Faculty

ITP prof Ritchie Moutoux teaching in the distance education studio

The faculty of the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program is our greatest asset. We combine core technical experience in the fields of technology, Internet security, routing, law, economics and business. Many of our faculty members are leading researchers in their fields, and several have held positions of authority in government. Our faculty are regularly invited to speak at international conferences to provide Congressional testimony on telecommunications matters, and to consult with industry leaders. No other program in the world can boast of the reputation that our faculty members enjoy and bring to the students in our small classroom setting.

Ken Baker

  • PhD- EE from Virginia Tech
  • Research in applications and methods related to wireless communications networks and systems. Within this field, he is currently pursuing the investigation of cognitive network techniques for small cells.
Bio:

Dr. Ken Baker has held various positions related to both RF network planning and new product research and development at Nortel and Qualcomm Inc. In addition he has participated in the rollout of CDMA systems worldwide. Since joining the faculty at CU Boulder, he continues these roles via wireless industry consulting and training. The emphasis is in LTE network configurations for indoor coverage for both commercial and public safety applications. He holds twelve patents in CDMA communication system technology.

Professor Baker's research concerns the investigation of cognitive network techniques which use shorter range wireless physical links to enable applications such as robotic control, sensing, security, and communications. This includes augmentations to the existing large area wireless network infrastructure to facilitate sensing and advanced indoor communication capabilities. The goal is to enable these systems to thrive and function well in the same physical locations, possibly sharing the same spectrum.

Education:

PhD, EE, Virginia Tech

Courses:
Contact:

Phone: 303-735-2684
Fax: 303-492-1112
Email: ken.baker@colorado.edu
Office: ECOT 347
 

 

Timothy Barker

  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • MS-ITP at CU, Boulder
  • Teaching in the areas of Systems Development, Software Engineering, Project Management, and Networking & Telecommunications
Bio:

Timothy Barker has over 25 years in the Telecommunications industry. His experience spans a diverse range of technologies. He has held various positions involving management, designing, testing and teaching of Data Networks, Enterprise Telephone Systems, Digital Switching, Signaling and Transmission systems, and Next-Generation Network.

Currently, Tim is a Professional Services Manager with Tekelec, Inc. He manages a Professional Services department responsible for Network Design and Implementation Services of Next-Generation Solutions, deployed in the Telephone, Cable and Cellular Service Providers networks.

Prior to Tekelec, Tim worked at Cisco Systems, Inc. as a Solution Test Engineering Lead, where he oversaw the overall Solution Test projects’ design, implementations, system and solutions Load/Stress and Automation testing activities for enterprise voice (IP Telephony) solutions and Voice-Over-IP/Voice-Over-ATM service provider solutions.

Education:
  • M.S. Telecommunications, University of Colorado Boulder
  • M.S. Administration, Central Michigan University
  • B.S. Occupational Education, Wayland Baptist University
Courses:

TLEN 5440 Multimedia Networking

Contact:

Email: Timothy.Barker@colorado.edu

Mobile: (919) 699-1861

Frank S. Barnes

  • Professor and Founder of ITP
  • PhD, EE from Stanford
  • Research in laser, fiber optics, microwave devices, and effects of electromagnetic fields on biological systems. He also teaches electronics and optical electronics and is a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS
Bio:

Frank S. Barnes, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Barnes conducts research in laser, fiber optics, microwave devices, and effects of electromagnetic fields on biological systems. He also teaches electronics and optical electronics and is a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He has been awarded the Bernard M. Gordon Prize from National Academy of Engineering for Innovations in Engineering Education 2004, IEEE Education Society 2003 Achievement Award, and 2002 Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Educator Award from American Society of Engineering Education ECE Section. Along with political scientist George Codding, Frank Barnes co-founded the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program in 1971.

Education:
  • PhD Electrical Engineering, Stanford, 1958.
Courses:
  • TLEN 5480 Intro to Optical Fiber Communications
  • Can serve as Chair or Member of Master's Thesis Committees
  • Can serve as Chair or Member of PhD Dissertation Committees
Contact:
Phone: 303-492-8225
Fax: 303-492-1112 
Email: barnes@colorado.edu
Office: ECOT 250

Brad Bernthal

  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • JD, University of Colorado Law School
  • Courses in the areas of telecommunication policy with an emphasis on spectrum issues; telecommunications policy issues with a focus on spectrum management, public safety, and so-called "smart" radios (i.e., cognitive and software defined radios)
Bio:

Professor Brad Bernthal teaches and conducts research in the Law School and Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. In ITP, Brad leads courses in the areas of telecommunication policy with an emphasis on spectrum issues. In the Law School, Brad leads the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and the Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic. In addition to his clinical instruction, Brad teaches a doctrinal course in the area of entrepreneurial finance. Prior to joining Colorado Law as an Associate Clinical Professor, Brad served as the Silicon Flatirons Fellow for 2005-2007, a research associate appointment associated with Colorado Law's Silicon Flatirons Center. His current research involves telecommunications policy issues with a focus on spectrum management, public safety, and so-called "smart" radios (i.e., cognitive and software defined radios).

Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Brad started his legal career in San Francisco with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP. He then returned to Denver where he practiced at Hogan & Hartson, LLP before most recently working for the Boulder law firm of Berg, Hill, Greenleaf and Ruscitti LLP. Prior to law school, Brad conducted legislative research as a staff assistant to United States Senator Robert Kerrey of Nebraska.

