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Daniel Massey

Program Director and Professor
Dr. Dan Massey is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Telecommunication Program (ITP) and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. As ITP Director, Dr. Massey is responsible for maintaining traditional ITP strengths in network engineering and telecommunications policy while building the program into the university’s home for cybersecurity education and research. Prior to joining CU Boulder, he was a Program Manager in the Cyber Security Division, Science...


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Hunter Albright

Hunter Albright is an instructor in the Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Operations Division at the Leeds School of Business and in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado. Dr. Albright’s teaching interests are in the area of strategic management, entrepreneurship, technology innovation, and product management. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level. His research interests focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, product management, and the application of advanced...
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Ken Baker

Scholar in Residence
Kenneth Baker is a Scholar in Residence with the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Colorado; Dr. Baker has held various wireless industry positions related to radio access network planning and associated new product development activities. He has participated in the rollout of...
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Frank Barnes

Distinguished Professor • Professor Emeritus
Professor Frank Barnes is a professor emeritus of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his B.S. from Princeton University in electrical engineering in 1954. He went on to earn his M.S., Engineer and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1955, 1956, and 1958, respectively. Barnes joined the University of Colorado in 1959. In 1997, Professor Barnes was appointed as a...
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Brad Bernthal

Associate Professor
School of Law
Professor Bernthal specializes in startups, entrepreneurial law, and early stage finance (such as angel investment and venture capital). His current research studies finance instruments used in startup investment. Prior to that, Bernthal studied investment accelerators, providing legal scholarship's first work on the topic. In the classroom, Professor Bernthal teams with co-professor Keith Olivia to lead the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (LAWS 7619). He also teaches Venture Capital with co-professor Jason Mendelson...
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Lijun Chen

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Professor Chen’s research aims to build rigorous foundations and develop new methodologies in optimization, game theory, and systems theory for modeling, analysis, design, and control of complex networked systems, in particular communication and computer networks and smart grids. A long-term research goal is to develop a foundational theory of network architecture that would include a common analytical framework and language that handles and integrates computation, communication, control, and incentive, and...
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Lisa Christian

Lisa Christian has previously taught at Northwestern University and the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. She serves on the regional Board of Directors for the Information Systems Security Association (Denver ISSA). She has an MBA in Finance, International Business and Marketing from The Kellogg School of Business Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Business Administration and Spanish from Augustana College. Lisa Christian is also a strategy,...
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Charles Cook

Professor Cook holds a Masters of Engineering from Cornell University, and Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and has more than 30 years of industry experience in telecommunications. Cook began his career at Bell Laboratories. He later joined USWEST Advanced Technologies where he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and Director of the Wireless Group. At CenturyLink...
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James Curry

Applied Mathematics
James H. Curry : PhD-Mathematics, Univ. of California, Berkeley with Oscar Lanford. Professor Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, since 1989; President's Teaching Scholar since 1993; J. R. Woodhull/Logicon Teaching Professor: 1999 to 2012; Chair, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, 2003 to 2012. Program Director NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS): 2012 to 2014. Professor at University of Colorado-Boulder: 1989 to Present. Previous Academic Appointments: Howard Univ.; Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
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Jeff DiMaio

Jeff currently works at Cisco Systems leading an engineering team focused on products for education and state/local government. Previously, Jeff held engineering positions at Cisco specializing in wireless networking and multimedia technology. Prior to joining Cisco, Jeff worked as a Product Manager for SpectraLink Corporation where he helped build the industry’s first Wi-Fi IP Phone. Jeff was a contributing author of two Cisco Press books on Wireless and Voice over...
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Jill Dupre

Associate Director
Jill VanMatre Dupre is the Associate Director of the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado. She has a joint appointment with the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program and the ATLAS Institute. With Professor Paul Ohm, Jill conducts research on interdisciplinary creativity and legal issues surrounding digital content (particularly privacy and intellectual property law issues). Jill is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law, and a member of the...
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Kevin Epperson

