Jonathan Ashdown, PhD

U.S. Air Force Research Lab

Implications of 5G-enabling technologies on Spectrum Sharing


Jonathan D. Ashdown (Member, IEEE) was born in Niskayuna, NY, USA.  He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 2006, 2008, and 2012, respectively, all in electrical engineering. His doctoral degree dissertation was on a high-rate ultrasonic through-wall communication system using MIMO-OFDM in conjunction with interference mitigation techniques. From 2012 to 2015, he worked as an Electronics Engineer with the Department of Defense (DoD), SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, SC, USA, where he was involved in several basic and applied research projects for the U.S. Navy, mainly in the area of software-defined radio. In 2015, he transferred within the DoD to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY, USA, where he works as a Senior Electronics Engineer and is involved in the research and development of advanced emerging communications and networking technologies for the U.S. Air Force.  In 2012, he was a recipient of the Best Unclassified Paper Award from the IEEE Military Communications Conference. In 2018, he received the IEEE TAOS Best Paper Award and the IEEE TCGCC Best Conference Paper Award.  In 2020, he received the WOCC Charles Kao Best Paper Award.