Jeff Evans

Jeff Evans is a Principal Research Engineer in the Information & Cyber Science Directorate (ICSD) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Mr. Evans has over 34 years of research in the communications field with particular interest in broadband wireless network implementations, emerging mobile communications services, and the delivery of applications and services to communities and underserved areas. He has also directed research programs for numerous DoD programs involving advanced mobile network technologies, including battlefield communications on the move, asymmetric threats, and related areas of communication technologies.

Mr. Evans served as an advisory member and judge for the inaugural IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Challenge in 2021. He is also a member and Vice Chair of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) Executive Committee. The NSC is an OTA-based consortium that supports the Office of Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering in areas of dynamic spectrum sharing, mitigation of spectrum loss for commercial use, and implementation and analysis of DoD Use Cases for 5G deployments.

Mr. Evans holds a courtesy appointment for the Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Communications Policy, and participates and advises on numerous development efforts and programs to extend the Georgia Institute of Technology’s research capabilities in emerging areas such as Health IT, Cybersecurity infrastructure, First Responder and Disaster response concepts. He is also the co-founder of the Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) where he serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board and co-Director. This includes the convergence of digital technologies for future commercial applications and services, for which he was recently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for the Future Digital Infrastructure. He also serves on the advisory board for the Georgia Tech Institute for People and Technology (IPaT). Mr. Evans has B.S and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.