Professor Vincent Chan’s Live Webinar

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On Thursday, 11 June 2020, 7:00-9:00 pm, Cairo time, a live lecture with Professor Vincent Chan was conducted. The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Professor of EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) President of the IEEE Communications Society.

In "Future Network Architectures and Influences of the Pandemic – Technical, Funding, Regulations, and Policies," Professor Vincent W. S. Chan, the Joan, and Irwin Jacobs Professor of EECS, MIT, received his BS(71), MS(71), EE(72), and Ph.D.(74) degrees in EE all from MIT.

From 1974 to 1977, he was an assistant professor, EE, at Cornell University. He joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 1977 and was Division Head of the Communications and Information Technology Division until becoming the Director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (1999–2007). He is currently a member of the Claude E. Shannon Communication and Network Group at the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics. In July 1983, he initiated the Laser Intersatellite Transmission Experiment Program and, in 1997, the follow-on GeoLITE Program.

In 1989, he formed the All-Optical-Network Consortium among MIT, AT&T, and DEC. He also developed and served as PI of the Next Generation Internet Consortium, ONRAMP among AT&T, Cabletron, MIT, Nortel, and JDS, and a Satellite Networking Research Consortium formed between MIT, Motorola, Teledesic, and Globalstar. He has served on many US/non-US government advisory boards/committees and the Communications Society Board of Governors, including the VP of Publications. He has also been active with several start-ups, was a Board Member of a Fortune-500 network company, and chaired its technical advisory board.

He is a Member of the Corporation of Draper Laboratory. He is a member of Eta-Kappa-Nu, Tau-Beta-Pi, and SigmaXi, the Life Fellow of the IEEE, and the Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He is currently the President of the IEEE Communication Society. Throughout his career, Professor Chan has spent his research focus on communication and networks, particularly on free space and fiber optical communication and networks and satellite communications.

His work has led to a successful laser communication demonstration in the area and early deployment of WDM optical networks. His recent research emphasizes algorithmically-optimized heterogeneous network architectures with stringent performance demands.