IEEE Past President
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Vig received the B.S. degree from City College New York, in 1964;
and the Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers - The State University, in 1969.
He joined the Electronic Components Laboratory at Fort Monmouth, New
Jersey, in 1969. Throughout his professional career, working as an
electronics engineer and program manager, he performed and led research
aimed at developing precision clocks, sensors and low-noise oscillators.
He retired in 2006 but continued working as a consultant.
Dr. Vig has been awarded 55 patents, and has published more than 100
papers and nine book chapters. He serves as a volunteer in his home
town - as an Environmental Commissioner and trustee of the Friends
of the Library. In his spare time, he and his wife of 45 years enjoy
In 1988, he was elected Fellow of the IEEE "for contributions to the
technology of quartz crystals for precision frequency control and
timing." John Vig was 2009 IEEE president.
Technical Director for the Naval Sea Systems Command SEA 05 Technology
and the Navy's Next Generation Integrated Power System (NGIPS)
Dr Norbert Doerry is presently the Technical Director for the Naval
Sea Systems Command SEA 05 Technology Office. He retired in 2009 as
a Captain in the U.S. Navy with 26 years of commissioned service,
23 years as an Engineering Duty Officer. In his final billet, he served
for nearly six years as the Technical Director for Surface Ship Design.
Dr Doerry is a 1983 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and
a 1991 graduate of MIT. He is the 2008 recipient of the ASNE Gold
Medal. He is a member of ASNE, SNAME, IEEE and the Naval Institute
and has published over 25 technical papers.
Director, Membership Programs, ComSoc
COMSOC Industry Programs
K. Goyal received his M.Sc. degree in Electronics from Allahabad University
in India and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State
University. He worked 25 plus years at GTE (now Verizon) Laboratories.
He provided direction and managed technical programs in the area of
service definition, delivery and service assurance. Currently, he
is Dean of the College of Technology & Management in St Petersburg,
Dr. Goyal’s major contributions include co-founding the technical
committees on Enterprise Networking and on Network Operations & Management,
and creating and implementing the IndustryNow program that brought
industry in India into cooperation with ComSoc. He initiated the successful
Membership Development Support Grant Program providing seed money
for ComSoc chapters to initiate worthwhile activities. These and other
efforts addressed ComSoc’s vital need for enhanced services for
members in industry.
An IEEE fellow, Dr. Goyal has contributed more than thirty refereed
publications and three book chapters on Intelligent Systems, Information
Technology Applications and Network/Service Management. He has organized
numerous global symposia including NOMS and IM. He was Chair of CNOM
and EntNet Technical Program Committees and served on GICC as M&C
and TAC Liaison before assuming responsibility as Director of Meetings
and Conferences (2004-6). Shri is currently ComSoc's Director of Membership
Founder of the Simulation Research Laboratory
at Tufts University
Women In Engineering
Panetta is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
and founder of the Simulation Research Laboratory at Tufts University.
She received the B.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University,
and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern
Before joining the faculty at Tufts, Karen was employed as a Principal
computer engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation, where she was
a computer architect and pioneered many simulation and modeling algorithms
for large complex systems. In 2007, she co- founded the first Tufts
University School of Engineering owned company, BA Logix Inc., based
on her patented research for signal processing and modeling algorithms.
Her research in Simulation and Modeling has won her research team
five awards from NASA for “Outstanding Contributions to NASA Research”
and “Excellence in Research” and “Outstanding Contributions
to Curriculum Development” for her Simulation and Visualization
course. Karen is a NASA Langley Research Scientist “JOVE” Fellow,
a recipient of the NSF Career Award, and she has won the “Best Engineering
Teacher” Award. She is the recipient of the 2006 Boston University
Outstanding Alumni Award and in 2007 was named a “Be the Change
Award” recipient by the state of Massachusetts.
Karen is a Fellow of the IEEE and Senior Member of the Society for
Computer Simulation and is the Chair for the IEEE Educational Society,
Central New England Section. She is past Chair of the IEEE Women in
Engineering (WIE) Committee and has helped promote WIE through new
initiatives such as the WIE Magazine for which she is the Editor-in-Chief.
Karen has been the advisor for the Tufts IEEE Student Chapter for
13 years. As the IEEE advisor, Karen has helped her students organize
IEEE SPAC (Student Professional Awareness Conferences), participate
in; interdisciplinary engineering competitions, IEEE student paper
and design competitions and the IEEE Micromouse robotics competition.
