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Chatschik Bisdikian

Chatschik Bisdikian, Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, NY, has contributed heavily to the Bluetooth specifications and is involved with standardizing Bluetooth wireless technology in the IEEE 802.15 working group.

Author Background and Publication Experience

Chatschik Bisdikian received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1983, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, both in EE, from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Since 1989 he has been a Research Staff Member with the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY.

His research interests include short-range wireless communication networks, service discovery, spontaneous networking, multimedia and broadband communications, HFC networks and cable modems, modeling and performance evaluation of high-speed networks, computer system modeling and analysis. He has published over 75 technical papers on these and other related areas, and he holds two patents. He has been actively involved with the development of the Bluetooth specification, and he is currently working for the Bluetooth standardization in the IEEE 802.15 working group. In the recent past, he has worked on the development of the IEEE 802.14 draft standard for HFC CaTV systems.

Dr. Bisdikian was a 1995 finalist for the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer. He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Network (since January 1999), IEEE JSAC: special wireless series (since August 1999), Telecommunication Systems journal (Sept. 1993 to Aug. 1996). He has guest edited a special issue on "Ubiquitous Computing and Communications" for the IEEE Personal Communications magazine (Feb. 2000) and a special issue on "Multimedia" for the Telecommunication Systems journal (Sept. 1998). He has served in the program committees and chaired sessions in many conferences (INFOCOM, GLOBECOM, ICC, etc). He is currently serving as a vice-chair of the 802.15.1 task group. He has been listed in Who's Who in Science and Technology, is a voting member of the IEEE802.15 standards committee, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a lifelong member of the Eta Kappa Nu and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies.