Research VP at Bell Labs
Krishan Sabnani is a Research VP at Bell Labs responsible for research on NFV and web communications. Previously he was the VP of Networking Research from Jan. 2000 to Sept. 2013. Krishan has made many seminal contributions to the Internet infrastructure design, protocol design, and wireless networks. Upon his graduation from Columbia University in 1981, he joined Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey as a Member of Technical Staff and was promoted to Department Head in 1993. He was named VP of Networking Research in 2000. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and an honorary professor at IIT Delhi. Krishan is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and a Bell Labs Fellow. Krishan won the 2005 IEEE Sumner and the 2005 IEEE McDowell Award.
Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech in New York City
(PhD, MIT (1985); BS, UCB (1980)) Deborah Estrin is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech in New York City where she has founded the Jacobs Institute’s HealthTech Hub. Her small data lab focuses on mobile health and small data, leveraging the pervasiveness of mobile devices and digital interactions for health and life management (TEDMED). Estrin co-founded the non-profit startup, Open mHealth, and was the founding director of the NSF-funded Science and Technology Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at UCLA (2002-12). Her awards include: ACM Athena Lecturer (2006) and Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Award for Innovation (2007), and elected membership to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007) and National Academy of Engineering (2009).