Timothy Brown, professor in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, investigates how to use adaptation in complex communication systems. His group has developed new protocols for wireless ad hoc (also known as mesh) networks and he now heads a project to test these protocols in a network of small unmanned airplanes. Other work has studied cellular system design and quality of service in packet networks. Before joining the University of Colorado in 1995, he developed algorithms and architectures for hardware neural networks at Bell Communications Research and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the Colorado Junior Faculty Development Award. He has authored more than 50 publications to his credit and has worked with hundreds of students on thesis and capstone projects. He received his BS in physics from Pennslyvania State University and his PhD in electrical engineering from Caltech.