Dr. Preston F. Marshall is Technical Program Manager responsible for spectrum access technology for Google Access, with a focus on the creation of a vibrant ecosystem of equipment, users, and standards in the newly shared 3.5 GHz band. He is chair of the Wireless innovation Forum Spectrum Sharing Subcommittee, co-chair of the Steering Group developing the standards base for 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing, and vice chair of the CBRS Alliance, developing coexistence and neutral host technology for the 3.5 GHz band. He has a new book on this subject, “Three Tier Shared Spectrum, Shared Infrastructure, and a Path to 5G”, to be released by Cambridge University Press shortly.
Before joining Google, he was Deputy Director of the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of University of Southern California, and a Research Professor at USC’s Electrical Engineering Department, and before that, he was Program Manager with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for many of the DARPA Wireless, Cognitive Radio, and networking programs.
He has been heavily involved in wireless technology and policy, including participation in the 2012 PCAST Spectrum Study, serving as the supporting witness during the US House hearings on the PCAST recommendations. Dr. Marshall is author of numerous articles, books and chapters on the subject of cognitive radio and spectrum issues. He is also the author of “Scalability, Density, Decision-Making in Cognitive Wireless Networks” by Cambridge University Press, and “Quantitative Analysis of Cognitive Radio and Network Performance” by ARTECH House.