I am currently working at CMU
See www.epp.cmu.edu


Former Director of the ITP

DBC Endowed Full Professor

Executive Director & Chair, the Technical Working Group,
Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG)

Chief Strategist, CMMB Vision

Affiliations:            -Department of Computer Science
-Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
-Silicon Flatirons

E-Mail: sicker {at} colorado.edu

Office: ECCR 1B54A Boulder, Colorado, 80309

Phone: 1-303-735-4949

Dr. Douglas C. Sicker has held various positions in academia, industry and government. Presently, Doug is the DBC Endowed Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a joint appointment in (and Director of) the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. Prior to this, Doug was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Advisor for Spectrum at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Doug also served as the Chief Technology Officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and prior to this he served as a senior advisor on the FCC National Broadband Plan. Previously he was Director of Global Architecture at Level 3 Communications, Inc. In the late 1990's Doug served as Chief of the Network Technology Division at the FCC. He has also held faculty and industry positions in the field of medical sciences. Doug is a senior member of the IEEE, as well as a member of the ACM and the Internet Society. Doug has also served on numerous advisory and program committees. His research and teaching interests include wireless systems, network security and network policy.

My current research interests include:

  • Dynamic Spectrum Access: Developing new models of spectrum management and methods for enabling coexistence among radio services. Of particular interest is coexistence with legacy systems, including interoperability and compatibility between federal and non-federal systems. I am developing new technical models and policies to address legacy systems and emerging new services. I also plan to explore methods of reallocation based on coexistence, cooperation and/or tolerance.

  • Wireless Security: Developing models to address security concerns in emerging dynamic spectrum access systems. Defining risk attributed to new dynamic spectrum access technology. Exploring jamming and anti-jamming mechanisms through dynamic spectrum access technology.

  • Network/Telecommunications Policy: Implementing data-driven decision-making; Adopting process transparency and accountability; and Reforming radio spectrum management.


I want to thank my graduate students for designing and maintaining this website over the years. Most recently Chenyu Zheng, and previously Caleb Phillips, Eric Anderson and Jose Santos.

Evolution of an Academic