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Anthony Acampora is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Emeritus, at the University of California, San Diego, and is involved in teaching and numerous research projects at the leading edge of modern telecommunications.
From 1995 through 1999, he was Director of UCSD’s Center for Wireless Communications, responsible for an industrially funded research effort which included circuits, signal processing, smart antennas, basic communication theory, wireless telecommunications networks, infrastructure for wireless communications, and software for mobility.
From 2000-2007, he was Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSD, involved in teaching and various research projects, including the Internet, ATM, broadband wireless access, network management and dense wavelength division multiplexing.
Prior to joining the faculty at UCSD in 1995, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University and Director of the Center for Telecommunications Research, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center.
He joined the faculty at Columbia in 1988 following a 20-year career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, most of which was spent in basic research where his interests included radio and satellite communications, local and metropolitan area networks, packet switching, wireless access systems, and lightwave networks. His most recent position at Bell Labs was Director of the Transmission Technology Laboratory where he was responsible for a wide range of projects, including broadband networks, image communications, and digital signal processing.
At Columbia, he was involved in research and education programs concerning broadband networks, wireless access networks, network management, optical networks and multimedia applications.
He received his PhD. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and is Fellow of the IEEE and a former member of the IEEE Communication Society Board of Governors.
Professor Acampora has published over 160 papers, holds 33 patents, and has authored a textbook entitled “An Introduction to Broadband Networks: MANs, ATM, B-ISDN, Self Routing Switches, Optical Networks, and Network Control for Voice, Data, Image and HDTV Telecommunications.” He has been a member of numerous telecommunications advisory committees and frequently serves as a consultant to government and industry.
Dr. Personick was born in Brooklyn NYC, and attended: the Bronx High School of Science, the City College of New York (BEE), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sc.D.).
Upon completing his doctorate at MIT, he spent 15 years as an individual researcher and as a research manager at: Bell Laboratories, TRW, and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore), working in the field of optical communications technology and applications. In recognition of this work he was elected: a Fellow of the IEEE (1983), a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (1988), and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (1992). He received the prestigious IEEE/OSA John Tyndall Award in 2000.
Since 1985 he has focused his research and management activities on emerging and next-generation telecommunications systems, technologies, and applications. He was a Vice President, in charge of a wide variety of research and systems engineering efforts, at Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies) from September 1985- July 1998. During this time, he served as a member, and as the Chairman, of the U.S. Federal Networking Council Advisory Committee during the critical transition of the NSFnet to the current set of commercial and federally sponsored networks (the U.S. portion of the worldwide Internet).
In September 1998 he joined Drexel University as the first E. Warren Colehower Endowed Chair Professor, and as the first Director of Drexel’s Center for Telecommunications and Information Networking.
From September of 2003 to February 18, 2008, he was an independent consultant to the telecommunications industry; and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Optical Communication Products Inc. (NASDAQ: OCPI), and as a member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Technological Advisory Council.
Dr. Personick joined the New Jersey Institute of Technology on February 18, 2008 as the first Ying Wu Endowed Chair Processor, within NJIT’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Stephen B. Weinstein, an IEEE Life Fellow, received his SB, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., the University of Michigan, and the University of California at Berkeley. After a career with Bell Laboratories, American Express, Bellcore (Telcordia), and NEC Research Labs America, he is now a part-time consultant (Communication Theory & Technology Consulting LLC) to industry and law firms.
Dr. Weinstein invented the data-driven echo cancellation technique used in voiceband modems and pioneered the application of the Fast Fourier Transform to OFDM/DMT modulation. He led early development of networked multimedia applications including end-to-end systems for on-demand video and for informal multimedia group collaboration. He wrote the book Getting the Picture: A Guide to CATV and the New Electronic Media (IEEE Press, 1986), is co-author of the textbook Data Communication Principles (Plenum, 1992), and is the author of The Multimedia Internet (Springer, 2005), an overview of the technologies supporting audio/video media on the Internet.
Presently chair of the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee and of the IEEE Recognitions Council, he served as President (1996-97) of the IEEE Communications Society and Division III Director (2002-2003) on the IEEE Board. He co-founded the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and has served in many capacities in publications and conference activities. He received the IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984 and the IEEE Second Millennium Medal in 2000. He is the recipient of the 2006 Eduard Rhein Foundation Basic Research Award for his early OFDM work.