Zixiang Tan

Zixiang Tan

Associate Professor

305 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-1410

ztan@syr.edu

Overview

Zixiang (Alex) Tan - Curriculum VitaeAlex (Zixiang) Tan teaches in the Telecommunications and Network Management area. His current research and teaching interests include telecommunications policy and regulation, new technology development and applications, industry restructure and competition. He has published journal papers in many prestigious international journals including the Telecommunications Policy and the Communications of the ACM. His co-authored book China in the Information Age: Telecommunications and the Dilemmas of Reform has been jointly published by the CSIS and Praeger in 1997. He has been invited as a panel speaker by many conferences including FCC's seminar, ITS, PTC, and TPRC. Alex has also been paying close attention to telecommunications in Asia. One of his multi-year projects is Information and Telecommunications in China.

 

Alex has worked in telecommunications field for more than fifteen years. He spent years in telecommunications field in various organizations including a Chinese central government agency, an Alcatel's European branch, and a research center at University of Nebraska. In addition, he has done consulting projects for many multinational corporations including AT&T (Lucent Technology), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Scientific-Atlanta, BellSouth, Space Systems/Loral, Vodafone, Telesystem, IDC, and others.

Alex (Zixiang) Tan received his Ph. D. degree in Telecommunications Policy and Management from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He holds both a Bachelor and a Master degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Alex has a second Master degree in Communications and Information Technology Policy from SPRU of the University of Sussex in UK.

    

Research

networking technology, wireless communication, telecommunications policy and regulations, network management

Teaching

As a telecommunications specialist, my research focuses on the consequences of governmental policy and regulations on telecommunications and information infrastructure as well as the applications and implications of telecommunications and information technology and services. Giving that this setting reflects an interdisciplinary approach, my research takes its theoretical base primarily from political economies, economics, political science, public policy, communication, and technology management. The research work involves empirical studies/evaluations and theoretical characteristics of various issues by using qualitative and quantitative methods, while emphasizing case study and comparative study approaches.

Personal

sports, music, and family activities

Teaching


Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2015 IST653 M001 Enterprise Network Mgmt I
Spring 2016 IST653 M001 Enterprise Network Mgmt I
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Fall 2014 IST653 M001 Enterprise Network Mgmt I
Spring 2015 IST653 M001 Enterprise Network Mgmt I
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Fall 2013 IST653 M001 Enterprise Network Mgmt I
Spring 2014 IST653 M001 Enterprise Network Mgmt I
Summer 2014 IST653 M050 Enterprise Network Mgmt I
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Summer 2013 IST653 M050 Enterprise Network Mgmt I
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Fall 2011 IST653 M001 Enterprise Network Mgmt I
Spring 2012 IST653 M001 Telecom & Network Mgmt I
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Fall 2010 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Spring 2011 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Summer 2011 IST653 M050 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
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Fall 2009 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Spring 2010 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Summer 2010 IST653 M050 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
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Fall 2008 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Spring 2009 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Spring 2009 IST233 M007 Intro to Computer Networking
Summer 2009 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
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Fall 2007 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Spring 2008 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Summer 2008 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
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Fall 2006 IST840 M020 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2006 IST810 M020 Practicum in Research
Spring 2007 IST556 M001 Wireless Interactive Comm
Spring 2007 IST810 M028 Practicum in Research
Spring 2007 IST840 M027 Practicum in Teaching
Summer 2007 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2005 IST840 M020 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2005 IST810 M020 Practicum in Research
Fall 2005 IST556 M001 Wireless Interactive Comm
Fall 2005 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Spring 2006 IST556 M001 Wireless Interactive Comm
Spring 2006 IST810 M020 Practicum in Research
Spring 2006 IST840 M020 Practicum in Teaching
Summer 2006 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Semester Course Section Title
Summer 2005 IST653 M001 Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt