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tion: The Dynamics of Telecommunications Policies in Europe and the United States; Telecommunications in Western Asia and the Middle East; Telecommunications in Latin America; Telecommunications in Africa; The New Investment Theory of Real Options and Its Implications for Telecommunications Economics; and Interconnecting the Network of Networks (Spring 2001). His forthcoming books include Media Concentration in the United States and The Dark Sides of the Internet. He has served on the editorial boards of Columbia University Press as well as of several academic journals. He was a member of the advisory boards for the federal government’s FTS-2000 telecommunications network, the IRS’s computer system reorganization, and the National Computer Systems Laboratory. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received an AB (Phi Beta Kappa), M.A., Ph.D. (Economics), and J.D. from Harvard University.
Dipankar Raychaudhuri is currently a professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and director, WINLAB (Wireless Information Network Lab), at Rutgers University. He has previously held progressively responsible corporate R&D positions in the telecom/ networking area, including chief scientist, Iospan Wireless (2000 to 2001); assistant general manager and department head, Systems Architecture, NEC USA C&C Research Laboratories (1993 to 1999); and head, Broadband Communications Research, Sarnoff Corp. (1990 to 1992). During the period from 1995 to 1999, his research group at NEC USA developed one of the world’s first pre-commercial broadband wireless local area networks (“WATMnet”) for use in the 5-Ghz band. His research and new technology development experience also includes VSAT networks (1984 to 1987), digital TV/HDTV (1988 to 1991), ATM/IP switching and QoS (1993 to 1997), multimedia network processor (1993 to 1995), and MIMO/ OFDM system (2000 to 2001). Dr. Raychaudhuri obtained his B.Tech (Hons) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1976 and the M.S. and Ph.D degrees from SUNY, Stony Brook, in 1978 and 1979. He is a fellow of the IEEE.
Bob Rowe has been a commissioner of the Montana Public Service Commission since 1993. His educational credentials include a B.A. from Lewis and Clark College; a J.D. from the University of Oregon; and additional graduate work in public administration and public policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School Executive Program. Mr. Rowe is a past president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and a past chair of the NARUC Telecommunications Committee. He is a member of the National Regulatory Research Institute’s board of directors, the Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities Advisory Committee, and the New Mexico State University Center for