Session 1
Monday, May 27, 1996
9:30 AM

Telecommunications Network Design: Opportunities and Challenges for the Mathematical Sciences

The telecommunications industry is going through a period of very rapid change due to many factors, including the impact of new and emerging technologies; the convergence of computing, communications and entertainment; and government regulatory policies in response to global competition.

The current situation provides an exciting opportunity for the matematical and computational sciences to make a significant impact and to help shape the future of the telecommunications industry.

This talk will describe some of the opportunities and challenges for researchers in this new environment. The talk will also include some specific examples illustrating the impact which research advances in mathematics and computing are already having on the telecommunications industry.

Clyde Monma
Network Design & Security Research Department