IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks
13–16 May 2024 // Washington, DC


All panels are in the Madison room, with overflow in the Adams room

Tuesday 1:15pm – 2:30pm: Industry View of Spectrum Sharing

Wednesday 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Digital Divide

Thursday 1:30pm – 2:30pm: National Spectrum Strategy


Date: May 14, 2024

Time: 1:15pm – 2:30pm

Location: Madison (and overflow in Adams)


Dennis Roberson, CEO, Roberson and Associates

Professor Roberson is President/CEO of Roberson and Associates, a technology and technology management consulting company.

He is also a Research Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology where he was Vice Provost for Research and served as a Research Professor in the Chicago-Kent Law School there.  He was a co-founder of IIT’s Wireless Network and Communications Research Center and co-founder of the Intellectual Property Management and Markets program. His technical research focuses on dynamic spectrum access networks, spectrum measurement and management, and wireless interference and mitigation.

Before Illinois Tech and his consulting company, he had an extensive corporate career including business / technology responsibilities at IBM, DEC (now part of HPE), AT&T, NCR and Motorola where he served as EVP/CTO. He has been involved with numerous technology companies, and a variety of educational and youth organizations. This includes past service as Chair of the FCC-Technological Advisory Council, current membership on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, and current service as the Chair of Board of entigenlogicTM, the Advisory Boards for Neptune Communications, Mesh++ and SonSet Solutions, and as Chair of the External Advisory Board for SpectrumX, the National Spectrum Research Center and Board Chari for the Marconi Society.

Mr. Roberson has BSEE and BS Physics degrees from Washington State University and an MSEE from Stanford.


Andrew Clegg, Spectrum Engineering Lead, Google, 

Andrew Clegg is the Spectrum Engineering Lead for Google. He is presently focused primarily on identifying spectrum sharing opportunities wireless networks and services. Prior to joining Google, he served as the spectrum manager for the U.S. National Science Foundation. He founded the NSF's first spectrum-focused program, Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS), a $50 million program dedicated to funding academic and small business research focused on improving spectrum efficiency and access. Prior to NSF, he was a Lead Member of Technical Staff at what is now AT&T Mobility, a senior engineer with Comsearch, and a research scientist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. He has over 30 years' experience in national and international spectrum management for both government and commercial applications, and was a member of the U.S. delegation to two World Radiocommunication Conferences.

Andrew L. Drozd, President & Principal Scientist, ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC,

Dr. Drozd has over 46 years of scientific research, program management, and corporate execuƟve leadership experience. His areas of expertise are in radio frequency machine learning (RFML) and artificial intelligence (AI) for wireless communications security, reliability, and interoperability. He has led ANDRO’s corporate teams in scientific and engineering research for Federal/defense an commercial customers since the company’s founding more than 30 years ago. Also, since 2017, he has managed a technology porƞolio totaling nearly $75 million in emerging spectrum technologies towards advancements in policy-based dynamic spectrum management for 5G/NextG and edge-based wireless communications; software-based waveform development for enhanced radio interoperability; cognitive software defined radio (SDR) networking; and cosite modeling and simulation of coexistent electromagnetic spectrum and electronic sensing systems. Dr. Drozd’s background includes algorithm and software development and leveraging AI/RFML technologies for signal intelligence, modulation classification and RF fingerprinting.

Jackie Green, Director, Nexonic Design

Jackie Green has enjoyed many opportunities to innovate in pursuit of technology for great sound and high-performance wireless audio. In addition to BS and MBA degrees, Green pursued graduate courses in microprocessor design and digital signal processing in order to support creative work in digital wireless and audio, with a special focus on wireless audio products that require high device density and real-time operation in crowded spectrum conditions. She is past vice chair of the Audio Engineering Society standards group SC-04-04 (Microphone Measurement and Characterization), and is the current chair of AES SC-02-02B standards task group for UWB Audio Interface. As an active participant on committees to influence wireless spectrum policy, Green has worked hand in hand with industry representatives and U.S. and foreign regulatory agencies in support of developing positive solutions whilst seeking to maximize efficiencies that address the technical as well as the business side of sharing scarce spectrum resources.

As VP R&D/Engineering of Audio-Technica U.S. Inc., Ms. Green contributed to many acclaimed projects, including patents in beamforming, signal processing, and network control as well as the design and launch in 2007 of a 14 simultaneous channel UWB-based wireless conferencing system with sub 5ms latency. In 2016, Green became a founding member and President/CTO of Alteros, Inc., a technology company that launched several award-winning UWB wireless and fiber-based networking products into the high-end broadcast wireless and audio markets.

Currently, Green serves as a Technical Advisor to the UWB Alliance. She is also a Director for Nexonic, an engineering design and consulting firm, and VP Engineering for SubPac, a tactile audio company delivering new levels of bass and transducer performance and reproduction accuracy. In 2020 Jackie Green was presented with the AES Fellowship Award for contribution to the sciences of microphone design and manufacture, microphone performance and measurement and for microphone and wireless microphone system education.

