Military Communications Conference
29 November–2 December 2021 // San Diego, CA, USA

Panels

Panel 1: Federated Learning in Coalition and Multi-domain Operations

Panel 2: Future of Cyberspace Technologies and Cyber Battleground

Panel 3: Use of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Platforms for Prototyping and Test

Panel 4: The Internet of Battlefield Things: From Research Priorities to Decision Overmatch

Panel 5: Emerging 5G NTN Capabilities and Standards

Panel 6: Secure Data Sharing at the Tactical Edge: The Intersection of Technology and Operations

Panel 7: Achieving Spectrum Superiority Through Collaboration Between Department of Defense and the National Spectrum Consortium

Panel 8: Heterogeneous Processing for Software Defined Radios

Panel 9: Zero Trust Architecture: How We Got to Where We Are?

Panel 10: Towards Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems: State of the Art and Future Challenges

Panel 11: Accelerating 5G/NextG Innovation, Competition and DoD Acquisition Options by Advancing Open Architecture and Open Interface Technologies and Standardization

Panel 12: 5G and Further xG Changes Needed to Maximise Use of Mixed Reality in Tactical Military Scenarios


Panel 1: Federated Learning in Coalition and Multi-domain Operations

Organizer:

Dr. Shiqiang Wang, IBM Research

No bio.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Kevin Chan, Army Research Laboratory

Kevin S. Chan is currently an Electronics Engineer with the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, USA. He is actively involved in research on network science, distributed analytics, and cybersecurity. He has received multiple best paper awards and the NATO Scientific Achievement Award. He is a Co-Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine—Military Communications and Networks Series.

 

Panelists:

Dr. Ananthram Swami, Army Research Laboratory {Confirmed}

Ananthram Swami (Life Fellow, IEEE) is with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, MD, USA, and is the Army's Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Network Science. Prior to joining ARL, he held positions with Unocal Corporation, USC, and CS-3. He has held visiting faculty positions with INP, Toulouse, France, and with Imperial College, London, U.K. Dr. Swami is a recipient of the 2018 IEEE ComSoc MILCOM Technical Achievement Award and the 2017 Presidential Rank Award (Meritorious). He is an ARL Fellow.

 

Prof. Kin Leung, Imperial College London {Confirmed}

Kin K. Leung (Fellow, IEEE) is the Tanaka Chair Professor with the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), and Computing Departments, Imperial College, London, U.K., where he is the Head of Communications and Signal Processing Group with the EEE Department. He received the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award from AT&T Bell Labs in 1994 and was a co-recipient of the Lanchester Prize Honorable Mention Award in 1997. He also received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merits Award (2004–2009) and became a member of Academia Europaea in 2012.

 

Prof. Leandros Tassiulas, Yale University {Proposed}

Leandros Tassiulas (Fellow, IEEE) is currently the John C. Malone Professor of Electrical Engineering at Yale University. His research has been recognized by several awards, including the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computer and Communications Award, the inaugural INFOCOM 2007 Achievement Award for fundamental contributions to resource allocation in communication networks, the INFOCOM 1994 and 2017 Best Paper Awards, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation Award (1992), an NSF CAREER Award (1995), an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (1997), and a Bodossaki Foundation Award (1999).

 

Dr. Dinesh Verma, IBM Research {Proposed}

Dinesh Verma is an IBM Fellow leading the team working in the area of Distributed AI, which performs research in technology areas at the intersection of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Systems & Networks. He is also Research CTO for Edge Computing and serves as the strategist for 6G research in Future of Computing initiative and Telecom Industry. He is an IEEE Fellow, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.

 

 

Description: In coalition and multi-domain operations, participants may generate data that are private and cannot be shared with others. However, in many situations, such data can be very useful for creating analytics services that provide situational awareness (e.g., detecting objects of interest from camera feeds) in highly dynamic environments. Federated learning (FL) is a technique for model training from decentralized data, which preserves the privacy by keeping the raw data at local devices and applying additional mechanisms such as secure aggregation. As a result, FL is a promising approach for supporting analytics in data-scarce operational networks. To apply FL in military systems, several challenges exist, including the limited communication bandwidth and computation power of devices. The focus of this panel is to identify unique challenges of FL in military applications and discuss how these challenges may be addressed. We will have panelists from military research lab, academia, and industrial research lab to provide a diverse set of expertise on this topic.


Panel 2: Future of Cyberspace Technologies and Cyber Battleground

Organizer & Moderator: 

Bharat Doshi, ONR

Currently working as a contractor to the Office of Naval Research, providing technical support for the DoD Cyber CoI. Over 40 years of professional experience in academia, industrial research laboratories, and Government laboratories. The areas of personal research contributions include cyber challenges, wireless as well as wireline networking and communication, sensors and sensor networks, and manufacturing efficiency. Have managed research organizations of up to 200 people with advanced graduate degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, biology, psychology, material science, and mathematics. Have published over 145 papers and have been granted 46 US patents. Bell Labs Fellow and IEEE Fellow.

 

Panelists:

Robert Kimball, US Army, DevCom C5ISR Center {Confirmed}

Mr. Kimball is Army’s Senior Research Scientist for Cyber, within DEVCOM C5ISR Center. In this role, he investigates innovative capabilities to improve the cyber posture of the Army’s tactical communications networks. Earlier, he worked as a senior advisor to DISA, where he led the cybersecurity orchestration and automated response systems. He worked on end-point protection strategies, cyber automation, artificial intelligence/ machine learning systems, and zero trust. He worked at AT&T and MITRE in the area of high-speed optical networks. He has several patents and published numerous papers.

