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Kenneth Zdunek

Kenneth Zdunek

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Zdunek joined Roberson and Associates in 2009 and is Vice President and the Chief Technology Officer. He has 41 years of experience in wireless communications and public safety systems. Concurrently, he is an Adjunct Professor in Electrical Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, where he conducts research in the area of dynamic spectrum access and efficient spectrum utilization. He also taught a graduate course in wireless communication system design. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and recognized for his leadership in integrating voice and data in wireless networks.

Prior to joining Roberson and Associates, Dr. Zdunek was Vice President of Networks Research at Motorola and was awarded Motorola’s Patent of the Year in 2002 for a voice-data integration approach that is licensed and extensively used in cellular communications. He holds 17 other patents, including patents used in public safety trunked systems and cellular and trunked systems roaming. He directed the invention and validation of Nextel’s Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDENR) voice-data air interface and IP based roaming approach and was the principal architect of Motorola’s SmartNetR public safety trunking protocol suite. In the 1990s, he directed a Spectrum Utilization and Public Safety Spectrum Needs Projection submitted to the Federal Communications Commission in support of the 700 MHz spectrum allocation for public safety.

Dr. Zdunek was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. He is past president and serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Public Schools Student Science Fair, Inc.