ISART 2012 Speaker Biographies

Eric Nelson (Division Chief, DOC/NTIA/ITS, Measurement and Propagation Division)

Eric 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. Nelson 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 ITS 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.

Lawrence E. Strickling (Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, DOC/NTIA)

Through the Secretary of Commerce, Dr. Strickling is President Obama’s principal advisor on telecommunications policy. He is also Administrator of NTIA. Strickling is a technology policy expert with more than two decades of experience in the public and private sectors. As Policy Coordinator for Obama for America, Strickling oversaw two dozen domestic policy committees and was responsible for technology and telecommunications issues. Prior to joining the campaign, Strickling was Chief Regulatory and Chief Compliance Officer at Broadwing Communications for three years. His private sector experience also includes serving in senior roles at Allegiance Telecom and CoreExpress, Inc. and as a member of the Board of Directors of Network Plus. In government, Strickling served at the Federal Communications Commission as Chief of the Common Carrier Bureau from 1998 to 2000. Prior to that, Strickling was Associate General Counsel and Chief of the FCC's Competition Division. During his tenure at the FCC, Strickling developed and enforced rules to foster competition and protect consumers in the telecommunications marketplace. Prior to joining the FCC, Strickling was Vice President, Public Policy at Ameritech. Before Ameritech, he was a litigation partner at the Chicago law firm of Kirkland & Ellis. Strickling earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in economics. Prior to his appointment, he served on the Board of Visitors at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Chicago's Court Theatre, and on the Board of Directors of Music of the Baroque in Chicago.

Tom Kidd (Director of Strategic Spectrum Policy, Department of the Navy)

Tom 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 and 2012. Kidd entered the Air Force in 1978 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 is a winner of Federal Computer Week's 2010 Federal 100 award and a regular contributor to Chips Magazine, author of the recurring column "Full Spectrum."

Bruce Washington (Chief of Staff / CSMAC DFO, DOC/NTIA/OSM)

No biography provided.

James Craig (Senior Advisor, Wireless Planning and Strategy, DOJ/CIO)

James (Jim) Craig retired from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2008, as the Assistant Administrator for Operational Support. In this role he served as the agency’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and managed DEA’s Office of Information Systems, Office of Administration, Office of Forensic Sciences, and Office of Investigative Technology. Craig began his law enforcement career in 1980 with the Hollywood (Florida) Police Department. He joined DEA in 1983 and served as a Special Agent in Miami, New York City, and the Middle East. He was initially promoted in 1993, serving as a Resident Agent in Charge and later as an Inspector at DEA Headquarters. In 1997, Craig was promoted, serving assignments as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations Division and in the Denver Field Division. In 2002, Craig was promoted to the Senior Executive Service as the Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Division and in 2004 was reassigned to the same position in the Houston Field Division. For many years, Craig has been at the forefront of emerging technology issues. He has forged numerous relationships within the law enforcement community, as well as industry, while playing a significant role in evolving legislation relative to law enforcement communication and electronic surveillance challenges. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He has been married for 25 years and has three children. Craig currently resides in Northern Virginia.

Joseph D. Hersey, Jr. (Chief, U.S. Coast Guard Spectrum Management and Telecommunication Policy Division)

Joe Hersey began working for the U.S. Coast Guard as a radar engineer in 1975 after an Air Force tour responsible for developing ground support equipment for the then-new F4G Wild Weasel. In 1981 he began working in radio spectrum management and has been doing so ever since. He administers the U.S. National Committee’s technical advisory group for TC80, the International Electrotechnical Commission’s committee for maritime radiocommunications and navigation equipment. He is Agency Vice Chairman of and Coast Guard representative to the U.S. Government's Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC). Hersey is a Professional Engineer, holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Engineering from Brown University in Rhode Island, and has been married for 34 years to a wife he doesn’t deserve but loves dearly. He has two grown daughters and a son serving in the Marines as an infantry officer.

Mark Settle (Deputy Chief, Policy and Rules Division, FCC/OET)

Mark Settle is Deputy Chief of the FCC division responsible for spectrum allocations as reflected in the Table of Frequency Allocations, for maintaining the Part 15 Rules for operation of unlicensed devices, and for coordination with NTIA of non-federal frequency use. These coordination responsibilities include the processing of individual frequency requests for the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, International Bureau and OET’s Experimental Licensing Branch. The Division also reviews and evaluates the interference potential of all federal agency spectrum requests that include the use of frequencies that are shared or allocated exclusively for non-federal use. Settle is also the FCC’s Liaison to NTIA’s Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC). Prior to coming to the FCC, Settle spent sven years working for NTIA, and ten for the Department of the Navy.

