Dr. Wayne Phoel is a Visiting Research Engineer at the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland. He is currently the Principal Investigator on ARLIS 5G Architecture and Vulnerability Analysis efforts. He is also a member of the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). From 2013 until 2017, Dr. Phoel served as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he initiated and led research on wireless systems, novel techniques for protection from attacks, and adaptability for operation in complex environments.
Dr. Phoel'ss projects ranged from analysis and simulation to field-ready hardware, and from developing software for smartphones to designing and fabricating application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). For his work at DARPA, he received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. Prior to DARPA, Dr. Phoel was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he led and performed research and development in protected wireless communications and advised senior leaders in the Defense Department on topics related to communication technology such as tactical network scalability and integration challenges among satellite, air-air, and air-ground networks.