Press Release for
CQR 2006 CHAIRMAN’s AWARD
IEEE CQR Chairman Kenichi Mase, Professor, Niigata University, Japan, honored three individuals with the CQR Chairman’s Award at an awards ceremony during the annual CQR International Workshop in London, England on June 7, 2006. The Technical Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability is an IEEE Communications Society international professional organization that is unique in its service to the quality, reliability and security professionals of the global communications industry (www.comsoc.org/~cqr).
Criteria upon which recipients were selected include:
- sustained contributions in the field of Quality, Reliability & Security of communications services, networks or systems;
- a demonstration of the core value of a professional society- adding value to others; and
- integrity consistent with that of a role model.
2006 AWARD RECIPIENTS
John Harrison, LanditD Ltd, Consultant to National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC)
for demonstrating the priority of security to the reliability of communications networks, for building lasting international bridges throughout his career and for pioneering trusted information sharing in the communications industry
Mr. Harrison is cited for for demonstrating the priority of security to the reliability of communications networks, for building lasting international bridges throughout his career and for pioneering trusted information sharing in the communications industry.
John has experience in providing security services in both the private and public sector, and currently provides consultancy services to the UKs National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) on developing the WARP trusted information sharing model to address the threat from electronic attack against information systems. He has also been responsible for producing reports for NISCC on various aspects of the telecommunications infrastructure in relation to resilience and an electronic attack.
Until 2000, John’s career spanned 34 years with BT, mostly in an R&D security environment working on leading edge telecommunications and IT solutions. In 1996, John took leadership of the team within BT to address the emerging threat from electronic attack against the telecommunications critical national infrastructure, a position he held for 4 years.
John has worked with Intellect, the UK ICT trade association, on many information security projects, including the Web Security Guidelines, eAwareness for Europe and SAINT (Security Alliance for the Internet and New Technologies). John spent over a year developing SAINT before the prospectus was launched by the Minister for e-Commerce. John is now on the executive board of SAINT –http://www.uksaint.co.uk Most recently he drafted the proposal for the first Global Watch Mission to the US on Information security and was part of the delegation which presented back at Infosec in April 2006.
John has delivered presentations in Europe, the Middle East, the US and the UK, and has experience in a variety of event roles including Presenter, Chairman and Rapporteur, including Chairman of the International IEEE CQR (Security) Conferences in the US and the SecurIT Summit 2003 and 2004 in Switzerland.
Mr. Harrison receiving the CQR 2006 Chairman’s Award from Kenichi Mase in CQR 2006 Workshop, London, England
Stephen Malphrus , Staff Director for Management, U.S. Federal Reserve Board
for championing communications network reliability as a finance industry stakeholder, for his marked professionalism in engaging industry experts, and for advocating network reliability as top priority before the highest levels of government
Mr. Malphrus is cited for for championing communications network reliability as a finance industry stakeholder, for his marked professionalism in engaging industry experts, and for advocating network reliability as top priority before the highest levels of government
As Staff Director for Management, Steve Malphrus serves as Chief of Staff and is responsible for the management and operations of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
A native of Washington State, Mr. Malphrus studied economics, finance and banking at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has worked in banking, served as a university professor and as a military officer. During his career with the Federal Reserve, he has developed expertise in banking supervision and regulation, economic and financial statistics, information technology, reserve bank operations and payments systems, and risk management and financial stability. He has also served as a bank examiner and on the staff of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).
Mr. Malphrus served as Chairman of the Financial Sector Group of the President’s Council on Year 2000 Conversion and now represents the Federal Reserve Board on Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security Committees. As a result of his understanding of the role of telecommunications in the financial sector, he was appointed as a member of NRIC VII by former FCC Chairman Michael Powell. In 2004, Steve articulated the financial sector’s need for assured circuit diversity to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). NSTAC advises the President of the United States on matters relating to Telecommunications. As a result of his efforts, NSTAC commissioned the Financial Services Task Force, which produced an extensive analysis and recommended a joint study to address in more detail circuit diversity. To demonstrate his commitment to the NSTAC project, Steve committed funding, professional staff time and established a partnership with the Telecommunication’s Industry CIO Council in the creation of the National Diversity Assurance Initiative (NDAI). The National Diversity Initiative Report was recently published.
Steve serves on the Board of Advisors of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University and was awarded the prestigious BITS/Financial Services Roundtable Leadership Award for his extensive contributions to the financial services industry.
Mr. Steven Malphrus receiving the CQR 2006 Chairman’s Award from Kenichi Mase in CQR 2006 Workshop, London, England.
Hiromi Ueda,Professor,Tokyo University of Technology
for contributions to promoting technical program activities of the IEEE CQR Technical Committee
Hiromi Ueda received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1975, 1977 and 1993, respectively.
He joined NTT in 1977 and worked in NTT Laboratories on the R&D of digital signal processing, digital cross-connect systems, SDH transmission systems, ATM transport systems and B-PON systems up to 2003. In particular, the SDH systems have been widely introduced and greatly contributed to digitalization in NTT’s core networks. The ATM systems have been used to provide ATM leased circuit services such as NTT’s mega link, share link and mega data nets services. The B-PON systems have greatly contributed to the first stage of FTTH services. He received NTT President Awards for his contributions to SDH, ATM, B-PON system developments in 1990, 1995 and 1999, respectively.
He also contributed to international standardization on SDH and ATM in CCITT SG VIII and ITU-T SG13. He served as a rapporteur of SDH related questions; Question 3 (Network Aspects of Digital Hierarchies,) Study Group XVIII, CCITT, 1991 to 1993, and Question 23 (Transport Network Architecture,) Study Group 13, ITU-T, 1994 to 1997.
He has been a professor in the School of Computer Science, Tokyo University of Technology, Tokyo, Japan since 2003. His current research interests include optical access networks, digital communication systems and communications QoS.
He is serving as the Vice Chair – Operations of the CQR Technical Committee. He served as a Co-Chair, Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling Symposium at ICC 2005, ICC 2006 and serves as a co-chair of the symposium at GLOBECOM 2006 and ICC 2007.
Dr. Ueda is a member of IEEE and IECE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering, Japan). He is a Fellow of IEICE.
Dr. Ueda receiving the CQR 2006 Chairman’s Award from Kenichi Mase in CQR 2006 Workshop, London, England