On Wednesday, March 6 at 4:00 PM, Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will answer questions about wireless spectrum - including spectrum sharing, spectrum access and allocation, and the impact of the spectrum crunch on the wireless industry - during a Fireside Chat with Professor Hari Balakrishnan and Professor Dina Katabi, co-directors of the MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (Wireless@MIT).
The event, which is part of the Wireless@MIT Lecture Series, will run from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM in the Kirsch Auditorium (32-123) at the MIT Stata Center, and is open to the public.
Wireless@MIT, which is based out of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), is focused on addressing the most important challenges facing the wireless and mobile computing fields, in particular the spectrum crunch. Researchers aim to develop new techniques for overcoming the exhaustion of radio spectrum caused by the explosive popularity of wireless systems.
Genachowski was sworn in as Chairman of the FCC in June 2009. Prior to his FCC appointment, Genachowski spent more than a decade working in the technology and media industries as an executive, investor, and board member. He was Chief of Business Operations and General Counsel at IAC/InterActiveCorp; Special Advisor at the private equity firm General Atlantic; and co-founder of the technology incubator LaunchBox Digital. Genachowski received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1991 and is a 1985 graduate of Columbia College.