Dan Hankins (Chair/Coordinator for AFTRCC)

In addition to serving as the Chair of the Aerospace and Flight Test Radio Coordinating Council, Dan Hankins is also currently serving as Spectrum Manager at Cessna Aircraft, and is on the Board of Directors for MRFAC, an FCC recognized PLMR coordinator. Prior work experience includes Cessna Aircraft Company from 1990-2004. His duties included design, installation, maintenance and operation of ground station VHF/UHF communications systems, telemetry receiving and data processing systems and associated networks. Hankins attended Wichita State University from 1987 to 1994.

John Hunter (Strategic Planning Division, DOC/NTIA/OSM)

No biography provided.

Howard McDonald (Branch Chief, DSO Systems and Technology Branch)

Howard McDonald joined the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO) in December 2008 after a 23 year career in private industry addressing a wide variety of challenges associated with DoD spectrum operations. He has successfully guided multidisciplinary teams to perform electromagnetic environmental effects and spectrum management related activities at all phases of the equipment life cycle. As the Branch Chief for DSO’s Systems and Technology Branch, he currently leads DSO's efforts to address the impacts of emerging technologies, including Dynamic Spectrum Access and Policy-Based Spectrum Management, on DoD spectrum operations.

Jeff Boksiner (Chief Engineer, Antennas and Spectrum Analysis Division
US Army RDECOM CERDEC S&TCD)

Jeffrey Boksiner is the Chief Engineer for the Antennas and Spectrum Analysis Division at the US Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Space & Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD). For CERDEC, he leads efforts on spectrum efficiency and effectiveness, including the work on Policy-Based Radio (PBR), Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies, interference and propagation modeling, and the Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessments (SSRAs). Also, he carries out basic research on metamaterials and their application to antenna systems for tactical communications. Boksiner holds a PhD in Physics from Rutgers University and a MS and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of NYU. Prior to joining CERDEC, he was with Telcordia Technologies specializing in Spectrum Management, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), and electrical and RF safety. He has also held leadership positions in various standards activities including ITU, IEC, IEEE, and NFPA.

Joseph Heaps (Policy Advisor on Communications and Radio Frequency Issues, National Institute of Justice (NIJ)/DOJ)

Joseph Heaps has recently returned to NIJ from invited details to the Federal Communications Commission to work on the National Broadband Plan and the Department of Commerce to work on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. Prior to NIJ, Heaps was Vice President of Business Development at AstroVision International, a commercial satellite company. Heaps was a Senior Policy Analyst at the FCC, where he advised three FCC Chairmen and served as a United States Delegate to the World Radiocommunication Conference in Istanbul (2000) and in Geneva (1997). Prior to the FCC, Heaps worked in fixed income portfolio investment management at T. Rowe Price Associates and served eight years on active duty in the U.S. Navy as an Aviator and in Systems Acquisition in the Space and Electronic Warfare Community. Heaps holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor in EE from Villanova University. Heaps is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

John Chapin (Program Manager, DARPA Strategic Technologies Office)

Dr. Chapin previously served as Visiting Scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and concurrently as Chief Scientist at TV Band Service, LLC. He earlier spent 9 years in technical leadership roles at Vanu, Inc., a provider of software-designed radio (SDR) based cellular radio access networks. His work there on SDR and cognitive radio earned multiple awards including Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Dynamic Spectrum Analysis best paper, SDR Forum best paper, and SDR Forum Industry Achievement Award. Prior to Vanu, Chapin was on the faculty of the Electric Engineering and Computer Science department of MIT, where his research earned the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). He served as chairman of the SDR Forum from 2007 to 2009 and has been a member of the Federal Communications Commission Technological Advisory Council since its inception. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1997.

Robert V. Hite (Chief, Project Management Program, DOC/NTIA)

Robert Hite has been with NTIA since June of 2004 and is currently the Chief of the Project Management Program in NTIA’s Information Technology Division. Prior to working for NTIA, Hite consulted to both government and private industry clients developing systems with financial, public, and scientific applications. He has been in the Information Technology field for 30 years, designing, building, and managing an interesting array of software development efforts, including the current Federal Spectrum Management System (FSMS) at NTIA.

Chriss A. Hammerschmidt (Electronics Engineer, DOC/NTIA/ITS, Telecommunications Measurement Division)

Chriss Hammerschmidt joined NTIA/ITS in 2010. She is currently involved with Spectrum Surveys, propagation measurements, and soil permittivity and conductivity material measurements. Prior to her work at ITS, she worked at NIST from 1990 to 2010. During her time at NIST she worked in the area of material measurements using stripline cavities, coaxial airlines, Fabry-Perot resonators, and free-field, time-domain systems. Hammerschmidt has also worked in the noise temperature project assembling and running measurement systems. She then moved to the Time-Domain project where she worked on measuring the shielding effectiveness of aircraft, including the orbiter Endeavour. She received a bronze medal for her work on the Endeavour project. Hammerschmidt has a B.A. in physics and an M.S. in EE, both from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO.

