About AT&T Labs Research
AT&T Labs Research is one of the world’s premier research institutions, dedicated to advancing the science and technology of communications and information and to creating innovative services founded on these advancements.
Grounded in a research heritage that spans decades, our unique culture values the creative drive of researchers who are both leaders in their scientific and engineering communities and inventors and innovators of new technologies that fullfill our mission — to support AT&T's continuous efforts to improve our network, services, and customer's experience.
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President and CEO,
AT&T Labs, Inc.
Krish Prabhu, President & CEO of AT&T Labs, Inc.
As president and CEO of AT&T Labs, Inc., Krish Prabhu is responsible for technical and operational activities in the labs and oversees all research and development, with special focus on transferring the knowledge and technology gained through research into services that support AT&T operations and business.
Krish has an extensive background in innovation and industry experience, derived from years at AT&T Bell Laboratories and executive roles at Tellabs, Alcatel USA and Tekelec. He previously served as a partner at Morgenthaler Ventures, where he assisted in developing information technology and communications start-ups. He advised industry-leading telecommunications and semiconductor companies and served on the boards of Symmetricom, Agere, ECI Telecom and Freescale.
Krish earned a B.S. in physics from Bangalore University, an MS in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, where he is a member of the Board of Visitors at the School of Engineering. Krish is a life member of the Development Board of the University of Texas at Dallas.
Christopher W. Rice, Vice President of Research
Christopher W. Rice is Vice President of Research at AT&T Labs, overseeing research and advanced development in networking and IP network management, network virtualization, big data, speech and multimedia technologies, information systems and visualization, algorithms and optimization, and scalable, reliable software systems.
Chris was previously an Assistant Vice President within AT&T Labs Research, where he was responsible for platform and services incubation. His areas of research included broadband wireless network architectures, IMS service platforms research, network performance and measurement research, application management research, and new IP services research. He has helped successfully launch three services into the marketplace based on his team's research. Chris has over 30 patents in his name and in 2005, was awarded the AT&T Distinguished Scientist Award.
In 1995, he joined then AT&T Bell Labs to focus on wireless and broadband communication systems. He worked on satellite communication systems, broadband data communication systems, and led development efforts for a digital radio-based, pico-cellular base-station, which provided in-building, mobile voice communication on standard cellular phones.
Chris graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a BSEE/MSEE and completed his MBA from the University of Central Florida while working full-time. He performed post-graduate work with the WINLAB Center of Wireless Excellence at Rutgers University and received a Graduate Certificate in Wireless Information Networks.