Charles Baylis (Assistant Professor, Baylor University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, WMCS) Dr. Baylis directs the Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems Program with Dr. Randall Jean. Baylis is presently performing research in the real-time optimization of radar waveforms and RF circuitry for linearity and efficiency in radar transmitters. He has authored several papers related to his areas of expertise. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in 2002, 2004, and 2007, respectively.
Paul E. Black (Computer Scientist, NIST/ITL) Dr. Black has nearly 20 years of industrial experience in developing software for IC design and verification, assuring software quality, and managing business data processing. He is now a Computer Scientist for NIST in the Information Technology Laboratory. He has taught at Brigham Young University and Johns Hopkins University. Black has published in the areas of static analysis, software testing, software configuration control, networks and queuing analysis, formal methods, software verification, quantum computing, and computer forensics. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and the IEEE Computer Society. He has a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics and an M.S. in Computer Science and earned a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in 1998.
Mary L. Brown (Director Technology and Spectrum Policy, Cisco Systems, Inc., Government Affairs) Dr. Brown covers a wide range of issues for Cisco related to IP-based technologies, wireless and networking. During her career, she has worked as a consultant, as in-house regulatory counsel for a major carrier, and for approximately 10 years as a staff lawyer and manager at the FCC. In addition to telecommunications issues, she has substantial experience in Internet law and policy. Brown holds a J.D. with honors from the Syracuse College of Law, and an M.S. in Telecommunications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Michael Calabrese (Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation) As a Senior Research Fellow with New America’s Open Technology Initiative, Calabrese focuses on developing and advocating policies to promote pervasive connectivity, including spectrum policy reform, wireless broadband deployment and IT investment and innovation more broadly. The founding director of New America’s Wireless Future program, Calabrese also served as Vice President (2003-2010) and was instrumental in establishing the organization’s programs in areas including retirement security, health policy and the Next Social Contract Initiative. Previously, Calabrese served as General Counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as Director of Domestic Policy Programs at the Center for National Policy, and as pension and employee benefits counsel at the national AFL-CIO. An attorney and graduate of both Stanford Business and Law Schools, Calabrese speaks and writes frequently on issues related to spectrum, wireless broadband, and Internet policy, as well as on Next Social Contract issues related to improving retirement security and health coverage. He has co-authored three books and published opinion articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly and other leading outlets.
John Cho (Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Weather Sensing Group) Dr. Cho is the technical lead on meteorological radar projects at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Before joining the Laboratory, he was a research scientist in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT, following a stint as a staff scientist at the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center’s Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. He has also been a visiting scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Atmospheric Physics in Germany. Cho has 45 refereed publications in the fields of atmospheric radar, waves and turbulence, noctilucent clouds, meteors, and air traffic management. He received a 2011 R&D 100 Award for work on the Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR), a 1996 Young Scientist Award from the International Union of Radio Science, and the 1993 CEDAR Prize from the National Science Foundation. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University, all in EE. He also served with the U.S. Peace Corps in Sierra Leone (1986-1988).
David S. Choi (Principal Sensors Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation, Spectrum/E3 Group) Dr. Choi joined MITRE in April 2006. Presently, Choi serves as the group leader for Spectrum/E3 group at MITRE C2C, and works on a number of domestic and international spectrum related projects. Before joining MITRE, he served for over 16 years as an Electronics Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, where he worked on a number of R&D topics including Advanced OTH radar, UHF RCS characterization, and UHF DBF. Choi has a Ph.D. in EE from Tufts University, Medford, MA and B.S. and M.S. in EE from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
Lawrence Cohen (Naval Research Laboratory, Radar Division) Cohen has been involved in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) engineering and management, shipboard antenna integration and radar system design for 32 years. In this capacity Cohen has worked in the areas of shipboard electromagnetic interference (EMI) problem identification, quantification and resolution, mode-stirred chamber research and radar absorption material (RAM) design, test and integration. For the past 23 years Cohen has been employed by the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. In 2007, Cohen was the Navy’s Principal Investigator in the assessment of AN/SPY-1 radar emissions on a WiMAX network. Additionally, he has acted as the Principal Investigator for various radar programs, including the AN/SPQ-9B transmitter upgrade. Currently, Cohen is involved with identifying and solving spectrum conflicts between radar and wireless systems as well as research into spectrally cleaner power amplifier designs. He served as the Technical Program Chairman for the IEEE 2000 International Symposium on EMC and was elected to the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors in 1999 and 2009. Cohen is also Secretary of the IEEE EMC Society Technical Committee 6 (TC-6) for Spectrum Management. He received a B.S in EE from The George Washington University in 1975 and an M.S. in EE from Virginia Tech in 1994, and is certified as an EMC engineer by the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE).
