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Gerald Karam

Chair, Research Management Committee (RMC)

Executive Director
AT&T Labs - Research

Dr. Gerald Karam is the Director of Research at AT&T Labs-Research in Florham Park NJ. Before joining AT&T he was an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Systems & Computer Engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Gerald received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University in 1987, his M. Eng. (EE) from Carleton in 1984, and his B.A.Sc. (EE) from the University of Ottawa in 1982. 

Since joining AT&T in 1995, Gerald’s primary research has been on new platforms for consumer and enterprise communication services that leverage emerging technology and devices for fixed and mobile services. His continuing interests include mobile applications and technology, telecommunications software, platforms, and services, software design and analysis, concurrent systems, and real-time systems.

Gerald is an AT&T Fellow, the company’s highest technical honor, and an IEEE Senior Member, having served in many volunteer positions. In 2002, he received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and in 1998 was honoured with the Regional Activities Board Innovation Award. In addition to the GRAND RMC, he also sits on the IEEE Advisory Committee for IT and the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board.