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John Chapin

John Chapin

Vice President, Advanced Technologies

Dr. John Chapin is Vice President, Advanced Technologies for Roberson and Associates with 17 years' experience in the industry, focusing on challenging problems at the boundary between technical and policy concerns.

Dr. Chapin most recently served as Program Manager in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he initiated and led programs in spectrum access and spectrum sharing technology. Dr. Chapin previously served as Visiting Scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and concurrently as Chief Scientist at TV Band Service, LLC. Earlier, he spent nine years in technical leadership roles at Vanu, Inc., a provider of software-designed radio (SDR) based cellular radio access networks. Prior to Vanu he was on the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of MIT.

In recognition of his work in the Department of Defense, Dr. Chapin was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service and the Wireless Innovation Forum International Achievement Award. In recognition of his earlier technical work, Dr. Chapin received the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (I.E.E.E) Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DYSPAN) conference best paper award, Software Defined Radio (SDR) Forum best paper award, SDR Forum Industry Achievement Award, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Dr. Chapin holds two patents.

Dr. Chapin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese History, a Master of Science in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, all from Stanford University.