Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dow Distinguished Lecture Series

Disruptive Technologies Amidst the Storm in Telecommunications

Robert W. Lucky

VP of Applied Research
Telcordia Technologies
 
Thursday, November 08, 2001
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Chesebrough Auditorium

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Biography

Robert W. Lucky, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1961, began his career in telecommunications at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is currently Corporate Vice President of Applied Research at Telcordia Technologies. His work in correcting distortion in telephone signals, called the adaptive equalizer, is used in all high speed data transmission today. The textbook, Principles of Data Communications, 1968, which he co-authored, became the most cited reference in the communications field over the period of a decade. Dr. Lucky is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a consulting editor for a series of books on communications through Plenum Press. He has been on the advisory boards or committees of many universities and government organizations, and was Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the United States Air Force from 1986-89. He was the 1987 recipient of the prestigious Marconi Prize for his contributions to data communications. He has also been awarded the Edison Medal of the IEEE and the Exceptional Civilian Contributions Medal of the U.S. Air Force. He holds 11 patents. Since 1982, Dr. Lucky has written the bimonthly “Reflections” column of personalized observations about the engineering profession in Spectrum magazine. Bob Lucky is a frequent speaker to both scientific and general audiences, and has been the guest on a number of network television shows, including Bill Moyers’ “A World of Ideas,” and several PBS programs.

Additional Information

Contact: Catharine June

Phone: 734-764-3317

Email: cmsj@umich.edu

Sponsor: EECS

Open to: Public