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Alumnus Jay Moorman Stays on High-Tech Edge

March 6, 2014

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Alumni Award Winner: Jay Moorman, a 1994 computer engineering alumnus and former resident assistant, received the 2013 Jess Lucas Alumni Leadership Award. (Photo by Dale Long)

Jay R. Moorman may not be the most recognizable person in the high-tech world, but his team’s innovative and low-cost solutions to complex problems are highly sought after by governmental agencies and Fortune 500 companies throughout the world.

The 1994 computer engineering alumnus is the technical and strategic leader of the Wireless Protocol Analysis Laboratory for LGS Innovations, the independent research and development subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent and formerly part of Bell Laboratories. He has been a key member of the system engineering, architect design, and product development team for a suite of processing and protocol analysis tools based on a core network-analysis architecture.

Moorman’s dynamic team of 70 engineers (all with master or doctorate degrees) is customer-focused, technical-savvy, and results-driven. It has the ability to innovate and deliver unique solutions from research through operational products.

“People call upon our expertise when project budget dollars are tight and the best cost-conscious solution is required,” he says.

Those functional areas may include software and algorithm development, hardware design and implementation, and system integration and deployment.

Key software development areas include industry-leading software protocol development and advanced signal processing. There’s also hardware development featuring novel antenna and RF chip designs, and custom aperture solutions. System developments have custom prototypes for survey, collection, processing, and communications.

Many of these project’s technical innovations have led to patents, publications, and international conference presentations for Moorman and his team members.

“It’s very challenging work and we’re always working on the cutting edge,” says Moorman, who is based in Florham Park, New Jersey. “Most of our projects don’t become public for five to 10 years, if ever. We’re a unique set of highly-technical people who earn our customer’s trust with each project. That great reputation has helped us overcome challenging economic hard times in our industry.”

Moorman has over 15 years of experience in 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless protocols. He has been part of LGS Innovations since 2004, and previously worked for Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs (2001-2004) after earning his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois (2001).

At Rose-Hulman, Moorman received the Herman A. Moench Distinguished Senior Commendation (1994) and was a two-year resident assistant. He earned the 2013 Jess Lucas Alumni Leadership Award, recognizing the career achievements of former residence life staff members.