Kevin Epperson is currently employed by Netflix where he manages the Network Infrastructure Planning and Acquisition team. Previously Kevin has worked for Microsoft, Cisco, and Level3 Communications in various individual contributor and leadership roles. He specializes in Internet infrastructure and policy with a focus on inter-domain routing and relationships. Education MS Telecommunications, Colorado 1998 BS Business Administration, Colorado 1996
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Harvey Gates

Adjunct Associate Professor
Harvey Gates, PhD, PE specializes in aerospace-related telecommunication sciences specifically focusing on Internet-centric mobile and space-based communications. He was one of the founding members of the College of Engineering and Applied Science interdisciplinary Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) and has been a member of the ITP adjunct faculty since 1981. Dr. Gates has held various senior and executive-level industrial positions and currently has an active consulting practice...
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Kevin K. Gifford

Scholar in Residence
Kevin Gifford is a member of the CU Boulder ITP Faculty with a focus in Wireless Engineering. Prior to joining ITP, Kevin was a member of the CU Boulder Aerospace Department for 20 years. In his communications related work some notable contributions include: Leading the teams that were the very first to fly the Linux operating system on both the Space Shuttle (1996) and on the International Space Station (2000)...
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Sangtae Ha

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Dr. Sangtae Ha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a joint appointment in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. He co-founded the Princeton EDGE Lab as its first Associate Director in 2009 and led its research team as an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University from 2010 to 2013. Sangtae is a co-founder and the founding CTO/VP of Engineering of...
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Aaron Hansen

Dr. Aaron Hansen has served over 28 years in the United States Air Force. His experiences as a Cyber Warfare Officer have transformed our nation’s offensive and defensive capabilities. His research and teaching focus includes Industrial Control Systems, Advanced Metering Infrastructures, and Digital Forensics. Dr. Hansen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration specializing in International Economics from Park University. Dr. Hansen...
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Dale Hatfield

Professor Adjunct
Dale N. Hatfield is currently an Executive Fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and an Adjunct Professor in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program – both at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Hatfield was the Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and, immediately before that, he was Chief Technologist at the...
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CJ Herman

CJ Herman is a subject matter expert in the fields of Systems Administration, Operations Automation and Cloud Computing. CJ has designed, built and maintained the public and private cloud infrastructure for numerous startups in Colorado in addition to serving as CTO at Presilient, Cloudstrate and Vivoo. Prior to entering the startup space, CJ served as the Director of Operational Support Systems at Managed Storage International, Director of Network and Systems...
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Ken Krechmer

Scholar in Residence
Ken Krechmer is an internationally recognized expert on communications and communications standards. Ken participated in the development of the International Telecommunications Union Recommendations for Group 3 facsimile (T.30), data modems (V.8, V.8bis, V.32, V.32bis, V.34, V.90), and Digital Subscriber Line transceivers (G.994.1) as well as the related US national standards. He was a founder and the technical editor of Communications Standards Review and Communications Standards Summary 1990 -2002. In 1995...
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James Lansford

Dr. Jim Lansford is a Director in the standards group at Qualcomm, responsible for V2X and Wi-Fi standards and strategy. He has over 35 years of experience in communications systems, digital signal processing, and strategic business development. Prior to its acquisition by Qualcomm in August 2015, he was a Fellow in the Global Standards Group at Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR). Dr. Lansford has been Chief Technology Officer of three wireless...
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Laura Lee

Laura Lee is the Executive Vice President of Cyber Training and Assessments at Circadence Corporation. In this role, she applies her extensive knowledge and experience in cybersecurity workforce development to lead product development for the Circadence® Project Ares® next generation cybersecurity training and assessment platform. She brings an exceptional record of leadership in the field of cyber exercises and training, previously directing the research and development at Johns Hopkins University/Applied...
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Dan Manson

Dr. Dan Manson is a Professor in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). Dr. Manson has taught Information Systems Auditing, Internet Security and Computer Forensics in the College of Business Administration Computer Information Systems undergraduate and Master of Science programs. Dr. Manson has also served as the CIS Department Chair and Campus Information Security Officer. Dr. Manson led the effort for Cal Poly...
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Ric Messier

