Narisa Chu
Narisa Chu

Co-founder, CWLab International;

Director of Research & Services, California State University – Northridge

Narisa N. Y. Chu worked in AT&T Bell Labs, Rockwell International, Tellabs, Comcast, Motorola, Verizon and Thomson/DirecTV in her career of 30+ years, conducting roles of Technologist/ Manager/ Director of Advanced Technology/Standards/Product Development in Telecommunications Systems and Software. Of noted contribution was her role in the digital set-top box standards and on the US delegate team to ITU Study Group 9. During this period, she has also forged industry-academia collaboration by adjunct teaching in University of Illinois - Chicago, Widener University and California Lutheran University, as well as Director of Research & Services in California State University – Northridge. She has started 2 companies including the current CWLab International, among other high-tech entrepreneurial activities throughout southern California and internationally.

Her IEEE volunteer services started in 1983, having led the Communications Society Chapter in Chicago, Engineering Management/Social Implications of Technology Chapter in Philadelphia, Computer & Communications Chapter in San Fernando Valley, and Sections OpCom, with several recognitions of outstanding Chapter/Section awards. She was the Executive Chair of IEEE Consumer Electronic Society sponsored Conference on International Games Innovation in 2011, Industry & Exhibition Chair in GLOBECOM 2012, Executive Vice Chair of GLOBECOM 2015, also serving on Technical Program Committees of many other Conferences sponsored by IEEE and ACM.

She received her B.S. from National Tsing Hua University, M.S. from Iowa State University, and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, major in Nuclear Engineering, in 1972, 1973, and 1977, respectively.