About Us

AwiaTech ( Advancing Wireless Industrial Automation Technology) Corporation was founded by Dr. Aloysious Mok, an internationally renowned expert in real-time systems and Quincy Lee Centennial Professor in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Mok and his research group began conducting groundbreaking research on wireless process automation as early as 1998, and have continued to be one of the top research teams in the world. In 2006, Dr. Mok and his research team started working on WirelessHART technology, and built the most standard conforming network stack. Committed to promoting wireless technology for industrial automation, Dr. Mok founded AwiaTech in 2008. AwiaTech’s recent work includes helping HART Communication Foundation develop HCF_KIT-193 (Wi-HTest), the test suite for WirelessHART registration, and collaborating with a Fortune 500 company on their WirelessHART product development. Dr. Mok is also the co-author of the first book on WirelessHART technology—“WirelessHART™ – Real-Time Mesh Network for Industrial Automation”. A selection of books and papers from Dr. Mok’s research group can be found here. AwiaTech is headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA.

Chairman & President: Dr. Aloysius K. Mok

Dr. Aloysius K. Mok is an internationally known expert in real-time systems with extensive experience in the design, evaluation and testing of complex real-time process control applications. Dr. Mok was a past chair of the Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TC-RTS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and received the TC-RTS’s highest award for technical and leadership achievements in 2002. Dr. Mok has provided expert advice to the U.S. government and industry on problems in embedded systems engineering, including several key R&D programs in aircraft and satellite avionics.  Dr. Mok obtained his B.S in electrical engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 1983, Dr. Mok has been on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently Quincy Lee Centennial Professor in Computer Sciences. Dr. Mok is the founder and President of AwiaTech Corporation.

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Jeff Song

Dr. Jeff Song oversees business development, project delivery, and general operations. Before being promoted, Dr. Song served as Chief Technology Officer and was in charge of the development of Awia Sentry WirelessHART stack. Dr. Song was previously a senior software engineer at M3 Technologies. He has conducted ground-breaking research on WirelessHART and received ISA Excellence in Documentation Award in 2007. Dr. Song holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.

Chief Technology Officer: Thomas Lin

Thomas Lin oversees the development of all AwiaTech product lines with his strong and broad technical expertise. Mr. Lin was previously a senior software engineer at AwiaTech. He has extensive experience in the development of AwiaTech’s WirelessHART products, including Awia Sentry and Awia Vanguard. Thomas Lin holds a M.S. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.

Advisory Board Chair: Ronald Helson

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Mr. Ronald Helson is the former executive director of the HART Communication Foundation (now the FieldCommunication Group). Under his twenty-year leadership, the HART technology has started from the very beginning to the dominantly leading field communication technology.