Michael A. CalabreseDirector, Wireless Future Project, Open Technology Institute at New America

Michael A. Calabrese directs the Wireless Future Project at New America’s Open Technology Institute, a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C.  He develops and advocates policies to promote ubiquitous, fast and affordable wireless broadband connectivity, including the reallocation of more prime spectrum to facilitate unlicensed access, next generation Wi-Fi, dynamic spectrum sharing and broadband competition. Calabrese has served on the U.S. Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) since 2009 and as an Invited Expert on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) spectrum reform working group during 2011-2012. Calabrese has previously served as Vice President of New America (2003-2010), General Counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, director of domestic policy at the Center for National Policy, and as a counsel at the national AFL-CIO.  He is a graduate of Stanford Law and Business Schools (JD/MBA) and of Harvard College.

Sheryl Genco, Vice President, Advanced Technology

Dr. Sheryl Genco, Vice President of Advanced Technology at Ericsson where she creates technical opportunities to insert and demonstrate emerging tech.  She also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Spectrum Consortium, the Board of Directors of CO-Labs, and is a Senior Advisor to DARPA.  Sheryl was the laboratory director for NTIA’s Lab and Director of Engineering for Honeywell Quantum. She is a Gold Medal winner for her technical contributions while at NIST and is a senior member of IEEE.  Her contributions have been at the forefront of critical technology areas impacting federal and commercial programs including spectrum, 5G/FutureG, quantum, satellite communications, unmanned aviation systems, and radio sciences. 

Traci Biswese, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, NCTA – The Internet Television Association

Traci Biswese is Vice President & Associate General Counsel at NCTA – The Internet & Television Association. Her advocacy focuses on spectrum and wireless policy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and supply chain matters. She is passionate about advancing the interests of the internet and television industry, and strives to contribute to the innovation, growth, and diversity of the sector. Prior to joining NCTA, Traci worked in various tech companies and in private practice. Most recently, she served as Associate General Counsel, Telecom & Regulatory at Meta, where she advised on global connectivity matters. Traci earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Clark Atlanta University, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

PANEL: Broadband Digital Divide

Date: May 15, 2024

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Location: Madison (and overflow in Adams)


Monisha Ghosh, Professor, Univ. of Notre Dame

Prof. Monisha Ghosh, University of Notre Dame. Monisha Ghosh completed a term as the Chief Technology Officer at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 14, 2021. In this role she reported to the Chairman of the FCC and was closely involved with setting national strategy and technology specifications related to the explosive growth of broadband wireless communications technologies. Prof. Ghosh previously served in the NSF as a rotating Program Director (IPA) within the Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE) where she managed wireless networking research. At the NSF, she initiated one of the first large-scale programs that targets applications of machine learning to wireless networks.


Ashutosh Dutta, 5G Chief Strategist, Johns Hopkins Univ Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Ashutosh Dutta, senior scientist and 5G Chief Strategist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). He is also a JHU/APL Sabbatical Fellow and adjunct faculty at The Johns Hopkins University. Ashutosh is a Fellow of IEEE and senior member of ACM. As a Technical Leader in 5G and security,
Ashutosh has been serving as the founding Co-Chair for the IEEE Future Networks Initiative that focuses on 5G standardization, education, publications, testbed, and roadmap activities. He co-founded the IEEE STEM conference (ISEC) and helped to implement EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) projects in several high schools. Ashutosh has served as the general Co-Chair for the IEEE STEM conference for the last 10 years. Ashutosh has served as the general Co-Chair for the premier IEEE 5G World Forums and has organized 65 5G World Summits around the world.

Edward Oughton, Professor, George Mason Univ.

Prof. Edward Oughton, George Mason University. Edward has expertise in data analytics, computational methods, GIS and open-source software, applying these tools predominantly in the fields of (i) broadband policy, and (ii)risk analysis.  
He is best known for developing spatial decision-support models of broadband infrastructure, having carried out broadband strategy assessments for countries around the world. This research provides evidence on the effective strategies to connect more people to a faster Internet, which is vital for ensuring sustainable economic development. Other research interests include developing novel risk analysis methodsand applying them to understand vulnerabilities relating to a variety of threats, including climate-hazards, space hazards and cyber-attacks.

Darrah Blackwater, Indigenous Law & Policy Fellow, Univ. of Arizona College of Law

Darrah Blackwater, Indigenous Law and Policy Fellow, University of Arizona College of Law. Darrah is from Farmington, New Mexico and is a citizen of the Navajo Nation. She is a recent graduate of the University of
Arizona, where she earned her law degree studying Indigenous law and telecommunications law. Darrah has extensively researched and written about the concept of spectrum sovereignty, the idea that Native Nations have exclusive rights to the electromagnetic spectrum on and over their lands. Darrah spent her summer after law school hiking the Colorado Trail to raise awareness about the digital divide and Indigenous issues.

Matthew Sprintson, High-school senior, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Matthew Sprintson is a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and an incoming freshman at Yale University. He has been a research assistant at George Mason University under Dr. Edward Oughton since March 2023, working on macroeconomic modeling of broadband infrastructure, natural disasters, and space weather. He previously worked with the Wolfram Emerging Leaders Program and was a Mercatus Center High School Fellow.

PANEL: Accelerating Spectrum Progress Through Experimentation and Data

Date: May 16, 2024

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Location: Madison (and overflow in Adams)


Martin Doczkat, FCC Office of Engineering and Technology


Scott Patrick, NTIA-OSM

Doug Hyslop, CTIA

Wade Mueller, USSTRATCOM Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Center