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Etemad, Kamran

Etemad, Kamran

Office of Advanced Engineering Education

Kamran Etemad is a principal wireless technology and standards expert and executive telecommunications advisor. He is currently a senior technical advisor at Federal Communications Commission and also a lecturer at the University of Maryland. Previously he has held leading positions as director of technology standards at Intel Corporation, as executive technology consultant with Sprint-Nextel and Vice President of Advanced technology and Strategy at WFI.

Kamran received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1996. He has conducted many industry workshops and seminars and published numerous technical papers in 3G/4G systems as well as two books on cdma2000 and WiMAX evolution. He holds more than 40 issued and 50+ pending patents all in 3G/4G/5G wireless systems.

Dr. Etemad’s current area of focus is on novel dynamic spectrum sharing both from regulatory and technical perspectives. His most recent research has been on advanced development of mobile broadband technologies based on 3GPP-LTE Advanced, HSPA+, WiFi and their cooperation in CRAN and small cells deployment enabling optimized offloading, spectrum aggregation, local group communication and interference management.