Her students have won awards in all categories, including a silver
medal for their IEEE student chapter website. Karen is dedicated to
promoting women in engineering and has created the nationally acclaimed
“Nerd Girls” program, where undergraduate engineers research renewable
energy topics and serve as role models for younger students. This
program is aimed at breaking down the barriers that prevent women
from entering the engineering disciplines and bridging the gap between
attracting girls into engineering and sustaining them through their
engineering curriculum. It strives to help undergraduate students
build confidence in their skills, while preparing them for professional
Believing that real world experience is critical for engineering education,
Karen maintains consulting positions in industry and brings her experience
back to the classroom. She is a Design Consultant for Tycoelectronics,
M/A-Com Inc., and consults for Massachusetts school systems and Science
Museums across the United States to inspire engineering and technology
Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Computer
Science at Columbia University
Internet 2.0 - Challenges for
the Next Generation Internet
Henning Schulzrinne is Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Computer
Science at Columbia University. He received his undergraduate degree
in economics and electrical engineering from the Darmstadt University
of Technology, Germany, his MSEE degree as a Fulbright scholar from
the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and his Ph.D. degree from the University
of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was a member of technical
staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill and an associate department
head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and
Electrical Engineering departments at Columbia University, New York.
From 2004 to 2009, he served as chair of the Department of Computer
He is editor of the "Computer Communications Journal", the "ACM Transactions
on Multimedia Computing", the "ComSoc Surveys & Tutorials" and a former
editor of the "IEEE Transactions on Image Processing", "Journal of
Communications and Networks", "IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking"
and the "IEEE Internet Computing Magazine".
Protocols co-developed by him, such as RTP, RTSP and SIP, are now
Internet standards, used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia
applications. His research interests include Internet multimedia systems,
ubiquitous computing, mobile systems. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications
Society and is vice chair of ACM SIGCOMM, former chair of the IEEE
Communications Society Technical Committees on Computer Communications
and the Internet and has been technical program chair of Global Internet,
IEEE Infocom 2000, ACM NOSSDAV, IEEE IM, IPTComm 2008, IFIP Networking
2009 and IPtel and general co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2004 and ICNP
2009. He serves on the Internet2 Applications, Middleware and Services
Advisory Council and have led a working in the NSF GENI project. He
also has been a member of the IAB (Internet Architecture Board).
He has published more than 200 journal and conference papers, and
more than 50 Internet RFCs. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, has received
the New York City Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology,
the VON Pioneer Award and the TCCC service award.
Managing Director, New Hampshire Innovation
Bringing Innovative Products to Market
in Down Economic Cycles
Galvin has overall leadership responsibility for assuring the success
of the NH-ICC mission which is dedicated to accelerating the development
of early stage high technology startups and to the commercialization
of UNH intellectual capital. With over 26 years of experience in the
Telecommunications & Networking industries, the past 20 years as founder,
President and CEO of four venture capital-backed high tech startups,
Mr. Galvin excels in equity-based fund raising, team building, rapid
growth business management, system architecture, matching technologies
to emerging business needs and building and motivating channels to
He founded and was President and CEO of PRI in Salem (acquired by
Xircom in 1995), RAScom, Inc, Salem, NH (acquired by Excel Switching
in 1999), Cedar Point Communications (currently operating in Derry)
and Whaleback Systems (currently operating in Portsmouth). PRI, RAScom
and Cedar Point were all recognized by INC and Entrepreneur Magazines
among the fastest growing private companies in the US (#95, #51 and
Mr. Galvin was named Boston Business Journal’s 2004 Telecom All-Star
and was a Finalist, 2003 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Mark studied math and computer science in the undergraduate and graduate
Faculties of McGill University in Montreal.
Lynn J. Petersen USN
Deputy Director for Program Executive
Office Ships (PEO-Ships)
Next Generation Power and Energy: Maybe
Not So Next Generation
Petersen is presently the Deputy Director for Program Executive Office
Ships (PEO-Ships), Electric Ships Office (PMS-320) and Energy Technology
Division Head in NAVSEA’s Chief Technology Office. He is an Engineering
Duty Officer (EDO) with over 24 years of commissioned service, 16
of which have been as an EDO. Prior to then, he had been a surface
warfare officer having made 3 forward deployments, to include service
during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, having served on two
CG-16/26 class guided missile cruisers. CAPT Petersen is a 1986 graduate
of the United States Naval Academy and a 1994 graduate of the Naval
Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. He is a member of ASNE, IEEE and
the Gideons. He has published numerous technical papers and presentations.
