Telecom Expert To Discuss Next Generation Networks
Dr. Robert Lucky Will Present Market Impact on New Technology

Dr. Robert Lucky, corporate vice president of Telcordia – a wholly owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) – will discuss how the economy is affecting the introduction of new technology and how that changes the timetable for many anticipated developments at a reception in his honor from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 21 in the Green Commons Club on the campus of The University of Texas at Dallas.

The reception is free and open to the public.

“Next Generation Networks are a hot topic in the telecom world despite the market outlook,” said Dr. Da Hsuan Feng, UTD vice president for research and graduate education. “We are excited to have someone like Dr. Lucky who, because of all his experience and knowledge, has incredible insight into how this will effect both next generation networks and the entire telecom industry.”

Lucky is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He was chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the United States Air Force from 1986-1989 as well as the 1987 recipient of the prestigious Marconi Prize for his contributions to data communications and the Edison Medal of the IEEE and the Exceptional Civilian Contributions Medal of the U.S. Air Force. Lucky has been awarded honorary doctorates from Purdue University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Lucky also will be the featured speaker at the September meeting of The Technology Business Council Luncheon Program from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Radisson Hotel at the southwest corner of North Central Expressway and Campbell Road. He will be present a lecture entitled “Narrowband Next Generation Networks” and will look at how the new technologies are likely to fare in a world now dominated by conservatism.

There is a $30 admission fee for the luncheon. Those interested in more information may call 972-238-8998.

About UTD

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 more than 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s Web site at

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