Chief Scientist, Subscriber Network Systems
Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company
Tony Wasilewski is chief scientist with Subscriber Network Systems at Scientific Atlanta, Inc, A Cisco Company. Tony has responsibilities as both a technical adviser and system architect to both the Digital Subscriber Networks and Advanced Subscriber Networks business units of Scientific Atlanta. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Tony received a B.A. in Physics with Honors from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He went on to receive a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Case Western Reserve University in 1982, specializing in extra-galactic spectroscopy. Before coming to Scientific Atlanta in 1984, he was a software engineer with Nuclear Data, Inc. and a post-doctoral research associate at Penn State University.
At Scientific Atlanta, Tony has designed, developed and managed the development of CATV addressable control computer systems which have included National Language Support for international markets and Conditional Access systems. He has directed the development of control systems for interactive, multimedia systems including support for digital video and signaling standards. He also wrote software for radar-cross-section data acquisition systems. Tony's areas of concentration are in real-time control system design, interactive communications systems, conditional access/cryptography, and software development using object-oriented and structured techniques. He led the effort to develop the first commercial public-key-based conditional access system in the CATV industry: PowerKEY.
Tony holds numerous patents in the pay-TV, multimedia transport and conditional access areas. He is an accomplished speaker at industry events and conferences, and received an Engineering Emmy Award for "pioneering work in the development of digital video compression systems for digital television" from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the 48th Emmy Awards ceremony. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, ANSI X3L3.1 and SCTE.