Tom Cloonan has been the Chief Technology Officer- Network Solutions of ARRIS since 2002, responsible for directing the architectural work and future product planning for ARRIS network products. Tom and his team successfully architected the ARRIS E6000 CER CCAP and C4 CMTS products. His current research is on the design of highly-scalable next-generation.
Prior to his current role, Tom was the CTO and CEO and co-founder of the start-up company CADANT. Tom worked as a hardware/software/DSP designer, architect, and Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Lucent Bell Laboratories, focusing on voice, ATM, and routing programs. He also worked on Free-Space Photonics Switching that led to many inventions and patents.
His work has resulted in over 40 patents, over 80 published papers. He has also co-authored several technical books. Tom has a BSEE degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, a MSEE degree from Purdue University, and a Ph.D in Physics from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. He is currently pursuing an MS degree in Data Sciences from Lewis University. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE.