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Rappaport is a fellow of the Radio Club of America and a recipient of the NSF presidential faculty fellow award and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Marconi Young Scientist Award. He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University, all in electrical engineering.

JESSE RUSSELL, is chief wireless architect and managing director of the AT&T Wireless Communications Center of Excellence. His previous positions at AT&T include chief technical officer in the Wireless Systems Business Unit, vice president of the Advanced Wireless Technology Laboratory, director of the Cellular Transmission Laboratory and Cellular Telecommunications Laboratory, and head of several departments. Mr. Russell is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He has received numerous awards, including U.S. Black Engineer of the Year. He received a B.S. degree from Tennessee State University and an M.S. from Stanford University, both in electrical engineering.

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