Bell Labs creates substantial growth opportunities and a competitive market advantage for Alcatel-Lucent through disruptive innovation and a clear technical vision enabled by collaborative pre-eminent research. Well-known for inventions that shaped telecommunications networks of the 20th Century - transistor, laser, DSL, Unix, DWDM and MIMO - Bell Labs continues to focus its research on innovations that will define communications in the 21st Century.
“What we are witnessing is a fundamental shift in thinking about ICT from a focus on optimizing networks for maximum capacity to optimizing them for energy efficiency. The consortium we are forming serves as a major milestone along the path towards a future where the potential of communications networks to meet the demands of their users and benefit society is inextricably linked to our success in achieving environmental sustainability by reducing energy consumption.”
Jeong Kim, President, Bell Labs
Jeong Kim became Bell Labs’ eleventh president in 2005. His vision for Bell Labs – to fuse innovative research with commercial impact in a way that drives business results – is derived from a unique personal synthesis of technology, entrepreneurship, and organizational leadership.
Dr. Kim holds a Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland, a Master's degree in Technical Management and Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kim had technical and leadership roles in the fields of computers, satellite systems, and data communications, including seven years as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.
Successful businessman, professor, and member of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Kim joined Lucent Technologies in 1998 when Lucent acquired Yurie Systems, the company he founded in 1992. In between leading Lucent’s Optical Networking Group and taking the helm at Bell Labs, he taught at the University of Maryland, where he held joint appointments in both the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Gee Rittenhouse is Vice President of Bell Labs Research, overseeing all Bell Labs research centers and activities for Alcatel-Lucent. Previously Dr. Rittenhouse headed the Bell Labs' Technology Integration Group, where he became closely connected with all of Alcatel-Lucent's business divisions, interlocking their needs and strategies with Bell Labs' research activities, priorities, and innovations areas.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Rittenhouse was Vice President of Bell Labs Wireless Research. In 2000, he was promoted to Director of the Wireless Technology Research Department and led several projects including MIMO system development, cellular network optimization, wireless IP networks, and fourth generation wireless systems.
Dr. Rittenhouse holds a BS degree in physics from the University of California and his Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gee joined Bell Laboratories as a member of technical staff in 1993 where he worked on high-speed circuits using X-ray lithography for optical networking applications.
Gee Rittenhouse is responsible for leading teams in creating new growth opportunities by inventing technologies with disruptive impact. He is also responsible for fostering an open innovation model by developing research partnerships to leverage Alcatel-Lucent’s knowledge with external partners. Dr. Rittenhouse is a recipient of the Bell Labs Fellow Award and has had numerous publications and patents in the areas of wireless systems and circuits.