Telecommunications Pioneer to Deliver TSU
News Service) — Jesse Russell, Chairman and CEO of incWORKS,
and recognized as the father of digital cellular technology, will
speak at Tennessee State University’s 2012 commencement ceremony,
Saturday, May 5. The annual celebration will take place at 9 a.m.
and 2 p.m. in the Gentry Center.
Trained as an electrical engineer at Tennessee State University and
Stanford University, and recognized globally as a thought-leader,
technology expert and inventor in the field of wireless
communication, Russell has played a major role in shaping the
communications industry direction through his visionary leadership
and innovative perspectives for standards, technologies as well as
innovative new wireless service concepts.
Russell is currently Chairman and CEO of incNETWORKS, a Broadband
Wireless Communications Company focused on 4th Generation Wireless
Communications Networks and Technologies. He has nearly three
decades of professional experience in directing Research and
Development of pioneering technologies, products and services
related to the communications industry with Lucent Bell Labs, AT&T
and currently incNETWORKS.
Russell received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical
Engineering from Tennessee State University in 1972 and his Masters
Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1973.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of
the IEEE, and a Fellow of the International Engineering Consortium.
In 1980, Eta Kappa Nu selected Russell as “The Most Outstanding
Young Electrical Engineer of the Year” under the age of 32. He
has more than 75 U. S. Patents to his credit in the Communication
He is also an internationally recognized Wireless Communications
Consultant in the area of Advanced Broadband Wireless Technologies
and emerging broadband wireless 3G and 4G product strategy, as well
as a consultant in regulatory and spectrum strategy. In addition,
Russell consults on wireless standards related issues such as RF
health and safety matters as well as Cellular Communication Industry
The commencement addresses will be free and open to the public. The
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Science; the College of
Education; and the College of Liberal Arts commencement ceremony
begins at 9 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Business; College
of Engineering; College of Health Sciences; and College of Public
Service and Urban Affairs will be held at 2 p.m.