Dr. Lee holds advanced degrees in Computer Science and Econometrics from UCLA and Stanford University and serves as a consultant to a number of radio manufacturers and public safety agencies in the area of telecommunications InterOperability using both LMR, LTE (IP), Satellite and other radio services. Having served in most of the major disaster zones throughout the US and in Asia over the last 15 years, he has a unique perspective as a COM-L and COM-T into the challenges involved in connecting various organizations and response agencies during times of crisis. Dr. Lee is of the opinion that InterOperability need not be complex or expensive - and strives to achieve maximum flexibility that scales, but at reasonably low cost and with minimal initial and recurrent training. Rapid deployment without specialized crews is one of his recurring mantras.
Although an engineer by training, he seeks balance by serving in the field to gain practical knowledge of the real-world challenges. He has lived both in North America and Asia, working in over 20 countries throughout the world, including travel to all 7 continents multiple times over the last 20 years. He understands and has practical experience with the difficulties in establishing and maintaining high-reliability communications for commercial and emergency/disaster services in all types of terrain and environmental conditions.
His current focus is on InterOperable Communications, primarily for mobile and man-portable operations. He is also heavily involved in remote sensor development and deployment, using low-cost Arduino-compatible controllers, wireless sensors and MQTT-connected brokers to obtain and correlate data from diverse sensors distributed around the world for emergency management and humanitarian missions.