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Reed, David Scholar In Residence


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research overview

  • Dr. Reed's research is focused on Internet and 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 wireline broadband platforms and the resulting implications on business strategy or public policy objectives. His current research focuses on the cost of wireless broadband networks, best practices of broadband mapping, 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 5G wireless networks, broadband roadmaps for emerging countries, spectrum management issues associated with unlicensed band technologies, spectrum management and cybersecurity models for autonomous vehicles, and cybersecurity policy.


  • Network economics, telecommunications policy, technology policy, broadband network technology and costs, broadband applications and software, broadband roadmaps, wireless networks and spectrum policy, spectrum management, wireless local area networks, cybersecurity policy


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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 5010 - Fundamentals of Data Communication
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Combining conceptual knowledge about data communications and core Internet technologies with hands-on labs that reinforce the conceptual knowledge, this course provides students with the ability to create innovative technology solutions in their discipline. Learning how the Internet works and being able to evaluate and operate an Internet network is a valuable skill; students in this course will have a competitive advantage in this foundational field. Formerly TLEN 5330.
  • CYBR 5400 - Principles of Internet Policy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    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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