Dr. Thomas Rondeau
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E)
Dr. Tom Rondeau recently joined the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD) as the Principal Director for FutureG. From May 2016 to August 2022 he served as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Rondeau’s research interests include adaptive and reconfigurable radios, improving the development cycle for new signal-processing techniques, and creating general purpose electromagnetic systems.Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Rondeau was the maintainer and lead developer of the GNU Radio project and a consultant on signal processing and wireless communications. He worked as a visiting researcher with the University of Pennsylvania and as an Adjunct with the IDA Center for Communications Research in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Rondeau holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and won the 2007 Outstanding Dissertation Award in math, science, and engineering from the Council of Graduate Schools for his work in artificial intelligence in wireless communications.