AT&T Labs creates advanced technologies that are at the tip of the spear in software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). Our researchers look beyond current solutions to invent disruptive technologies that will drive future innovations. AT&T Labs draws on our 140-year heritage of innovation. We have the heritage of 8 Nobel Prizes and a strong culture of openness, teamwork and collaboration across AT&T and and within the industry.
Dr. Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs
Dr. Mazin Gilbert is the Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. He leads AT&T’s research and advanced development of its software-defined network. In this role, Mazin oversees advancements in networking and IP network management, big data, video technologies, artificial intelligence, information systems and visualization, algorithms and optimization, and scalable, reliable software platforms.
Alicia Abella, Assistant Vice President – Inventive Science, AT&T Labs
Alicia manages the Cloud Services research platform, specializing in data analytics, user interfaces, IPTV, mobile services and SIP/VoIP technology. She is an expert in collaboration technologies, data analytics and spoken dialog systems.
Jennifer Yates, Assistant Vice President – Inventive Science, AT&T Labs
Jennifer heads the Networking and Service Quality Management research platform. Her organization is focused on inventing, prototyping and driving new technologies that enable network operations to enhance the network service experience for customers.
Chris Volinsky, Assistant Vice President – Inventive Science, AT&T Labs
Chris leads the Big Data research platform, with a focus in the field of statistics and data analytics. Since joining AT&T in 1997, Chris brings particular expertise on large scale data analytics recommender systems, social networks, statistical computation and anomaly detection.
Kathleen Meier-Hellstern, Assistant Vice President – Inventive Science, AT&T Labs
Kathleen leads the Optimization, Reliability and Customer Analytics Department (ORCA). Her team provides AT&T with statistical and data analysis, optimization, and performance and reliability modeling to optimize AT&T’s networks, services and customer experience. Kathy joined AT&T in 1984.
Paul Bartoli, Assistant Vice President, AT&T ECOMP Architecture
Paul Bartoli leads AT&T’s ECOMP Architecture organization at AT&T. ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) is the “brain” providing the lifecycle management and control of our software-centric network resources, infrastructure and services. The team is responsible for the definition of the ECOMP Framework, Platform architecture, its constituent components and their capabilities, Technical Roadmaps, as well as OSS transformation and BSS evolution to support AT&T’s software-centric network and service virtualization initiatives.
Gerald Karam, Assistant Vice President, AT&T ECOMP
Gerald Karam supports AT&T’s development of two critical ECOMP components – the Master Service Orchestrator (MSO) and Software-defined Networking Controller (SDN-C). His team is responsible for defining the detailed requirements, development, testing and support of these ECOMP functions, as well as many virtual network functions (VNFs) that need to be orchestrated and on-boarded onto the AT&T AIC Cloud infrastructure.
Sal Talamo, Assistant Vice President, AT&T ECOMP
Sal Talamo supports end-to-end systems engineering across all ECOMP components to advance AT&T’s software-centric network goals, and the development of Active & Available Inventory (A&AI), a critical ECOMP component. His team is responsible for defining the detailed requirements, development, testing and support of A&AI, as well as many virtual network functions (VNFs) inventoried as part of orchestrating and onboarding onto the AT&T Integrated Cloud (AIC) infrastructure.