Education:
  • JD University of Colorado School of Law (2001, Chief Justice Luis D. Rovira Constitutional Law Scholar)
  • BA University of Kansas (1995, Departmental Honors in Philosophy)
Courses:
  • TLEN 5230 Policy: Spectrum Management (co-taught with Dale Hatfield and Bryan Tramont) (Summer 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • LAWS 7241/TLEN 5240 Telecommunication Law and Policy (Fall 2006, 2008)
  • LAWS 7809/TLEN 7241 Technology Law and Policy Clinic (Fall 2007, Spring 2008)
Contact:

Phone: 303-492-0610
Email: brad.bernthal@colorado.edu
Office: LAWS 105R

Cathy Bishop

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • MS, Computer Science, CU-Boulder
  • Over 20 years experience as a professional programmer, with an emphasis on Unix, C/C++, and Java
Bio:

Cathy Bishop has over 20 years experience as a professional programmer, with an emphasis on Unix, C/C++, and Java. She currently works for Qualstar Corporation, a storage company with an R&D division here in Boulder. She has also has 7 years teaching computer science full time at Red Rocks Community College and has taught part time at CU since 2001.

Education:
  • BS in Computer Science, University of Wyoming (1986)
  • MS in Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder (1991)

John Black

  • Associate Professor
  • PhD, University of California, Davis
  • Cryptography; network security; provable security; efficient implementations; probabilistic algorithms
Education:

Timothy Brown

  • Professor of ITP and ECEE
  • PhD, EE from Caltech
  • Studies adaptation in complex communications systems. his group has developed new protocols for wireless ad hoc (also known as mesh) networks.
Bio:

Professor Brown investigates how to use adaptation in complex communication systems. His group has developed new protocols for wireless ad hoc (also known as mesh) networks and he now heads a project to test these protocols in a network of small unmanned airplanes. Other work has studied cellular system design and quality of service in packet networks. Before joining the University of Colorado in 1995, he developed algorithms and architectures for hardware neural networks at Bell Communications Research and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the Colorado Junior Faculty Development Award. He has over 50 publications to his credit and has worked with over 150 students on Thesis and Capstone projects.

Education:
  • BS Physics, Pennsylvania State University
  • PhD Electrical Engineering, Caltech, 1991
Courses:
  • Can serve as Chair or Member of Master's Thesis Committees
Contact:

Phone: 303-492-1630
Fax: 303-492-1112
Email: timxb@colorado.edu
Office: ECOT 256 
Office hours: On Leave of Absence
Web Site: ece.colorado.edu/~timxb

Paul Cernick

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • BS Computer Science, Marquette University
  • Advanced IP routing concepts and design strategies; network design consulting experience working on large scale IP internetworks; Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert #5383, a certification held by less than 15,000 people worldwide
Bio:

Paul Cernick has over 10 years of network design consulting experience working on large scale IP internetworks in mixed vendor environments. In addition, Mr. Cernick worked as an Engineer for Juniper Networks providing support to a Tier 1 ISP on technologies such as MPLS, BGP, and OSPF. In the past, Mr. Cernick has worked as a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor teaching advanced IP routing concepts and design strategies throughout the country and he published a book on the subject "Cisco IP routing Protocols" by IDG Books. Mr. Cernick holds Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert #5383, a certification held by less than 15,000 people worldwide. His interests include creating dynamic and interactive classroom scenarios that mimic real world IP networking environments to better prepare students for careers in the IP network design field.

Education:
  • BS Computer Science, Marquette University, 1997, CCIE #5383
Courses:
Contact:

Phone: 303-387-5144
Fax: 303-492-1112
E-Mail: cernick@me.com
Office: Juniper Systems

Lijun Chen

  • Assistant Professor
  • PhD, Control and Dynamical Systems from Caltech
  • Complex networked systems; energy-aware network design; optimization, game theory and their engineering applications; network economics; theoretical foundation of complex engineering networks
Bio:

Professor Chen’s research aims to build rigorous foundations and develop new methodologies in optimization, game theory, and systems theory for modeling, analysis, design, and control of complex networked systems, in particular communication and computer networks and smart grids. A long-term research goal is to develop a foundational theory of network architecture that would include a common analytical framework and language that handles and integrates computation, communication, control, and incentive, and allow rigorous analysis and systematic design of complex networked systems.

Education:
  • PhD, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology, 2007
Courses:
  • TLEN 7000 Foundation of Networks
Contact:

Email: lijun.chen@colorado.edu 
Phone: 303-492-4383
Office: ECOT 335
Office Hours: Tuesday Thursday 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Website: http://spot.colorado.edu/~lich1539

Charles Cook

  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • ME Electrical Engineering
  • More than 40 Telecommunications Patents
  • Principal Architect with CenturyLink
Bio:

Charles Cook is a Senior Member of IEEE and has more than 25 years of industry experience in Telecommunications. He began his career at Bell Laboratories. In the early 90's he joined USWEST Advanced Technologies where he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and Director of the Wireless Group. He is currently a Principal Architect at CenturyLink with responsibility for the development of copper, fiber, wireless access architectures and strategies.

Charles has been active in the development of National and International Standards for Physical-Layer access interfaces and technologies since 1987.  During that time he held several industry leadership positions including co-chairing the Joint Technical Committee responsible for the development of the 2.5 Generation PCS/Cellular air interface standards that established the foundation of currently deployed mobile telecommunications technologies. He is well respected for his contributions to the development of national and international industry standards and holds over 40 patents in the area of telecommunications.

