Photon Entanglement over the Fiber-Optic Network

by: Misha Brodsky,

Quantum entanglement—where two particles belong to one state and thus act in concert even when separated over a vast distance—may yield unconditionally secure cryptographic systems, something not feasible today.

But will an entangled quantum state survive over the fiber-optic network?

Experiments being conducted at AT&T Research are starting to reveal answers, and helping scientists and engineers take the next steps toward harnessing quantum powers for real-world applications.  Read more

Mikkel Thorup
AT&T Fellow 2011


Mikkel Thorup,
Lead Member of Technical Staff

Each year, the President of AT&T Labs awards the AT&T Fellow Honor to a few selected recipients.

One of three honorees this year, Mikkel Thorup is being honored "for outstanding innovation in algorithms, including advanced hashing and sampling techniques applied to AT&T's Internet traffic analysis and speech services."

Theodore Johnson
AT&T Fellow 2011


Theodore Johnson,
Lead Member of Technical Staff

The AT&T Fellows Honor traces its tradition from Bell Labs and is awarded for extraordinary technical breadth and depth demonstrated over a career of achievement.

Theodore Johnson is being honored "for outstanding contributions in database and data stream processing systems."

Edward Amoroso
AT&T Fellow 2011


Edward Amoroso, Senior VP and Chief Security Officer

A dinner to celebrate this year's recipients will be held March 30, attended by current Fellows and AT&T upper management, with a speech by CTO John  Donovan.

Ed Amoroso is being honored "for a distinguished career in pioneering contributions and innovations in the architecture design and development of information security."

Mikkel Thorup is a winner of the David P. Robbins Prize


Mikkel Thorup was among five authors of a paper that solved a 150-year-old problem: How far can a stack of identical blocks hang over the edge of a table?

For the paper's impressive results in discrete mathematics, the authors were awarded the Mathematical Association of America's David P. Robbins Prize.

Eye on Innovation:
You, as a Number


Data from mobile devices is adding immeasurably to the statistics that surround us, providing new information that communities, companies, and people themselves can use to make better decisions.

Here statistician Chris Volinsky talks about the potential uses of this data and the best ways to visualize and interpret it.

What worries an Internet security expert?


At February’s RSA conference in San Francisco, AT&T researcher William Cheswick, an expert on Internet security, was asked what keeps him up at night.

Dressed for the RSA's PechaKucha talks, he easily reels off four rising security concerns.