R.J. Vale is a member of NPPE group within Alcatel-Lucent Corporate CTO organization. His recent work includes developing VDI effectiveness measurement techniques; developing a highly scalable, low cost solution to monitor QoE of OTT video; a solutions architect role for one of the Alcatel-Lucent application enablement areas and architectural optimization of LTE evolved packet core (EPC). His current interests include eMBMS, video services, WiFi Offload, policy management and charging in wireless networks. He has served as a technical editor for many Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) IPTV Interoperability Forum standards documents and has authored or co-authored many papers in optical networking. He received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Dallas and has worked in the telecom industry for over 14 years.