CableLabs Adds Telecom and Data Modem Project Staff
Louisville, Colo., April 10, 1996—Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs) has added, over the last several months, staff to its cable data modem expertise in the Operations Technologies Projects (OTP) department, and to its wireless telecommunications capabilities.
David S. Harrison, formerly of BDM International, was named project manager, network systems development. He is responsible for the development of network architectures and financial models associated with providing telecommunication services over evolving cable systems.
Prior to joining CableLabs, Harrison was manager of information systems at BDM International. He also was an architect of the Defense Department's telecommunications network upgrade. Harrison holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University and a masters degree in telecommunications from the University of Colorado.
Brian Reilly, staff project engineer, is focused on cable data modem projects. Prior to joining CableLabs from the University of Colorado, Reilly spent 10 years with GTE Government Systems Corporation where he was a member of technical staff. His work there included network design of ATM/Sonet systems, circuit and system design of computing hardware, and ASIC design. He received his bachelors of science degree in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and a masters degree in computer science from the University of Colorado.
Thomas E. Moore is project manager, advanced network development. Moore provides technical and project management support for the design and implementation of laboratory based cable data modem performance testing and network performance modeling. Moore holds a master of engineering degree in telecommunications (with Honors) from the University of Colorado and a master of business administration degree (with Honors) from the Harvard Business School. Prior to joining CableLabs, Moore spent five years as President and General Manager of a subsidiary of Public Service Company of Colorado.
Pamela D. Anderson was named a project manager, enterprise management technologies. She is responsible for the analysis of operations and business support systems required to support the new cable telecommunications environment.
Anderson has 11 years of experience in information systems and architecture development, including stints with NASA, Shell Oil Company, and BDM International where she designed local and wide area data communications architectures and Integrated Network Management System (INMS) architectures, migration strategies, and deployment plans. She holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University and a masters in telecommunications from the University of Colorado.
Michael G. Laflin is lead Member of Technical Staff (MTS) on wireless technologies in Engineering. In this position, Laflin evaluates the technical aspects for leveraging cable plant for wireless telephony applications. From 1988 to 1995 Laflin was with the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, U.S. Department of Commerce, heading the ELF/VLF research between 1988 and 1991. From 1993 to 1995 he headed the Institute's PCS research program.
Laflin has chaired several PCS ad hoc groups under the T1/TIA Joint Technical Committee (JTC) on Wireless Access. These include: the ad hoc group on PCS Technology Field Trials, the ad hoc group on PCS System Performance and Cross System Issues, and the ad hoc group on Wireless Access to Enhanced 9-1-1 Emergency Calling Systems. From October 1994 to November 1995 Laflin oversaw the JTC Technology Field Trials conducted on CDMA, W-CDMA, IS-54/136 TDMA, PACS, and IS-661 PCS technologies.
Laflin has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and is currently working on a masters degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado.
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