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 over 40 years of industry experience. He also served as the Vice Provost for Research and as a Research Professor in Computer Science and in the Law School at Illinois Institute of Technology where he was an active researcher in the wireless networking arena. He was a co-founder of IIT’s Wireless Network and Communications Research Center (WiNCom), and a co-founder of the Intellectual Property Management and Markets Program in the Law School. His wireless research focused on dynamic spectrum access networks, spectrum measurement systems and spectrum management, and wireless interference and its mitigation.
Previously, 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 organizations, that includes currently serving as the Chair of the Marconi Society Board, and membership on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. He served as the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission Technical Advisory Council for eight years and served on the TAC for 22 years. Mr. Roberson currently serves on the governing and/or advisory boards of several exciting technology-based companies. He has served as a frequent speaker at universities, companies, technical workshops, and conferences around the globe. He has eleven issued patents with several additional patents filed with the US Patent Office.
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.