An Introduction to the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee

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The North Jersey ComSoc Chapter, North Jersey Computer Chapter, and NY Section ComSoc Chapter present speaker Paul Nikolich on the topic of 802 LAN/MAN Standards.

The IEEE Computer Society's 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee has been developing LAN/MAN technical standards for Physical and Media Access Control interfaces since 1980 which have enabled ubiquitous data communications over wired (802.3 Ethernet) and wireless (802.11 Wireless LANs aka Wi-Fi) media that have changed the world. This talk will give a broad overview of the current technical standards development activities in IEEE 802 LMSC that will power the next generation of data communications infrastructure. Time will be reserved for Q&A after the talk.  Additionally some information about how people can participate in standards committee, what skills are needed, and who can they contact in order to get involved or volunteer.

Speaker Bio Below.

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  • Date: 16 May 2022
  • Time: 07:00 PM to 08:15 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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Paul Nikolich Paul Nikolich


Paul Nikolich is focused on develoing new ventures, technologies, technical standards, and intellectual property in the data communications and broadband industries as an angel investor and board member of early stage companies.  He holds volunteer leadership positions in the IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization, in its Technical Activities, the Computer Society, and Standards Association organizational units.

Mr. Nikolich is an IEEE Fellow and since 2001 leads the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee as Chairman, overseeing 75 active technical standards and the 50 concurrent projects for wired (e.g., Ethernet) and wireless (e.g., Wi-Fi) networking applications.  IEEE 802 is comprised of 750+ technology expert volunteers worldwide and manages relationships with global/regional standards bodies such as ISO, ITU, ETSI, 3GPP, regulatory bodies and industry alliances such as the Ethernet Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance.

Mr. Nikolich is a partner in YAS Broadband Ventures LLC, holds several patents, serves on the boards of directories and technology advisory boards of several companies developing emerging technologies.  Previously, Mr. Nikolich held technical and business leadership positions at large and small networking and technology companies such as ADC, Broadband Access Systems, Racal-Datacom, Applitek, Motorola, and Analogic.  In 1978&79 he received a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BS in Biology and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Polytechnic University in Brookllyn, N.Y. (now the NYU Tandon School of Engineering).


7pm-8pm Seminar and Q&A.