• Koichi Asatani who throughout the inception of QAMC/CQR has contributed to both the Technical viability and stature of not only our group but to IEEE as a whole. He serves in every sense of the word as our best role model and ambassador.
  • Chi-Ming Chen who has served as the “glue” for maintaining the viability and value of QAMC/CQR from the very beginning. The “chief” is truly a fitting title as all major issues ultimately require his wisdom and calm approach to successful resolution.
  • Kelly Krick who is the undeniable leader of QAMC/CQR serving in multiple officer roles including at least two full terms as chairperson, chair of the Advisory Board and providing overall leadership throughout the inception of CQR.

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Chi-Ming Chen Ph.D., AT&T Labs, USA

Chi-Ming Chen joined AT&T in 1995. His current is in the Extended Control Orchestration Management and Policy (ECOMP) group of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture & Design organization, Prior to joining AT&T, Chi-Ming was with Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) from 1985 to 1995. He was a faculty member at Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan from 1975 to 1979.

He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985; M.S. in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981; M.S. and B.S. in Physics from Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1973 and 1971 respectively.

Chi-Ming Chen is a Life Senior Member of IEEE and Senior Member of ACM. He is an Advisory Board Member of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability (CQR), a member of the IEEE GLOBECOM & ICC Management & Strategy (GIMS) Standing Committee, and  a member of the Industry Content and Exhibits Committee (ICEC). He has chaired several GLOBECOM and ICC Industry Forums and served as an IF&E (Industry Forum & Exhibits) Advisor.

With CQR, Chi-Ming has served as the Vice-Chair of Publications (2002-2005), Chair Elect (2006-2007, Chair (2008-2009), Advisory Board Chair (2010-2011) and Advisory Board member since 2012. He has been a key contributor on the CQR Annual Workshop Organizing Committee since 1998.