Dissertation Topic/Title: Regulation of Telecommunications in the Broadband Age
Dissertation Advisor: Prof. Stuart Shapiro
Previous Degrees: MS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech; BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.
Regulation, Broadband, the Digital Divide, Technology and Society
David L. Waring began his career at Bell Laboratories where he worked on the development of loop electronics. Upon moving to Bellcore, he led teams which demonstrated technical feasibility and proposed requirements for Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL). Dave is currently Chief Scientist and Managing Director at Telcordia Technologies, where he leads research initiatives on broadband access technologies, including fiber-based passive optical networks (PONs) and home networks. Dave has also served government clients, including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the U.S. Army at Fort Monmouth, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense. Dave is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has chaired a number of technical conferences, including the IEEE Communications Society annual Globecom event and the biennial World Telecommunications Congress (WTC). Dave taught as an adjunct professor and served on the advisory board of the New York City College of Technology, department of Electrical Engineering Technology. Dave is currently a PhD candidate at the Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and his dissertation research focuses on policies that encourage broadband diffusion throughout society.