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8th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks

July 8–10, 2013 | Washington DC, United States

Panel: Research Challenges for cognitive radio

John Peha, Carnegie Mellon University


Jon Peha is a Full Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He served in the US Government in 2008-2011, first as Chief Technologist of the Federal Communications Commission, and then at the White House as Assistant Director of the Office of Science & Technology Policy where he focused on Communications and Research. At Carnegie Mellon, he is a Professor in the Dept. of Engineering & Public Policy and the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and former Associate Director of the university's Center for Wireless & Broadband Networking. He has served as Chief Technical Officer for three high-tech companies. He has addressed telecom and e-commerce policy on legislative staff in the House Energy & Commerce Committee and in the Senate, and helped launch and lead a US Government interagency program to assist developing countries with information infrastructure. Dr. Peha holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford. He is an IEEE Fellow, an AAAS Fellow, and a winner of the FCC's "Excellence in Engineering Award," the IEEE Communications Society TCCN Publication Award for career contributions “to techno-economic analysis of spectrum allocation policies," and the Brown Engineering Medal.

Luiz DaSilva


Luiz DaSilva currently holds the Stokes Professorship in Telecommunications in the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, where he is a co-Principal Investigator of CTVR, The Telecommunications Research Centre in Ireland. He is also a Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he has been a faculty member since 1998. Prof. DaSilva's research focuses on distributed and adaptive resource management in wireless networks, and in particular cognitive radio networks and the application of game theory to wireless networks. He is currently a principal investigator on research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Science Foundation Ireland, and the European Commission under Framework Programme 7. Recent research sponsors also include DARPA, the Office of Naval Research, Intel, and Microsoft Research. Prof. DaSilva is a Senior Member of IEEE and in 2006 I was named a College of Engineering Faculty Fellow at Virginia Tech.