Rouzbeh Yassini

Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini

Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini is Founder and CEO of YAS Capital Partners and acting executive director of the University of New Hampshire Broadband Center of Excellence. He is widely regarded as the “father of cable modem,” reflecting his pioneering work in cable broadband technology as the founder and CEO of LANcity, and as a promoninet contributor to the CableLabs Data over Cable Services Interface Specification (DOCSIS). He is a member of the Lane Department Academy and the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

Dr. Yassini is well known in industry circles as the “father of the cable modem” for inventing this technology and was twice named a CED Broadband 50 designate. CED Magazine named him “1998 Man of the Year” for creating and fostering the multi billion dollar cable modem broadband industry. Dr. Yassini is the author of Planet Broadband a humanized look at broadband technology. The NCTA awarded Dr. Yassini with a 2004 Vanguard Award, one of the Cable Industry’s highest honors, in recognition of his contributions and dedication to the industry. The Cable Television Pioneers also inducted Dr. Yassini into Class of 2012 for his tremendous significant and meaningful contributions to the cable industry.

As founder of YAS, he serves as board member on a number of privately and publicly held companies. He has served as a senior executive consultant with Comcast, in charge of the next generation standard set-top box “RNG”, with CableLabs in charge of the DOCSIS and CableHome projects and as the cable industry’s point man on standardizing the cable modem’s global footprint. He has also served in the board of LANcity (acquired by Bay Networks in 1996); BAS (acquired by ADC in 2000), TrueChat (acquired by Terayon in 2001), and Entropic from 2001 to 2008 (IPO 2007). Dr. Yassini has been involved in managing and advising companies ranging from 100 million to 50 billion dollars and has been a member of the LGI advisory Technology board since 2001. In the spring of 2008, Dr. Yassini opened the Yassini Broadband Knowledge Center in Boston, offering research grants and facilities to investigate fresh ideas in Broadband technology that will improve the way we work and live.

Rouzbeh holds an Honorary Ph.D. in Science and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University, an Honorary Ph.D. from Merrimack College, as well as an equivalent MBA from General Electric’s Financial Management Program.

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