Jia Wang (Lead Inventive Scientist, AT&T Labs)
Jia Wang is currently a Lead Inventive Scientist in the Network & Service Quality Management Organization at AT&T Labs -- Research and a Fellow of IEEE. With 15 years of research experience, Jia's research work covered a wide range of topics in the field of communication and computer networking. These works include over 90 papers at top tier technical conferences and journals and 38 patents issued by the US Patent Office. She was co-recipients of the Best Paper Award at ACM CoNext 2011 and the Best Student Award at ACM Sigmetrics 2004. Jia received 2015 WoC STEM Special Recognition Award by the Career Communication Group for her outstanding technical contributions and leadership in community services. Jia serves on the IEEE Internet Award Committee, IEEE Computer Society Fellow Committee, and as associate editor of IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking. She was the general co-chair of ACM Sigcomm 2013. She also served on the organizing committees and technical program committees for many top conferences including Sigcomm, Sigmetrics, IMC, CoNext, Mobihoc, Infocom, ICNP, ICDCS, etc. Jia received her MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Cornell University in May 1999 and January 2001, respectively.
David Chu (Google)
David recently joined Google where he is starting a new R&D group as part of Google's virtual reality team. He was formerly with Microsoft Research. David's research interests are in mobile computing, virtual reality, augmented reality, cyber-physical systems, sensors, ubiquitous computing and applied machine learning. The main theme of David's work is low-latency perception-aligned mobile systems. He received the Best Paper award in MobiSys 2015, the Best Paper nomination in MobiSys 2012, the Best Demo award in MobiSys 2014, and the Best Demo nomination in SenSys 2011. David's work has appeared in the media on several occasions, such as at: TechCrunch, PC Magazine, GameSpot, Ars Technia, Slashdot, The Verge, Engadget, Yahoo and Wired. At Microsoft, he contributed to Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox and HoloLens. He received a B.S. from the University of Virginia, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley while an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. David is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Papers, videos and more can be found at his homepage : http://www.bawakayi.com/davidchu.
Kyle Jamieson (Princeton University and University College London)
Kyle Jamieson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University and Honorary Reader at University College London. His research interests are in building wirelessly networked systems for the real world that cut across the boundaries of digital communications and networking. He received the B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. (2008) degrees in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then received a Starting Investigator fellowship from the European Research Council in 2011, Best Paper awards at USENIX ATC 2013 and ACM CoNEXT 2014, and a Google Faculty Research Award in 2015. He regularly serves on the program committees of the ACM MobiCom, USENIX NSDI, and ACM SIGCOMM conferences.
Harish Viswanathan (CTO Partner, Nokia Bell Labs)
Harish Viswanathan received the B. Tech. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Since joining Bell Labs in October 1997, he has worked on multiple antenna technology for cellular wireless networks, network optimization, network architecture, and IoT. He is currently the head of Radio Systems Research group in the Mobile Radio lab and leads the 5G RAN research project within Bell Labs. He has published extensively with over 100 publications. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Bell Labs Fellow.
Jennifer Yates (Assistant Vice President - Inventive Science, AT&T Labs)
Jen Yates is an Assistant Vice President of Inventive Science at AT&T Labs, heading the Networking and Service Quality Management Research organization. Her team of 50+ researchers is focused on inventing, prototyping, and driving new technologies and analytics that enable new services, enhance customer network experience, drive new levels of Operational automation and address complex cross-layer issues across AT&T's network. Partnering closely with academia, internal AT&T teams, and broader industry partners, her team's cutting-edge innovations are widely deployed and utilized across AT&T's global networks and the broader industry.