Education:
  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • ME Electrical Engineering
Courses:
Contact:

Email: charles.cook@colorado.edu 
Phone: 720-262-3801
Fax: 720-890-0388

Mark Dehus

  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • MS Computer Science
  • 7 years of System Administration Experience
  • Application Manager, Center for Advanced Engineering and Technology Education, CU-Boulder
Bio:

Mark Dehus' focus is virtualization and large-scale systems administration. His current research includes virtualization management systems, content delivery/distribution networks, and applications of virtualization toward computer science education. Mark has seven years experience in Systems Administration, and is currently the IT Research & Application Manager for the Center for Advanced Engineering and Technology Education (CAETE)

Education:
  • MS Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder
Courses:
  • TLEN 5410 Network Management and Operations
Contact:

Email: mark.dehus@colorado.edu
Phone: 303-735-6275
Office Hours: By Appointment

Conwell Dickey

  • Scholar in Residence
  • MS EE from Montana State University
  • 28 years with Hewlett Packard
  • Leading the development of ITP's Digital Energy Program—the intersection of Telecommunications Systems with the Electric Power Grid, and Information Technology. Current efforts include lab and curriculum development.
Bio:

Conwell Dickey is a Scholar in Residence in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His current focus is on the Digital Energy Program, an area of specialization within the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program that focuses on the intersection of energy systems and telecommunication systems. 

Prior to joining the University of Colorado he has been deeply involved in technical education, and particularly energy education. He has served as the program director for the Clean Energy Technology program at Front Range Community College. More recently he has been involved in the development and delivery of smart grid technical training short courses spanning the power systems, telecommunications and information technology disciplines. In 2007, he retired early from Hewlett Packard to pursue his passion for technical education. While at HP he served for 28 years in various engineering and management positions. Most recently he was a senior engineer and program manager in Hewlett Packard’s Technical Workstations division. Beside his technical contributions throughout his career at HP, he was also very active in promoting the essential partnership between industry and education via such efforts as HP’s Visiting Scientist program. He brings his passions for technical education and academic/industry partnerships with him to the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado.

Education:
  • BS Electrical Engineering, Montana State University
  • MS Electrical Engineering, Montana State University
Courses:
  • TLEN 5580 Energy Communications Networks
  • TLEN 5600 Telecommunications Seminar (Energy Focus in spring)
Contact:

Phone: 303-492-4243
Cell Phone: 970-222-5626
Email: Conwell.dickey@colorado.edu
Office: DLC 1B11
On Campus Schedule: Google Calendar
Office Hours: Tuesday Thursday 11:00 - 12:00pm

Jeffrey DiMaio

  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • MS, ITP at Cu Boulder
  • Jeff is a subject matter expert in the field of voice, video and collaboration technologies for public sector customers
Bio:

Jeff DiMaio currently works as a Consulting Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc. In this role, Jeff is a subject matter expert in the field of voice, video and collaboration technologies for public sector customers across the Western United States. He has a passion for video and distance learning technologies.

Prior to this role at Cisco, Jeff worked as a Product Manager at SpectraLink Corporation who was a pioneer in the field of Voice over Wi-Fi technologies. He was active member of the Wi-Fi Alliance and helped develop some of the early wireless Quality of Service standards.

Jeff is a contributing author on two Cisco Press titles including Deploying Cisco Controller based wireless. He graduated from the University of Colorado ITP Program in 2008 and maintains several industry certifications including CCNP, CISSP and CWNE. 

Education:
  • MS in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado Boulder
Courses:
  • TLEN 5300 Telecommunications Theory and Applications
Contact:

Email: dimaio@colorado.edu
Office Hours: By Appointment

Kevin Epperson

  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • MS, ITP at CU Boulder
  • His research interests include inter-domain routing anomalies, analysis of the internet routing table and the economic viability of multi-service networks
Bio:

Kevin Epperson is currently a Principal Engineer with Microsoft Corporation. Kevin specializes in IP routing protocols and Internet dynamics. His research interests include inter-domain routing anomalies, analysis of the internet routing table and the economics of content delivery in emerging markets.

Education:
  • MS Telecommunications, Colorado 1998
  • BS Business Administration, Colorado 1996
  • Curriculum Vitae
Courses:
  • Can serve as a Member of Master's Thesis Committees
Contact:

Fax: 303-492-1112
E-Mail: Epperson@colorado.edu
Office Hours: by Appointment Only

Harvey Gates

  • Assistant Professor
  • PhD, EE University of Denver
  • Specializes in graduate-level data and computer communications. Consults on commercial and defense related telecommunication initiatives.  His customers include carrier equipment manufacturers, inter-exchange carriers, wireless communication companies, several aerospace corporations, and selected Department of Defense organizations and agencies
Bio:

Dr. Gates has a dual appointment as Associate Professor Adjunct in the Department of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and in the Department of Aerospace Sciences, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has served at the University of Colorado since 1981. Dr. Gates specializes in graduate-level data and computer communications. He teaches both in-class as well as distance education with the Center for Advanced Engineering and Technology Education (CAETE). He has served extensively on thesis committees, dissertation research committees, and as student advisor. He is also one of the original cofounders and principal staff member of the newly established Research and EngineeringCenter for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Dr. Gates is also the principal of his consulting practice in Boulder, CO since 1999. He is currently working with both commercial and defense related telecommunication initiatives. His customers include carrier equipment manufacturers, inter-exchange carriers, wireless communication companies, several aerospace corporations, and selected Department of Defense organizations and agencies.

