Paul Kolodzy is an independent telecommunications consultant to government and commercial clients.
His areas of expertise include the development of advanced component, device, and system technology; advanced architectures; interference analysis; and spectrum policy, regulation, and acquisition. He has been active in broadcast; cellular including 700 MHz, AWS-1, AWS-3, and AWS4; and public safety spectrum policy and regulation. Prior to his work as an independent consultant,
Paul was the Director of the Wireless Network Security Center at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He also served as the Senior Spectrum Policy Advisor and the Director of the Spectrum Policy Task Force at the Federal Communications Commission. He also has worked as a program manager and a subject matter expert at the Dr. Kolodzy has 15 years of supporting DARPA (Defense Advanced Projects Agency ) as a subject matter expert. This includes developing strategic plans, new start development (> 100 successful new starts), Program Manager Recruiting (>40 PM hires), senior leadership strategies and presentations, technology investigations, and senior leadership recruiting.
He was the Director of Signal Processing and Strategic Initiatives at Lockheed Martin Sanders (now BAE). He began his career as a Group Leader and Staff Member at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. Kolodzy is also a member of the National Research Council Panel on Active Sensing. He founded the IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Network Symposium and served as the first general chair and co-chaired the steering committee for over a decade. Paul has served as a member of NTIA’s Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee since 2014.
Dr. Kolodzy was a technology witness in the merger case between T-Mobile/Sprint and 13 State Attorney Generals. He provided months of research and exploration to provide support for the attorney generals argument the merger would substantially lessen competition and innovation will likely be reduced.
Currently, Dr. Kolodzy is working with the Defense Department’s Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Energy for their 5G initiative as the lead subject matter expert.
He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.