Gitlin, Richard D. - CEI-Europe

Gitlin, Richard D.


Ph.D., a State of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar and the Agere-Cerrent Endowed Chair Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Richard D. Gitlin is a State of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar and the Agere-Cerrent Endowed Chair Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He has more than 38 years of leadership in the communications and networking industry. 

Most recently, he was Chief Technology Officer of Hammerhead Systems; a venture funded networking company in Silicon Valley. Previously, he was with Lucent Technologies for more than thirty years, where he held several executive positions. Most recently he was Technical Officer and Vice President of R&D, of the Cable Communications Business Unit, Lucent Technologies, where he was responsible for product development, architecture and systems engineering, standards, and advanced development for all products and services for the CATV voice, data, and video market. He also served as Vice President of Technology at NEC Labs America.

From 1995 to 1998 he was Senior Vice President for Communication Sciences Research at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. He led research in high-speed networking, speech and image processing, wireless communications, access systems - all with the goal of extending the limits of communications and networking technologies to provide key innovations for Lucent Technologies. Throughout his career Dr Gitlin has both conducted and led pioneering research and development in digital communications and networking that have resulted in many innovative products including: the industry leading ATLANTA ATM Chipset, the world's first 20 gigabit/sec ATM switch, wire-speed and quality of service [QoS]-aware IP switches, technology for CDMA wireless data (IS-95B), and the record-setting BLAST fixed-wireless loop system based on advanced spatial domain (smart antenna) processing. Earlier in his career he led the team that pioneered the V.32/V.34 voice-band modems, and in 1986 he was a co-inventor of the DSL technology. He 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. Dr 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, wireless systems, and broadband networking.

Dr Gitlin has served as Chair of the Communication Theory Committee of the IEEE Communications Society, as a member of the COMSOC Awards Board, as Editor for communication theory of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, as a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society, and a member of the Nominations and Elections Board. He has served on the Advisory Committee for Computer Science and Engineering (CISE) of the National Science Foundation and the Industrial Advisory Board of the EE/CS Department of University California (Berkeley). He has been an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Bell Labs Technical Journal, Mobile Networks and Applications, and the Journal of Communications Networks (JCN).

In 2005 Dr Gitlin was elected a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, in 1985 he was elected Fellow of the IEEE, and in 1987 he was named a Bell Laboratories Fellow. Dr Gitlin received the D.Eng.Sc. Degree from Columbia University in 1969.

Professor Gitlin has been a member of the CEI-Europe Faculty since 1986.

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