Education:
  • PhD, EE, University of Denver.
  • Registered professional engineer (PE)
  • Curriculum Vitae
Courses:
  • Can serve as Chair or Member of Master's Thesis Committees
Contact:

Phone: 303-735-2684
Fax: 303-492-1112
Email: hgates@colorado.edu
Office: ECOT 347

Richard Green

  • Lecturer 
  • PhD, University of Washington 
  • Dr. Green is a pioneer in the Cable Industry and a fellow of the Society for Motion Picture and TV Engineers
Bio:

Richard R. Green is the former President and CEO of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs®). In this position, he headed the research and development organization responsible for charting the cable television industry’s course in technology. Green had served in this role for the past 20 years as the first CEO of the labs. During his tenure CableLabs successfully helped the cable industry enter a new era of standards based new business endeavors such as high speed Internet access and digital voice.

Prior to CableLabs®, Green held the position of senior vice president of Broadcast Operations and Engineering at the Public Broadcasting Service where his contributions included construction of national network origination and transmission facilities. He was instrumental in establishing Public Broadcasting as a leader in High Definition Television and digital audio transmission technology. Prior to his role at PBS, he helped organize and establish the Advanced Television Systems Committee, a multi-industry-supported organization founded to develop voluntary national standards for advanced television. He held the position of Executive Director of that organization until 1983.

From 1980 to 1983, Green was director of the CBS Advanced Television Technology Laboratory in Stamford, Conn. In addition to his work at CBS in digital television and high-definition TV, Green participated in international standardization efforts that date from the late 1970s and chaired the committee that developed CCIR (now ITU-R) Recommendation 601, a worldwide television standard for digital signals. He is past chairman of SG9, a United Nations signatory committee (ITU-T) charged with the responsibility of recommending worldwide standards for advanced television services.

Green served as Director of Engineering at Times Fiber Communications from 1979-1980. In that role he developed technology for cabling of fiber and electro-optic and laser technology for application in cable distribution.

From 1977 to 1979, Dr. Green managed ABC’s Video Tape Post Production Department in Hollywood, and from 1972 to 1977, he directed basic research in laser technology for the Hughes Aircraft Co. in Los Angeles. Green served as a senior staff scientist for Boeing Scientific Research Laboratories (1964-1972), and as an assistant professor at the University of Washington (1968-1972).

Green is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Cable Center’s Executive Committee, and is past Chairman of Study Group 9 of the International Telecommunication Union, is Chairman of the Communications Technology Advisory Board, is a member of the FCC Technical Advisory Council, and is a Cable Television Pioneer. He also is a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and TV Engineers. He serves as Board member and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of Liberty Global Corporation and a Board Member of Jones NCTI Corporation.

He is the author of more than 55 technical papers on topics ranging from TV production to electro-optical and laser research. Green was voted CED’s Man of the Year in 1991 and was selected by ElectronicMedia as one of 12 people in the U.S. media to watch in 1993. He is the recipient of the 1999 NCTA Vanguard Award for Science & Technology and selected as a 2008 inductee in the Cable Hall of Fame. Green managed and produced the first HDTV programs in the U.S. in December of 1981.

Education:
  • BS degree from Colorado College (1959)
  • MS in physics from the State University of New York in Albany (1964)
  • PhD from the University of Washington (1968)
Courses:
  • TLEN 5380 Future of Video: Technology, Policy and Economics
Contact:

Email: richard.r.green@colorado.edu
Office: ECOT 318
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays by Appointment

Dale Hatfield

  • Adjunct Professor
  • MS, Industrial Management—Purdue
  • Hatfield has nearly four decades of experience in telecommunications policy and regulation and spectrum management issues
Bio:

Dale N. Hatfield is currently an independent consultant and Adjunct Professor in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Hatfield was the Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission and, immediately before that, he was Chief Technologist at the Agency. He retired from the Commission and government service in December 2000. Before joining the Commission 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. Before moving to NTIA, Hatfield was Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy at the FCC. Hatfield has nearly four decades of experience in telecommunications policy and regulation.

Hatfield has been involved in spectrum management issues for almost his entire career, including having major responsibilities for management of the resource at both the FCC and NTIA. Additionally, he has lectured, developed and taught short courses, and consulted in the area of spectrum management both domestically and internationally. For example, during 2005, Hatfield presented material and moderated a series of four virtual conferences on the topic of spectrum management for the development arm of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-D). The fourth conference included participation by 18 countries around the world. Also, in 2005, Hatfield co-chaired the Technical Committee of the IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access" (DSA) networks, co-chaired a day-long panel session on spectrum management issues on behalf of the General Accounting Office at the National Academies, and spoke at the Spectrum Summit of the US Department of Defense. Hatfield was also the co-author of the 2004/2005 ITU publication "Trends in Telecommunication Reform."

Education:
  • BS Electrical Engineering, Case Institute of Technology
  • MS Industrial Management, Purdue University
  • Curriculum Vitae
Courses:
  • TLEN 5230 Policy: Spectrum Management
  • TLEN 5380 Future of Video: Technology, Policy & Economics
  • Can serve as Chair or Member of Master's Thesis Committees
  • Currently Serving as the Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepeneurship
Contact:

Phone: 303- 492-6648 (CU) 303-449-1706 (Home)
Fax: 303-492-1112 (CU) 303-440-8664 (Home)
Email: Dale.Hatfield@colorado.edu
Office: WOLF 404
Office Hours: Appointments by request

Daniel Hembree

  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • MS Telecommunications - Colorado
  • Dan Hembree has over 17 years of Telecommunications Experience with companies such as IBM, Level3 Communications and Comcast
Bio:

Dan Hembree is currently a NOC Director at Comcast supporting the Converged Regional Access and Backbone Network. This position involves supporting the IP network that carries the Comcast Internet and Digital Voice services.