 

Dr. Daniel Clouse, Laboratory for Advanced Cybersecurity Research (DoD Research) {Confirmed}

Since 2005, working as a Senior Data Scientist and Technical Leader in the DoD. Broad research interests are (adversarial) Machine Learning (AML), data science, information retrieval, statistical modeling, clustering, metadata analysis, data visualization, Natural language Processing (NLP), and compliance modernization. Current research focus is on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, especially AML. Was involved in Cryptographic Mathematician Program between 2002 and 2005. Has a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Universal Algebra) from Binghamton University.

 

Dr. Alexander Kott, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory {Confirmed}

Alexander Kott is the Chief Scientist of the US Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory. He is also the Army Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Cyber Resilience, focusing on future technologies critical to the Army. Prior to becoming the Chief Scientist of ARL, he held positions of the Chief of the Network Science Division at ARL, and a program manager at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He earned his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, US. He has published more than 100 technical papers and has been the coauthor and editor of 12 books.

 

Joseph Matthews, US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) {Confirmed}

Mr. Mathews commenced his career as a Computer Engineer with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in 2003. He currently serves as Acting Director for the NRL Center for High Assurance Computer Systems and leads a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers developing high assurance technology for military applications. Mr. Mathews is a recipient of the DONCIO Information Management/Information Technology Excellence Award and NRL Technology Transfer Award for contributions to Navy cyber defense operations. He is an alumnus of the George Washington University and the National Security Agency Information Assurance Scholarship Program.

 

Marc Lovend, DoD Research {Confirmed}

Marc Lovend is a Microelectronics expert in a three letter agency and will discuss the transformations in microelectronics architectures, blurring of SW-HW boundary, and the resulting impact on the cyber battleground.

 

Dr. Ryan Craven, Office of Naval Research {Confirmed}

Dr. Ryan Craven is a Program Officer in the Mathematics and Information Sciences Division of the Office of Naval Research. He is also the Working Group Lead of the DoD Cyber Community of Interest. As a PO in ONR, he has conceived and managed important and consequential programs like Resilient Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical Security (RHIMES) and Total Platform Cyber Protection (TPCP). He has also sponsored several influential workshops. He has a strong record of transitioning the research results. Dr. Craven got his Ph.D. From Naval Postgraduate School

 

 

Description: Cyberspace technologies and their applications increasingly permeate our lives, leading to unprecedented situation awareness, productivity, and speed of actions. However, they have been vulnerable to malicious cyber-attacks with increasingly serious consequences, creating a new battleground and an S&T discipline. Changes in cyberspace technologies and applications create new exploitable cyber vulnerabilities and alter the cyber battleground. It is therefore important for the cyber warrior community to understand the trends in cyberspace technologies and their applications even though these trends are not under their control. Mapping these trends to likely changes in the cyber battleground will enable proactive Cyber S&T planning. A recent study conducted by the DoD Cyber CoI was designed for this purpose and generated valuable insight. Extensive input was collected from groups and individuals in industry, academia, Government laboratories, FFRDCs, and UARCs. Their inputs, coupled with technical papers, strategy documents, and Roadmaps for relevant technologies enabled the team to obtain a comprehensive picture. The proposed panel will discuss key findings, including major technology trends and potential impact on the cyber battleground. Multiple views will be reflected in the presentations as well as dialogue with the audience. About half of the panel time will be devoted to the latter.

Mr. Kimball will discuss trends in networking and communications, including Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and resulting programmability.

Dr. Clouse will discuss multi-faceted relationships between AI/ML and cyber, major trends and their likely influences, AML, and the need for Trustworthy AI/ML.

Dr. Kott will discuss the need for increasing autonomy and speed in cyber battleground. He will focus on cyber resilience and autonomous software agents.

Mr. Mathews will discuss the impacts of the trends in cyberspace technologies on the challenges and opportunities for cyber situation awareness, command, and controls.


Panel 3: Use of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Platforms for Prototyping and Test

Organizer & Moderator: 

Idin Motedayen-Aval, Mathworks

Idin Motedayen-Aval is an Applications Engineering Manager at MathWorks and manages a team of engineers focused on products and workflows for wireless communications (5G, LTE, WLAN, SatCom), RF, antenna, and mixed-signal applications. He has been with MathWorks since 2004 and has worked with Tier 1 Communications, Electronics, Semiconductor, and Aerospace customers and helped them streamline their workflows for wireless and RF/AMS application development. Idin also channels the customer feedback and experiences as a lead voice of the customer to help shape MathWorks product strategy and priorities. Idin has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 

Panelists:

Mike McLernon, Mathworks {Confirmed}

Mike McLernon is an advocate for communications and software-defined radio products at MathWorks. Since joining MathWorks in 2001, he has overseen the development of PHY layer modeling and SDR connectivity capabilities in Communications Toolbox. He has worked in the communications field for over 30 years in both the satellite and wireless industries. Mike received his BSEE from the University of Virginia and his MEEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 

Phillip Henson, National Instruments {Confirmed}

Phillip Henson has spent the majority of his career in and around Military Communications and RADAR systems. He is current a Senior Offering manager at NI responsible for product, service, and system offerings to support Communications, RADAR, and EW customers within the Aerospace, Defense and Government Business unit.  He has over a decade of experience in Aerospace and Defense across various engineering and product management roles at the Missile Defense Agency, Dynetics, and Abaco Systems. He a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

 

fred harris, UCSD {Confirmed}

Professor harris is at the University of California San Diego where he teaches and conducts research on Digital Signal Processing and Communication Systems. He holds 40 patents on digital receiver and DSP technology and lectures throughout the world on DSP applications. He consults for organizations requiring high performance, cost effective DSP solutions.

