Douglas S. Chan

Visiting Researcher Scholar
Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley

Email: douglas.chan [at]

Biographical Sketch

Douglas S. Chan received his B.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (EE) from Queen's University in Canada. He received from Cornell University the M.Eng. degree in EE in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) with minor in applied mathematics in Jan 2006.

From 1998 to 2000, Doug was with the IBM Toronto Lab as Software Engineer, when he was involved with developing enterprise-scaled applications for database access, distributed computing and network management. From Jan to May 2006, he was a Visiting Scientist with the School of ECE at Cornell University. In July 2006, Doug joined Cisco Systems, Wireless Networking Business Unit, where he was a Technical Leader and his work includes research and development (R&D) of wireless local area networking products and their standardizations. In 2011, he became a member of Cisco Advanced Architecture and Research (now Cisco Enterprise Networking Labs) and investigated on emerging paradigms like Fog Computing, data analytics and Internet of Things. Since 2014, Doug has joined the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley as a Visiting Researcher Scholar, affiliated with the Swarm Lab and Berkeley Wireless Research Center.

In addition, Doug had multiple internships in the wireless industry: Hong Kong Telecom CSL (now CSL New World Mobility), Mobile Networks (Radio Planning); Texas Instruments, Communications Systems Lab, Digital Signal Processing R&D Center; and Symbol Technologies (now Motorola), Corporate R&D.

Doug is a Senior Member of IEEE and a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) of Ontario, Canada. From 2007 to 2009, he was elected as the Secretary for the IEEE Signal Processing Society Santa Clara Valley chapter. Doug has also received recognitions from the IEEE Standards Association for his contributions to the 802.11n and 802.11y wireless LAN standards.

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