Senior VP , Dielectric Communications
Rural Wireless Connectivity: Design Concepts for Ubiquitous Coverage
in Low Density Population Areas
Kerry is a member of the IEEE and served for six years on the Broadcast
Technology Society Administrative Committee, as well as serving for
four years on the board of the AFCCE (Association of Federal Communications
Consulting Engineers). He has written several technical articles published
in trade magazines in Europe, Asia and the U.S. and gives presentations
regularly at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Engineering
Conference and local SBE (Society of Broadcast Engineers) conferences.
He is the author of two chapters in the recently published 10thEdition
of the NAB Engineering Handbook (Coaxial Cables and Rigid Coax/Waveguides)
and Chapter 19, Coax/Transmission Line in The Electronics Handbook
by CRC Press.
CEO of Axiom Technologies
Wireless Broadband as a Solution for
Hard to Reach Super-rural Regions
Ms. Corbett is the owner and CEO of Axiom Technologies, a telecommunications
company headquartered in Machias, Maine that has been creating and
developing solutions for rural broadband deployment since 2005. The
recipient of four State of Maine ConnectME grant awards totaling $825,000.00,
Axiom has brought high-speed Internet service to Washington County
with over 90 Access Points, creating an umbrella over 2,500 square
miles. Axiom, and its team of talented, forward-thinking Engineers,
identified wireless technology as the best candidate for super-rural
last-mile broadband delivery. The company is the only Information
Technology Company in Washington County, employing fourteen, much
sought technical positions.
Additionally, Ms. Corbett owns a medical billing and practice management
company, Morning Glory Enterprises, which provides services throughout
New England and employs a staff of ten. She has managed many businesses
throughout her 35-year career, mostly in healthcare and has a 25 year
background in office nursing and medical practice administration and
has consulted in over 250 medical practices and businesses.
She has been a public speaker throughout Washington County and Maine
advocating for rural broadband and is dedicated to the mission of
bringing broadband to every resident and business. Ms. Corbett is
a 2010 MaineBiz Women to Watch awardee recognized for her dedication
in rural broadband development in the State of Maine.
Coordinating Chair-IEEE-45 Standard
A report on IEEE Standard Development
for Shipboard IPS System Design
Mr. Moni Islam has more than 37 years of diversified experience in
Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Marine Engineering and Electrical
Engineering research for shipboard Integrated Power System (IPS) in
the United States. Supervision of ship building electrical design
and development from concept design to final design including medium
voltage power distribution and electro-mechanical control system,
equipment procurement, drawing development, equipment installation
as well as pier-side testing and acceptance trials. Preparation of
new building medium voltage electrical power and control systems bid
package for commercial ships and US Navy ships. Planning and coordination
for upgrading and modernizing of various commercial and US Naval ships
electrical power and control systems. Thoroughly knowledgeable with
the marine electrical/electronic engineering design practices and
procedures and development requirements for marine applications per
Regulatory body requirements such as ABS, USCG, IEEE, NVR, DNV, Mil
Standards, IMO-SOLAS etc.
IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer
Applications and Challenges of Cloud
Computing, Networking, and Services
Dr. Bhumip Khasnabish is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications
Society. He has authored numerous patents, journal articles, Standards
document, and books in a variety of areas related to converged services
and new generation networking. His recent contribution entitled “Next
Generation Technologies, Networks, and Services,” appeared as a
chapter in the book “Next Generation Telecommunications Networks,
Services, and Management,” (ISBN: 978-0-470-57528-4, Hardcover,
328 pages, April 2010, Wiley-IEEE Press, NJ, USA).
President & Chief Operating Officer,
Bangor Hydro Electric Company
The Technical Challenges of Connecting
Renewable Energy to the Grid
Mr. Chasse has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of
Bangor Hydro since January 2010. Prior to his promotion, Gerry served
as Executive Vice President of Operations.