Michael G. Cotton (Electronics Engineer, DOC/NTIA/ITS, Telecommunications Theory Division) Cotton joined NTIA/ITS in 1992. At ITS, he has been involved in a broad range of research topics including applied electromagnetics, radio channel measurement and theory, interference effects on digital receivers, and noise measurement. Cotton is a project leader and has authored or co–authored over twenty technical publications. In 2002, he earned the DOC Gold Medal Award for research and engineering achievement in the development of national policies for UWB technologies. Cotton received a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in 1992 and an M.S. degree in EE with an emphasis on electromagnetics in 1999, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Michael Davis (Georgia Tech Research Institute, Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory) Biography not available.
Pierre de Vries (Senior Adjunct Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado) Dr. De Vries works at the intersection of information technology and government policy, researching alternative models for wireless policy and new regulatory paradigms for the internet/web. De Vries is a Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Center of the University of Washington and a Senior Adjunct Fellow of the Silicon Flatirons Center at CU Boulder. He is a former Chief of Incubation and Senior Director of Advanced Technology and Policy at Microsoft Corporation. Prior to his twelve years at Microsoft, De Vries worked for Korda & Co, a London seed capital company and consultancy. De Vries holds a DPhil in theoretical physics from the University of Oxford.
David DeBoer (UC Berkeley, Astronomy) Dr. DeBoer joined Berkeley in 2010 as part of the Radio Astronomy Laboratory to develop and manage radio astronomy systems. He is currently working on experiments that attempt to measure signals from the period of the very first stars, which formed in the first billion years of the Universe—so about 12 billion light years away. Prior to joining Berkeley, DeBoer was at the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) where he led the group building a new large radio facility in the radio-quiet Australian Outback. Prior to CSIRO, DeBoer managed the construction of the Allen Telescope Array in northern California and was a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. DeBoer has a Bachelor’s in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Rashmi Doshi (Chief, FCC/OET, Laboratory Division) Dr. Doshi is responsible for managing the FCC’s laboratory staff in leading the evaluation of new technologies and the development of measurement procedures for RF compliance in support of the major policy initiatives at the FCC. He also manages the FCC’s Equipment Authorization program including the oversight of the Telecommunications Certification Bodies in the U.S. and related conformity assessment programs. Doshi has been involved in the communications industry for over 35 years and has worked as Executive Director for Verizon (Bell Atlantic, NYNEX) and held engineering positions at Bell-Northern Research and British Telecom Research Center. He has been involved in the development of network technologies for voice, data and multi-media services. Early on he was a Research Fellow at Imperial College, University of London (England).
Marshall Greenspan (Sr. Consulting Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Electronic Systems) Dr. Greenspan has nearly 50 years of experience in the design, development, and testing of advanced technology military airborne radar systems. His key radar programs have included the AN/APQ-148/156 for the Navy A-6E, the RGWS for an enhanced A-6E, the AN/APQ-176 for the Navy A-6F, the AFRL/DARPA Pave Mover program, the USAF Joint STARS radar, Israel’s F-4E AN/APG-76 radar, the Discoverer-II/Space Based Radar program and several other classified national and proposed civil/commercial satellite radar sensor systems. Most recently, Greenspan has focused his technical interests on radar concepts to optimally adapt the sensor to the dynamically-changing RF environment. Greenspan is a recipient of the UTC George Mead Gold Medal for Engineering Achievement, the IEEE AESS Warren D. White award for Excellence in Radar Engineering, the Northrop Grumman Lifetime Achievement Award, and the IEEE Waveform Diversity and Design Conference Person of the Year Award. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the AESS Radar Systems Panel, as well as a frequent author, presenter, and conference session chair at numerous national and international radar conferences. He also holds eight U.S. Patents and has been a member of several industrial, academic and government advisory boards. He received BSEE and MSEE degrees from MIT in 1962 and a Ph.D. in EE from the University of Connecticut in 1969.
Glen Griffith (Principle RF Communications Engineer, Alfred E. Mann Foundation) Griffith is currently with the Alfred Mann Foundation developing inductive coupled communication systems for implanted medical devices. Previously with the Advanced Bionics Corporation he developed similar systems for their cochlear implant devices and holds several patents in that field. He has also developed receivers and transmitters as well as digital demodulation devices for IFF (secondary surveillance radar) interrogators and transponders while with Teledyne Electronics and Litton Guidance and Controls. As Technical Director at Teledyne Electronics he was responsible for the technical oversight of the the IFF transponder developed for the B2. He was a Hughes Aircraft Master Fellow and developed several laser radar and laser target designator subsystems.