He has written some 280 journal and conference papers, the most well-known being his 1978 paper “On the use of Windows for Harmonic Analysis with the Discrete Fourier Transform” (9000 citations). He is the author of the book Multirate Signal Processing for Communication Systems, is co-author with Bernard Sklar of 3rd edition Digital Communications, and has contributed to several other DSP books. His special areas include Polyphase Filter Banks, Physical Layer Modem design, Synchronizing Digital Modems and Spectral Estimation

He was the Technical and General Chair respectively of the 1990 and 1991 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, was Technical Chair of the 2003 Software Defined Radio Conference, of the 2006 Wireless Personal Multimedia Conference, of the DSP-2009, DSP-2013 Conferences and of the SDR-WinnComm 2015 Conference. He was Editor in Chief of Elsevier’s DSP Journal. Became a Fellow of the IEEE in 2003, cited for contributions of DSP to communications systems. In 2006 he received the Software Defined Radio Forum’s “Industry Achievement Award”  and received the DSP-2018 conference’s commemorative plaque with the citation: We wish to recognize and pay tribute to fred harris for his pioneering contributions to digital signal processing algorithmic design and implementation, and his visionary and distinguished service to the Signal Processing Community.

The spelling of his name with all lower case letters is a source of distress for typists and spell checkers. A child at heart, he collects toy trains, gyroscopes, and old slide-rules.

 

Michael Anderson, NIWC-Pacific {Confirmed}

Dr. Michael Anderson is the head of the Joint Tactical Communications & Software Defined Radio branch at the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific. He has an extensive background in the design of wireless communication systems and the use and deployment of military technologies. Dr. Anderson holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Information Sciences from the Naval Postgraduate School.

 

Travis Collins, Analog Devices {Confirmed}

Travis F. Collins holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from WPI. His research focused on small cell interference modeling, phased array direction finding, and high performance computation for software-defined radio. Dr. Collins is currently a Senior Algorithms Engineer at Analog Devices, working across applications in signal classification, communications, and radar.  He has been involved in software-defined radio education, software tools, and hardware for over a decade.

 

 

Description: Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) radio platforms such as USRP have come a long way in the past decade with a wide range of radios now available at various price points (from a few hundred dollars to $10k or more). As the capabilities of these devices have grown, they are finding much wider application in wireless labs, especially in the AeroDefense industry. It is almost certain that these radios will play a significant role in designing and testing the next generation of military radios.  In this session we have invited experts from hardware makers (NI, ADI), software vendors (MathWorks, NI), and end user community (Navy) to discuss both the hardware and software aspects of using these devices. We will discuss the applicability of these radios to prototyping & testing workflows today as well as what the future holds for these platforms and the software that connects to them. 


Panel 4: The Internet of Battlefield Things: From Research Priorities to Decision Overmatch

Organizer: 

Maggie Wigness, DEVCOM ARL

No bio.

 

Moderator: 

Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Abdelzaher received his Ph.D. from U. Michigan in 1999. He is a Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar in Dept. Computer Science, University of Illinois. He has 300+ refereed publications in real-time computing, distributed systems, sensor networks, and control. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal or Real-Time Systems, and as Associate Editor and/or Conference Chair for many key venues in his field. He received the IEEE Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award in Real-time Systems (2012), the Xerox Award for Faculty Research (2011), and several best paper awards. He is a fellow of IEEE and ACM.

 

Panelists:

Erik Blasch, US Air Force Research Lab {Confirmed}

Dr. Blasch received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and PhD in Electrical Eng. from Wright State University in addition to numerous Master’s Degrees in Mech. Eng., Ind. Eng., Elect. Eng., Medicine, Military Studies, Economics, Psychology, and Business. Additionally, his assignments include: Adjunct associate professor, President of professional societies, and Colonel (ret) in the USAF reserves. His areas of research include information-fusion, image fusion, avionics, and human-machine integration; compiling over 30+ engineering challenge awards, 18 medals, 900 papers, 32 patents, and 7 books. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, Fellow of SPIE, and Fellow of IEEE.

 

Susmit Jha, SRI International {Confirmed}

Dr. Jha received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (2011). He is currently a Principal Scientist at SRI International, leading the research thrust on trust, resilience, and interpretability of AI. His work focuses on combining formal methods and machine learning to build trusted artificial intelligence and correct-by-construction autonomous systems. He received many honors including the Leon Chua Award (UC Berkeley, 2011), a Research Award for Low Energy Platforms (Intel, 2014), and a 10-year most influential paper award for work on Oracle-guided Program Synthesis (ICSE, 2010). He has several projects with DARPA, ARL, IARPA, and NSF.

 

Prof. Donald Townsley, University of Massachusetts, Amherst {Confirmed}

Prof. Towsley holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1975) from University of Texas. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts. He pioneered the area of network tomography and the theoretical study of covert communications, and is one of the leading researchers in quantum networking. He received multiple Best Paper awards and four Test of Time Awards for his work. Towsley is the recipient of IEEE's most prestigious Koji Kobayashi Award, and has also received Achievement Awards from ACM SIGCOMM and ACM SIGMETRICS.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the ACM. 

 

Maggie Wigness, DEVCOM ARL {Confirmed}

Dr. Wigness received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University in 2015. She is currently a Computer Scientist at the US Army Research Laboratory and the Deputy Collaborative Alliance Manager of the Internet of Battlefield Things Collaborative Research Alliance, a $25M Army Research Labs investment into advancing the technical foundations of future tactical IoTs. Her research interests lie in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Robotics. Her work strives to advance the foundation for learning-capable agents to provide Soldiers with autonomous robot teammates that reduce the risks that come with exploration and data collection.

