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    Dr. John Chapin is a Program Manager in the Strategic Technology Office. He joined DARPA in August 2011. His areas of focus include advanced wireless systems and associated spectrum access and spectrum sharing technologies, and advanced networking technology for dynamically changing and heterogeneous communications systems.

    Dr. Chapin most recently served as Visiting Scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and concurrently as Chief Scientist at TV Band Service, LLC. He earlier spent 9 years in technical leadership roles at Vanu, Inc., a provider of software-designed radio (SDR) based cellular radio access networks. His work there on SDR and cognitive radio earned multiple awards including Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Dynamic Spectrum Analysis best paper, SDR Forum best paper, and SDR Forum Industry Achievement Award. Prior to Vanu he was on the faculty of the Electric Engineering and Computer Science department of MIT, where his research earned the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). He served as chairman of the SDR Forum from 2007 to 2009 and has been a member of the Federal Communications Commission Technological Advisory Council since its inception. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1997.

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