Joseph Guerci (Independent Consultant, Guerci Consulting) Dr. Guerci has over 23 years of experience in advanced technology R&D in government, industrial, and academic settings. His government service included a recent seven-year term with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in which he held the positions of Program Manager, Deputy Office Director, and finally Office Director of the Special Projects Office. In these capacities, Guerci was involved in the inception, research, development, execution, and ultimately transition of next generation multidisciplinary defense technologies. Guerci is a recognized R&D leader in next generation sensor systems and adaptive signal processing. In particular, he has pioneered several major radar technologies including robust and knowledge-aided space-time adaptive processing (STAP), and optimal MIMO waveform design. In addition to authoring over 80 peer reviewed articles, he has two book chapters and is the author of Space-Time Adaptive Processing for Radar (Artech House, 2003). Guerci also recently received the 2007 IEEE Warren D. White Award for “Excellence in Radar Adaptive Processing and Waveform Diversity.” Guerci received his B.S. in Engineering Science from City University of New York and earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Systems Engineering from the Polytechnic University, NY.
Dale N. Hatfield (Senior Fellow/Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, Adjunct Professor/Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program) Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Hatfield was the Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and, immediately before that, he was Chief Technologist at the Agency. He retired from the FCC and government service in December 2000. Before joining the FCC in December 1997, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hatfield Associates, Inc., a Boulder, Colorado based multidisciplinary telecommunications consulting firm. Before founding the consulting firm in 1982, Hatfield was Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Acting Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Before moving to NTIA, Hatfield was Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy at the FCC. Hatfield has nearly fifty years of experience in telecommunications policy and regulation, spectrum management and related areas. Hatfield holds a B.S. in EE from Case Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University. In May, 2008, Hatfield was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Colorado for his commitment to the development of interdisciplinary telecommunications studies. Hatfield is also the Executive Director of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) and is currently serving on the FCC’s Technology Advisory Council (TAC) and on the Commerce Department’s Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC).
Joseph Hersey (U.S. Coast Guard, Spectrum Management Division) Biography not available.
Matthew Hussey (Legislative Assistant, Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)) Hussey is telecommunications, commerce, science, and education advisor to Senator Snowe (R–Maine). Hussey deals with a wide range of telecommunications and media issues including the DTV transition, cyber security, Internet governance, media ownership, Universal Service, spectrum policy, and network neutrality. Prior to working in the Senate, Hussey was the Telecommunications & IT Task Force Director for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a nonpartisan membership organization of state legislators. There he was responsible for educating and advising state legislators and private sector leaders on telecommunications and IT issues as well as working with members to develop model legislation. Before joining ALEC, Hussey worked for over eight years in the telecommunications industry, most recently for Verizon Communications. There he worked in network architecture and planning, sales & marketing, and business development. Prior to that, he spent several years in the cable industry where he held product development and engineering positions for broadband services. Hussey has a B.S. in EE from Georgia Tech, and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.
Tom Kidd (Director of Strategic Spectrum Policy, Department of the Navy) Kidd develops strategic policies for using electromagnetic spectrum to ensure that the Navy and Marine Corps can access wireless communications at sea and on missions worldwide. He is a representative to the IRAC and served as a delegate to the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference in 2007. Kidd entered the Air Force in 1978 at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, and is a 1991 graduate of the Interservice Radio Frequency Management School at Keesler AFB, Mississippi. He has worked exclusively in Communications Electronics since 1985 and served as Contingency/War Planner Radio Frequency Spectrum Manager for Headquarters 12th Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Korea, and the Air Force Frequency Management Agency (AFFMA). After retiring from active duty in 1998, he served with the Naval Electromagnetic Spectrum Center (NAVEMSCEN) and Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC). In 2005 he returned to Washington D.C. to serve as senior advisor to the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DONCIO) on matters related to the electromagnetic spectrum. Kidd serves as the DON representative to the IRAC and DON member of the Department of Defense (DoD) Spectrum Management Review Group (SMRG). In 2007, he was a United Nations Delegate to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC). He is also a regular contributor to Chips Magazine, author of the recurring column "Full Spectrum," and a winner of Federal Computer Week’s 2010 Federal 100 award.