 

 

Description: A doctrine of convergence of military capabilities from multiple domains to enhance efficacy heralds a new age in defense, marked by the ability to withstand a higher operation scale and tempo, enabled by increased levels of automation and coordination in the battlefield. The increased automation and coordination of defense capabilities call for a smarter battlefield “operating system” – one that manages complex automated tasks at time scales that preclude human engagement, while empowering the warfighters with adequate control. We call this operating system, the Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT). The IoBT is a fighting network; all functions must withstand an active, determined and technologically sophisticated adversary. Time in IoBT operation is a weapon; winners are those who minimize the latency between their sensors and effects. A new breed of AI solutions must be supported within the IoBT framework that can be projected rapidly to the point of need, where they can survive the austere environment of field operations. What research priorities must be put in place to solve the above challenges? What technical innovations and methods can be brought to bear? The panel will explore advances in Internet of Battlefield Things vision, topics, and artifacts that accelerate the path to decision overmatch. 


Panel 5: Emerging 5G NTN Capabilities and Standards

Organizer: 

Lizy Paul, Lockheed Martin, Inc.

Lizy Paul is the Elected Chair of the National Spectrum Consortium. Lizy is currently the Director of 5G.MIL™ Programs for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this role, Lizy helps lead the strategy, planning, and execution of the enterprise 5G.MIL™ IR&D portfolio; organize and facilitate external advisory group reviews and standards body engagements; and support technology transition to business areas for programs and new business capture. Prior to her current position with Lockheed Martin, she was the Director of Technical Strategy for the Defense Communications, Datalinks and Networking Solutions capabilities and products at Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Company. Paul has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, United States and an Executive MBA from University of Iowa, United States. She holds 16 patents in the area of RF Communications and Networking technologies

 

Moderator: 

Jeff Evans, GTRI

Jeff Evans is a Principal Research Engineer for the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), where researchers work to solve complex problems in computer science, information technology, communications, networking and sociotechnical systems. Mr. Evans serves as a member the NSC Executive Committee. His research has focused primarily on modes of communications in emerging technologies, particularly wireless systems, and has served as a project director for numerous advanced network and multimedia communications programs. One of his main research foci involves ensuring applications’ performance as they migrate across different networks for legacy systems and emerging, high bandwidth access technologies.

 

Panelists: 

Mark Kahn, Lockheed Martin {Confirmed}

Mark Kahn is a Senior Fellow for Lockheed Martin. He is the technical lead for 5G.mil programs for Lockheed Martin under the Corporate Engineering and Technology Organization (CETO).

 

Campbell Marshall, Omnispace {Confirmed}

Campbell Marshall leads U.S. and international government initiatives at Omnispace. In this role, he partners directly with U.S. and Allied governments and militaries to ensure that their mobile people and platforms will benefit from the resiliency and flexibility of Omnispace’s cutting edge 5G communications system. Separately, Campbell leads efforts to develop new international markets by creating stakeholder interest and support around the world.  Previously, he was part of the investment team at the Xerion Fund, a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund within Perella Weinberg Partners. 

 

Lingjia Liu, Virginia Tech {Invited}

Lingjia Liu received the B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Virginia Tech. He is also the Associate Director in Wireless@Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, he was an Associate Professor in the EECS Department at the University of Kansas (KU). Before that, he was with Samsung Research America working as a standard delegate in the 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced standard. He was a technical leader within Samsung on downlink MIMO, coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission/ reception, device-to-device (D2D) commun., and heterogeneous network (HetNet). Lingjia Liu was an Editor for the IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. and IEEE Trans. Commun. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. Neural Network & Learning Syst.

 

Brian Kelley, JBSA 5G PMO {Invited}

Principal Investigator, 5G Core Security and 5G Telemedicine at JBSA 5G PMO and Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Research: 4G Communications, Smart Grid Systems, Sensors, complex systems. Also, current focused research includes: 5G Communications, 5G 3GPP Standards, 5G Network Slicing, 5G Core Virtual Network Function, O-RAN, Multi-Access Edge Computing, 5G DU/CU/RU and MIMO 

 

 

Description: 5G architectures and use cases for Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) are rapidly emerging. Critical details involving spectrum, Sidelink capabilities, and integration into the 3GPP standards are currently being defined. This panel will address key challenges, capabilities, and needed changes to existing 5G standards in order to realize NTN in support of DoD use cases and applications.


Panel 6: Secure Data Sharing at the Tactical Edge: The Intersection of Technology and Operations

Organizer & Moderator: 

Dr. Mary Shurgot, DARPA

Dr. Mary R. Schurgot joined DARPA in 2020 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). Her research interests include secure and efficient data sharing, automated decision aids, and the design of new networking and communication paradigms. Prior to DARPA, Schurgot was technical director of machine learning and edge capabilities at CACI where she developed and led programs at the intersection of analytics, cyber, and networking. She has served as principal investigator and technical lead for DARPA programs and transition efforts.  Schurgot earned her bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

Panelists: 

Christopher Foster, Two Six Technologies {Confirmed}

Mr. Christopher Foster is a Research Director at Two Six Technologies, focused on the research, development, and transition of capabilities in the areas of mobile security and data privacy. Foster is the Principal Investigator for multiple DoD programs centered on developing scalable, secure communications systems. He has over twenty years of experience developing advanced technology across a diverse set of technical areas, including geophysical sensor systems, GPS-denied positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT), and special communications. Foster earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from Cornell University.

 

Dr. Tammer Refaei, MITRE {Confirmed}

Dr. Tamer Refaei is a Senior Principal Scientist at the MITRE Corporation. Refaei received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 2007.  He served as the Principal Investigator for a number of MITRE funded research projects which investigated the application of Named Data Networks in tactical communication environments.

