Short Bio

Jean Pierre de Vries is an Executive Fellow and Co-director of the Spectrum Policy Initiative at Silicon Flatirons. His current work focuses on maximizing the value of radio operation by modeling and managing interference better, both before and after rulemaking. Pierre is also Visiting Senior Scientist at the Institute for Networked Systems of RWTH Aachen University. He has been a Technology Advisor to Harris Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, Washington DC (2007–2010), and Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Center for Communication of the University of Southern California (2006–2007). Prior to this he held various positions at Microsoft including Chief of Incubation, and Senior Director of Advanced Technology and Policy. He holds a B.Sc. (Honours) from Stellenbosch University, and a D.Phil. in theoretical physics from the University of Oxford.

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Updated October 2017