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Full name: 
John A Copeland
Job title: 
Professor Emeritus
; Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar; John H. Weitnauer, Jr. Technology Transfer Chair
Technical Interest Groups: Telecommunications, Computer Systems and Software
Email address: 
Fax: 
404.894.0035
Office: 
Klaus 3362

Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 1993, Dr. Copeland was Vice President, Technology at Hayes Microcomputer Products (1985-1993), and Vice President, Engineering Technology at Sangamo Weston, Inc. (1982-1985) and served at Bell Labs (1965-1982) where he conducted research on semiconductor millimeter-wave devices. magnetic bubble computer memories, CMOS integrated circuits, Bell Labs' first microprocessor, and devices for lightwave communications and optical logic.

At Sangamo Weston he was responsible for R&D groups at ten divisions. At Hayes was responsible for the development of modems with data compression and error control, and for Hayes' representation on CCITT and ANSI standards committees. Dr. Copeland received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Georgia Tech. He has been awarded 38 patents and has published over 60 technical papers.

Research interests: 
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Digital CATV Networks
  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
Distinctions: 
  • 1970 IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Award
  • Fellow of the IEEE
  • Past Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
  • Board of Trustees of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation,1983-93
  • 38 patents and 70 technical papers

J.A. Copeland, C-J. Ho, C-T. Lea: "to appear in IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Tokyo, Japan," 2000.

T. Ozugur, M. Naghshineh, P. Kermani and J. A. Copeland, "A Survey: Media Access Control Protocols for Wireless Local Area Networks," IEEE Personal Communications Magazine, Dec. 1999.

R. Abler, John A. Copeland, S. Wang, H. Zheng: "High-quality Videoconferencing over an ATM Network," Conference on Implementation, Management, and Provision of Videoconferencing, pp. 65-78.

"IP Flow Identification for IP Traffic Carried over Switched Networks," John A. Copeland, Randal Abler, and Keith L. Bernhardt, International J. of Computer and Telecomm. Networking, v. 31, pp. 493-504, 1998.

John A. Copeland: "What's New and Hot in Internet Technologies? Spinning the Web through Global Developments," invited talk and moderator, Southeast Software Association Internet Technology Symposium, 1998.

John A. Copeland: "Telecommunications in Georgia and the Southeast," invited presentation to the Southeast-Israel Telecommunications Business Exchange, 1995.

John A. Copeland, "Data Compression Techniques for PC Communications," IEEE Journal for Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 7, pp 246-248, Feb. 1989.

J. A. Copeland, "LSA Oscillator Diode Theory," J. Appl. Physics, vol. 38, pp. 3096-3101, July 1967.

J. A. Copeland, "Fluctuations in Semiconductor Laser Emissions," J. Appl. Phys., vol. 54, May 1983. Wm. Shockley, J. A. Copeland, R. P. James, "The Impedance Field Method of Noise Calculation in Active Semiconductor Devices," chapter in Quantum Mechanics of Atoms,.Molecules and the Solid State, Academic Press (New York), 1966, pp. 537-563.

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