Paul Nikolich

Paul Nikolich
Executive Consultant

Paul Nikolich is an Executive Consultant for the Broadband Center of Excellence, responsible for technology and standards. Paul is also an IEEE Fellow and holds a leadership position in the IEEE serving as Chairman of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee.

Paul works closely with YAS Corporation in the technology, standards, intellectual property and venture-investing fields, filling the role of Chief Strategy Officer since 2001. In 1998 he co-founded Broadband Access Systems, Inc. where he was Vice President of Technology and Standards. The Broadband Access Systems team invented and produced carrier-class next-generation Cable Modem Termination Systems. Earlier Paul was a co-founder and Vice President of Engineering at Sarnoff Digital Communications, a company specializing in developing high performance modems for SD and HD digital video and high-speed data systems. Prior to Sarnoff Paul held technical positions of increasing responsibility at multiple communications & medical imaging technology companies including Motorola, Analogic and Racal Datacom.

Paul received a BS in Electrical Engineering & Biology and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, N.Y.