 

Patrick Franks, 75th Ranger Regiment {Confirmed}

MAJ Patrick Franks received his commission from Mississippi State University in 2009 as an Infantry Officer.  As a lieutenant, he served as a rifle platoon leader, company executive officer, and Assistant S-3 in 10th Mountain Division. After the Signal Captain’s Career Course, he served as the NETOPS Officer, 58th Signal Company Commander, and Brigade Future Plans Officer in 101st Airborne Division.  In 2018, CPT Franks was selected to serve Rangers as Deputy Regimental S-6 in 75th Ranger Regiment.  After promotion to Major, he attended the Air Command and Staff College and completed their Joint All-Domain Strategist curriculum. MAJ Franks was selected to serve Rangers again as the Regimental S-6 in the 75th Ranger Regiment.  

 

Matthew Cotner, 75th Ranger Regiment (contractor) {Confirmed}

Mr. Mathew Cotner has 15 years of experience designing and implementing IT solutions for the 75th Ranger Regiment. His career with the 75th started when he volunteered to serve in the Ranger Regiment as an enlisted soldier. Mr. Cotner has configured and developed communication solutions across the full spectrum of the 75th's use case. For the last ten years he has served as the 75th's Senior Systems Engineer. Mr. Cotner has been directly working on the issues of IT security on the battlefield, all domain interoperability, and network resilience.

 

Donald Coulter, Army Futures Command {Confirmed)

Mr. Donald L. Coulter serves as the Senior Science and Technology (S&T) Advisor to the Army Network Cross-Functional Team (N-CFT) within Army Futures Command.  The N-CFT is responsible for driving requirements and transitions to enable reliable communications across all domains.  In his role as Senior S&T Advisor, Coulter identifies technologies and capabilities to address challenges to the tactical network.  Coulter received his B.S. in computer science from Bethune-Cookman University, M.S. in business administration from Texas A&M University-Texarkana, and M.S. in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

 

Description: The DARPA SHARE (Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge) program is developing secure, resilient data sharing technology to solve interoperability challenges across mobile tactical networks. SHARE is securing tactical mobile handheld devices to support distributed information sharing at multiple security levels without the need for reachback to large-scale fixed infrastructure.  SHARE enables persistence in challenging environments by creating overlay networks using named data networking (NDN) technology based on individually secured packets.  SHARE software is integrated with the Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) application running on Android.     This panel will discuss the SHARE program and in particular the application of SHARE technology to operational needs through an agile Development Operations (DevOps) process leading to a “direct-to-operations” transition of research and development (R&D) capabilities.  Panelists include technologists and operators working together to solve mission-relevant communications challenges including: resilient data sharing in peer-to-peer networks; scalability of mobile ad hoc tactical radio networks; and interoperability within the Services and with partners, to include new approaches for data and key management.  The panel will also discuss open tactical networking challenges and related science and technology (S&T) efforts.    Distribution Statement “A” (Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited)

The intention is for this panel to be held in the restricted access session at the CUI level.


Panel 7: Achieving Spectrum Superiority Through Collaboration Between Department of Defense and the National Spectrum Consortium

Organizer: 

Lizy Paul, Lockheed Martin

Lizy Paul is the Elected Chair of the National Spectrum Consortium. Lizy is currently the Director of 5G.MIL™ Programs for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this role, Lizy helps lead the strategy, planning, and execution of the enterprise 5G.MIL™ IR&D portfolio; organize and facilitate external advisory group reviews and standards body engagements; and support technology transition to business areas for programs and new business capture. Prior to her current position with Lockheed Martin, she was the Director of Technical Strategy for the Defense Communications, Datalinks and Networking Solutions capabilities and products at Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Company. Paul has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, United States and an Executive MBA from University of Iowa, United States. She holds 16 patents in the area of RF Communications and Networking technologies

 

 

Moderator: 

Joe Molnar, Naval Research Lab (NRL)

Mr. Joseph Molnar is the Section Head of the Systems Integration and Instrumentation Section at the Naval Research Laboratory with responsibilities for research and development in the area of cognitive radios and their application to military networks. Mr. Molnar obtained his bachelors and masters degrees in physics respectively from Washington and Jefferson College and the Pennsylvania State University. He has been with the NRL since 1986 with prior positions at the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. While at the NRL he developed the computer and network security program for the DoD High Performance Computing Program. His current work involves developing technologies to enable the use of cognitive radios for military applications and communications. He employs his research activities to elucidate technologies that are applicable to  integrated multifunction systems and is the communications lead for ONR Integrated Topside, Innovative Naval Prototype Program.

 

Panelists:

Lizy Paul, Lockheed Martin {Confirmed}

Lizy Paul is the Elected Chair of the National Spectrum Consortium. Lizy is currently the Director of 5G.MIL™ Programs for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this role, Lizy helps lead the strategy, planning, and execution of the enterprise 5G.MIL™ IR&D portfolio; organize and facilitate external advisory group reviews and standards body engagements; and support technology transition to business areas for programs and new business capture. Prior to her current position with Lockheed Martin, she was the Director of Technical Strategy for the Defense Communications, Datalinks and Networking Solutions capabilities and products at Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Company. Paul has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, United States and an Executive MBA from University of Iowa, United States. She holds 16 patents in the area of RF Communications and Networking technologies

 

Sumit Roy, OUSD (R&E) {Confirmed}

Sumit Roy serves as Professor of ECE, U. Washington, Seattle and is currently (via IPA) on deputation to OUSD R&E  5G Team (Principal Director: Dr. Joe Evans) as lead for Innovate B5G Program. His program will focus on identifying B5G use cases and technology directions that are potentially dual-benefit (aligned with DoD operations and bootstrap commercial investments) - with a component dedicated to enhancing resilience and security postures vertically integrated into the network stack.

