Lead Member of Technical Staff
Education and Work Experience
MS EE Penn State University, '86. 3 papers published: 8th ICPR '86, SPIE Applications of Artificial Intelligence VI Conference, '88, and International Journal on Machine Vision and Applications, '89.
Ching started his career at AT&T Bell Labs with major works in the first release of 5ESS ISDN Packet Switching, forward-looking projects related to early days of Computer-based Data Communication. Later he worked in Labs Chief Architecture Area, inventing direct-composite/baseband video compression (presented to Cable Labs CTO as Bell Labs innovations) and DRM, set-top box communication protocol (pre-DOCSIS), entitlement LCM, cable headend data transmission systems, and backoffice OSS/BSS. He served as system architect/engineer, H/W designer, and later elected as a CVS Ambassador. He also worked on an early CTI store-n-forward service.
Later he led security work with AT&T Solutions Outsourcing with signature clients and design, such as IGEMS security architecture, client C2B portal & B2B e-Bonding, external vendors DMZ, multi-client private access to common services. His GCSC work was AT&T's first SAS-70 type-II audit and achieved the target. Soon he transitioned into AT&T Chief Security Organization.
In recent 15 years, his work primarily involves with AT&T Hosting Services: created architecture for service and security such as Managed Custom Hosting, the original VizGEMS architecture and made major contributions enhancing AT&T internal PCI in-scope projects' to pass the first DSS audit.
Currently he has multiple research interest in Hosting, Applications and Storage, Managed Security Service with reconfigurable fabric, AT&T Cloud Initiatives and Domain 2.0. He also won 2009 AT&T CTO Award.