Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University (NYU), and is a professor in the NYU Courant Computer Science Dept. and the NYU School of Medicine. He founded the NYU WIRELESS research center and the wireless research centers at the University of Texas Austin (WNCG) and Virginia Tech (MPRG).
His work has provided fundamental knowledge of wireless channels and system design for the first IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard, the first U.S. digital TDMA and CDMA standards, the first public Wi-Fi hotspots, and proved the viability of millimeter wave and Terahertz frequencies for 5G, 6G, and beyond. He founded two businesses that were sold to publicly traded companies – TSR Technologies, Inc. and Wireless Valley Com¬munications, Inc., and was an advisor to Straight Path Communications which sold 5G millimeter wave spectrum to Verizon.
He is a licensed Professional Engineer and is a member of the Wireless Hall of Fame, the US National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors, and a life member of the American Radio Relay League. His amateur radio call sign is N9NB.