Robert M. McDowell
FCC & Spectrum Advisory
Robert McDowell, a telecommunications law partner at Cooley and former commissioner at the FCC from 2006-2013, joined Full Spectrum’s strategic advisory in August of 2016. Mr. McDowell’s role is to provide strategic advice to the Company in its efforts to secure additional licensed spectrum opportunities for Full Spectrum’s critical infrastructure customers.
Mr. McDowell brings a wealth of experience to the Company in licensed spectrum matters. While at the Commission, he helped lead the 2009 digital television transition to a successful end as one of only three FCC commissioners. Prior to his tenure at FCC, Mr. McDowell was Senior Vice President for the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel), an association representing competitive facilities-based telecommunications service providers and their supplier partners. In this role, he had responsibilities involving advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and executive agencies. Mr. McDowell has served on the North American Numbering Council (NANC) and on the board of directors of North American Numbering Plan Billing and Collection, Inc. (NBANC).
Prior to joining CompTel in February 1999, McDowell served as the executive vice president and general counsel of America's Carriers Telecommunications Association (ACTA), which merged with CompTel at that time.
McDowell graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1985. After serving as chief legislative aide to a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, he attended the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. Upon his graduation from law school, McDowell joined the Washington, D.C., office of the national law firm of Arter & Hadden.
Dr. Massoud Amin
Dr. Amin is professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota where he also serves as the Director of the School's Center for the Development of Technological Leadership (CDTL). Dr. Amin is an expert in and teaches graduate level courses on critical infrastructure security and protection, self-healing electricity (smart) grid applications and intellectual property valuation and strategy. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota in March 2003, Dr. Amin held senior level positions at EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute) in Palo Alto, California, including Area Manager of Infrastructure Security, Grid Operations/Planning, and Energy Markets. Dr. Amin is the author or co-author of more than 125 research papers and the editor of seven collections of manuscripts, and serves on the editorial boards of six academic journals. Dr. Amin, in his role as advisory board member, provides strategic direction to Full Spectrum in its efforts to provide communications infrastructure for utility grid automation.