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Rick Brown

Donald Richard Brown III (Rick) joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2000 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founded spinlab in 2002. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006, to Professor in 2016, and is currently serving as the Department Head of the ECE Department at WPI. He received the Ph.D. degree in 2000 from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and the M.S. and B.S. degrees in 1996 and 1992 from The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, all in Electrical Engineering. He was also employed by the General Electric Company, Plainville, CT as a Development Engineer from 1992 to 1997. In addition to his current faculty appointment, Prof. Brown was a Visiting Associate Professor at Princeton University from 2007-2008 and a Program Officer in the Communications and Information Foundations cluster of the Computing and Communications Foundations division of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate at the National Science Foundation from 2016-2018. Prof. Brown has also held consulting contracts with several companies for a variety of different projects including OFDM receiver design and signal analysis, interference mitigation in digital subscriber loops, and network timing recovery and synchronization. He has also served as an expert witness and technical consultant for wireless communication intellectual property litigation. His curriculum vitae.

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