(Nominated by IEEE Division III)


Director, Technology Security

AT&T Chief Security Office

Middletown, New Jersey, USA


Ashutosh Dutta is currently Director Technology Security at AT&Tís Chief Security Office in New Jersey. With a career spanning more than 25 years, he held various positions including CTO of Wireless at NIKSUN, Senior Scientist at Telcordia Research, Director of Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct professor at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He authored over 80 conference/journal publications, three book chapters, and 30 issued patents. Ashutosh co-authored ďMobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design, Evaluation and Application,Ē published by IEEE and John & Wiley. He is editor-in-chief for the Journal of Cybersecurity and Mobility published by River Publishers. A long-time, dedicated IEEE volunteer, he is the recipient of the IEEE MGA and IEEE-USA leadership awards. Ashutosh obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering from NIT, Rourkela, India, MS in Computer Science from NJIT, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, NY under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne.


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities



Major IEEE Accomplishments

  1. During my tenure as Chair of IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey Section, I established four new chapters: Education Society, Women in Engineering, Signaling and Circuits Society, Broadcasting Technology Society and established the sister section agreement between Princeton/Central Jersey Section and Bangalore Section that strengthened the cooperation and collaboration between Region 1 and Region 10.
  2. As the Industry Relation Chair for Region 1 and MGA, I led the efforts in strengthening the relationship between IEEE and Industry by organizing Industry Days ( at different locations within Regions 1 and 10.
  3. I helped establish 7 STEM clubs at various NJ high schools, helped to implement an EPICS-HIGH project, and served as the General co-chair of the IEEE Integrated STEM conference ( for 6 years after helping to co-establish the conference, in 2011.
  4. As the IEEE Communications Society Director of Industry Outreach, I created a framework for industry engagement and led a series of highly successful high impact 5G Summits ( at various locations across the globe.



         IEEE EAB Recognition Award for IEEE EPICS-HIGH (2015)

         IEEE-USA Professional Leadership Award (2010)

         IEEE MGA Leadership Award (2009)

         IEEE Region 1 Award (2009)

         Best Paper Award IEEE IMSAA (2009)

         IEEE PCJS Section Leadership Award (2005)

         Best Paper Award IEEE EIT (2005)



         MGA History Committee (2014)

         MGA Pre-University Liaison for EAB (2013)

         MGA Industry Relation Chair (2009-2012)

         Member IEEE MGA Ad Hoc Public Visibility Committee (2009)


Region 1

         Region 1 ECS Representative (2014-2015)

         Region 1 Industry Relation Coordinator (2008-2011)


Princeton/Central Jersey Section

         Vice-Chair/Chair, Communication Society (2010-Present)

         Vice Chair/Acting Chair, Education Society (2010-Present)

         Section Chair (2008-2009)

         Vice-Chair (2006-2007)

         Treasurer (2004-2005)

         Secretary (2003)


Communications Society

         Co-leader for IEEE GET5G initiative (2016)

         Director of Industry Outreach (2014-Present)

         Associate Technical Editor and Guest Editor of Communication Magazine (2012-2013, 2016)

         Chair Adhoc Public Visibility Committee (2009)




Communication Society should play a pivotal role in empowering its members so they can contribute towards the advancement of technology for humanity by way of invention, innovation, and humanitarian service. I will utilize my industry and academic experience and my IEEE leadership, pre-university, and industry liaison activities to promote ComSocís goals and objectives.


If elected, I will work with fellow colleagues and volunteers across the world to develop the following core areas:


         Engage and empower IEEE members at the grass root level so that they can contribute their best towards the advancement of humanity.

         Enhance IEEE-Industry relationship that will help drive both the societyís membership growth as well as professional growth of Industry members.

         Encourage professional development initiatives through ComSocís education and training programs through webinars and online courses taught by industry and academia experts.

         Expand on standards activities for rapid deployment of emerging technologies such as 5G, SDN/NFV, Cybersecurity, 5G and IOT.

         Extend ComSocís collaboration with IEEE entities such as MGA, EAB, and TAB to deliver excellence by way of member engagement and enrichment.