Dr. Tom Rondeau is the Principal Director for FutureG & 5G for the US Department of Defense serving in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). Prior to this role, Dr. Rondeau spent more than six years as a DARPA program manager leading efforts that challenged and advanced studies in a variety of relevant warfighting fields, including software defined arrays, software defined radio, new edge and embedded processor architectures, and new approaches to data protection through advanced cryptographic techniques. His work at DARPA earned him the Distinguished Public Service Medal. His work as Principal Director for FutureG & 5G will continue to advance wireless networking concepts for national security.
Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Rondeau ran the GNU Radio project and consulted on wireless communications problems. He has also worked as a visiting researcher with the University of Pennsylvania and as an Adjunct with the IDA Center for Communications Research in Princeton, NJ.
Dr. Rondeau holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, and his dissertation won the Council of Graduate Schools’ 2007 Outstanding Dissertation Award in math, science, and engineering.