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Dr. Jonathan Ashdown

Dr. Jonathan Ashdown

Senior Electronics Engineer

Air Force Research Lab

Jonathan Ashdown was born in Niskayuna, NY, USA. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 2006, 2008, and 2012, respectively, all in electrical engineering. His Ph.D. dissertation was on a high-rate ultrasonic through-wall communication system using MIMO-OFDM in conjunction with interference mitigation techniques. In 2012, he was a recipient of the Best Unclassified Paper Award at the IEEE Military Communications Conference. From 2012 to 2015, he worked as an electronics engineer with the Department of Defense (DoD), Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic, Charleston, SC, USA where he was involved in several basic and applied research projects for the U.S. Navy, mainly in the area of software defined radio. In 2015, he transferred within DoD. He is currently a senior electronics engineer within the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Rome, NY, USA, where he is involved in the research and development of advanced emerging communications and networking technologies for the U.S. Air Force including those enabling Dynamic Spectrum Management and Access. He currently serves as the Principal Investigator for the AFRL-led 5G Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) Program under OUSD(R&E)s 5G-to-Next G Initiative.

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