Jeong Kim served as Bell Labs President from April, 2005 until February,
2013. During this time he oversaw the communication industry's most heralded
R&D organization. His team, spanning four continents, was responsible for
designing the products and services that are at the forefront of communications
technology as well as conducting fundamental research in a wide variety of
fields such as optical networking/photonics, nanotechnology, wireless/mobility,
physical sciences, computing and information sciences, and network
Dr. Kim originally joined Alcatel-Lucent in May 1998 when Lucent acquired
Yurie Systems, Inc., a high-tech communications equipment company, which he
founded in 1992 and served as its Chairman and CEO.
During his tenure at Alcatel-Lucent, Dr. Kim initially served as the
president of Lucent's former Broadband Carrier Networks, where he was
responsible for Lucent's data networking products and offerings to service
providers worldwide. Kim was instrumental in defining and realizing the
company's strategic direction in broadband networking.
In 1999 Dr. Kim was named chief operating officer and later president of
Lucent's Optical Network Group (ONG) where he oversaw the development,
marketing and manufacturing of Lucent's next-generation optical networking
systems for use in core and metropolitan telecommunications networks. Dr. Kim
and his team also had responsibility for building integrated networks that
combine the latest breakthroughs in optical and data networking.
Dr. Kim left Lucent in 2001 to join the University of Maryland faculty, with
joint appointments in both the department of electrical and computer
engineering and the department of mechanical engineering. Kim rejoined the
company in April of 2005 as president of Bell Labs.
Dr. Kim's early career encompassed computer design, satellite systems design
and data communications, and included seven years as a Nuclear Submarine
Officer in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Kim holds a Ph.D. in reliability engineering from the University of
Maryland, a master's degree in Technical Management and bachelor's degree in
electrical engineering and computer science from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Kim is a recipient of numerous awards including the Innovation Hall of
Fame award from the University of Maryland, the Blumenthal Award from Johns
Hopkins University, the ICAS Liberty Award, the American Academy of Achievement
Golden Plate Award; the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year
Award; the KPMG Peat Marwick LLP High Tech Entrepreneur Award; the Ellis Island
Medal of Honor; the Korea Society Van Fleet Award; and the Maryland High
Technology Council Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Dr. Kim has also been
inducted into the NAE (National Academy of Engineering).
Dr. Kim currently sits on numerous corporate, university, and non-profit
boards including: Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland College Park
Foundation, Stanford Institute for International Studies, IN-Q-TEL, Cibernet,
Global Internet Ventures (GIV), and MTI Micro Fuel Cells Inc. Dr. Kim also sits
on the NASDAQ Listing and Hearing Review Council, an advisory board for the