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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Engineer
Location Washington, DC, United States
Introduction Michael Marcus is a native of Boston and received S.B. and Sc.D. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. Working at FCC from 1979-2004, he proposed and then directed the development of policies for cutting edge radio technologies such as spread spectrum/CDMA and millimeterwaves. The rules for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and most of the cordless phones sold in the US are one outcome of his early leadership. He had several key roles in the FCC’s Spectrum Policy Task Force. Upon retiring from FCC as Associate Chief for Technology, Office of Engineering and Technology in 2004, he became an independent consultant in radio technology and spectrum policy. Initially based in Paris, France, he is now based in the Washington, DC area and is serving clients throughout the world. He worked in the FCC's Japanese counterpart (now MIC) on an exchange program and has been an advisor to the European Commission. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and has been active in the Federal Communications Bar Association.
Interests Spectrum policy, FCC reform
Favorite Movies Field of Dreams
Favorite Music Gershwin's "American in Paris"
Favorite Books The Mathematical Theory of Communications by Claude Shannon