Gerry joined Bangor Hydro in 1990 as an electrical engineer in the
substation engineering department and has held numerous positions
of responsibility within the engineering group. He was promoted to
the position of Manager of Engineering in 2002 and became a member
of the company’s senior management team. In this capacity, he was
responsible for all engineering activities associated the Bangor Hydro’s
power system. In 2004, he was given the added responsibility of managing
the company’s T&D assets including capital planning, power system
maintenance programs, and NERC compliance.
In December 2007, Gerry and his transmission development team completed
the engineering and construction of the Northeast Reliability Interconnect,
a 150 mile, international transmission project.
Gerry serves on the Board of Advisors for both the College of Engineering
and the School of Business at the University of Maine. He attended
the University of Maine at Orono and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelors
of Science in Electrical Engineering. Gerry is a registered professional
Gerry is a native of Winslow, Maine and lives in Hampden, Maine with
his wife and two children.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
of Boston-based Resolute Marine Energy, Inc.
Recent Developments in the Marine Renewable
Staby is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boston-based Resolute
Marine Energy, Inc. (RME) which is a developer of technologies for
harvesting energy from ocean waves.
Bill is an experienced manager of early-stage technology companies.
His entrepreneurial career started in 1997 when he was co-founder
of an Internet business-to-consumer commerce company, Proflowers.com,
that subsequently went public. Bill then helped start two companies
in media technology and business process automation before founding
RME in 2007. Earlier in his career, Bill was an investment banker
at First Boston Corporation where he was a member of the Electric
Utility Corporate Finance
Group and later he was co-head of the North American mergers & acquisitions
team at Rabobank International.
As a member of the steering committee of the U.S. delegation to IEC-TC114,
Bill is actively involved in the development of technical standards
for wave and tidal devices and, through his service to the Ocean Renewable
Energy Coalition, he is helping build a national trade association
that helps guide public policy related to federal R&D investment,
market incentives, regulatory oversight and marine spatial planning.
National Security Agency (Retired)
Systems Engineering vs. Project Management - Tensions Across a Spectrum
Stoy retired from Government Civil Service in 2008 and resides in
Brunswick, Maine. Bill earned his ASEE in 1967 and followed that with
his BSEE in 1971, both from the University of Maine. He worked at
the Portsmouth Naval Ship yard as a coop student during his undergraduate
years. Following graduation he worked at Navy Headquarters in Washington
D.C. for 11 years as a Project Manager (PM) developing and deploying
Inertial Navigation Systems for Attack Class Submarines. He earned
his MSEE in 1977 from Catholic University and pursued advanced studies
at George Washington University, both in Washington D.C. For 25 years
he was a PM for the National Security Agency (NSA) developing and
deploying Intelligence Systems. In his last six years with NSA, Bill
served as a PM in England developing the design and construction contracts
for buildings with high performance Intelligence Processing Networked
Systems. He has also served on the Adjunct Faculty staff at NSA's
National Cryptologic School teaching "Telecommunications Multiplexing
and Multimedia Technologies."
Chief Technologist, Architectures and Verticals Cisco US and Canada
Jonson leads the Architectures and Verticals Systems Engineering team
in Cisco's US and Canada Partner Organization and he is responsible
for driving five billion dollars worth of business for Cisco. Since
2005, his team has grown considerably by delivering unique technology
specialists, architects, and programs that support partner practice
development and growth. Matt has held other key leadership roles throughout
his 15 years at Cisco, such as Consulting Systems Engineer, Consulting
Architect, Sales Engineering Manager, and Senior Systems Engineer
Manager for DOD sales operations.
Prior to joining Cisco, Matt spent six years in the US Air Force,
attaining the rank of Captain. He engineered the pilot DOD Internet
and drove the Air Force's transition off of Milnet to the first military
Intranet. In 1992, he built the first www.af.mil.
Matt holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute in Troy, NY, and an MS in Computer and Information Science
from Troy State University in Montgomery, Alabama. Matt also retains
Project Engineering Manager at BAE Systems
Measuring Systems Engineering Productivity
is a Project Engineering Manager at BAE Systems where she has been
working on the development of the COSYSMO-based System Engineering
Model and Process and also the Total Engineering Estimation Model
and Process over the past 3 years. In addition, she is an Engineering
Manager for Mission Management Programs within the Electronic Solutions
line of business, and is located in Hudson, NH. Lori has worked in
software engineering for 25 years and holds a B.S. in Computer Science
with a Mathematics Minor from the University of Maine.
