Charles R. Kalmanek

Head of AT&T Labs Research (Ret.)


Charles R. Kalmanek was Head of AT&T Labs Research. Chuck manages research in algorithms and optimization; networking; optical and wireless systems; speech and natural language understanding; and multimedia services. Chuck’s lab also supports organizations throughout AT&T as a Center of Excellence for network design and performance analysis.

Chuck joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1980. Chuck has extensive experience in network architecture, protocols and distributed systems. Chuck’s research background spans IP network management, access network architectures, wireless networks, voice over IP, multimedia streaming, content distribution networks, storage networks, as well as packet switch and host interface design.

Chuck received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Columbia University and New York University respectively. Chuck is a recipient of AT&T’s Strategic Patent and Strategic Standards Awards. Chuck is a former co-chair of the IEEE Internet Technical Committee.