As Vice President of Engineering and Network Operations for U.S. Cellular, Robert is responsible for ensuring the superior quality of U.S. Cellular’s high-speed network so that customers have the world’s best wireless experience. Dr. Jakubek also leads Engineering Teams at all UScellular’s network operations centers across the country.
Dr. Jakubek joined UScellular in 1993, and prior to his current position he served in a variety of engineering leadership positions at U.S. Cellular. In those positions, Robert led Engineering Teams to ensure that U.S. Cellular’s high-quality network provided an exceptional wireless experience for customers.
Robert has a PhD in computer science from Colorado Technical University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. Dr. Jakubek is a senior member of IEEE and ACM. His area of research is disaster preparation and recovery. He is a member of NIST’s community resilience panel. He is also a board member with Warriors for Wireless.
Robert lives in Barrington, IL with his wife Heather. His hobbies are marathon running, triathlons, rock climbing, ice climbing, camping, biking, and spending time outdoors.