WITI Hall of Fame

2016 Inductees


Kimberly Bryant Kimberly Bryant
Founder & Executive Director, Black Girls CODE

Roberta Banaszak Gleiter Roberta Banaszak Gleiter
Software Architecture and Engineering Department, The Aerospace Corporation

Harriet Green, OBE Harriet Green, OBE
General Manager, Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education, IBM

Jennifer Yates, PhD Jennifer Yates, PhD
Assistant Vice President, Inventive Science, AT&T Labs

Ellie Yieh Ellie Yieh
Corporate Vice President, Advanced Products & Technology Development, Applied Materials



Previous Inductees


  2018

  2017

  2016

  2015

  2014

  2013

  2012

  2011

  2010

  2009

  2008

  2007

  2006

  2005

  2004

  2003

  2002

  2001

  2000

  1999

  1998

  1997

  1996

Featured Profile


Jennifer Yates, PhD

Jennifer Yates, PhD

Assistant Vice President, Inventive Science, AT&T Labs

Inducted in: 2016

Jennifer Yates is an assistant vice president of inventive science at AT&T Labs. She heads the networking and service quality management research organization.

Her team of researchers focuses on inventing, prototyping, and driving new technologies that enable new services, enhance customer networks, drive new levels of automation, and address cross-layer issues.

Jennifer works closely with academia, internal AT&T teams, and broader industry collaborators. Her team’s cutting-edge innovations are widely deployed and used across AT&T’s global networks and the broader industry.

While studying for her doctorate in electrical and electronic engineering, Jen was a semi-professional musician.

As president of the Victoria Youth Symphony Orchestra, she developed skills that positively impacted her work in networking and service quality management. After receiving her PhD from the University of Melbourne, bachelor of engineering (with honors), and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Western Australia, Jennifer moved from her homeland of Australia to the United States in 1999 to pursue her career at AT&T.

She was honored with the AT&T Fellow Award in 2012, the Science and Technology Medal in 2006, the Victorian Photonics Network Achievement Award in 2004, and a Top Young Innovator by "MIT Technology Review" in 2003.
Jen holds over 20 patents for her groundbreaking research in networking.

To Learn More
MIT Technology Review
LinkedIn
AT&T