Distinguished Research Fellow (Distinguished Professor)  |  HUANG, YENNUN  

Dr. Huang received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland.  He Joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1989. His work on Software Implemented Fault Tolerance (SwiFT) tools was applied to tens of telecommunication systems in AT&T and was named one of the ten major technology breakthroughs in Bell Laboratories in 1992.  Because of the SwiFT work, Dr. Huang was a recipient of Lucent Commemorating Stock Certificate and Computerworld Smithsonian Award in 1998 on the SwiFT technology.  He became a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff of Bell Labs in 1996.  He started the Dependable Computing Research Department in AT&T in 1999 and was the department head of the organization to ensure the high dependability of all AT&T services.  Dr. Huang became the VP of Engineering of PreCache Inc, a Sony subsidiary,  in 2001 to create a multi-media content delivery platform. In late 2004,  Dr. Huang returned to AT&T and became the Executive Director of Dependable Distributed Computing and Communication Research Department to lead AT&T Digital Content Management and IPTV research programs. In 2007, Dr. Huang became the Executive Vice President of Institute for Information Industry, a government funded R&D organization with more than 1800 employees.  From 2008 to 2011,  Dr. Huang was the President of VeeTIME Co. to build quadruple-play telecom services including cable TV, FTTx, NGN and 4G Wimax using an all-IP network in central and south Taiwan.  With his leadership in R&D and in management, VeeTIME service availability was improved from 95% to 99.96% in a year.  Dr. Huang has more than 20 US patents awarded and more than 100 papers published in well-known journals and conferences.    His 1995 Software rejuvenation paper created software fault avoidance and prevention research area and was awarded Jean-Claude Laprie Award in 2019. Dr. Huang was the Deputy Executive Secretary of Science and Technology Advisory Group of Executive Yuan,  helping Premier of Executive Yuan in Taiwan on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development policy and funding allocation between 2010 and 2015.  Dr. Huang is an IEEE Fellow.