Julius Knapp (Chief, FCC/OET) Knapp has been with the FCC for 35 years. He became Chief of OET in 2006, having previously served as the Deputy Chief since 2002. OET is the FCC’s primary resource for engineering expertise, provides technical support to the Chairman, Commissioners and FCC Bureaus and Offices, and serves as the FCC’s lead office for coordinating FCC spectrum management matters with the federal government and the IRAC. OET is also responsible for spectrum allocations, technical rules for radio equipment and unlicensed devices, experimental licensing, equipment authorization and technical analyses. Prior to 2002, Knapp was Chief of the Policy and Rules Division where he was responsible for FCC frequency allocation proceedings and for proceedings amending the FCC rules for radio frequency devices. From 1994 to 1997, he was Chief of the FCC Laboratory, where he was responsible for the FCC’s equipment authorization program and technical analyses. Knapp received a B.S. in EE from the City College of New York in 1974. He is a member of the IEEE EMC Society and a Fellow of the Radio Club of America. He was the 2001 recipient of the Eugene C. Bowler award for exceptional professionalism and dedication to public service and has received the FCC’s Silver and Gold medal awards for distinguished service.
Paul Kolodzy (Wireless Consultant, Kolodzy Consulting) Dr. Kolodzy has 25 years of experience in technology development for advanced communications, networking, electronic warfare, and spectrum policy for government, commercial, and academic clients. He is currently a communications technology consultant in advanced wireless and networking technology based near Washington DC. Current areas include advanced technology development for communications, electronic warfare, and ISR with DARPA; the radio and policy for broadband radio access; 700 MHz commercial and public safety spectrum policy and interference mitigation technology; Advanced Wireless Service (AWS); TDD/FDD Coexistence; Fourth Generation (4G) radio technology inclusive of intelligent antenna; and adaptive spectrum resource allocation. He is active in technology development for wireless components and new wireless networks and architectures as well as spectrum policy as impacted by new technology. Prior to being a consultant, Kolodzy has been: at Stevens Institute of Technology; during 2002, the Senior Spectrum Policy Advisor at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Director of Spectrum Policy Task Force; Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA); Director at Sanders, A Lockheed Martin Company; and a Group Leader/Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
William Lehr (Economist/Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Communications Futures Program) Dr. Lehr is a research associate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, currently working with the Communications Futures Program, an industry–academic multidisciplinary research effort focused on road-mapping the communications value chain. Previously, Lehr was the associate director of the MIT Research Program on Internet & Telecoms Convergence, and an associate research scholar and assistant professor on the faculty of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. Lehr’s research focuses on the economics and regulatory policy of the Internet infrastructure industries. He teaches courses on the economics, business strategy, and public policy issues facing telecommunications, Internet, and eCommerce companies, and is a frequent speaker at international industry and academic conferences. He has published articles on such topics as the impact of the Internet on the structure of the communications infrastructure industries, telecommunications regulation, and the pricing of Internet services. He is currently engaged in research on the convergence of the Internet and telecommunication services and the implications for corporate strategy and public policy. In addition to his academic research, Lehr provides litigation, economic, and business strategy consulting services for firms in the information technology industries. Lehr has advised information technology companies on strategic marketing, pricing, financial planning, and competitive strategy; and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad on telecommunications policy matters. Lehr has prepared expert witness testimony both for private litigation and for regulatory proceedings before the FCC and numerous state commissions. Lehr holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford (1992), an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School (1985), and M.S.E. (1984), B.S. (1979) and B.A. (1979) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jaewoo Lim (Korean Communications Commission, Radio Research Agency) Jaewoo Lim joined the Radio Research Agency/Korea Communication Commission in 1997.
He has served for 14 years as a researcher in the Radio Resource Developmant Division, developing IMT-2000, 5GHz RLAN and 2.3GHz mobile WiMax spectrum technology and regulations, including work on interference issues. Lim works on a number of international spectrum issues and participates in the World Radio Conference of ITU. He also works on a number of domestic interference issues with regard to the terrestrial radio service. Presently, he serves in the Regulation Research Division and develops technical regulations for approval of radio equipment in Korea. Lim has a Ph.D. in EE from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
Preston Marshall (Director, University of Southern California, Information Science Institute) At USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, Dr. Marshall leads research programs in wireless, networking, cognitive radio, alternative computing, and related technology research. Marshall has thirty years of experience in networking, communications, and related hardware and software research and development. For most of the last decade, he has been at the center of cognitive radio research, including seven years as a Program Manager for DARPA, where he led key cognitive radio and networking programs, including the neXt Generation Communications (XG) program, Disruption and Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN), Sensor Networking, Analog Logic, and the Wireless Network After Next (WNaN) program. These programs demonstrated the viability of key aspects of cognitive radio technology, including DSA, adaptive wireless networking, content–based networks, and low cost, multi–transceiver adaptive networking, and probabilistic models of signal processing. He has numerous published works, and has many appearances as invited or keynote speaker at major technical conferences related to wireless communications. He is the author of Quantitative Analysis of Cognitive Radio and Network Performance (Artech House, 2010). He was awarded the SDR Forum’s 2007 Annual Achievement award, the Defense Superior Service Award in 2008, has been a guest editor for IEEE Proceedings, and chairs the Steering Committee for the IEEE DYSPAN Conference. Marshall holds a Ph.D. in EE from Trinity College, Dublin, and a B.S. in EE and M.S. in Information Sciences from Lehigh University, PA.
