Release for


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. The IEEE Communications Society President
Byeong Gi Lee and CQR Chair Hiromi Ueda, honored
Kenichi Mase, Kevin Peters and

Andres Servida with the 2010 CQR Chairman’s Award
at an awards ceremony during the annual CQR International Workshop in Vancouver,
Canada on June 9, 2010.

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
  • integrity consistent with


Prof. Kenichi Mase, Niigata University,

For contributions to the research and development of communications network
traffic control and QoS management.

Prof. Kenichi Mase has made significant long-lasting
contributions in the field of telecommunications traffic engineering and network
control and QoS from their inception to practical usage.

He started his research on network issues in mid ’70s, when
this research arena was in its very early stage worldwide. He proposed a traffic
database around 1980, which was quite a remarkable idea in those days. His ideas
showed the way to drastically innovate network control architecture to achieve
high performance under focused overload and traffic variation. His subsequent
life-long research activities stem from these pioneering works of nearly 25
years ago.

He was then promoted to a group leader at NTT Laboratories,
where he exhibited his extraordinary skills in realizing the traffic routing
control systems, which he advocated based on his preceding research. Under his
strong and foreseeing leadership, a dynamic routing system called STR (Space and
Time dependent Routing) was successfully developed and deployed in NTT’s huge
toll network in 1992. He also served as co-guest editor for the Special issue on
Dynamic Routing, IEEE Communications Magazine, 1990.

In 1999, he turned to academia as a university professor. He
began to widen his activities on network traffic control, opening up new areas
in communications technologies. Two of these areas are Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
and Internet Traffic Measurement and Control, which require the most highly
advanced and sophisticated traffic control technologies. In 2003, he has founded
the Ad Hoc Network Consortium for cooperation between academia and industries
and now serves as its Chair.

He served as a co-head referee for the Quality of Service in
Computer Networks Track of GLOBECOM 2001, Technical Program Chair of the 2002
CQR Workshop, with the IEEE Communication Quality and Reliability Technical
Committee as co-sponsor, General Chair, 7-th Asia Pacific Network Operations and
Management Symposium (APNOMS 2003), co-supported by IEEE CNOM and IEEE APB, and
Chair, IEEE Communication Quality and Reliability Technical Committee in 2006
and 2007. During his term as the CQR Chair, he proposed to hold a technical
program composed of the selected open-call based papers in addition to the
traditional strategic program based on invited speakers in the anual CQR
workshops, which has contributed to widen the participation to the succeeding
workshops. These activities have contributed to promoting research and
development in the field of QoS and traffic management worldwide.

Kenichi Mase received the B. E., M. E., and Dr. Eng. Degrees
in Electrical Engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1970, 1972,
and 1983, respectively. He joined Musashino Electrical Communication
Laboratories of NTT Public Corporation in 1972. He was Executive Manager,
Communications Quality Laboratory, NTT Telecommunications Networks Laboratories
from 1994 to 1996 and Communications Assessment Laboratory, NTT Multimedia
Networks Laboratories from 1996 to 1998. He moved to Niigata University in 1999
and is now Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata
University, Niigata, Japan. He received IEICE best paper award for the year of
1993 and the Telecommunications Advanced Foundation award in 1998. His research
interests include communications network design and traffic control, quality of
service, mobile ad hoc networks and wireless mesh networks. He was President of
IEICE-CS in 2008. Prof. Mase is an IEEE and IEICE Fellow.

Kevin Peters,
Chief Marketing Officer,

For driving relentless innovation, systems automation excellence, and
operational discipline to deliver unprecedented reliability and performance on
the world’s largest network.


Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T

Kevin Peters, Chief Marketing Officer of AT&T Business Solutions, is responsible
for delivering leading-edge network, application, and telecommunication
solutions to all of AT&T’s business customers. He is also championing the “One
AT&T” movement, identifying and implementing strategic changes toward improving
the company’s speed, flexibility, and innovation.

Before being appointed to his current position, Peters was the Executive Vice
President of Global Network Operations for AT&T, with responsibility for the
health and maintenance of AT&T’s worldwide network across the company’s full
suite of local, national, and global wireline and wireless services. The AT&T
global IP backbone network provides wireless and wireline services to customers
worldwide, including 100 percent of Fortune 1000 companies, and under the
leadership of Peters, the network achieved – and continues to achieve – 99.999
percent reliability.

Since joining AT&T in 1986, Peters has held a variety of key executive positions
within the company, including Senior Vice President of Enterprise Systems and
Software, where he was responsible for managing convergence of network and
business systems and their related IT infrastructure; and Vice President and
Chief Engineer, where he was responsible for the transformation of the company’s
global IP/MPLS network. His wide range of experience gives him broad experience
and knowledge of communication networks and technologies, and their
corresponding business and network operations. During his time with AT&T,
Peters has been responsible for driving innovation throughout AT&T’s worldwide

Peters received his B.S from Fairfield University, M.S. in Information and
Technology Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology, M.B.A. from
Columbia University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard
University. He is currently a board member for the National Action Council for
Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and the Howe School Alliance for Technology
Management at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Andres Servida,
Head of Internet, Network and
Information Security Unit,

For visionary leadership, guidance & facilitation for both the private & public
sector that is resulting in breakthrough initiatives in partnerships affecting
the availability & robustness of electronic communications infrastructure
through adoption of the precedent-setting ARECI Study guidance; for his
encouragement to others to take initiatives that are positive toward meaningful
collaboration; and for applying his intellectual faculties with an intensity to
technical policy problem solving that has gone beyond the call of duty and
serves as a role model for public sector policy stewards.

Andrea Servida joined the European Commission in 1993 and since January
2006 he is Deputy Head of the Unit "Internet; Network and Information Security"
in the Information Society and Media Directorate-General. Besides co-managing
the Unit, he is in charge of defining and implementing the strategies and
policies on network and information security, critical information
infrastructure protection and electronic signature. In this regard, he conceived
and developed new mechanisms to engage, at the European level, public and
private sector in partnership to enhance the robustness and resilience of ICT
infrastructures. He also coordinates the team responsible for the European
network and Information Agency (ENISA).

Until 2005, he worked in the Information Society Technologies Thematic Priority
of FP6 with management responsibilities for the research activities on security
and dependability technologies and applications. In the 5th Framework Programme,
he has been in charge of shaping up and co-ordinating at the Programme level the
initiative on Dependability in Information Society (called DEPPY), including the
preparation and management of related Cross Programme Actions calls for
proposals and evaluation. This initiative focused on large scale information
infrastructures and on extensively deployed networked embedded systems. Before
joining the European Commission he has worked in industry for nearly eight years
as a project manager of a number of international R&D projects on decision
support systems for environmental, civil and industrial emergency and risk
management. He graduated with Laude in Nuclear Engineering at Politecnico di
Milano and carried out PhD studies on fuzzy sets and artificial intelligence at
Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London