CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - Chatschik Bisdikian, a Chappaqua resident died April 24. He was 52.
Bisdikian was a native of Thessaloniki, Greece.He received a degree in electrical engineering at the Polytechnic School in Thessaloniki before moving to the United States and earning his masters and Ph.D in electrical and systems engineering at the University of Connecticut.
For the past 24 years Bisdikian was a leading researcher in wireless networking at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights. He made several seminal contributions, including standardization of Bluetooth technology and defining Quality of Information in sensor networks. He was a Fellow of the IEEE and on the editorial board of several prestigious technical journals. He held 25 patents, published more than 210 technical papers, co-authored the book "Bluetooth Revealed." He had an interest in drumming, passing his musical interests on to his two sons, both now musicians, and had an equal talent for photography.
Bisdikian is survived by his wife, Teresa Shen; and sons, Eugene and Theo.
A Memorial Visitation and Service will be held Wednesday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Beecher Flooks Funeral Home , 418 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570 – 914.769.0001.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Chatschik Bisdikian for the special needs programs to the Lagond Music School of Elmsford , a not-for-profit organization dedicated to contemporary music education and live music performance.