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Dr. Jules A. Bellisio started his lifetime electrical engineering career at Bell Telephone Laboratories. At Bell System divestiture he transferred to Bellcore (later renamed Telcordia, then Ericsson) to establish the Digital Signal Processing Research Division. He retired as Executive Director of Emerging Networks Research, Chief Scientist, and Fellow of the Corporation. Following retirement, he was the Principal of his own consulting practice, Telemediators LLC.

Jules was born in Brooklyn, New York, received the B.S.E.E. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, the S.M.E.E. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was awarded the Ph.D. from Yale University. His professional career, starting in 1962, has included everything from basic research, to exploratory development, and even to design for manufacture, all relative to a broad spectrum of electronic and communications problems ranging from data modems to lightwave systems. He is the originator (US Patents) of the "sliding payload" concept central to SONET/SDH transmission systems, invented the phase-frequency locked timing extractor widely used in baseband digital repeaters, and was the designer and managing engineer of the digital television lightwave system used for virtually all of the worldwide contribution quality TV feeds at the 1984 Olympic Games, the first compressed digital TV system ever accepted by a prime TV network for program contribution. Bellisio and his staff were original advocates of Broadband/ATM standardization, HDTV, and video compression. They were the first to propose the ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line). All of these innovations have developed into massive (and very profitable) global industries that affect all of us every day.

Bellisio is a Life Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), a Telcordia Fellow, a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and a member of the Internet Society. He was the President and Chairman of the Board of DAVIC (the Digital Audio Visual Council) (, and was the Executive Director of the Federal Communications Commission Technological Advisory Council (FCC TAC) ( He was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences Intelligent Transportation Systems Standards Review Committee, the ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee), the Software Defined Radio Forum, and the TV-Anytime Forum.

Jules is a long-time resident Wall Township, NJ and has three daughters. Jules and his late wife Carol were active in AFS (American Field Service) activities and hosted three exchange students.  For many years, they also managed AFS for Wall Township and sponsored numerous events for the benefit of both visitors and Wall families. Jules is currently a Member of the Board of Trustees of the InfoAge ( Science History Museum, a National Historic Landmark. As an InfoAge volunteer, he is primarily interested in restoring, maintaining, then talking to visitors about historic radios, TVs and electronic equipment.