DVP & Chief Technologist
Corning Research & Development Corporation
Dr. Waguih Ishak is Chief Technologist at Corning, Inc. From 2005-2007, he was the CTO & VP of Avago Technologies. From 2003-2005, he was the VP and Director of the Photonics & Electronics Lab at Agilent Labs. From 1987-2003, he was the Director of the Communications & Optics Lab at Hewlett-Packard Labs. He has authored approximately 100 publications, was named an inventor on 7 US patents. He received a BSEE (hon.) from Cairo University in 1971 and a BS in Math (hon.) from Ain Shams University in 1973. He obtained his MSEE and PhD from McMaster University, Canada, in 1975 and 1978. He obtained the Stanford University Executive Program in 1999 and was awarded a DSc (honoris causa) from McMaster University in 2018. Ishak is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and received the University of California Exemplary Service Award in 2015.
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