standards organizations such as ITU, W3C, JTC1, GSC, and IEEE for 30+ years, if you give me an opportunity to continue to serve as an IEEE-SA BOG Member, I will do my best to contribute for the bright future of IEEE-SA focusing on the following points:

  • To strengthen the diversity of IEEE-SA participants considering regional, gender, generation balance including young experts and women engineers.  
  • To improve membership benefits and satisfaction in terms of standard-related activities/business.
  • To find more efficient and closer way for the collaboration and co-working on important standardization topics such as AI and Climate Change with other international SDOs
  • To increase efforts to strengthen active and closer networking and collaboration between Asian countries and IEEE-SA which is pursuing a global standards organization


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

IEEE Major Boards and Committees:

  • Member, IEEE-SA Standards and Standards Innovation Strategic Management and Delivery Committee (S&SI SMDC) Ad Hoc Committee, 2022-Present
  • Member-at-Large, IEEE-SA Board of Governors, 2013-Present
  • Member, IEEE-SA Standards Education Committee, 2013-2015
  • Member, IEEE-SA Standards Conduct Committee, 2015-2016
  • Member, IEEE Technical Field Awards Council, IEEE Awards Board, 2016-2017
  • Member, IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award Committee, 2015-2016
  • Board of Director Member, IEEE Educational Activities Board, 2014
  • Member of several IEEE-SA Committees such as Nomination & Appointment Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, 2013-2020

IEEE Memberships:

  • Standards Association
  • Communications Society
  • Computer Society

Other IEEE Activities:

  • IEEE Standards Committee of ETRI (ETRI has actively participated in some of IEEE standards activities such as IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.16, IEEE 802.21, IEEE 802.15, IEEE 802.3 
  • Auditor of IEEE 802 Forum of Korea
  • IEEE Representative to ASTAP (Asia-Pacific Tele-community Standardization Program)
  • Translated Ethically Aligned Design (EAD), first edition in Korean and published its Korean version in March 2023.

Joseph S. Levy

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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Principal Engineer
Interdigital, Inc.
New York, New York, USA


Joseph Levy is a Principal Engineer in the Wireless Lab of InterDigital focused on developing and advancing IEEE 802.11 standards and related technologies. He has worked on and led multiple InterDigital Standards efforts (802.11, 802.18, 802.19, 3GPP RAN4, 3GPP RAN1). Prior to InterDigital, he was with LayerOne Technology, a start-up company working on 4G cellular technology, representing LayerOne in 3GPP RAN. Prior to LayerOne, he was a Sr. Staff Engineer at EDO/AIL Corporation responsible for system and component design of microwave and millimeter wave receiver systems for military, scientific, and commercial space applications for 20 years.

Joseph has authored/co-authored nine published papers/articles and has 196 granted US patents.

Joseph received the Sc. B. Degree in Engineering from Brown University and the M.S. Degree in Electric Engineering form Polytechnic Institute of New York (now a school of NYU). Joseph is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York. 



I have had considerable experience working on Standards and in Standard’s Groups developing consensus based technical solutions and specification. I would like to continue to support the work of the IEEE SA, drawing on my years of standardization experience, engineering management experience, and my long-time support of various IEEE activities. I believe in the IEEE SA’s mission to develop and advance global technologies though consensus building and the development of widely adopted standards. I see this mission as being critical to improving the human condition throughout the world. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my service to the IEEE SA.


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

Joseph Levy is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the following IEEE Societies: the Computer Society, the Communications Society, the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, the Vehicular Technology Society, and the IEEE Standards Association.

Joseph is currently serving the IEEE Standards Association on the Standards Association Standards Board (SASB 2019, 2023), the Audit Committee (AudCom 2020-2023), and on the Patent Committee (PatCom 2023), and has previously served the IEEE SA New Standards Committee (NesCom 2019).

Joseph is an active participant in 802: in 802.11 as a voting member (2003-present) he serves as the Vice Chair and Secretary of the 802.11 Architecture Standing Committee (ARC SC), and as the 802.11 liaison to P802REVc. He has served as the Chair of the 802.11 Advanced Access Network Interface Standing Committee (AANI SC), as the Vice Chair of the 802.11 Task Group for Next Generation V2X (TGbd), and as the 802.11n General Ad Hoc Chair. He is an active member in 802.18 (2022-present) and participated in 802.19 (2004-2009). Joseph is also an active participant in P3400 – Standard for Use of Inclusive Language in Technical Terminology and Communications, where he currently serves as the Sources and Definitions Subgroup Chair.

Joseph is currently the Computer Society Standards Activities Board (SAB) Policy and Procedures Chair and has served the MTTS as an officer for the MTTS Long Island NY Section (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary over a 6 year period), as an MTT-S Open forum Chair, and as an MTT-S Workshop Chair. He has also served the Long Island Section of the IEEE as an officer (Secretary, Treasurer, 2nd, and 1st Vice Chair over a 4-year period).