Robert J. Matheson (Retired Electronics Engineer, DOC/NTIA/ITS) Matheson served with the NTIA/ITS and its predecessor agencies within the DOC from 1957 to 2008, and was the lead engineer when NTIA began to monitor the Federal use of the radio spectrum in 1972. He was instrumental in developing the highly automated mobile Radio Spectrum Measurement System (RSMS), which made extensive measurements of aggregate signals in Federal radio bands, as well as detailed technical measurements on a wide variety of Federal systems, and resolved numerous EMC/interference problems. He was awarded a 1986 DOC Silver Medal for his work with the RSMS. From 1988 to 1991, Matheson served as deputy director of ITS and directed the work of the Spectrum Division. Since 1991, he has been working on technical spectrum use issues, and has published papers on spectrum efficiency, projections of spectrum requirements, technology forecasting, and spectrum property rights. A recent internal paper examined spectrum property rights with respect to prospective rules needed to permit very flexible use of radio frequencies. His most recent report, "Spectrum Usage for the Fixed Services," details the present U.S. use of some 30 fixed services microwave bands and predicts their future growth rates. Matheson attended the University of Colorado and received a B.A. in physics in 1961 and an M.S. in EE in 1968.
Mark McHenry (President and CTO, Shared Spectrum Company) Dr. McHenry founded Shared Spectrum Company in 2000 and is the President and CTO. He has 22 years of experience as an innovative engineer. McHenry was awarded the 2006 Engineer of the Year Award by the D.C. Area Council of Engineering and Architectural Studies and is a member of the DOC Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. McHenry has extensive experience in military and commercial communication systems design, and was a co–founder of San Diego Research Center, Inc., a wireless research and development company. Previously he was a Program Manager at DARPA, where he managed multiple programs. He has worked as an Engineer at SRI International, Northrop Advanced Systems, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics, Hughes Aircraft and Ford Aerospace. He received the Office of Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1997 and the Office of Secretary of Defense Award for Exceptional Public Service Award in 2000. He has multiple RF technology related patents.
William Melvin (Director, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory) Dr. Melvin joined the research staff of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in 1998 as a Research Engineer II and is presently director of the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL). Prior to joining the staff at GTRI, he served as Captain in the U.S. Air Force at the Rome Laboratory, currently reorganized under the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). His work within the Signal Processing Branch of the USAF Rome Laboratory involved space-time adaptive filtering and detection methods for improved performance of airborne surveillance radar. This work included extensive analysis of measured multichannel airborne radar data, as well as analysis of Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) data and the development of adaptive filtering methods for Airborne Early Warning radar. He remains a reserve captain in the USAF through the Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) program, attached to the AFRL, Sensors Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Melvin earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in EE from Lehigh University.
John Mettrop (Spectrum Manager, Civil Aviation Authority) Mettrop is a chartered Engineer with over 23 years of experience in the field of civil aviation, having joined the UK Civil Aviation Authority directly from University. Having initially worked on a new military operations room at the London Air Traffic Control Centre and then in the communications department as the microwave radio link design authority, he has now worked for over 19 years in the Surveillance and Spectrum Management section as the technical manager. His responsibilities cover technical policy and spectrum management issues both nationally and internationally, providing aeronautical support to UK delegations at international spectrum related meetings on issues related to aeronautical communication, navigation and surveillance systems. Through his pro-active participation he has been asked to chair various groups within International Civil Aviation Organization, currently is the chairman on Working Party 5B in the ITU (the group responsible for aeronautical, maritime and radio-determination systems and will be a Committee chair at the forthcoming World Radiocommunication Conference.
