Timothy X Brown is director of research and a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy Departments at Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Rwanda. He is also director of the Kigali Collaborative Research Center. From 1995 to 2012 he was at the University of Colorado at Boulder, most recently as professor and director of the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. He received his B.S. in physics from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, after which he worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Bell Communications Research. His research interests include adaptive network control, machine learning, and wireless communication systems. His current research funding includes Master Card Foundation and other industry funders. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, and the GWEC Wireless Educator of the Year Award.

As director of research, he is responsible for:

  • Outreach to research partners and funders
  • Recruiting postdocs
  • Faculty and student research advisor
  • Research resources lead (labs, computing, etc.)
  • Liaising with Pittsburgh research
  • Liaising with KCRC
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1990 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

1987 MS, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

1986 BS, Physics, Pennsylvania State University