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RAD Names New Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Yaakov Stein, who has served as RAD Data Communications’ chief scientist for 12 years, has been named Chief Technology Officer for the Ethernet and access equipment provider.
Dr. Stein has served as RAD’s Chief Scientist since coming to the company in 1999. In his new role as CTO, his responsibilities will include analysis of relevant technology trends, steering RAD’s participation in standardization forums, supervising IPR issues, research cooperation with academia, and special research projects.
Dr. Stein has authored numerous academic papers, standardization contributions, and patent applications. He has chaired and given invited lectures at international conferences and is an active participant in several telecommunication industry standardization forums. He has co-authored and contributed to many IETF RFCs, ITU-T Recommendations and MPLS Forum (now Broadband Forum) Implementation Agreements. He presently co-chairs the IETF’s Timing over IP Connection and Transfer of Clock (TICTOC) working group. His book, Digital Signal Processing – A Computer Science Perspective, was published by John Wiley and Sons in 2000.
From 1980 to 1989, Dr. Stein was employed as a research scientist for the Israeli government, and by Comverse Technology from 1989 to 1998, first as Neural Network Applications Team Leader in Tel Aviv, and then as DSP and Advanced Technology Manager, stationed in New York. Between 1995 and 1998 he served as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Polytechnic University in New York. He has served in a similar capacity at Tel Aviv University since 1998.
Dr. Stein obtained his BSc (1977), MSc (1979) and PhD (1989) degrees in theoretical physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Founded in 1981, RAD Data Communications has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access and backhaul equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, carriers, and enterprise networks, as well as utilities and transportation systems. The company's installed base exceeds 11,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world, including AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Vodafone. RAD is an active participant in industry organizations such as the IETF, Broadband Forum, ITU, and MEF. Its customers are supported by 33 offices and more than 300 channel partners in 165 countries. RAD’s environmental management system is ISO 14001 certified. Its operations facilities and processes comply with the industry’s most stringent standards and are completely non-polluting. RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions. RAD Data Communications site: www.rad.com Twitter:
Bob Eliaz, Media Relations Manager, RAD Data Communications