Year Inducted / Awarded: 2004
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Dr. Chatschik Bisdikian is a Research Staff Member with IBMs T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY. He joined the center in 1989 following receipt of his doctoral degree, and he is responsible for developing and analyzing communication protocols and leading efforts in developing standards for CaTV and wireless personal area networks. Dr. Bisdikian has worked in a variety of research areas with IBM, including pervasive computing and personal area networking, broadband services and protocols, and modeling and analysis of local and metropolitan area networks. During his career, he has written more than 90 scholarly papers appearing in prestigious archival publications, co-authored the first and second editions of Bluetooth Revealed: the Insiders Guide to an Open Specification for Global Wireless Communications, and is co-inventor on seven U.S. patents as well as nine pending patents. He was elected a Fellow of IEEE in 2004 and in 1995 he was recognized as one of only three finalists for the Eta Kappa Nu Honor Societys Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award Program.