H. Jonathan Chao, a recognized expert in high-performance routers, is department head and professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the NYU-Poly faculty in 1992.
His research is focused in the areas of terabit switches/routers, network security, network on the chip, and quality of service control in high-speed networks. He holds 28 patents with 17 pending and has published over 180 journal and conference papers. He has also served as a consultant for various companies, such as Huawei, Lucent, NEC, and Telcordia.
Chao is the co-founder and former CTO of Coree Networks, where he led a team in implementing a multi-terabit Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) switch router with carrier-class reliability. He helped raise $30 million for the first round of implementation. From 1985 to 1992, he was a member of technical staff at Telcordia, where he was involved in transport and switching system architecture designs and Application-specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) implementations. He was a senior engineer at Telecommunication Labs of Taiwan performing circuit designs for a digital telephone switching system from 1977 to 1981.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to the architecture and application of VLSI circuits in high-speed packet networks and was elected Speaker of the Year by IEEE New Jersey Coast Section in 2003. Chao was the 1987 recipient of the Telcordia Excellence Award and a co-recipient of the 2001 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. He coauthored three networking books, Broadband Packet Switching Technologies—A Practical Guide to ATM Switches and IP Routers (New York: Wiley, 2001), Quality of Service Control in High-speed Networks (New York: Wiley, 2001), and High-performance Switches and Routers (New York: Wiley, 2007).
He has served as a guest editor for the IEEE’s Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) on the special topics of “Advances in ATM Switching Systems for B-ISDN” (June 1997), “Next Generation IP Switches and Routers” (June 1999), two issues on “High-performance Optical/Electronic Switches/Routers for High-speed Internet” (May and September 2003), and “High-speed Network Security” (October 2006). He also served as an editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking from 1997–2000.
Chao earned his bachelor’s and master’s in electrical engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University.
Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering
Master of Science, Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Project title: Novel Medical Device for Preventing Epileptic Seizures (NYU)CO-PI: Nandor Ludvig (Dept. of Neurology, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, NYU School of Medicine) and H. Jonathan Chao (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of NYU)
Army Research Lab, 9/209 - 8/2010 (2 years)