For immediate release
||Jon Senderling, UTD
He will also speak at
the First Friday Luncheon of
the Technology Business Council
RICHARDSON, Texas (February 19, 2001) - UTD’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering
and Computer Science and Office of the Vice President for Research and
Graduate Education and Telecom are pleased to announce that Professor
David J. Farber, currently serving as the Chief Technologist of the
Federal Communication Commission, will speak at the First Friday
Luncheon of the Technology Business Council on March 2 while in Dallas
to visit the Jonsson School. Dr.
Farber holds the Alfred Fitler Moore Professorship of Telecommunication
Systems in the Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania, and also
holds appointments in the Penn’s Wharton and Annenburg Schools.
his visit, Dr. Farber will also deliver a special seminar on the UTD
campus at 3:00 pm March 1 and during his two day visit will meet and
confer with UTD faculty and students and, as well, with senior
administrators and technologists of Telecom Corridor businesses.
On March 2, he will be the featured guest speaker at the
"First Friday Luncheon" presented under the auspices of the
Telecom Corridor’s Technology Business Council and UTD’s School of
to Dr. William Osborne, Dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering
and Computer Science, "The visit of David Farber to campus and the
Telecom Corridor is very exciting.
The Jonsson School’s research and education activities in the
area of telecommunications are growing rapidly, and the insight and
advice of such a renowned authority in computer science and
telecommunication will be invaluable in helping us optimize this
are delighted to have a universally recognized leader in the worlds of
telecommunication and the internet come to visit UTD," said Dr. Da
Hsuan Feng, Vice President for Research and Graduate Education. "I
have worked with Dave for nearly five years now, and his reputation is
certainly justified by his intellectual depth and breadth."
Hasan Pirkul, dean of the UTD School of Management, agrees.
“We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to hear Dr.
Farber’s unique perspective on this pioneering work and continuing
role in the future of the Internet.
These are topics that keep our School at the cutting edge of the
developments in the new economy.”
J. Farber was appointed in 1998 by Vice President Gore to serve on the
U.S. Presidential Advisory Committee on Information Technology, by
Congressman Curt Weldon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee
Subcommittee on Military Research and Development to chair the H.U.B.S.
(hospitals, universities, businesses and schools, a Delaware, Maryland,
New Jersey and Pennsylvania information technology tele-collaborative
project) advisory council and a critical witness in the landmark
Microsoft antitrust case and named by the prestigious journal Network
World as the most powerful 25.
was responsible for the design of the DCS system, one of the first
operational message-based fully distributed operating systems and is one
of the authors of the SNOBOL programming language. He had key roles in
the creation and implementation of NSFNet and BITNET II and was
instrumental in the creation of the NSF/DARPA funded Gigabit Network
Testbed Initiative, serving as the Chairman of the Gigabit Testbed
is a Fellow of the IEEE and serves on the Boards of Directors of the
Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Internet Society. He served for
ten years on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of
the US National Research Council.and is the Founder and Editor of the
influential network newspaper “Interesting People”, which has a
readership of over 20,000. He serves on many industrial Advisory Boards,
such as AT&T and Torrent. He also holds an honorary Doctor of
Science and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of
Technology of Hoboken, New Jersey.
David Farber's significant pioneering work in telecommunications
and his vision for electronic communication in the future will have a
major impact on the 21st century world.
It is therefore fitting that in this new millennium he is
visiting our outstanding complex of telecommunications research,
development and business here in Richardson.
Having someone with the stature of Dave Farber visiting the
Telecom Corridor community is absolutely timely," said Ron
Robinson, President and CEO of Richardson Chamber Commerce. "His
insights and inspiration will add still more to the synergy that is a
hallmark of the Telecom Corridor.”
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls approximately 6500 undergraduate and 4500 graduate students. UTD faculty members have an established tradition of scholarly achievement and extra-mural research funding and its freshman class annually stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers strong bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through each its six large schools, Arts and Humanities, The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Human Development, Management, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences. This comprehensive breadth is complemented by an historical and authorized focus on engineering, management, and science.
Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Education
The University of Texas at Dallas
Diane S. McNulty, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for External Affair/Corporate Development
School of Management
Executive Assistant to the President
Richardson Chamber of Commerce
Information and Technology System
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