Dan’s research interests encompass Network Performance/Analysis and using metrics to drive business and service improvements relating to latency, jitter and packet loss. Dan also has a keen interest in Network Security research, particularly as it relates to security vulnerabilities with cloud computing, as well as various social engineering security issues. 

Dan currently holds the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification.

 

Education:
  • BS Computer Information Systems, University of Tampa - 1996
  • MS Telecommunications, University of Colorado - 2005
Courses:

TLEN 5832 Network Performance and Analysis

Contact:

Phone: 720-490-3532

Email: daniel.hembree@colorado.edu

Office Hours: by Appointment Only

Federico Kuhlmann

  • Professor
  • PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • Head of Digital Systems Department at the Instituto Technológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Bio:

Dr. Federico Kuhlmann is a full Professor and the Head of Digital Systems Department at the Instituto Technológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), where for the last 15 years he was also the Dean of the Telematics Engineering Program. He has held teaching and research positions at the Engineering Graduate School at UNAM (the National University of Mexico), and the Electrical Research Institute (in Mexico), has been a visiting scholar at WIK (Telecommunications Research Institute in Germany), T-Labs (the strategic research laboratories of Deutsche Telekom in Berlin) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also delivered conferences in many universities in Mexico and abroad. He has supervised over 40 theses, and has published over 70 technical papers and conference proceedings, 2 books and several book chapters, all in telecommunications.

His areas of interest are telecommunications technology and trends, interconnention economics, regulation, strategy and policy design, and technology forecasting. In addition to his academic duties, he has been very active in consulting projects where he has worked on a great variety of technological projects: The Communications Ministry in Mexico, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribean, Telefonica Moviles, the Latin American Institute for Communications in Education (ILCE), the Competitive Studies Center at ITAM, and many private organizations belong to the list of institutions for which he has recently worked.

Education:
  • PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Engineering, Cornell University
  • Electromechanical Engineer, UNAM
Courses:
  • TLEN 5160 Information Technologies and Communications
Contact:

Phone: +52-55-54628-4000 Ext. 4064
Email: Federico.Kuhlmann@colorado.edu or Kuhlmann@itam.mx
Office: ECOT 318
Office Hours: By Appointment

Jim Lansford

  • Adjunct Professor
  • PhD. - EE from Oklahoma State
  • Over 30 years experience in wireless communications and signal processing.  Specializes in new technology and standards in Wireless LAN and Wireless PAN.
Bio:

Dr. Jim Lansford is a Fellow in the Global Standards Group at Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), responsible for Wi-Fi standards and strategy.   He has over 30 years of experience in communications systems, digital signal processing, and strategic business development. He has been Chief Technology Officer of three wireless startups (Momentum Microsystems, Mobilian, and Alereon) and has held senior technical positions at Harris and Intel Corporation.  He was formerly the co-chair of 802.15.3a (high speed UWB) as well as former chair of 802.19 (Coexistence) within IEEE 802, and was also a vice-chair of IEEE 802.15.2.  He is currently vice-chair of IEEE 802.11 Wireless Next Generation Standing Committee and vice-chair of both the Long Range Strategy and the Wi-Fi SensorNet groups in the Wi-Fi Alliance. 

In addition to his experience with CSR and three previous startups, Dr. Lansford has served on the teaching and/or research faculty of Georgia Tech, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Oklahoma State University, and was a Visiting Associate Professor at Texas State University. Dr. Lansford is an ABET Program Evaluator, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and has a Wireless Communications Engineering Technology (WCET) certification.

Education:
  • PhD, EE, Oklahoma State (1988)
  • MSEE, Georgia Tech (1982)
  • BSEE, Auburn (1980)
Courses:
Contact:

Phone: 719-286-9277
Fax: 206-337-1703
Email: james.lansford@colorado.edu
Office: ECOT 341
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 2:30-4:30.  Other times by appointment

Joe McManus

  • Director of Security in a Boulder Startup
  • Specializes in Large Scale Network Monitoring
  • M.S from Carnegie Mellon
Bio:

Joe McManus is an expert in the field of information security. Currently, he is the Director of Security at a startup in Boulder, CO.  Before that position, Joe was a researcher at the CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team), a part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Here he specialized in large scale network monitoring, network forensics, and incident response. He has spent years as a DBA, sys admin Programmer

Education:
  • B.S. University of Maryland
  • M.S. Carnegie Mellon
Courses:
Contact:

E-Mail: joe.mcmanus@colorado.edu

Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Diana Moss

  • Adjunct Professor
  • PhD, Colorado School of Mines
  • Economist with experience in antitrust, M&A, regulatory reform, network access, and systems competition
Bio:

Diana Moss is Vice President of the American Antitrust Institute (AAI). An economist, Dr. Moss has managed projects for AAI involving antitrust and M&A, regulatory reform, network access, and systems competition across a wide range of industries, including: electricity, petroleum, airlines, agriculture, cruise lines, sports, tobacco, internet, and white goods. Before joining AAI in 2001, Dr. Moss was a Senior Economist and coordinated competition analysis for electricity mergers at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. From 1989 to 1994, she consulted in the areas of regulation and antitrust at the National Economic Research Associates and Putnam Hayes and Bartlett. Dr. Moss has published articles in a number of academic journals, including the: American Economic Review, World Bank Economic Review, Antitrust Bulletin, and Energy Law Journal. She has also published in the Electricity Journal, Legal Times, and The Deal and is editor of Network Access, Regulation and Antitrust. Dr. Moss is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Economics and was formerly Affiliated Faculty at the Graduate Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University. She is a frequent speaker at industry and economic conferences on competition policy and has testified before Congress and state and federal regulatory agencies.

