David Reed is a scholar in residence in technology, cybersecurity and policy. Prior to joining CU, he was the chief strategy officer at Cable Television Laboratories, where he led large R&D projects covering a wide range of technologies relevant to the cable industry, such as application platforms, business services, voice-over-IP, and broadband delivery systems. Reed also has been a telecommunications policy analyst in the Office of Plans and Policy at the Federal Communications Commission, where he worked on cable-telco competition, personal communications services (PCS), and spectrum auction policies.
Reed has authored a book on residential fiber optic networks and is a widely published author in telecommunications journals, books and magazines. He has been an author of interdisciplinary analyses that played key roles in defining U.S. policy debates on PCS spectrum allocation and local access competition.
Reed holds a BS in electrical engineering from Colorado State University, an MS in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and PhD in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon.