Meet the Team
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Member
Mr. Roberson is the Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Member of Roberson and Associates, LLC and has 45 years of industry experience. In parallel with this role, he serves a Research Professor in Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology where he is an active researcher in the wireless networking arena and is a co-founder of IIT’s Wireless Network and Communications Research Center (WiNCom). His specific research focuses on dynamic spectrum access networks, spectrum measurement systems and spectrum management, and wireless interference and its mitigation, all of which are important to the Roberson and Associates mission. He currently serves on the governing and/or advisory boards of several exciting technology-based companies.
Previously, he served as Vice Provost for Research at Illinois Institute of Technology with responsibility for IIT’s Office of Compliance and Proposal Development, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, and Technology Commercialization efforts. He also had responsibility for IIT’s corporate relationships, for supporting the development and implementation of IIT’s Strategic Plan, the development of new research centers, and the successful initiation and growth of IIT-related entrepreneurial business ventures.
Prior to IIT, Mr. Roberson was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Motorola. He had an extensive corporate career, which included major business and technology responsibilities at IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC, now part of Hewlett Packard), AT&T, and NCR. He has been involved with a wide variety of technology, cultural, educational, and youth organizations, which currently includes Chair of the Federal Communications Commission Technical Advisory Council, membership on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, and Chair of the Board of SonSet Solutions. He is a frequent speaker at universities, companies, technical workshops, and conferences around the globe.
Mr. Roberson has Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Physics from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.