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Future of Internet access is topic for talk, Nov. 16

A lecture on "The Future of Broadband Internet Access -- What, Why and How" is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in McCosh 50.

Robert Lucky, an engineer known worldwide for his writing and speaking about technology and society, will present the talk as part of the University's Public Lectures Series . He is expected to discuss the sociology, economics and policies governing high-speed Internet access.

Lucky has led premier research laboratories in telecommunications over the last several decades, first at Bell Labs and then at Telcordia Technologies, where he was corporate vice president for applied research. Early in his career he invented the adaptive equalizer, the key enabler for all high-speed modems today.

Lucky co-wrote a textbook on data communications that was the most cited reference in the field for a decade. He is the author of many technical papers and of several books, including "Silicon Dreams" and "Lucky Strikes Again." Most engineers, however, know him best because of the monthly columns he has written for Spectrum Magazine over the last 20 years offering philosophical and sometimes humorous observations on engineering, life and technology.

Lucky's talk is designated as the Spencer Trask Lecture and will be available for online viewing a week afterward.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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