 

Sastry Kompella, US Naval Research Lab (NRL) {Confirmed}

Sastry Kompella (S’04–M’06–SM’12) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 2006. Currently, he is the Section Head for the Wireless Network Research Section under the Information Technology Division, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA. His research interests include various aspects of wireless networks, including cognitive radio, Spectrum Sharing and Dynamic Spectrum Access, Age of Information and AI/ML for RF

 

Tommaso Melodia, Northeastern University {Confirmed}

I am the William Lincoln Smith Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. I am also the Founding Director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the Director of Research for the PAWR Project Office. I am also a co-founder of Bionet Sonar. I received my Laurea (integrated BS and MS) from the University of Rome - La Sapienza and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. I am an IEEE Fellow and recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award.

 

David Simpson, Virginia Tech {Confirmed}

Currently, Professor at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Professor Simpson served as the Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He leads a private consulting practice covering the Telecommunications, Defense and Public Safety sectors. His Flag Officer Assignments in the Navy include Senior Procurement Executive and Vice Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, Director of Navy Networks and CIO/J6 for U.S. and Coalition Forces in Iraq. He served over thirty years in the Navy in technology leadership positions around the world.

 

 

Description: Use of the Spectrum efficiently in both contested and congested environments is becoming more and more  critical for mission success.  This panel will discuss the ongoing collaboration efforts between DoD and the members of the National Spectrum Consortium to support DoD Spectrum Superiority Strategy. The efforts include DoD/NSC co-chaired Working Groups and OTA prototyping programs. These efforts will enable innovative technologies, capabilities and best practices to avoid contention and/or to share spectrum efficiently between DoD to DoD, DoD to Federal and DoD to Civilian spectrum dependent systems.

The purpose of the panel would be do present the partnership of the DoD with the NSC to address sharing technologies and develop methods and practices to further sharing capabilities between military, federal and commercial entities.


Panel 8: Heterogeneous Processing for Software Defined Radios

Organizer:

Robert Miller, Peraton Labs

No bio.

 

Moderator:

Joshua Morman, Peraton Labs

No bio.

 

Panelists:

Thomas Rondeau, DARPA {Confirmed}

DARPA PM (MTO and STO), SDR innovator, prior GNU Radio lead

 

Seth Hitefield, Oak Ridge National Labs {Confirmed}

Researcher, developer, innovator in this field

 

Daniel Bliss, Arizona State University {Confirmed}

Prof. Daniel W. Bliss (https://bliss.asu.edu) is a Professor at Arizona State University and Director of ASU’s Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures (https://wisca.asu.edu).  Dan received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at San Diego (1997), and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from ASU (1989).  He is responsible for foundational work in electronic protection, adaptive MIMO radar, MIMO communications, distributed-coherent systems, and RF convergence.  Dan is a Fellow of the IEEE and received the 2021 IEEE Warren D. White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering.  He has published two textbooks and more than 200 technical articles.

 

Jim Kulp, Parera Information Services {Invited}

Open CPI architect

 

Ben Hilburn, Azure Spectrum Technologies, Microsoft {Confirmed}

Ben is a Principal Program Manager on the Azure Spectrum Technologies team at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, he ran the R&D team at Ettus Research, responsible for the USRP family of radios, was the Director of Engineering at DeepSig Inc., a venture-funded startup applying AI to the RF physical layer, and led the GNU Radio project and was President of its foundation. Ben earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer engineering from Virginia Tech, focusing on architectures for heterogeneous computing in software radio systems

 

 

Description: Modern compute platforms rely on a variety of processing elements (CPU, GPU, FPGA, TPU, etc.) to push the bounds of performance beyond what is possible with CPU processing alone.  Software Defined Radio (SDR) implementations that are natively capable of utilizing the available resources for signal processing operations can leverage the flexibility of SDR frameworks, bringing benefits to low SWAP platforms.  This, however, requires not only suitable radios with appropriate processing components, but the tools, methods, and abstractions to efficiently utilize all of the available compute resources.  This panel will discuss the current state of the art in heterogeneous platforms for SDR and the challenges associated with widespread adoption of SDR frameworks on these platforms for use within industry, academia, and government.


Panel 9: Zero Trust Architecture: How We Got to Where We Are?

Organizer & Moderator:

Dr. Tommy Gardner, HP Inc.

Tommy Gardner is HP’s Chief Technology Officer for HP Federal, spanning the US Federal Agencies, Higher Education, K-12 Education, State and Local government customer segments, as well as Federal Systems Integrators. His current responsibilities include technology leadership, strategic technology plans, product and technology strategies, sales force technical support, and customer and partner relationships.  Tommy holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, an M.S. in Management of Technology from MIT and a Ph. D. in Energy Economics from George Washington University. He is a Professional Engineer, an ASME Fellow, and serves on the ASME Board of Governors, the ANSI Board of Directors and the U. S. Council on Competitiveness as the Co-chair of the Advanced Computer Roundtable.

 

Panelists:

BG (USAF, Ret.) Greg Touhill, CMU Cert {Confirmed}

Brigadier General (ret) Gregory J. Touhill, President of the Cyxtera Federal Group, is one of the nation’s premier cybersecurity and information technology senior executives.  A highly experienced leader of large, complex, diverse, and global cybersecurity and information technology operations, Greg was selected by President Obama as the U.S. government’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). His other civilian government service includes duties as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the US Department of Homeland Security and as Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center where he led national programs to protect the United States and its critical infrastructure. He serves on several corporate and non-profit boards of directors and is an adjunct professor of Cybersecurity at both Carnegie Mellon and Georgetown Universities. Greg is a retired Air Force general officer, a highly-decorated combat leader, an accomplished author and public speaker, a former American diplomat, and a senior executive with documented high levels of success on the battlefield and in the boardroom.

 

Dr. Ron Ross, NIST {Confirmed}

A West Point graduate and former Army Officer Ron has served as a Fellow with NIST for over 23 years, focused on cybersecurity, security system engineering, and risk management.