Education:
  • MA, University of Denver

  • PhD, Colorado School of Mines

Courses:
Contact:

Phone: 303-492-4552
Email: diana.moss@colorado.edu

Richie Moutoux

  • Lecturer
  • MS, University of Colorado
  • President of Ethos Distributed Energy with expertise in power engineering, grid integration and power storage
Bio:

Richie Moutoux is currently the President of Ethos Distributed Energy, which installs and maintains distributed renewable energy systems for residential and small commercial customers. Prior to this Richie was a Senior Engineer at Entegrity Wind Systems, a manufacturer of wind turbines for commercial distributed and remote generation. While completing his MS in Electrical Engineering, his research focused on energy storage and integration of intermittent renewable energy resources into the power grid. His expertise includes power engineering, wind and solar energy, grid integration, and energy storage. Richie has several years of management consulting experience.

Education:
  • BS and MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia
  • MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado

 

Courses:
Contact:

Email: moutoux@colorado.edu
Office hours: By Appointment only

Ray Nettleton

  • Associate Professor
  • PhD, Purdue
  • He is an engineer, manager, consultant, entrepreneur, corporate officer and educator. He was granted the first two patents on the technique of third-generation cellular systems (3G).
Bio:

Ray W. Nettleton has been a leader in the Telecommunications Industry for over 30 years, during which time he has served as an engineer, manager, consultant, entrepreneur, corporate officer and educator.

Dr. Nettleton received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1978. His thesis, on using CDMA techniques for cellular telephone systems, was controversial at the time, but has now won worldwide acceptance with the advent of third-generation cellular systems (3G). He was granted the first two patents on the technique.

Dr. Nettleton has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics, probability theory and electrical engineering full-time at Michigan State University and part-time at the University of Maryland, The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Colorado and the University of Denver. He is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and symposia, and has published some 80 papers and presentations.

Dr. Nettleton's career has also encompassed work for the US Armed Forces on marine and airborne radio and satellite communication systems and for NASA on scientific satellite systems. He has advised the FCC and many regulators worldwide on matters pertaining to spectrum allocation. He came to Colorado in 1991 to direct the wireless R&D efforts at US West Advanced Technologies, building the PCS National Test bed in Boulder. He has worked with many graduates of CU's Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Department. Most recently he was a co-founder of Formus Communications, a broadband fixed wireless loop company operating in Europe and Latin America.

Dr. Nettleton is a consultant providing technical expertise and strategic advice to industry. He has also provided expert testimony in patent litigation cases and in public hearings before regulators.

Contact:

Phone: N/A
Fax: 303-492-1112 
E-Mail: Ray.Nettleton@Colorado.edu
Office: N/A

Paul Ohm

  • Associate Professor
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • He specializes in the emerging field of computer crime law, as well as criminal procedure, intellectual property, and information privacy
Bio:

Paul Ohm is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School. He writes in the areas of information privacy, computer crime law, intellectual property, and criminal procedure. Through his scholarship and outreach, Professor Ohm is leading efforts to build new interdisciplinary bridges between law and computer science.

Before joining the University of Colorado, in 2006, Professor Ohm worked for the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section as an Honors Program trial attorney. Before that, he served as law clerk to Judge Betty Fletcher of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Mariana Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He attended the UCLA Law School where he served as Articles Editor of the UCLA Law Review and received the Benjamin Aaron and Judge Jerry Pacht prizes.

Prior to law school, Professor Ohm worked for several years as a computer programmer and network systems administrator, and before that he earned undergraduate degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from Yale University. Even today, he continues to write thousands of lines of python and perl code each year. Professor Ohm blogs at Freedom to Tinker and has guest blogged at Concurring Opinions and The Volokh Conspiracy.

Recent and Upcoming Publications [SSRN Author Page]

Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization, 57 UCLA Law Review ____ (forthcoming 2010).

Invited Contribution to Texas Law Review Symposium, 87 Texas Law Review ____ (forthcoming 2010).

Probably Probable Cause: The Irrelevance of Justification Standards Online, 93 Minnesota Law Review ____ (forthcoming 2010).

Book Review, Dr. Generative or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the iPhone, 69 Maryland Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2010) (with James Grimmelmann) (reviewing Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It (2008)).

When Net Neutrality Met Privacy, 52 Communications of the ACM ____ (forthcoming 2010).

The Rise and Fall of Invasive ISP Surveillance, 2009 University of Illinois Law Review ____ (forthcoming 2009).

Computer Programming and the Law: A New Research Agenda, 54 Villanova Law Review 117 (2009).

The Greatest Threat to Privacy, invited contribution to Deep Packet Inspection, A Collection of Essays from Industry Experts, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (2009).

Good Enough Privacy, 2008 University of Chicago Legal Forum 1.

