Dr. Paul Kakaes

Principal Member, Telecommunications Faculty

kakaes.jpgDr. Paul Kakaes

Dr. Paul Kakaes, a Principal Member of the Eogogics Telecommunications Faculty, is one of the world’s most knowledgeable and dynamic teachers of wireless technologies.  With 25+ years in wireless and wireline telecommunications, he brings breadth, depth, clarity, and balance between theory and practice that few in the industry can match.  He has taught courses covering all aspects of communication networks to hundreds of diverse groups worldwide.  His extensive teaching repertoire includes 4G LTE/4G, WiMAX, OFDM/MIMO, HSDPA/HSUPA, UMTS, GPRS, EDGE, GSM,  CDMA 2000 (1xRTT, EVDO), CDMA, iDEN, and TETRA.

His engaging teaching style brings difficult concepts within the reach of any audience, whether technical professionals or executives trying to understand the intricate world of wireless.  In demand around the world, his classes are often accompanied by simultaneous live interpretation into the local language.  In class after class, his students continue to shower him with accolades such as the “best class ever” and “best instructor ever.”

Paul has been a researcher/professor with the AT&T Bell Laboratories and the Electrical Engineering Department of the George Washington University in Washington, DC.   Paul’s research, consulting, and teaching activities cover the design and optimization (including traffic engineering) of voice and data networks in all major wireless technology families.

He is credited with numerous papers and presentations at conferences around the world, including several invited tutorials at IEEE meetings. He is a reviewer for the IEEE, the National Science Foundation (NSF), book publishers, and for other scientific/engineering organizations. He has been invited to write technical articles for several encyclopedias, most recently for the Encyclopedia of Telecommunications.

An active IEEE member, he has been the vice chair of its communications society’s communications theory committee as well as its treasurer. He has been an active member of COMSOC’s Washington chapter. He’s also a member of the information theory society and the vehicular technology society as well as of Commission C of U.R.S.I.

Paul’s B.S. and M.S., in Applied Mathematics and EE, are both from the University of Colorado and his Ph.D., in EE, is from the Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY.  His doctoral dissertation was in the area of packet radio networks.