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Reed, David Scholar In Residence

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Research

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  • Dr. Reed's research is focused on Internet and telecommunications technology, policy, and network 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 and public policy. Examples of his current research include 1) the costs of wireline and wireless broadband local access network technologies in order to better understand the prospects for competition in the provision of broadband Internet access services. best practices of broadband mapping, forecasting and planning for the growth of broadband network capacity, 2) developing broadband roadmaps to address the Digital Divide and for emerging countries, and 3) developing efficient spectrum management models to support broadband deployments.

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  • Network economics, telecommunications policy, technology policy, broadband network technology and costs, broadband roadmaps to address the Digital Divide, wireless networks and spectrum policy, spectrum management, wireless local area networks

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Teaching

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  • ATLS 5519 - Advanced Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
    Analyzes special interest areas of multidisciplinary technology, arts and media research and practice. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics.
  • CYBR 4400 - Principles of Internet Policy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Engage 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.
  • CYBR 5010 - Fundamentals of Data Communication
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    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.
  • CYBR 5400 - Principles of Internet Policy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 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.
  • CYBR 5420 - Spectrum Management and Policy
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
    Studies how spectrum policy is developed and implemented. A general framework is developed for understanding telecommunications law and regulatory objectives. Specifically analyzes international and domestic dimensions of spectrum policy. Considers how economics, administrative processes and innovative technologies affects management of the spectrum. Formerly TLEN 5230.
  • TLEN 5210 - Principles of Telecommunications Policy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 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.
  • TLEN 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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