Zixiang Tan

Associate Professor

ztan@syr.edu
305 Hinds Hall
(315) 443-1410


Alex (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.

    

Interests

Research Interests

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

Teaching Interests

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.

Professional Interests

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 Interests

sports, music, and family activities

Teaching History

SemesterCourseSectionTitleSyllabus
Spring 2015 IST653 M001Enterprise Network Mgmt I
Fall 2014 IST653 M001Enterprise Network Mgmt I
Summer 2014 IST653 M050Enterprise Network Mgmt I
Spring 2014 IST653 M001Enterprise Network Mgmt I
Fall 2013 IST653 M001Enterprise Network Mgmt I
Summer 2013 IST653 M050Enterprise Network Mgmt I
Spring 2012 IST653 M001Telecom & Network Mgmt I
Fall 2011 IST653 M001Telecom & Network Mgmt I
Summer 2011 IST653 M050Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Spring 2011 IST653 M001Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Fall 2010 IST653 M001Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Summer 2010 IST653 M050Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Spring 2010 IST653 M001Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Fall 2009 IST653 M001Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Summer 2009 IST653 M001Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Spring 2009 IST653 M001Intro to Telecom & Ntwrk Mgmt
Spring 2009 IST233 M007Intro to Computer Networking

Zixiang Tan is the professor of record for these courses:

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IST653Enterprise Network Mgmt I
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