Contact: pierredv at hotmail dotcom
Recent work (2013-17)
My paper "Risk-informed interference assessment: A quantitative basis for spectrum allocation decisions" was published online in Telecommunications Policy in January 2017 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2016.12.007)
Along with colleagues Jonathan Bair, Andrew Manley and Prof. Blake Reid of the Tech Law Clinic at CU Boulder, I've endorsed prior TAC recommendations that the FCC use waivers to pilot Risk-Informed Interference Assessment (RIA). Our filing uses three currently open waivers to explore how this might be done (December 9, 2016 filing, Clinic blog post).
The FCC TAC paper "A Case Study of Risk-Informed Interference Assessment: MetSat/LTE Co-existence in 1695–1710 MHz" was published in December 2015 (http://bit.ly/TACriskcase, pdf); I was the author.
I organized a conference at Colorado Law on risk assessment in spectrum policy for Silicon Flatirons (event page; conference report) on October 23, 2015
I testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on “Wireless Broadband and the Future of Spectrum Policy" on July 30, 2015. My testimony is here. My remarks are at in the archived webcast, starting at 58:02; see also a question from Chairman Thune and my reply starting at 2:05:43.
The FCC Technological Advisory Council published "A Quick Introduction to Risk-Informed Interference Assessment" (http://bit.ly/TACriskintro, pdf) on 1 April 2015; I was the lead author.
Tyler Cox has posted two risk-related working papers to SSRN: "Instances of Worst-Case Scenario Based Analysis Pushback by the FCC" (http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2559816) and "Piloting Risk-Informed Interference Assessment Using Waivers" (http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2543632). I commissioned and supervised the work.
I had two papers at TPRC this year (September 13, 2014):
I filed comments on July 14, 2014 (corrected on July 29) and reply comments on August 15, 2014 on the FCC's Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the 3.5 GHz proceeding (WT Docket No. 12-354) .
Laura Littman and I wrote a working paper on "The Use of Statistical Risk Assessment by the FCC in Spectrum Regulation" (http://ssrn.com/abstract=2418504).
An FCC TAC working group I participated in published a Recommended Charter entitled "Multi-stakeholder Organization to Develop Interference Limits Policies" on June 17, 2014; the lead author was Doug Brake.
An FCC TAC working group I participated in published a White Paper entitled "Introduction to Interference Resolution, Enforcement and Radio Noise" on June 10, 2014; the lead author was Dale Hatfield.
Phil Weiser and I presented a paper (pdf, web page; see http://bit.ly/unlockingspectrum for all resources) on "Unlocking Spectrum Value through Improved Allocation, Assignment and Adjudication of Spectrum Rights" at a Hamilton Project event at Brookings on 24 March 2014. Documents, briefs, backgrounders and video are available on the event page. My eight minute presentation of the ideas starts at 3:04 in the video; for a quick read, I recommend the policy brief (pdf).
The FCC Technological Advisory Council published "Interference Limits Policy and Harm Claim Thresholds: An Introduction" (pdf) on 5 March 2014; I was the principal author.
Here's an introduction to harm claim thresholds and interference limits: http://sdrv.ms/1impAKx (6 pages, first version January 2014).
My paper "Optimizing receiver performance using harm claim thresholds" has been published in Telecommunications Policy: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2013.04.008. It's part of the TPRC 2012 special issue.
Earlier work (2005-2012)
TPRC board member (2013-)
FCC Technological Advisory Council member (2013-)
TPRC program committee chair (2011, 2012)