Theodore (Ted) Rappaport

David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
New York University (NYU)

Theodore (Ted) Rappaport is a wireless entrepreneur and educator who is at the forefront of international LMR and cellular communications innovation. He is the founder and director of NYU WIRELESS, a multidisciplinary research center focused on the future of wireless communications and applications.

Known for his high energy, dedication to advancing education and passionate advocacy for wireless, Ted is the author of 300 papers and twenty books, founded two wireless manufacturing companies, has more than 100 patents and Ted and his students engineered the world’s first public wi-fi hotspots, and more recently, his work proved the viability of millimeter waves for mobile communications. The global wireless industry adopted his vision for 5th generation (5G) cellphone networks.

He is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor at New York University (NYU) and holds faculty appointments in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the Courant Computer Science department, and the NYU Langone School of Medicine.

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