Senior Principal Scientist and Associate Department Head for the Human
Language Technology Department, MITRE Corporation.
Extending Access to Clinical Health Information
- Michael Davies
Chairman and Founding Partner at Endeavour Partners & Senior Lecturer
at MIT Sloan School of Management
Innovation in Human-Computer Interfaces
has a portfolio career that spans the worlds of academia, consulting
and new technology ventures - as a (part-time) Senior Lecturer at MIT's Engineering Systems Division
he teaches Technology & Strategy - a core course in the Systems Design
and Management program that provides a strategic framework for managing
high- technology businesses, and leads the Systems Leadership & Management
Lab program, providing real-world application of the hard skills from
SDM program, as a Guest Lecturer at London Business School he is responsible
for and teaches New Technology Ventures - a unique program that brings
together scientists from University College London with MBAs from
London Business School to evaluate novel ideas and inventions and
(where worthwhile) turn them into new technology ventures, he is Founder and Chairman of Endeavour Partners, a boutique consulting
firm that works with top management of leading high-tech businesses
such as Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, Sony Ericsson and Smith & Nephew
to develop and execute business and technology strategy, and to build
the capabilities of top management. He is also Chief Technology Officer of an angel-backed equine telemetry
and informatics start-up (EquuSys, Inc. http://www.equusys.com)
that he co-founded to commercialize one inventions, for which he holds
Before this he founded and sold a successful global boutique consulting
firm, worked in blue chip consulting firms such as Boston Consulting
Group and Braxton Associates, and held a range of executive roles
in high-tech firms such as BellSouth International. He has served
on the research or advisory boards of both large and small high-tech
companies, such as YouCastr, Ember Networks, Evolution Networks, Mitsubishi
Electric, Motorola Research, and Smith & Nephew. During the course
of his career he has worked with more than twenty high-tech entrepreneurial
ventures, across mobile, Internet, broadband, medical devices, and
He has an MBA with Distinction from London Business School, and two
Masters degrees in Engineering, from the Universities of Cambridge
and Durham in the UK. He was born in New Zealand, educated in the
UK and has made his home in the United States for the last ten years
or so. In early 2007, Michael Davies was recognized as a World Class
He is a Member of the Executive Committee for the Boston group of
the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Communications
Society, and also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery
(ACM), of the Academy of Management, of the Strategic Management Society,
of INFORMS and of the Product Development Management Association (PDMA).
He is a keen supporter of the All Blacks (and anyone playing Australia),
(Emirates) Team New Zealand, the Boston Red Sox (and anyone playing
the New York Yankees), the New England Patriots (despite the loss
to the Ravens) and his girls' lacrosse, athletics and riding.
When he can find the time he travels widely, plays tennis competitively
(if not consistently), skis, sails, reads voraciously and cooks.
- Dr. Gabriel Jakobson
Chief Scientist at Altusys Corp.
Science and Technology Standing Next to Us
Dr. Gabriel Jakobson is the Chief Scientist at Altusys Corp., a consulting firm specializing
in the development of intelligent Situation Management technologies for defence and cyber
security applications. During his more than 20 years tenure at Verizon (formerly GTE) he had
increasing responsibilities of leading advanced database, expert systems, artificial intelligence, and
telecommunication network management programs. Dr. Jakobson has authored over 100 technical
publications has awarded 5 US patents on innovative real-time event correlation and situation
management. He received PhD degree in Computer Science from the Institute of Cybernetics,
Dr. Jakobson holds an honorary degree of Doctor Honorius Causa from the Tallinn Technical
University, Estonia, and is Distinguished IEEE ComSoc Lecturer. He was the chair of the Workshop
on Situation Management SIMA held in-conjunction with MILCOM 2005-2009, chair of the IEEE
Conference on Cognitive Methods of Situation Management CogSIMA 2011, TPC co-chair of the
Symposium on Selected Areas of Communication at ICC 2009/2010. Dr. Jakobson is the vice-chair
of the Tactical Communications and Operations Technical Committee of IEEE ComSoc, chair of the
IEEE ComSoc Sub-Committee on Situation Management. He is the IEEE ComSoc Board member
and since 2008 the Director of North America Region of ComSoc.