The Myth of the Superuser: Fear, Risk, and Harm Online 41 U.C. Davis Law Review 1327 (2008).

The Olmsteadian Seizure Clause, 2008 Stanford Technology Law Review 2.

Research Agenda

Professor Ohm writes at the intersection of computer science and law, attempting to bridge the two disciplines with rigor.

Current projects include:

  1. Privacy: Developing privacy-related works-in-progress including:
    • Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization: Arguing that the newly revealed power of reidentification and failure of anonymization should calls into question key tenants of modern information privacy law.
    • ISP Surveillance: Arguing that there is no greater threat to privacy in society than the ISP.
    • Justification Standards: Pointing out the flawed belief in the differences between probable cause and reasonable suspicion.
  2. The Path of Internet Law: Calling for recognition of a new sub-discipline of legal scholarship focusing on the Internet as a dynamic subject and incorporating cutting-edge engineering principles.
  3. Software Regulation Clearing House: Building a web-accessible, searchable database of Federal, State, and International laws and regulations that regulate software development.
  4. Case Law Natural Language Processing: Using machine learning techniques to analyze case law.
  5. Network Measurement Research Privacy Project: Working with Computer Science network researchers to develop rules, technologies, guidance, and processes to better protect the privacy of their research subjects.

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

Law and Information Society Faculty Workshop Series, Center on Law and Information Policy Fordham University Law School, January 22, 2010

Symposium on Technology, Privacy, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence, Texas Law Review, February 5-7, 2010

Teaching

Professor Ohm has taught courses in Criminal Procedure, Introduction to Intellectual Property, Copyright, Information Privacy, and Computer Crime. In spring 2010, he is teaching Copyright and Quantitative Methods. 

Education:
  • JD, UCLA School of Law 1999

  • BS Computer Science

  • BA Electrical Engineering, Yale University, 1994

Courses:
Contact:

433 Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0401
Phone: 303-492-0384
E-mail: paul.ohm@colorado.edu

David Reed

  • Scholar in Residence
  • PhD, Engineering and Public Policy—Carnegie Mellon
  • Evolution of network infrastructure, telecommunications policy, broadband network technology and economics, wireless networks and spectrum policy.
Bio:

Dr. David Reed is currently a Scholar in Residence in the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Dr. Reed was a senior executive at Cable Television Laboratories. As CableLabs’ Chief Strategy Officer, he led large R&D projects covering a wide range of technologies relevant to the cable industry such as application platforms, business services, voice-over-IP, and broadband delivery systems. Dr. Reed also has been a Telecommunications Policy Analyst in the Office of Plans and Policy at the Federal Communications Commission where he worked on cable-telco competition, personal communications services (PCS), and spectrum auction policies.

Dr. Reed has authored a book on residential fiber optic networks, and is a widely published author in telecommunications journals, books, and magazines. He has been a contributor of interdisciplinary analyses that played key roles in defining U.S. policy debates on PCS spectrum allocation and local access competition.

Education:
  • BS Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University
  • MS Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • PhD in Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Courses:

TLEN 5210 Principles of Telecommunication Policy

Contact:

Patrick Ryan

  • Scholar in Residence
  • PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; JD, University of Texas, Austin
  • Practices high technology law and private international law in Denver, is interested in spectrum management and has special interest in municipal wireless deployments
Bio:

Patrick S. Ryan practices technology law and international law, with a special focus on the open Internet and telecommunications policy issues. Since 2004, Patrick was a scholar-in-residence and has held various academic appointments at CU Boulder, taught courses at CU Law, and served as ITP's Faculty Director (from 2005 to 2008). Previously, Patrick was the Vice President of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs for NextG Networks, Inc.; the owner of PSR Law Firm, LLC; lecturer and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Law & Information Technology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Director of Network Implementation for Broadnet Europe, SPRL (a former subsidiary of Comcast); Director at Tetra Tech Communications and Founder and Managing Director of Tetra Tech's German subsidiary. In these roles Patrick supervised the deployment of several wireless networks in Canada, Brazil, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA. He wrote his PhD dissertation on spectrum management and has special interests in hacker ethics, utility regulation, and net neutrality issues.

Education:
  • PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • MBL, HSG Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • JD University of Texas at Austin
  • BA, MBA, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Courses:
  • TLEN 5190 Standardization and Standards Wars
  • TLEN 5600 Telecommunications Seminar
Contact:

Phone: 303-785-8990
Fax: 303-265-9737 
E-Mail: Patrick.Ryan@Colorado.edu
Office: ECOT 341
Web Site: www.pryan.net

Jose Santos

  • Sr. Instructor
  • MS, ITP at CU Boulder
  • His current research is centric to media streaming technologies for distance education as well as for development of remote lab capabilities. He is also a Certified Cisco Network Professional and an instructor of related coursework in the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies at CU-Boulder.
Bio:

Jose Santos has been the Lab Manager for the Telecommunications Program for the last 2 years, supporting and maintaining the training facilities for students in addition to pursuing corporate support and sponsorship to keep this facility in concurrence with the latest network technologies. He is also a Professional Research Assistant with published work on the effectiveness of networking laboratory training for distance students. He has also worked as Research and Teaching Assistant for classes related to IP Routing Protocols, Telecom Programming and Network Security with most responsibilities on the research and development of networking training resources. He has been actively participating as a guest speaker in various courses on VoIP and IP Networking and has been mentoring student research in ITP for the last 2 years.