 

Bob Kolasky, DHS, CISA {Confirmed}

Bob Kolasky was selected to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) National Risk Management Center (NRMC) in 2018, at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As one of CISA’s Assistant Directors, he oversees the Center’s efforts to facilitate a strategic, cross-sector risk management approach to cyber and physical threats to critical infrastructure. The Center provides a central venue for government and industry to combine their knowledge and capabilities in a uniquely collaborative and forward-looking environment. Center activities support both operational and strategic unified risk management efforts.

 

 

Description: With the recent release of NIST SP 800-207 Zero Trust Architecture has caught the attention of many concerned about cybersecurity in the Federal Government.  The military systems will be specifically targeted.  How can we use the principles and philosophy of Zero Trust to protect our systems and defend against a cyber adversary?  What is the history of Zero Trust that brought us to where we are today? How can we apply these principles to protect the Supply Chain, specifically the Cyber Supply Chain?


Panel 10: Towards Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems: State of the Art and Future Challenges

Organizer: 

Miroslav Pajic, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Duke University

No bio.

 

 

Moderator: 

Saman Zonouz, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University

Saman Zonouz's research focuses on cyber-physical systems security, artificial intelligence and embedded systems. He has been awarded by Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by the United States President, NSF CAREER Award, National Security Agency (NSA) Significant Research in Cyber Security, Google Security Award and Hall of Fame Recognition, Top-3 Demo at IEEE SmartGridComm, the Faculty Fellowship Award by Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE SmartGridComm, the University EARLY CAREER Research award as well as the Provost Research Award.

 

 

Panelists:

Dongyan Xu, Department of Computer Science, Purdue University {Proposed}

Dongyan Xu is a Samuel Conte Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University and director of CERIAS, Purdue’s cybersecurity research and education center. His research focuses on cyber and cyber-physical security, especially for emerging platforms such as autonomous vehicles, IoT, and digital manufacturing systems. Past and current sponsors of his research include the AFOSR, AFRL, CERDEC, DARPA, DOE, IARPA, NSA, NSF, ONR, and Sandia National Labs. He has received multiple awards from major cybersecurity conferences for his research papers on kernel malware defense, memory forensics, advanced persistent threat (APT) analytics, and IoT vulnerability discovery.

 

Vincent Sritapan, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security {Confirmed}

Vincent Sritapan is an (Acting) Section Chief in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Cyber Quality Service Management Office (QSMO). In this position, Sritapan is leading the development and delivery of mobile security services and capabilities to help protect the networks of Federal and State, Local, Tribal and Territorial government agencies. As a Section Chief in the Cybersecurity QSMO, Sritapan is leading CISA’s cross-functional teams that are tackling emerging risks and developing cybersecurity services to address enterprise mobile challenges, including mobile device, mobile application, and mobile network security.  He is Co-Chair of the Federal CIO Council’s Federal Mobility Group, a cross-agency forum helping drive strategy development in mobility and sharing information across Federal departments and agencies, and as Co-Chair of the Committee for National Security Systems’ Mobile and Wireless Security (CNSS) Working Group. Most recently, Sritapan served six years as the Mobile Security R&D Program Manager at the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, where he led R&D efforts in mobile security. He also is a direct commissioned office in Information Warfare in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

 

Shamina Hossain-McKenzie, Cyber Resilience R&D Department, Sandia National Laboratories {Confirmed}

Dr. Shamina Hossain-McKenzie is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Cyber Resilience R&D department at Sandia National Laboratories. She received her electrical engineering Ph. D. and Master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017 and 2014, respectively, and her B.S. degree from Washington State University in 2012. Her research focuses on the intersection of power system analytics and cybersecurity, including cyber-physical modeling and analysis, intrusion detection systems, adaptive special protection schemes, and distributed response techniques.

 

Miroslav Pajic, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Duke University {Confirmed}

Miroslav Pajic is the Dickinson Family Associate Professor at Duke University. His research interests focus on the design and analysis of high-assurance cyber-physical systems (CPS) with varying levels of autonomy and human interaction, at the intersection of embedded systems, AI, learning and controls, formal methods and robotics. He received various awards including the NSF CAREER Award, ONR Young Investigator Program  Award, ACM SIGBED Early-Career Researcher Award, IEEE TCCPS Early-Career Award, IBM Faculty Award, ACM SIGBED Frank Anger Memorial Award, the Joseph and Rosaline Wolf Dissertation Award, as well as seven Best Paper and Runner-up Awards at top CPS venues.

 

Saman Zonouz, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University {Confirmed}

Saman Zonouz's research focuses on cyber-physical systems security, artificial intelligence and embedded systems. He has been awarded by Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by the United States President, NSF CAREER Award, National Security Agency (NSA) Significant Research in Cyber Security, Google Security Award and Hall of Fame Recognition, Top-3 Demo at IEEE SmartGridComm, the Faculty Fellowship Award by Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE SmartGridComm, the University EARLY CAREER Research award as well as the Provost Research Award.

 

 

Description: Until recently, security of cyber-physical systems (CPS) with varying levels of autonomy (including high) has usually been an afterthought.  However, the increasing set of functionalities, network interoperability, and  system  design  complexity  may  introduce easily exploitable security vulnerabilities. In addition, tight coupling of  computation  and  communication substrates  with  sensing  and  actuation  components has  resulted in  significant changes in the system design process that has to ensure resilient system operation; the heterogeneity of these systems has challenged the standard design and analysis methods that completely ignore cross-cutting constraints, as component-level understanding usually does not translate to the system level. This timely panel will focus on recent advances as well as future challenges that need to be addressed to ensure resilient operation of military CPS in known and unknown operating conditions. The panel will provide insights into both the limitations and opportunities of deploying more conventional cyber security techniques in this domain, as well as the unique set of cyber-physical challenges due to the tight interaction with the physical world. The panel will consist of 6 panelists with complementary expertise in the domain of CPS security and resilient system design.


