Stefano Bregni (M'93-SM'99) is Associate Professor of Telecommunications Networks at Politecnico di Milano. He was born in Milano, Italy, in 1965. In 1990, he graduated in telecommunications engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Since 1991, he worked in industry on SDH systems and synchronization networks, first with SIRTI S.p.A (1991-1993) and then with CEFRIEL consortium (1994-1999). In 1999, he joined Politecnico di Milano as tenured Assistant Professor.
He has been Senior Member of the IEEE since 1999. Since 2004, he has been Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society, where he holds or has held the following official positions: Vice-President for Member Relations (two terms: 2014-15 and 2016-17), Member at Large on the Board of Governors (2010-12, 2013-2015), Director of Education (2008-11), Chair of the Transmission, Access and Optical Systems (TAOS) Technical Committee (2008-2010; Vice-Chair 2002-2003, 2006-2007; Secretary 2004-2005) and Member at Large of the Globecom/ICC Technical Content (GITC) committee (2007-2010). He received the 2014 ComSoc "H.Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conference".
He is or has been Technical Program Co-Chair of ICC 2016, Technical Program Vice-Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Symposia Chair of GLOBECOM 2009, Symposium Chair in nine other ICC and GLOBECOM conferences, Technical Program CoChair of IEEE LATINCOM 2011, Vice-Chair for the Technical Program of IEEE ENERGYCON 2012, Technical Program Vice-Chair of the IEEE/IFIP 9th Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling 2005. He is Editor of the IEEE ComSoc Global Communications Newsletter, Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials Journal and Associate Editor of the HTE Infocommunications Journal. He was tutorial lecturer in four IEEE conferences ICC and GLOBECOM. He served on ETSI and ITU-T committees on digital network synchronization.
He is author of about 80 technical papers, mostly in IEEE conferences and journals, and of the book Synchronization of Digital Telecommunications Networks (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2002). As an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, in 2003-2009 he visited repeatedly 14 countries and 29 IEEE Sections/Chapters worldwide, giving 30+ lectures in Mexico, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Malaysia, India, Poland, USA.