Ric Messier is currently a Senior Information Security Consultant at Mandiant Consulting and was formerly the Program Director for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics at Champlain College. Ric is an author, consultant, and educator who holds top certifications including GCIH, GSEC, CEH, and CISSP, as well as a master’s degree in Digital Forensic Science. He has published several books on information security and digital forensics. With decades of experience in information...
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Levi Perigo

Scholar in Residence
Dr. Levi Perigo is a Scholar in Residence. Prior to joining the University of Colorado full-time, Dr. Perigo was a Senior Network Engineer at ADTRAN Inc. In this role, he served as an escalation point for isolation and resolution of heterogeneous internetworking problems for major accounts. He holds vendor certifications in networking technologies in areas such as software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP routing, switching, network design, wireless...
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David Reed

Scholar in Residence
Dr. David Reed is currently a Scholar in Residence. Prior to joining CU, Dr. Reed was the Chief Strategy Officer at Cable Television Laboratories where he led large R&D projects covering a wide range of technologies relevant to the cable industry such as application platforms, business services, voice-over-IP, and broadband delivery systems. Dr. Reed also has been a Telecommunications Policy Analyst in the Office of Plans and Policy at the...
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Blake Reid

Assistant Professor
School of Law
Blake E. Reid studies, teaches, and practices in the intersection of law, policy, and technology. He serves as the Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic (TLPC) and the Director of Fellowships and Special Projects at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Before joining Colorado Law, he was a staff attorney and graduate fellow in First Amendment and media law at the Institute for Public...
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Jose Santos

Senior Instructor / Lab Director
Jose Santos has been a Senior Instructor and Lab Director for the TCP program for the last 15 years, supporting and maintaining the training facilities for students in addition to pursuing corporate support and sponsorship to keep facilities in concurrence with the latest network technologies. Santos also interacts with campus facilities and information technology operations to fulfill the ever-changing instructional needs of TCP students and instructors. Over the years, Santos...
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Scott Savage

Associate Professor
Scott Savage, PhD, Curtin University of Technology, 2000, is an Associate Professor of Economics and Interdisciplinary Telecommunications at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research and teaching interests cover the fields of industrial organization, microeconomics and telecom economics. Dr. Savage is a member of the American Economic Association, Western Economic Association and the Economic Society of Australia, a Research Affiliate for the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship,...
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John Scarano

John Scarano is an active angel investor, multi-industry entrepreneur and operating executive and a graduate school instructor. Presently, John is Chairman of TerraPact. John is a Board member and co-leader of a special Management Advisory Committee for Horizon Telcom. John is a Board member for Clip Interactive. John serves as a Graduate Instructor for the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program in the school of Engineering for the University of Colorado. Previously, John...
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Erik Thomson

Erik Thomson is a Vice President of Sales and is responsible for a 60+ person global organization at Zayo Group, a telecommunications firm headquartered in Boulder. Erik currently leads the Premier Accounts team. Additionally, Erik leads the Bid Management team and a technical sales engineering organization. Previously, Erik led the Strategic Marketing and Partnerships team, building relationships with partners to find mutually beneficial results. Erik has also led the Big...
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Lloyd Thrall

Scholar in Residence
Lloyd Thrall’s research focuses on foreign policy, national security, human security, and organizational change. Prior to joining his alma mater at CU Boulder, Mr. Thrall served extensively in national security roles. His background combines senior defense policy leadership, foreign policy research and analysis, and elite military service, receiving honors and commendations in all fields. Mr. Thrall previously served as a senior executive appointee in the Obama Administration, as the Deputy...
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Phil Weiser

School of Law
Dean Phil Weiser is the former Dean of the Law School, Thomson Professor of Law, and Executive Director and Founder of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. Dean Weiser re-joined the Colorado faculty in June, 2011. From April 2010-June 2011, he served as the Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation to the National Economic Council Director at the White House. From July...