Panel 11: Accelerating 5G/NextG Innovation, Competition and DoD Acquisition Options by Advancing Open Architecture and Open Interface Technologies and Standardization

Organizer: 

Lizy Paul, Lockheed Martin, National Spectrum Consortium

Lizy Paul is the Elected Chair of the National Spectrum Consortium. Lizy is also the Director of 5G.MIL™ Programs for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Prior to her current position with Lockheed Martin, she was the Director of Technical Strategy for the Defense Communications Solutions at Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Company. Paul has a MSEE from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from University of Iowa. She holds 16 patents in RF Communications technologies. She has held Engineering leadership and research positions at Motorola, Ericsson and Hughes Network Systems.

 

Panelists:

Lizy Paul, Lockheed Martin, National Spectrum Consortium {Confirmed}

Lizy Paul is the Elected Chair of the National Spectrum Consortium. Lizy is also the Director of 5G.MIL™ Programs for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Prior to her current position with Lockheed Martin, she was the Director of Technical Strategy for the Defense Communications Solutions at Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Company. Paul has a MSEE from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from University of Iowa. She holds 16 patents in RF Communications technologies. She has held Engineering leadership and research positions at Motorola, Ericsson and Hughes Network Systems.

 

Sumit Roy, OUSdD (R&E) {Confirmed}

Dr. Sumit Roy currently serves as Program Lead for Innovate Beyond 5G for DoD OUSD R&E Beyond 5G initiative https://5g-to-xg.org. (Fellow, IEEE) and also is Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Univ. of Washington-Seattle where his research and technology transition interests include analysis/design of wireless communication and sensor network systems with an emphasis on 5G & beyond standards, multi-standard inter-networking and spectrum coexistence using software-defined networks. He also worked at Intel Wireless Technology Lab as a Senior Researcher in systems architecture and standards development. He has been active in IEEE Communications Society and is an IEEE Fellow.

 

Jeffrey Reed, Virginia Tech {Confirmed}

Professor Jeffrey Reed is a researcher in wireless communications, wireless security, cognitive radio, software radio, and spectrum access. Reed has co-authored more than 500 articles and books. Reed co-founded several commercial companies including PFP Cybersecurity, a company that provides security solutions for IoT devices, and Federated Wireless, a company commercializing spectrum sharing.  Reed is the Founding Director of Wireless@VT, a research center and co-founder of Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology.  He served as the Interim Director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative and currently serves as its CTO.  Dr. Reed is a Fellow of the IEEE.

 

Brian Kelley, JBSA 5G Program Management Office (PMO) {Confirmed}

Dr. Kelley received his BSEE from Cornell University's College of Electrical Engineering, graduating Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He spent 10+ years in the industry with both Motorola-Freescale. Since 2007, Dr. Kelley has been an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 5G, Connected Autonomous Vehicles, and 6G Communications. He has over 70 refereed publications and holds 11 U.S. patents. . In 2020, Dr. Kelley was named Principal Investigator in two programs--5G Core Capabilities & Security and 5G Telemedicine by OUSD R&E and the JBSA Program Management Office (PMO).

 

Anand Shah Shah, Verizon - Global Network and Technology {Confirmed}

Anand is an innovative, forward thinking leader who thrives on solving the most complex business problems in today’s data- rich and tech-heavy environment, while leading groundbreaking digital transformations. He manages a diversified portfolio of consumer and enterprise innovations from leading-edge technologies including 5G, IoT, Multi-Access Edge Compute, Cloud, Private Networks, and Security Products. I have a knack for bringing people together to work towards a strategic vision, orienting towards a common purpose, and finding solutions beyond the obvious ways of getting things done. I succinctly communicate ideas and information across technical and non-technical audiences while building a positive rapport across the business.

 

 

Description:  This panel will discuss how advancements in 5G/Next G Open Architecture technologies and Open Interface standardization like O-RAN and Small Cell Forum will result in transforming 5G/Next G Industry Towards Open, Intelligent, Virtualized and Interoperable solutions. Thus reducing vendor lock, increasing the US supplier base while promoting innovation, competition and acquisition options for DoD. Will a diverse technical panel from DoD, academia and industry, we will explore this important topic from the DoD, A&D and Commercial industry perspective


Panel 12: 5G and Further xG Changes Needed to Maximise Use of Mixed Reality in Tactical Military Scenarios

Organizer:

Upkar Dhaliwal, Future Wireless Technologies

No bio.

 

Moderator: 

Doug Evans, US Navy NIWCP

Panelists: 

Lizy Paul, Lockheed Martin {Confirmed}

Lizy Paul is the Elected Chair of the National Spectrum Consortium. Lizy is also the Director of 5G.MIL™ Programs for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Prior to her current position with Lockheed Martin, she was the Director of Technical Strategy for the Defense Communications Solutions at Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Company. Paul has a MSEE from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from University of Iowa. She holds 16 patents in RF Communications technologies. She has held Engineering leadership and research positions at Motorola, Ericsson and Hughes Network Systems.

 

Matt Grob, XCom Labs {Confirmed}

Immediate past EVP CTO Qualcomm

View LinkedIn page.

 

Siddhartha Dattagupta, Greenwave Systems {Confirmed}

Naveen Yanduru, Renesas {Confirmed}

Shriaj Gaglani, Microsoft {Invited}

 

Description:  This Panel will discuss latest status and challenges in 5G SA testbeds designed for military experiments with augmented reality and virtual reality—or AR and VR—applications,  5G technologies has the potential to improve employee training programs, change business communication mediums, and revolutionize production manufacturing

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