His current research is centric to media streaming technologies for distance education as well as for development of remote lab capabilities. He is also a Certified Cisco Network Professional and an instructor of related coursework in the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies at CU-Boulder.

Education:
  • MS Telecommunications, University of Colorado, 2002
  • BS Computer Information Systems, Colorado State University, 1997
  • BS Computer Systems Engineering, Universidad Autãnoma de Chihuahua, 1996
Courses:
Contact:

Phone: 303-735-0102
Fax: 303-492-1112 
E-Mail: jose.santos@colorado.edu
Office: ITP LAB
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00 pm or by appointment

Scott Savage

  • Associate Professor
  • PhD, Curtin University of Technology
  • Telecom Economics, Network Economics, Consumer preferences, and applied econometrics
Bio:

Scott teaches microeconomics and telecom economics. His research interests include empirical aspects of industrial organization, network economics, and applied econometrics. He is currently studying: political determinants of pricing in partially deregulated markets; entry, competition and pricing in cable TV markets; the effect of telecom liberalization and network externalities on economic growth; and consumer preferences for broadband.

Education:
  • PhD Curtin University of Technology
Courses:
  • TLEN 5010 Network Economics and Finance 1
  • TLEN 5838 Microeconomics (Telecom)
  • Can serve as Chair or Member of Master's Thesis Committees
Contact:

Phone: 303-735-1165
Fax: 303-492-1112 
E-Mail: Scott.Savage@Colorado.edu 
Office: ECOT 253
Office: Located in Econ 11

Thomas Schwengler

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • PhD, EE CU-Boulder
  • RF engineering applied to wireless voice and broadband communications.
Bio:

Dr. Schwengler is principal architect and chief wireless architect at CenturyLink, where he researches and analyses a broad range of wireless systems and services. He held positions as director of RF engineering at Qwest wireless, senior staff engineer at U S WEST Advanced Technologies, and research engineer at France Telecom R&D.

His areas of work are RF engineering applied to wireless voice and broadband communications. Current areas of interest include propagation and performance modeling and measurements, lab and field trials, especially focus on Wi-Fi and LTE.

Education:
  • MS & PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Diplôme d'Ingénieur, Ecolé Superieure d'Electricité (Supélec), Paris, France

 

Courses:
  • TLEN 5510 Wireless and Cellular Communications

  • Can serve as Chair or Member of Master's Thesis Committees

Contact:

Phone: 303-707-8706
Fax: 303-707-9711
E-Mail: Thomas.Schwengler@colorado.edu
Office: 700 W. Mineral Ave., Littleton, CO 80120
Office Hours: by appointment 

Doug Sicker

  • DBC Endowed Professor and Director of ITP
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Network security, technology based policy and telecommunications policy. His teaching interests include distributed systems, network security and telecommunications public policy

 

Bio:

Douglas Sicker recently served as NTIA’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Advisor for Spectrum. He also holds the Denver Business Challenge Endowed Chair and is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, with a joint appointment in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. Before joining NTIA, he was the Federal Communications Commission’s Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he served as a senior advisor on the FCC National Broadband Plan and, before that, as Director of Global Architecture at Level 3 Communications, Inc. Earlier still, Dr. Sicker served as Chief of the FCC’s Network Technology Division. After leaving the FCC, he served as Chair of the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council steering committee, an FCC federal advisory committee that focuses on network reliability, wireline spectral integrity and Internet peering and interconnection. He also served on the Technical Advisory Council of the FCC. In addition, he has also held faculty and industry positions in the field of medical sciences. Dr. Sicker is a senior member of the IEEE, as well as a member of the ACM and the Internet Society. He has chaired and served on the program committees of numerous technical conferences including IEEE, DySPAN, ISART and TPRC. His research interests include network and wireless systems, network security, and telecommunications policy.

Education:
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Courses:
Contact:

Phone: 303-735-4949
Fax: 303-492-1112 
E-Mail: Douglas.Sicker@Colorado.EDU
Office: ECCR 1B54A 
Web Site: http://spot.colorado.edu/~sicker/

Martin Taschdjian

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Economics George Washington University
  • M.A. Economics University of Southern California

 

Bio:

Martin Taschdjian has over forty years’ experience in the telecommunications industry in government, the private sector, consulting and teaching.

Martin Taschdjian has focused his career as an economist on the interaction of competition, technological change and government policy in regulated industries.  He spent the first half of the 1970’s working in the US banking and financial sector, and the last half of that decade in the energy industry dealing with coal, oil, gas, and electricity.   In 1980, he joined the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and began a career that spanned over forty years in telecommunications and ICT.

In 1988, he joined US WEST, Inc. and became increasingly involved in developing that  company’s international initiatives.  As the company’s VP for International Policy, he contributed to the development of ventures based on broadband cable TV and mobile systems in Asia, Western and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and South America. 

In 2000, Martin became Executive Director of the Magness Institute at the National Cable Center, and held the Chair in Broadband Communications at the University of Denver.  From 2005 to 2007 Martin was Regulatory Advisor to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt.  He is presently an adjunct assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  He continues to consult with countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, providing policy advice, capacity building, and training in competition law, finance, and development economics.

Martin holds a PhD in economics from George Washington University.  He plays guitar and sings the blues.

Education:
  • PhD George Washington University, Economics
  • M.A. University of Southern California, Economics
Courses:
Contact:

E-Mail: Martin.taschdjian@colorado.edu

Office Hours: By Appointment