Wireless Networking: Opportunities and Challenges

Richard D. Gitlin
Vice President, NEC Labs America
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Wednesday, 19 March, 8:30-9:15
Room 208-210

Richard D. Gitlin currently serves as Vice President, Technology of NEC Laboratories America, Inc. Prior to his current position, he was a visiting professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, New York where he engaged in research and taught courses in wireless, broadband networking and digital communications. Previously, after receiving his Sc.D. at Columbia University, he spent more than thirty years at Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies and held various executive positions in networking and communications including Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Research and Development of Data Networking Systems, as well as Senior Vice President of Communications Sciences Research at Bell Labs. Earlier in his career, he led the team that pioneered the V.32/V.34 voice-band modems and in 1986 was a co-inventor of the DSL technology.

Gitlin is the co-recipient of three prize paper awards including the 1995 IEEE Communications Society’s Steven O. Rice Award for the best original paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Communications, the 1994 IEEE Communications Society’s Frederick Ellersick Award for the best paper published in the IEEE Communications, and the 1982 Bell System Technical Journal Award for the best paper in communications science. Gitlin is the co-author of the text Data Communications Principles, more than 95 technical papers, numerous conference papers and keynote presentations. He holds 43 patents in the area of data communications, digital signal processing, and wireless technology. He was a founding Editorial Board member of the Bell Labs Technical Journal and currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Mobile Networks and Applications and the Journal of Communications Networks (JCN). Since May 2002, he has served on the Board of Directors of PCTEL (NASDAQ; PCTI).

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