Scholar in Residence
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
University of Colorado at Boulder
UCB 530
Boulder, CO 80309-0530
ECOT 347, Engineering Center

Prior joining the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. Ken Baker has held various industry positions related to RF network planning for the cellular telephone industry. He has also contributed to various new product research and development activities for major cellular telephone equipment manufacturers. In these roles, he has participated in the deployment and testing of 3G based networks worldwide. He continues to contribute to the wireless industry through consulting and training. He was editor and co-author for the chapter "Indoor Coverage", in the WCDMA (UMTS) Deployment Handbook, published in 2006 by John Wiley and Sons. He holds twelve patents in CDMA communication system technology.

Prof. Bakerís research interests include all applications and methods related to wireless telecommunications. Within this field, he is currently pursuing the investigation of cognitive network techniques which use shorter range wireless physical links to enable applications such as robotic control, communication, and security. This includes receiver sensing methods to facilitate advanced indoor communications capabilities of all types. The goal is to enable these systems to thrive and function well in the same physical locations, possibly sharing the same spectrum. His teaching interests include communications theory and techniques, networking concepts and protocols, wireless communication electronics and cognitive networking concepts. Ken holds a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.