PSN2 : Multimedia over Multiple Media: Convergence in Broadband Access
Friday, 22 November 2013 15:15 - 16:45
Dr. Debajyoti Pal has held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Ikanos Communications, Inc. since August 2009. Prior to Ikanos, he was Chief Technology Officer and Executive in Residence at Tallwood Venture Capital, where he focused on communications, networking, and mixed signal semiconductors investments as well as oversaw its technology roadmap. Dr. Pal has more than 30 years of research and development and general management experience in semiconductors and communications. Prior to Tallwood, he was Vice President of Technology & Product Development of Virata/Globespan Virata. In 1998 he founded Excess Bandwidth Corporation, which developed HDSL2 and G.SHDSL semiconductor. Dr. Pal was the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering until August 2000 when it was acquired by Virata. Prior to this, he held senior technical and technical management positions at Amati Communications, where he developed ADSL and VDSL technologies. Before joining Amati in 1994, he spent many years working on digital communications and VLSI architectures at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, USA. Dr. Pal was a Consulting Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University between 1997 and 2009. He is recognized as one of the communications industry's leading innovators in the area of xDSL technology. Dr. Pal has been a Fellow of the IEEE since 2002. Dr. Pal received a B.Tech. (Hons.) degree in electronics and electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India, a M.S.E.E. degree from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.