Preston F. Marshall

Preston F. Marshall
Deputy Director of the Information Sciences Institute
USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Preston F. Marshall is the Deputy Director of the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering, and a Research Professor at USC’s Mings Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering.

For seven years, he was Program Manager with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for many of the DARPA Wireless, Cognitive Radio, and networking programs. These programs include development of the XG Dynamic Spectrum Access technology, and the Wireless Networking after Next (WNAN) cognitive radio program. These programs collectively provided development and demonstration of the technology base for adaptive wireless and spectrum technology.

Dr. Marshall has written many articles, book chapters and conference presentations on the subject of cognitive radio and spectrum issues, and participated in the 2012 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on Federal Spectrum. He is author of the recently released “Quantitative Analysis of Cognitive Radio and Network Performance” by ARTECH House and the upcoming “Scalability, Density, Decision-Making in Cognitive Wireless Networks” by Cambridge University Press. He is Executive Chair of the IEEE DYSPAN Dynamic Spectrum conference, and was guest editor for IEEE Communications several times. Dr. Marshall holds a B.S.E.E and M.S. Information Science from Lehigh University, and a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin, IE.

Recent Events

September 21, 2012

Panel debate over the implications of the recent PCAST spectrum report.

July 31, 2012

ITIF and select experts discuss ITIF's new spectrum allocation report and the issues policymakers face going forward.