Jonathan Cook is an Electronics Engineer in the Communications Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Jonathan has been with PSCR since 2011 where he has been developing and performing tests on Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment focusing on testing Quality of Service (QoS), priority and preemption capabilities with respect to public safety needs. He has also been investigating the effects of LMR and LTE telecommunications equipment since 1998 and he has over 30 years of experience in radio frequency testing and development. Jonathan has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Univesrity of Missouri - Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology).
Email: jonathan.cook [at] nist.gov (jonathan[dot]cook[at]nist[dot]gov) | Phone: 303-497-4206
John Garofolo has been with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory since 1987 leading the development of HLT-, vision-, and multimedia technology RDT&E. As Senior Adviser for Information Access Programs, he provides strategic leadership for development of new research and measurement science programs focused on unstructured data analytic technologies, especially in the area of video analytics. He brings knowledge of analytic technologies, data- and evaluation-driven research, and an interdisciplinary perspective to bear in working with diverse communities of interest to create innovative approaches to critically important national needs. John created the IARPA ALADDIN Video Analytics R&D Program, the OSTP NITRD Video and Image Analytics IWG, and recently led groundbreaking workshops in public safety analytic technologies. He's leading the PSCR analytics portfolio and working to foster robust public safety analytics technology R&D and standards. John has a BGS from UMD, a BS in Computer Science from UMBC, and a MS in Computer Science from JHU.
Email: john.garofolo [at] nist.gov (john[dot]garofolo[at]nist[dot]gov) | Phone: 301-975-3193
Alison Kahn is an Electronics Engineer with NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research Group (PSCR). Alison is currently working on research related to Personal Area Networks for the next generation of first responders. Alison acts as the lab's device liaison, working with vendors to ensure that public safety features are addressed in impending device releases to allow PSCR to release and test cutting edge technology for the future of public safety. Alison has 14 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Before joining PSCR in 2016, she worked on end to end device interoperability programs for companies such as Motorola and Nokia. She also worked with commercial carriers to develop and implement carrier-specific and industry standard interoperability with the company's network equipment. Alison’s education includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines.
Email: alison.kahn [at] nist.gov (alison[dot]kahn[at]nist[dot]gov) | Phone: 303-497-3523
Maxwell is a Physicist and an Electronics Engineer at the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) with the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division. He primarily performs system integration and testing of Mobile Broadband Communications system and is currently focused on the Highly Mobile Deployed Networks project (HMDN). Maxwell has previously worked with RF systems before joining PSCR in March 2017. He will be graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics in May 2018.
Email: maxwell.maurice [at] nist.gov (maxwell[dot]maurice[at]nist[dot]gov) | Phone: 303-552-4705
Hien Nguyen is an Electronics Engineer in the Communications Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before joining NIST in 2015, Mr. Nguyen worked as an avionics system engineer for eight years and has been working in the telecommunications industry for the last 20 years, particularly in the GSM, WCDMA and LTE R&D environments. He is currently working on a deployable systems project, assessing the state of the industry and investigating different and unique aspects of the systems in relation to public safety.
Email: hien.nguyen [at] nist.gov (hien[dot]nguyen[at]nist[dot]gov) | 303-497-5891
Sam Ray is an Electronics Engineer with the Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) at NIST’s Communication Technology Laboratory. In that role, he serves as the portfolio lead for PSCR on projects sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and as a technical contributor to various projects in the portfolio. He also oversees the engagement of students in PSCR's mission through NIST student programs. Prior to his arrival at NIST in 2016, Mr. Ray spent 20 years in various system test, deployment and engineering management roles in cellular/LTE infrastructure and device teams for Motorola and Nokia. Sam earned his BA from Hardin-Simmons University and BSEE from Texas Tech University and studied Systems Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Email: samuel.ray [at] nist.gov (samuel[dot]ray[at]nist[dot]gov) | Phone: 303-497-3262
Lisa Soucy is the Capabilities and Integration manager. She works very closely with the Operations team to plan and deploy new technology within the PSCR demonstration network as well as resolve day to day lab issues. Lisa's background is in interoperability end-to-end system integration, verification and validation, with over 20 years of industry experience in telecommunications research and new product development. She has worked with many third-party vendors throughout her career to verify functionality according to the 3GPP specifications. Lisa received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Montana Tech of the University of Montana.
Email: lisa.soucy [at] nist.gov (lisa[dot]soucy[at]nist[dot]gov) | Phone: 303-497-9649