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Reed, David Scholar In Residence


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research overview

  • Dr. Reed's research is focused on telecommunications technology, policy, and economics. His work applies interdisciplinary research methods to examine the evolution of public and private telecommunications infrastructure to advanced wireless and broadband platforms and the resulting implications on business strategy or public policy objectives. His current research focuses on forecasting and planning for the growth of broadband network capacity, spectrum management issues associated with Wi-Fi and small cell networks, costs of backhaul of small cell wireless networks, broadband roadmaps for emerging countries, spectrum management issues associated with unlicensed band technologies, cybersecurity policy, security of Internet of Things, and trends in emerging broadband applications such as video streaming.


  • Network economics, telecommunications policy, broadband network technology and costs, broadband applications and software, broadband roadmaps, wireless networks and spectrum policy, wireless local area networks, network security economics, cybersecurity economics, strategic planning for telecom businesses


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courses taught

  • COEN 5830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores topics of interest in engineering. Content varies by instructor and semester. May be repeated for up to 9 total credit hours.
  • CYBR 5400 - Principles of Internet Policy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Engages in the critical strategic analysis and debate of controversial public policy issues raised by the Internet. Learn how to develop well-reasoned positions on the regulations applied to new Internet-based technologies and business models based on interdisciplinary frameworks that characterize the significant intersection of technology, economics, business, and public policy. Policy topics covered include Broadband as a Universal Service, Net Neutrality, Spectrum Management, Online Privacy, and Cybersecurity. Formerly TLEN 5210.
  • CYBR 5480 - Future of Video: Technology, Policy, and Economics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines the issues that have been created by the shift from analog to digital technologies, the shift from narrowband/wideband systems to broadband systems, and the shift to converged networks (i.e. networks able to convey voice, data, image and video traffic on a common platform) based upon packet switching and Internet Protocol (IP) suite. Same as ATLS 5380.
  • CYBR 5830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Current topics in Telecommunications. Formerly TLEN 5830.
  • TLEN 5837 - Special Topics - ProMS
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Explores specialized topics in telecommunications for distance students. Content varies by instructor and semester.


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