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of California at Los Angeles, both in
physics, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford
EUGENE CACCIAMANI is a senior vice
president at Hughes Network Systems, where he is responsible for
business development, advanced systems engineering, and government
business. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer
of MA/COMNET and held key management positions at the American
Satellite Company and the Communications Satellite Corporation. Dr.
Cacciamani also worked at RCA Data Systems Division and served in
the U.S. Air Force. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers. He received a B.S. degree from Union
College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Catholic University of
America, all in electrical engineering.
JOEL ENGEL, recently retired as
vice president-technology at Ameritech. Previously, he was vice
president for research and development at MCI and vice president of
engineering at Satellite Business Systems. Dr. Engel also held
several positions, including manager for corporate planning
studies, at AT&T and Bell Laboratories and at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) Instrumentation Laboratory. He is a
member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a
recipient of the National Medal of Technology and the IEEE
Alexander Graham Bell Medal. Dr. Engel received a B.S. degree from
the City College of New York, an M.S. degree from MIT, and a Ph.D.
degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.
MARK EPSTEIN is vice president,
development, at QUALCOMM, Inc. Prior to joining QUALCOMM, Dr.
Epstein served as deputy for C3I
to the assistant secretary of the U.S. Army (RDA), and, earlier, as
a staff assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His
previous positions include program director at the Computer
Sciences Corporation and assistant director, engineering, for
Northrop Page Communications. Dr. Epstein received B.S. and M.S.
degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D.
from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. He serves
as chairman of the Telecommunications Industry Association's
International Standards Coordinating Committee and as a member of
two U.S. delegations to the International Telecommunications Union
BRUCE FETTE is chief engineer at
Motorola's Government and Systems Technology Group Communications
Division. He has been involved in signal processing analysis for
numerous systems, including the