Joseph Mitola III (Distinguished Professor and Vice President for the Research Enterprise; Stevens Institute of Technology, Systems and Enterprises) Recognized globally as the father of software radio and cognitive radio, Dr. Mitola’s research interests focus on trustable, teachable cognitive systems including socio-technical systems, nano-enabled medical systems, multifunction trustable agile RF systems, and mathematically secure computing and communications. Previously, he was the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Federally Funded Research and Development Center for The MITRE Corporation; Joint Special Assistant to the Director of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and to the Deputy Director of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for trustable cognitive systems; DARPA Program Manager; Technical Advisor to the Executive Office of the President of the United States; and Technical Director of Modeling and Simulation for DoD. He has also held positions of technical leadership with E-Systems, Harris Corporation, Advanced Decision Systems, and ITT Corporation. Mitola began his career as an engineering student assistant with DoD in 1967. His graduate text books include Software Radio Architecture (Wiley 2000) and Cognitive Radio Architecture (Wiley, 2006). Mitola received the B.S. degree in EE from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, in 1971, the M.S.E. degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 1974, and the Licentiate (1999) and doctorate degrees in teleinformatics from KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1999 and 2000, respectively. Mitola is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Eric Mokole (Supervisory Electronics Engineer, Naval Research Laboratory, Radar Division, Surveillance Technology Branch) Dr. Mokole has nearly 30 years of experience in conducting and leading radar-related research and development. Since 1986, he has been employed in various roles by the Radar Division of the Naval Research Laboratory. He has directed and conducted system analyses and basic/applied research on space, shipboard, and ultrawideband radars. These efforts have involved radar waveform design, radar spectrum use, system simulation/modeling, RF propagation aboard naval ships, tropospheric/ionospheric propagation, pulsed propagation for dispersive media, RF scattering from sea and land, and antenna theory. He has over 70 conference/journal articles, book chapters, and reports and is co-editor/co-author of four books (Ultra-Wideband, Short-Pulse Electromagnetics 6,7; Physics of Multiantenna Systems and Broadband Processing; and Principles of Waveform Diversity and Design). Professional activities include: Fellow IEEE; IEEE AES Radar Systems Panel (2006-present); Government Liaison to USNC-URSI (2009-2011); Committee Member of MSS National Symposia (2007-present); US Member (2006-present), Vice Chair (2009-2011), and Chair (2011-2013) of NATO’s Sensors and Electronics Technology Panel; US Navy Lead for MSS Tri-Service Radar Symposia (2005-present); Panel Member and Subject Matter Expert of OSD’s Radar Spectrum and Technology Working Group (2004-2005); Founding Member of Tri-Service Waveform Diversity Working Group (2002-present); AMEREM/EUROEM High-Power Electromagnetics Committee (2002-present). Mokole received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982.
Karl Nebbia (Associate Administrator, DOC/NTIA/OSM) Nebbia leads spectrum management for the executive branch agencies and manages engineering, frequency assignment, IT, policy, emergency planning and, strategic planning functions. Recent efforts have focused on President Obama’s call to identify within 10 years 500 megahertz for wireless broadband. Previously, he served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Domestic Spectrum Management, acting as the focal point for development of domestic policy and coordination of spectrum issues with the FCC. In this capacity, he also chaired the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC), an advisory committee with radio spectrum managers from 19 executive branch agencies. The longest standing federal advisory committee in the United States, the IRAC serves as the primary mechanism for frequency coordination among U.S. government users. Nebbia also has extensive international experience as the program manager coordinating the participation of NTIA staff and the U.S. federal agencies in international spectrum management fora, particularly International Telecommunication Union (ITU) activities such as the ITU Plenipotentiary and Council, the ITU-R study groups, the Radio Advisory Group, the Radiocommunication Assembly, World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), and ITU Development Sector regarding spectrum management. A 1974 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Nebbia joined NTIA in 1983.
Eric Nelson (Supervisory Electronics Engineer, Spectrum and Propagation Measurements Division, DOC/NTIA/ITS) Nelson has held systems engineering and supervisory positions in metropolitan, rural, and airborne cellular companies. He joined ITS in 2002 and became involved in Project 25 digital land mobile radio (LMR) standards development with TIA. He helped develop the Public Safety Communications Research laboratory’s LMR testing capability and spearheaded the formation of a conformity assessment program to evaluate conformance, performance, and interoperability of Project 25 equipment. He currently leads the Spectrum and Propagation Measurements Division at the Institute and oversees testing for NTIA’s Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed pilot program, which is evaluating dynamic spectrum access devices’ ability to opportunistically share vacant spectrum in the UHF LMR bands. Nelson received his M.S. in EE from the University of Washington in 1993.
