Four AT&T Reseachers Named IEEE, ACM Fellows

by: Staff, Fri Dec 09 13:57:00 EST 2011


Four from AT&T Research, were elevated late last year to the status of Fellow by their respective professional organizations—Charles R. Kalmanek and Mazin Gilbert by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), and Divesh Srivastava and Howard Karloff by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

Charles R. Kalmanek, Vice President of Research at AT&T Labs, was recognized for leadership in advancing architecture, design and management of communications networks and services. Kalmanek has published over 50 papers and is a co-inventor on over 44 issued patents. He was the lead editor of Guide to Reliable Internet Services and Applications (Springer, 2010), a comprehensive overview of the pragmatic and theoretical issues that underlie reliable network services and applications.

Mazin Gilbert, an executive director of technology research, was recognized for contributions to speech recognition, speech synthesis, and spoken language understanding. He is a world leader in the area of speech and language technologies and applications with over 25 years of experience and 56 US patents. He is the author of Artificial Neural Networks for Speech Analysis/Synthesis (Chapman & Hall, 1994) and has written over 100 publications.

Kalmanek and Gilbert are among 321 individuals to be named 2011 IEEE Fellows, an honor reserved each year to no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership.

The ACM confers a similar recognition to its members whose contributions have provided fundamental knowledge to the computing field. This year, 46 leading computer scientists were elevated to Fellow status.

Divesh Srivastava was recognized for contributions to query processing in data management systems. He is the executive director of Database Research at AT&T Labs-Research. He has published over 200 papers, holds over 50 issued patents, is a co-author of Approximate String Processing (Foundations and Trends in Databases, 2011), is on the board of trustees of the VLDB Endowment, serves as an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), and has previously served as associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE).

Howard Karloff was recognized for contributions to the design and analysis of algorithms. His research interests span theoretical computer science and extend to more applied areas of computer science such as optimization, networking, and databases. He is author of Linear Programming (Birkhäuser, 1991) and numerous journal and conference articles.

The ACM will formally recognize its 2011 Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet on June 16, 2012, in San Francisco, CA.