Sergio Benedetto
President-Elect, IEEE Comunications Society

Sergio Benedetto is a professor at Politecnico di Torino. Active for more than 30 years in the field of digital communications, he has coauthored 4 books and over 250 papers in leading journals and conferences.

He has received the "Premio Siemens per le Telecomunicazioni" in 1973, the "Premio Bianchi" of AEI in 1974, the "Premio Bonavera dell'Accademia delle Scienze di Torino" in 1976, the "Gold medal Award of Siemens Telecomunicazioni" for the years 1993 and 1995, the "Italgas International Prize for Research and Technological Innovation" in 1998, and the Cristoforo Colombo International Award for Communications in 2006, and the “IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Award” in 2008.

He has been the Chair of the Communication Theory Technical Committee, was instrumental in organizing many IEEE conferences, was TP Chair of the Communication Theory Symposium at ICC 2000 and ICC 2006, and General Chair of the Communication Theory Workshop in 2004.

An IEEE Fellow, Sergio has been Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications and a Distinguished Lecturer of ComSoc. He has been Vice President of Technical Activities of the IEEE Communications Society in 2006-2007, and Vice-President for Publication in 2008-2009, Vice-President for Members Relations in 2011-2012, and President-Elect in 2013. He will be the IEEE Communications Society President in 2014-2015. He is member of the Turin Academy of Science.