Jon Peha (Full Professor, Carnegie Mellon University) Dr. Peha has been on leave from 2008 to 2011 to serve in government, first as Chief Technologist of the Federal Communications Commission, and then Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy where he focused on Communications and Research (including creation of the Wireless Spectrum Research & Development Committee). At Carnegie Mellon, he was a Professor in the Dept. of Engineering & Public Policy and the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Associate Director of the Center for Wireless & Broadband Networking. He has been Chief Technical Officer of three high-tech start-ups, and a member of technical staff at SRI International, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Microsoft. He has addressed telecom and e-commerce on legislative staff in the House Energy & Commerce Committee and the Senate, and helped launch and lead a U.S. Government interagency program to assist developing countries with information infrastructure. Peha consults for industry and government agencies around the world. His research spans technical and policy issues of information networks, including spectrum management, broadband, wireless, video and voice over IP, communications for emergency responders, universal service, dissemination of copyrighted material, e-commerce, and network security.
Thomas C. Power (Chief of Staff, DOC/NTIA) Power joined NTIA in April 2009 after serving for nine years as General Counsel of Fiberlink Communications in Blue Bell, PA. From 1994 -2000, he worked at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. At the FCC, Power initially served in supervisory roles in both the Cable Services Bureau and the Common Carrier Bureau. In 1997, FCC Chairman William Kennard selected Power to serve as his Legal Adviser, advising the chairman on broadband, common carrier, and mass media matters. Before joining the FCC, Power was a telecommunications and litigation partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn in Washington. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.
Richard Reaser (Raytheon) Not available.
Frank H. Sanders (Supervisory Electronics Engineer, Telecommunications Theory Division; DOC/NTIA/ITS) From 1979 to 1987, Sanders was a Junior Fellow with the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Boulder, CO. Since 1987 he has been an electronics engineer at ITS. He currently leads the Telecommunications Theory Division at the Institute. His research areas include advanced radio spectrum measurement techniques, radar emission measurement techniques, and effects of interference on radio receivers in general and radar receivers in particular. Sanders is a Colorado native who received a B.A in physics from the University of Colorado in 1987.
Gregory Showman (Director/Senior Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory, Adaptive Sensor Technology Branch) Dr. Showman has 25 years of experience in advanced RF sensor research and development, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of innovative signal processing techniques for radar imaging, electronic protection, and multi-dimensional adaptive filtering. Showman’s accomplishments include development of novel techniques for ultrawideband synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and high-precision turntable inverse SAR (ISAR) image formation, methods for polarimetric SAR calibration, electronic protection against coherent jamming, and space-time adaptive processing (STAP) algorithms and architectures for airborne and space-based ground moving target indication (GMTI) radar systems. Showman is currently involved in the development of robust algorithms and architectures for STAP radar and problems related to electronic warfare for SAR and STAP systems. Specific applications include airborne and space-based radar signal processing for imaging and moving target detection, and electronic protection methods to counter advanced interference techniques. From 1985 to 1992 he worked as an anti-air warfare analyst at the Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, and from 1992 to 2000 he was a full-time graduate research assistant at Georgia Tech. Additionally, Showman is a Senior Member of the IEEE, has served as Treasurer and Chair of the Atlanta joint chapter of the Aerospace and Electronic Systems and Geoscience and Remote Sensing societies of the IEEE, and is actively involved in the peer-review process for IEEE and IET conference papers and journal articles. He received the B.S. degree in Applied Physics from the University of California at Davis in 1985, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in EE from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994 and 2000, respectively.
Douglas C. Sicker (Chief Technology Officer, FCC) Dr. Sicker has held various positions in academia, industry and government. In addition to his current position at the FCC, Sicker is also the DBC Endowed Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a joint appointment in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. Prior to this he served as a senior advisor on the FCC National Broadband Plan. Prior to this he was Director of Global Architecture at Level 3 Communications, Inc. In the late 1990’s Sicker served as Chief of the Network Technology Division at the FCC. He has also held faculty and industry positions in the field of medical sciences and is a senior member of the IEEE, as well as a member of the ACM and the Internet Society. He has served as an advisory to the Department of Justice National Institute of Justice. He was also the Chair of the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council steering committee and served on the Technical Advisory Council of the FCC. His research and teaching interests include network security, wireless systems and telecommunications policy.
Robert Sole (Supervisory Electronics Engineer, DOC/NTIA/OSM, Spectrum Engineering Branch) Sole has been employed by DOC since 1993 working for the NTIA/OSM as a radio spectrum engineer and a branch manager. His primary work involves tests and measurements of radar and communication systems. Sole has published ITU–R reports and recommendations, and numerous NTIA publications. He attended college in West Virginia earning a B.S. in EE and has pursued graduate studies in engineering at John Hopkins University and George Washington University.
