The Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) at the University of Colorado Boulder announced the appointment of Dr. David Reed as the new Faculty Director starting July 1. Dr. Reed moves into this position after serving as the Associate Faculty Director for ITP in 2013.
“ITP continues to shine as one of the premier interdisciplinary telecom graduate study programs in the country,” Reed said. “My main goal is to work with the superb faculty and staff in ITP to further improve our already outstanding graduate programs helping to educate students to serve as technical leaders in the fast-paced telecom arena.”
In addition to serving as Director, Reed plans to continue teaching at a reduced level and conducting research. He heads the Center for Broadband Engineering and Economics within ITP that has received recent research gifts from Google and Comcast. The Center focuses on research addressing interdisciplinary broadband issues such as new future directions of Wi-Fi technology and new trends in Internet peering strategies. Working through ITP, the Center is building a video lab to address issues with video streaming over the Internet.
Reed earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University, his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked at the Federal Communications Commission in the Office of Plans and Policy in the early 1990s, and spent nearly 20 years with CableLabs in Louisville, Colorado, first as the Chief Technology Officer and then as the Chief Strategy Officer before joining ITP in 2012.