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Jeff Reed  

Professor of Electrical and Computing Engineering & Founder of Wireless @ Virginia Tech

Jeff Reed is the Willis G. Worcester Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering. He is the cofounder of several commercial companies. Cognitive Radio Technologies (CRT), is a company that is commercializing the cognitive radio technologies produced at Virginia Tech for commercial and military applications. Federated Wireless is a company that is commercializing 5G wireless systems and PFP Cybersecurity is a company that specializes in security for embedded systems, including Android platforms.

Reed has also served as a consultant for approximately 30 organizations and more recently was engaged in consulting regarding the AT&T – T-Mobile merger and the band plan strategy for the 600 MHz auctions. He has served on the technical advisory boards for approximately six companies and as an informal advisor on national policy regarding wireless issues, most notably serving on the President’s Council of Advisors in Science and Technology (PCAST) Working Group on how to transition federal spectrum for commercial economic benefits. In 2014, Reed was selected to be a member of CSMAC, the advisory group on spectrum issues for the US Department of Commerce.

In 2004, Reed received the Outstanding Industry Contributor Award from the SDR Forum (now called the Wireless Innovation Forum, WinnForum for short). Also during 2004, he received an award from WinnForum for a pioneering publication from 2001 that provides a mathematical foundation to cognitive radio based on game theory. In 2005 he became a Fellow to the IEEE for contributions to software radio and communications signal processing and for leadership in engineering education. Reedis a previous Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and previously served on the Editorial Board for the Proceedings of the IEEE. Currently he is serving on the editorial board of Wiley Press. In 2013, Reed received the International Achievement Award from the Wireless Innovations forum for the impact of my accumulated research. In 2014, he served as a co-chair for the IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Network (DySPAN) conference.

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