Michael G. Cotton (Electronics Engineer, DOC/NTIA/ITS, Telecommunications Theory Division)

Mike 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. in aerospace engineering in 1992 and an M.S. in EE with an emphasis on electromagnetics in 1999, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Frank H. Sanders (Supervisory Electronics Engineer, DOC/NTIA/ITS, Telecommunications Theory Division)

From 1979 to 1987, Frank 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.

Michael Calabrese (Senior Research Fellow and Director Wireless Future Project, New America Foundation

As a Senior Research Fellow with New America's Open Technology Institute, Michael 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. He is an appointed member of the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). Calabrese is the founding director of New America's Wireless Future Program and also served as Vice President (2003-2010), 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.

Peter Stanforth (CTO, Spectrum Bridge, Inc.)

Peter Stanforth has a BSc (honors) in Computer Science from the University of Teesside. Stanforth has a track record of creating companies to exploit innovative technologies in voice and data communications, ranging from cellular roaming, softswitching, ad hoc networking, and cognitive networking. Stanforth cofounded Spectrum Bridge Inc. in 2007 to develop ways to identify allocate and manage wireless spectrum for these technologies to operate in. The technology that SBI created has become the basis for a number of spectrum sharing platforms including TV White Space. Stanforth holds over 20 patents in wireless communications and data networking.

William Webb (Founding Director, Neul, Ltd.)

Neul is a company developing machine-to-machine technologies and networks, which was formed at the start of 2011. Prior to founding Neul, Webb was a Director at Ofcom where he managed a team providing technical advice and performing research across all areas of Ofcom’s regulatory remit. He also led some of the major reviews conducted by Ofcom including the Spectrum Framework Review, the development of Spectrum Usage Rights and most recently cognitive or white space policy. Previously, Webb worked for a range of communications consultancies in the UK in the fields of hardware design, computer simulation, propagation modelling, spectrum management and strategy development. Webb also spent three years providing strategic management across Motorola’s entire communications portfolio, based in Chicago. Webb has published 12 books, 90 papers, and 18 patents. He is a Visiting Professor at Surrey University, a member of Ofcom’s Spectrum Advisory Board (OSAB) and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE and the IET where he is a Vice President. His biography is included in multiple “Who’s Who” publications around the world. Webb has a first class honours degree in electronics, a Ph.D., and an M.B.A. He can be contacted at william.webb@neul.com.

Preston F. Marshall (Deputy Director, Information Sciences Institute (ISI), University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering/Research Professor at USC’s Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering)

Dr. Marshall is responsible leadership to computational technology, including high-performance computing, biomedical electronics, smart grid, and circuit design research programs. His personal research interests are in wireless networking and cognitive radio. Formerly he was Program Manager with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for many of the DARPA Wireless, Cognitive Radio, and networking programs. These programs include development of the XG Dynamic Spectrum Access technology, Wireless Networking after Next (WNAN) program for low cost wireless networking and the Disruption and Delay Tolerant Networking Program (DTN). These programs collectively provide the technology base for high performance and affordable wireless networking. Marshall has written many articles, book chapters and conference presentations on the subject of cognitive radio and spectrum issues. He is author of the recently released “Quantitative Analysis of Cognitive Radio and Network Performance” by ARTECH House, and the upcoming “Scalability, Density and Decision Making in Cognitive Wireless Networks”, by Cambridge University Press. He is Executive Chair of the IEEE DYSPAN Dynamic Spectrum conference. Marshall holds a B.S. in EE and M.S. in Information Science from Lehigh University, and a Ph.D. in EE from Trinity College, Dublin, IE.

Mark Gorenberg (Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners)

Mark Gorenberg joined co-founders Ann Winblad and John Hummer as Hummer Winblad Venture Partners began investing their first fund in 1990. Prior to Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Gorenberg was at Sun Microsystems where he managed emerging new media areas and was a member of the original SparcStation team. Over the last 20 years Gorenberg has served as a board member for numerous successful Hummer Winblad start-ups, including Omniture (IPO and acquired by Adobe), AdForce (IPO and acquired by CMGI), NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems) and Scopus Technologies (IPO and acquired by Siebel) and Crowdfactory (acquired by Marketo). Currently, he serves as a Director of 6connect, Aria Systems, Cenzic, Domo, ontheFRONTIER, Signal Demand, OptiMine, and InsideSales. In 2011, Gorenberg was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), a 21-person advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers (www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast). Gorenberg is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation, a member of the Steering Committee of Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT, the Leadership Board of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, the Technology Advisory Committee of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Board of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment. In 2012, Gorenberg also became a Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Mark received a B.S.E.E. from MIT, an M.S.E.E. from the University of Minnesota, and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

