Dr. Qi Bi
China Telecom Technology Innovation Center, China
Dr. Bi is currently the President of China Telecom Technology Innovation Center and the Chief Technical Officer of China Telecom Beijing Research Institute. He received his M.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Bi is a recognized expert in wireless communications. He received Awards of Excellence from the Advanced Technology Lab of AT&T in 1996 and 1997, and Bell Labs President’s Gold Awards in 2000 and 2002. Under his leadership, his team was recognized in innovations and was awarded the Bell Labs Innovation Team Award in 2003 by the Bell Labs Basic Research. Based on his pioneering contributions in wireless communications, he became the first Chinese from the People’s Republic of China to receive the prestigious Bell Laboratories Fellow Award in 2002. In 2005, he was recognized and awarded the Asian American Engineer of the Year. He was elected an IEEE Fellow.
Dr. Bi is dedicated to international and social activities. From 1998 to 1999, he served as the technical chair for the Wireless Mobile ATM Conference. From 1999 to 2000, he organized the first and the second CDMA conferences at Lucent Technologies. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the technical chair for IEEE Globecom’s wireless program. In 2003, he served as the technical chair for the IEEE Wireless Communications and Network Conference. In 2005 and 2006, he serves as the chair and organizer for the Wireless and Optical Communications Conference. He was also the New York chapter president of the Alumni Association of the Chiao Tung University from 2002 to 2006. Dr. Bi has published extensively and has served as editor in many technical publications. He holds 35 US patents and 57 European patents.