John A. Stine (Chief Technology Advisor, The MITRE Corporation, Operations Research and Systems Analysis) Prior to joining MITRE, Dr. Stine served 20 years as an engineer and as an ORSA in the U.S. Army. He served in all company-level leadership positions and in battalion, brigade, and division staff positions. He taught electrical engineering at the U.S. Military Academy. He was the coordinating analyst in the Army’s first tactical networking experiments. In his ten years at MITRE, he has led internally funded research in mobile ad hoc networking, consulted with the DoD on spectrum management issues, authored“Spectrum Management 101” consulted with Army analysis agencies on modeling and analysis of tactical networks specializing on operational effectiveness, and is currently leading a research project to enable more dynamic spectrum management by exploiting models of spectrum consumption. Stine has authored numerous papers on wireless networking, spectrum management, dynamic spectrum access and network modeling and evaluation and has patents and patents pending in wireless mobile ad hoc networking and spectrum management. He received the best paper award at the 2007 IEEE DySPAN Conference and received the International Test and Evaluation Association’s publication award for 2007. Stine holds a B.S. in General Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, M.S. degrees in EE and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in EE from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a senior member of the IEEE and is registered as a professional engineer in the State of Virginia.
Howard Stover (Communications/System Engineer, Alfred E. Mann Foundation) Stover architects communications systems and develops communication devices and mechanisms for command and data transfer of implanted medical products. He evaluates communication scheme adequacy and improves telemetry controller communication and power consumption. Stover leads the efforts on the communication system for the Functional Electrical Stimulation Battery Powered Microstimulator, or FES-BPM. This system provides wireless, non-inductive communication between an implant and its external master controller. He is a listed inventor on several U.S. patents. Stover earned his B.S. at the California Institute of Technology.
Chris Tourigny (Electronics Engineer, Spectrum Engineering Services, FAA) Tourigny’s concentration is in aeronautical surveillance spectrum management on the Spectrum Planning and International Team. He serves as the spectrum advisor to the U.S. Member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aeronautical Surveillance Panel (ASP); participates in aeronautical surveillance and collision avoidance policy and systems standards development within the FAA, ICAO and RTCA, Inc.; applies safety risk management practices within the FAA safety culture; and helps develop mitigations to aeronautical spectrum congestion and system compatibility challenges. After graduating with a B.S. in Physics, Tourigny earned an M.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics under Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Jack Unger (FCC Committee Chair, WISPA) Unger is sometimes called the "grandfather of the wireless ISP industry". After founding Wireless InfoNet (now Ask-Wi.com) in 1993, he deployed one of the first fixed wireless ISPs in 1995. He has trained over 3500 wireless industry personnel, served over 3000 client companies, and he wrote the first fixed wireless broadband handbook, Deploying License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks (Cisco Press, 2003). Today, Unger continues to provide consulting and training services for the wireless broadband industry. He also serves on the Board of WISPA, the Wireless ISP Association (U.S.) and as WISPA’s FCC Committee Chair. The FCC Committee directs WISPA’s FCC work which includes advocating for more licensed and unlicensed WISP spectrum and for more practical operating rules. Unger’s work includes anticipating, addressing and helping to solve spectrum-sharing issues.
Phil Weiser (Dean; Thompson Professor, University of Colorado Law School) Prior to re-joining Colorado Law, Dr. Weiser served as the Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation to the National Economic Council Director at the White House. Prior to that post, he served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International, Policy, and Appellate Matters in the United States Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. Before joining the Obama Administration, Weiser was a professor of law and telecommunications at the University of Colorado, where he also served as an Associate Dean. At CU, Weiser established a national center of excellence in telecommunications and technology law, founding the Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Over the last decade, Weiser has written and taught in the areas of technology, innovation, and competition policy. In particular, Weiser has co-authored two books—Digital Crossroads: American Telecommunications Policy in the Internet Age (MIT Press 2005) and Telecommunications Law and Policy (Carolina Academic Press 2006)—and numerous articles (in both law journals and publications such as The Washington Post and Foreign Affairs), and has testified before both houses of Congress. While a professor at CU, Weiser was active in a number of public service activities, briefing and arguing a number of pro bono cases before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, co-chairing the Colorado Innovation Council, and serving as the lead agency reviewer for the Federal Trade Commission as part of the 2008 Presidential Transition. Prior to joining the CU faculty, Professor Weiser served as senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division at the United States Department of Justice, advising him primarily on telecommunications matters. Before his appointment at the Justice Department, Weiser served as a law clerk to Justices Byron R. White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States Supreme Court and to Judge David Ebel at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Weiser graduated with high honors from both the New York University School of Law and Swarthmore College.