Apurva N. Mody (Chairman of the recently launched WhiteSpace Alliance™ www.WhiteSpaceAlliance.org)/ Chair of the IEEE 802.22 Working Group (WG) for Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRANs)(www.ieee802.org/22))

Under Dr. Mody’s leadership, the IEEE 802.22 Working Group has received the IEEE SA Emerging Technology Award. Mody received his Ph. D. in EE from Georgia Institute of Technology in December 2004. He sold six patents developed during his Ph. D. to Intellectual Ventures. Mody has been responsible for growing the BAE Systems expertise and market share on Cognitive Radio (CR), Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) related programs from $650K in 2005 to more than $15M today. Mody has served in leading roles on many Department of Defense (DoD) programs such as DARPA Communications under Extreme RF Spectrum (CommEx), DARPA Cognitive-radio Low-energy Analysis Sensing IC (CLASIC), US Army Agile Spectrum Utilization for Robustness and Efficiency (ASURE), NTIA Spectrum Sharing Test-bed etc. He is a regularly invited speaker at DoD and commercial conferences. Mody is a Senior Member of the IEEE, was President’s Fellow while at Georgia Tech, and is a member of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. His research work has been published in numerous book chapters, publications and patents. Mody can also be reached at apurva.mody@ieee.org.

John A. Stine (Chief Technology Advisor, The MITRE Corporation, Operations Research and Systems Analysis)

Prior to joining MITRE, John 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.

Lynn Grande (Chair, IEEE DySPAN 1900.5 Working Group)

Lynn Grande has been involved in the research of policy standardization for over 10 years and DSA for 4 years as chair of IEEE DySPAN 1900.5 working group. She has worked in the field of communications engineering since 1984. With a Masters in Computer Systems Engineering from Boston University, an M.B.A. from Bryant University, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Western New England College, she is currently working on her Doctorate in Computer Engineering at Florida Atlantic University. Her engineering career began with developing communications software for the “factory of the future” concept while at Cincinnati Milacron followed by a 24 year career in engineering and project management with General Dynamics C4 Systems on projects such as JTRS HMS and WIN-T. She is a certified project manager.

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, Dale 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).

Peter A. Tenhula (Senior Advisor, DOC/NTIA)

Peter Tenhula is a Senior Advisor at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in the Department of Commerce. Tenhula joined NTIA in April 2012 where he advises the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and the Office of Spectrum Management on spectrum policy matters. Prior to joining NTIA, Tenhula worked at Shared Spectrum Company in Vienna, Virginia, for six years, serving as the company’s Vice President and General Counsel. Peter was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Wireless Innovation Forum (formerly the SDR Forum) and chaired the Forum’s Regulatory Committee. From 1990 to 2006, Tenhula served at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, where he held several positions including Acting Deputy Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Director of the Spectrum Policy Task Force, Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Michael Powell, Special Counsel to General Counsel William Kennard and staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel and the Mass Media Bureau. He received his undergraduate degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University, Bloomington, and earned a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

H. Stephen Berger (President, TEM Consulting, LP.)

Stephen Berger is president of TEM Consulting, an engineering services and consulting firm in Austin, TX, dealing in regulatory compliance, wireless testing, EMC, and voting equipment. Berger was the convener and founding chair of IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 41, Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks and immediate past chair of the IEEE EMC Society Standards Development Committee. He has also been president of the International Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (iNARTE). Among his current projects, he leads the ANSI C63.27 working group, developing standard test methods for wireless coexistence.

Dennis A. Roberson (Vice Provost, Corporate Relations and Strategic Initiatives/Research Professor, Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology)

In his capacity as Vice Provost, Dennis Roberson has responsibility for IIT’s relationships with its various corporate partners and serves as the focus for the implementation of IIT’s Strategic Plan. He also supports the development of new research centers, and the successful initiation and growth of IIT related technology-based business ventures. Roberson is a co-founder of IIT’s Wireless Network and Communications Research Center (WiNCom) and an educator in the wireless networking arena. He is also the President and CEO of Roberson and Associates, LLC, a consulting firm primarily focused on wireless technology and technology management serving government and commercial customers. He serves on the governing and/or advisory boards of several technology-based companies and on the FCC’s Technology Advisory Council and Open Internet Advisory Committee, and the U.S. Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. He also recently served as an Invited Expert on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Working Group on Spectrum Policy. Prior to IIT, Roberson was EVP and CTO at Motorola. He has an extensive corporate career including major business and technology responsibilities at IBM, DEC (now part of HP), AT&T, and NCR. He is involved with a wide variety of Technology, Educational and Youth organizations and serves as a frequent speaker at universities, companies, technical workshops, and conferences around the globe. Roberson has B.S. degrees in EE and in Physics from Washington State University and a M.S. in EE from Stanford.

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.