IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC'07)

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communications Society

July 1-4, Aveiro, Portugal

Keynote Speakers Short Biographies
Keith Cambron
Presidents and CEO, AT&T Labs

Keith Cambron photo Keith Cambron is President & CEO of AT&T Labs, Inc., AT&T's applied research and development subsidiary. He has a broad range of knowledge in telecommunications networks, technology and design, and experience ranging from circuit board and software design to the implementation of large public networks. His expertise extends to the areas of switching, call processing, line and trunk signaling, SS7, VF and RF transmission, system testing, Telco operations and traffic engineering, network reliability and performance analysis. Before the recent merger with AT&T, Cambron served as the President & CEO of SBC Laboratories, Inc. This role enabled him to bridge the innovation in the labs to bottom-line results for SBC companies.

Cambron has been profiled in Telephony and America's Network, and was published in the Proceedings of the IEEE Community Network Conference of 1992 and 1995. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and he received Telephony Magazine's Network Design and Implementation Award for Fiber in the Loop in 1995. He received his B.S.E.E. from the University of Missouri, M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. Cambron is a retired Commander in the United States Naval Reserve.

Hamid Aghvami
Professor, King's College London & Director of Center for Telecommunications Research

Hamid Aghvami photo Hamid Aghvami joined the academic staff at King's in 1984. In 1989 he was promoted to Reader and in 1993 was promoted Professor in Telecommunications Engineering. He is presently the Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King's. Professor Aghvami carries out consulting work on Digital Radio Communications Systems for both British and International companies. He has published over 400 technical papers and given invited talks all over the world on various aspects of Personal and Mobile Radio Communications as well as giving courses on the subject world wide. He was Visiting Professor at NTT Radio Communication Systems Laboratories in 1990 and Senior Research Fellow at BT Laboratories in 1998-1999. He was an Executive Advisor to Wireless Facilities Inc., USA in 1996-2002. He is the Managing Director of Wireless Multimedia Communications LTD (his own consultancy company).

He leads an active research team working on numerous mobile and personal communications projects for third and fourth generation systems, these projects are supported both by the government and industry. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society in 2001-2003. He is a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society, and has been member, Chairman, and Vice-Chairman of the technical programme and organising committees of a large number of international conferences. He is also founder of the International Conference on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC). He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the IEE, and Fellow of the IEEE.

Adam T. Drobot
President Advanced Technology Solutions, and CTO Telcordia Technologies

Adam T. Drobot photo As president of Telcordia's Advanced Technology Solutions, Dr. Drobot heads both the Government & Public Sector Business Unit (GPS BU) and Applied Research Business Unit (AR BU). As head of Telcordia's GPS BU, Dr. Drobot is responsible for planning and implementing Systems Engineering solutions that are applicable to Federal, State and Local government problems. These solutions span telecommunications and IT areas, including networking and operations for traditional as well as evolving IP and converged general purpose and mission-specific networks. Areas of expertise include Security and Information Assurance as well as Business Process Outsourcing. Formed in mid-2005, the GPS unit is the single focal point that concentrates all Telcordia resources to accelerate Telcordia's growth in the government space.

Dr. Drobot also serves as head of Telcordia's AR BU, which consists of over 250 researchers involved in many aspects of Internet, broadband and information networking, and software technologies. Telcordia Applied Research group is renowned for its research and development which led to: ADSL, AIN, ATM, ISDN, Frame Relay, PCS, SMDS, SONET, video-on-demand, and Internet telephony.

Prior to Telcordia, Dr. Drobot managed the Advanced Technology Group at Science Applications International Corporation, a $7B Fortune 250 firm. He also served as the Senior Vice President for Science and Technology in his 26 years at SAIC.

Dr. Drobot's main research interest is the development of multidisciplinary, computationally-based tools for life cycle support of complex products. He has been the principal or key participant in the development of several large, scientific code systems, including MASK, ARGUS, and DRAG-AF. He has also published over 100 journal articles, is a frequent contributor to the literature and conference presentations and holds twelve patents. Dr. Drobot is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Phi Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi.

Heinrich J. Stüttgen
General Manager, NEC Europe, Heidelberg, Germany

Heinrich J. Stuttgen photo Heinrich Stüttgen was a Fulbright scholar at the State University of New York at Buffalo (NY) from where he holds a Master of Science degree (1979. He obtained Diplom (1979) and doctoral (1985) degrees in computer science from the University of Dortmund.

In 1985 he joined the IBM Research and Development Laboratory at Böblingen working on the development of one of the first mainframe UNIX systems. In 1987 he moved to IBM's European Networking Center (ENC) at Heidelberg, where he researched the area of high-speed networks and protocols for multimedia communications. In 1991 he was appointed manager of ENC's Broadband Multimedia Communication department. In this function he was responsible for various research, development, marketing and services projects.

In July 1997 Heinrich joined NEC Europe Ltd., where he is now General Manager of NEC's Network Laboratories at Heidelberg. The mission of the laboratories being research and advanced development in the area of Multimedia and Mobile Internet Communications.

Heinrich has widely published in various scientific conferences, journals and books. He was a guest lecturer at Mannheim University in Computer Networks and has been project auditor and proposal evaluator for the European Commission in the IST area.

Heinrich is a senior member of IEEE and member of IEEE's Communications and Computer Societies. He served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society. He was chair of ComSoc's Technical Committee on Communications Switching and Routing 2004 and 2005 and is now chair of ComSoc's IEEE Globecom and ICC Technical Committee (GITC). He is a member of ComSoc's Meeting and Conferences Board, and a technical editor for IEEE Communications Magazine and Elsevier's Computer Networks Journal. Further he is vice-chair of the German Computer Science Society's special interest group on distributed systems (GI/ITG KuVS) and a member of the "Muenchner Kreis".

Heinrich was general chair of the IEEE High Performance Switching and Routing conference in Heidelberg in June 2000 and European Co-Chair of IEEE HPSR 2001 to 2004. He also was co-chair of the Global Services Symposium of IEEE ICC 2003, 2005 and 2006. In 1998 he was program chair of the "Symposium on European Broadband Communications" at Zurich.

Paulo Pereira Monteiro
COO RTP NT Network Research Projects SPT
Division Director, Nokia Siemens Networks Portugal, S.A., Portugal

Paulo Pereira Monteiro photo

Paulo P. Monteiro was born in Coimbra, Portugal in 1964. He received the diploma and doctoral degrees in electronics and telecommunications from the University of Aveiro and the M.Sc. (Eng) degree from the University of Wales, UK. He is research management at Nokia Siemens Networks Portugal and Associate Professor at the University of Aveiro where he has been teaching courses of telecommunications and computer science. He is also a researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações. His main research interests include High Speed Optical Communications for Access and Core Networks, Protocols and Network Management. He has acted as a reviewer of the IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEE Electronics Letters; ETRI Journal and OSA Journal of Optical Networking (JON); SPIE Optical Engineering. He has participated in European Projects RACE, ACTS, IST and CELTIC. He has authored/co-authored of over than 20 patent applications and more than 150 scientific refereed papers and conference contributions.