Rouzbeh Yassini, who is known in industry circles as the “father of the cable modem,” will deliver a lecture titled, “The Past, Present and Future of Broadband,” at West Virginia University on Friday, Feb. 21.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 3:30 p.m., in Room G39, of the Engineering Sciences Building on the Evansdale Campus.

Yassini graduated from the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering in 1981 and also holds an honorary Doctor of Science.

Yassini is the founder of LANcity and helped establish the cable modem industry standard through Cable Television Laboratories. He is executive director of the University of New Hampshire Broadband Center of Excellence and chief executive officer of YAS Capital Partners. CED Magazine named him “1998 Man of the Year” for creating and fostering the multibillion-dollar cable modem broadband industry.

The author of Planet Broadband, a humanized look at broadband technology, Yassini was awarded the 2004 Vanguard Award by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, its highest honor. He is a member of the Academy of the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni.



CONTACT: Mary C. Dillon, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

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