Meet Mobile Innovator Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang
Distinguished Technologist and superwoman, Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang has over 15 years of experience in the development of state-of-the-art broadband technologies. Through her work at CableLabs, she is recognized as a DOCSIS® and mobile wireless thought leader. Spearheading many highly impactful projects including the development of Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 and Full Duplex DOCSIS, Dr. Andreoli-Fang’s efforts have been critical to the success of the cable industry.
Contributions to our community
In 2016, Jennifer’s work in unlicensed mobile technologies led to the mobile industry’s international standardization of fair coexistence mechanisms for LTE. As a vocal supporter of Wi-Fi, her contributions have enabled 20 million cable, public, home and enterprise Wi-Fi networks worldwide. In the past year, Jennifer has been working on the Low Latency Mobile Backhaul Project, developing an innovative solution that unites LTE and DOCSIS, improving the latency on cable data networks, enabling gigabit-per-second mobile traffic.
Before joining the CableLabs team in 2007
Jennifer received her Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, San Diego. She is frequently consulted by the cellular and cable industries for her expertise and has served as the vice chair of the Wi-FI Alliance (WFA) Coexistence Task Group since January 2016. Additionally, Jennifer organized and served as the chairwoman of the IEEE International Conference on Communications LTE-U in 2015 and was a keynote speaker at the IEEE Globecom Conference in December 2015. She holds 49 patents with several pending in the U.S. and internationally.
We are excited to announce that on November 18, 2017, Jennifer won a Silver Stevie Award in the category of “Most Innovative Woman of the Year in Technology."
Watch the video below to learn more about Jennifer’s bold vision for the future of mobile:
Meet CableLabs’ First Fellow Dr. Alberto Campos
CableLabs is pleased to announce the advancement to Fellow of thought leader, visionary and distinguished technologist Dr. Alberto Campos. Our greatest distinction for technical achievement, Dr. Campos is CableLabs’ first Fellow in its 29-year history.
The prestigious credential recognizes and rewards outstanding contributions to technology and is the highest level of our Technical Career Path (TCP). The TCP is a unique competency-based program that affords researchers the opportunity to advance their careers and be promoted without leaving their area of expertise. Employees are nominated for promotion by their supervisors and a board of peers inside and outside the cable industry collaborate to assess competence in the areas technical innovation, technical knowledge, relationship management, leadership, mentoring, problem-solving and analytical/critical thinking, communication, and business acumen. Alberto’s recommendation from the TCP board was reviewed and approved unanimously by the CableLabs Board of Directors on September 28th.
With 30 years’ experience in technology and 15 years at CableLabs, Dr. Campos is regarded as the “Founding Father of Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM)” and the subject matter expert in QoE, DOCSIS technology, RF, wireless optics and network management. He is the current CableLabs’ “Inventor of the Year”, conducting seminal work in PNM, DOCSIS 3.1 technology and coherent optics. He holds 21 patents in the areas of wireless networks and optical communications with 36 patents pending and 58 patent disclosures submitted.
We are profoundly grateful for Dr. Campos’ contributions to our community and his inspiring example to technologists worldwide. I invite you to watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Campos’ work in optics, virtual reality and telepresence and how he’s inventing the future.
You can read more about Alberto’s work in his blog post “Future Proofing Cable Optical Access Network: A Coherent Story”.