Dr. Spiros Dimolitsas, Associate Director for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to speak at UT Dallas on April 5, 2001
"Scientific and Technological Collaborative Opportunities in National Laboratories"

As LLNL’s Senior Executive for Engineering, Dr. Spiros Dimolitsas is responsible for approximately one-half of the Laboratory’s scientific and technical operations under contract with the US Department of Energy. In this capacity, he leads the Engineering organization in providing a variety of products and services to other LLNL organizations and external customers in the fields of weapons, lasers, nuclear energy, bioscience and biotechnology, precision manufacturing, high-speed communications, microelectronics, materials, optics, information technologies, and environmental remediation. Engineering is a 2,100-people organization comprising principally electronic, electrical, and mechanical engineers and technical support personnel. In addition, Engineering has custody of ~800,000 gross ft2 of facilities, including LLNL’s machine shops and micro-technology center.

Prior to joining LLNL in late 1995, Spiros was a Director at COMSAT Laboratories (the R&D arm of the Communications Satellite Corporation) where he was responsible for a business unit on test and evaluation services, and before that for program and business development related to multimedia and fixed and mobile wireless communications. As Director, he also led systems engineering R&D activities related to speech, facsimile, and data transmission over mobile communications networks and secure-transmission systems. Prior to COMSAT he was with United Technologies MOSTEK, a semi-conductor manufacturer, and before that with the Mayo Clinic (Minnesota) and High Energy and Nuclear Equipment SA (Switzerland) working in the biomedical and computer-aided design and manufacturing fields.

Spiros holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and Digital Signal Processing from the University of Sussex; an M.Sc. in Nuclear Reactor Science and Engineering from the University of London (1979); and a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Sussex (1977).

Professionally, he is member of the American Management Association (AMA), and in 1996 was elected to the AMA Council on Manufacturing and R&D. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), past US delegate and Chair of Working Party 2/15-Signal Processing of the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union, and was representative to the coordinating committees on Audio-Visual and Multi-Media Services, Universal Personal Telecommunications (UPT), and Future Public Land Mobile Telecommunications Systems (FPLMTS). He was also Technical Program Chair at the 1995 IEEE Symposium on Advances on Computers and Communications, and General Chair of the 1995 IEEE Speech Coding Workshop. In 1992, he was the recipient of the IEEE outstanding achievement Standards’ Medallion, for “contributions and technical leadership in the standardization of source-coding technology for international telecommunications”. He currently serves on the Board of Maxoptix Corporation, a major provider of optical storage media for the internet infrastructure.

He has authored ore than 60 refereed papers, holds 5 patents, was Editor for Speech Processing of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) standards’ coordinating committee, and has authored and presented more than 150 position papers to the International Telecommunication Union.

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