People CSC — Dr. John Copeland

CSC — Dr. John Copeland

Dr. John Copeland

Educational Background

Personal Biography

Prof. John A. Copeland holds the John H. Weitnauer, Jr., Chair in
the
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute
of
Technology, and is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar. He is
the
Director of the Communications
Systems
Center
(CSC). This center is doing research on high-speed optical
fiber
networks that use Asynchronus Transfer Mode (ATM) switches to carry
Internet
Protocol data, high-quality video conferencing, and other
high-bandwidth
applications. Dr. Copeland chairs a sub-committee of the Governor’s
Information
Technology Policy Council that does strategic planning for the
development
of Georgia’s next digital communications network. He also serves on the
National Research
Council
committee
that is preparing a report on the Future of Research in the Information
Technology Industry.

He served as Director of the Georgia Center for Advanced
Telecommunications
Technology (GCATT)

from June
1993 to Nov. 1996. As Director, Dr. Copeland had broad responsibilities
for the organizational, programmatic, and financial development of
GCATT.
In that period, GCATT managed a Georgia Research Alliance program that
distributed
approximately $20,000,000 to six Georgia research universities. It was
allocated
$24,000,000 by the State of Georgia and $5,000,000 by private and
industry
sources for a 150,000 sq. ft. building which was completed in June 1996.

Prior to joining Georgia Tech in March 1993, Dr. Copeland was Vice
President,
Technology at Hayes Microcomputer Products
(1985-1993), and Vice President, Engineering Technology at Sangamo
Weston,
Inc. (1982-1985) and served at Bell Labs
(1965-1982).

He began his career at Bell Labs conducting research on
semi-conductor
microwave and millimeter-wave devices. Later, he supervised a group
that
developed magnetic bubble computer memories. In 1974, he led a team
that
designed CMOS integrated circuits, including Bell Labs’ first
microprocessor,
the BELLMAC-8. His last contributions at Bell Labs were in the area of
lightwave
communications and optical logic. At Sangamo Weston he was responsible
for
R&D groups at ten divisions. At Hayes was responsible for the
development
of modems with data compression and error control, and for Hayes’
representation
on CCITT and ANSI
standards committees. In 2000 he invented the StealthWatch system for
network security monitoring, and founded LANcope, Inc. which today has
deployed StealthWatch on over 100 corporate, government, and defense
networks.

Dr. Copeland received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics

from the Georgia
Institute of Technology
.
He has been awarded 41 patents and has published over 50 technical
articles.
In 1970 he was awarded IEEE‘s
Morris
N. Liebmann Award for his work on gallium arsenide microwave devices.
He
is a Fellow of the IEEE and has served that organization as the Editor
of
the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. He served on the Board of
Trustees
for the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (1983-1993).

Honors and Awards

Ferst Award for Graduate Student Research at Georgia Tech, 1965.
IEEE Solid State Circuits Conference Best Paper Award, 1967.
IEEE Morris Liebmann Award for LSA MM-Wave Oscillator, 1972.
IEEE Fellow for optically-coupled semiconductor logic circuits, 1987.
John H. Weitnauer Chair at Georgia Tech, 1993.