Kevin Ryan

Teaching Professor and Program Director of the Network and Communications Management Services (NCMS)

School: School of Business

Building: Babbio Center

Room: 415

Phone: (201) 216-5565

Fax: (201) 216-5385

Email: kryan@stevens.edu

Education
  • PhD (1996) Stevens Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering)
  • MS (1980) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering)
  • BE (1978) Manhattan College (Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude))
Research

Dynamic spectrum allocation in next generation wireless systems; 4G/5G mobile wireless networks; evolution of wireless networks; network architecture and quality of service. Selected publications include;

Journals

V. Gunasekaran, F. Harmantzis, and K. Ryan. “Strategic Investment Analysis for Migration Beyond 3G Wireless Networks”, NETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking: Volume 9, Issue 1 (2009), Page 47., Springer

Refereed Conference Proceedings
Kevin Ryan, Elias Aravantinos, and Milind Buddhikot, “A New Pricing Model for Next Generation Spectrum Access”. First International Workshop on Technology and Policy for Accessing Spectrum (TAPAS 2006), Boston, MA. August 2006. (Funded by an NSF Grant)

Milind Buddhikot and Kevin Ryan, “Spectrum Management in Coordinated Dynamic Spectrum Access Based Cellular Networks”, Proc. First IEEE International Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, (DySPAN Conference) Baltimore, MD. November 2005. (Funded by an NSF Grant)

Buddhikot, M., Kolodzy, P., Miller, S., Ryan, K., and Evans, J., DIMSUMNet: New Directions in Wireless Networking using Coordinated Dynamic Spectrum Access”, The IEEE WoW MoM Conference, Italy, June 2005.

Sohraby, Kazem and Ryan Kevin, An Architecture for Signaling and Control in Optical Networks”, The 6th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, Orlando, FL. July 2002.

Heffes, Harry and Ryan Kevin, Analysis of a Class of Overload Control Schemes for a Mobile Communications System”, Applied Telecommunications Symposium, Washington, DC. 1998.

Heffes, Harry and Ryan Kevin, User Mobility and Channel Holding Time in Mobile Communications”, Proceedings of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Phoenix, AZ. May 1997.

General Information

Dr. Kevin Ryan is a Teaching Professor and Director for the graduate Network & Communication Management & Services program. Before joining Stevens in 2001, Dr. Ryan was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Labs. In his 23 years at Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, he worked on network access, education and training, data communications, high-speed optical networks, and wireless networking. Dr. Ryan teaches graduate courses in 4G/5G/6G wireless networking, broadband networking, software defined networking and network function virtualization, and related topics. He also teaches undergraduate business courses in data analytics, Python programming, mobile app development and undergraduate engineering courses.

Experience

Non-Academic Experience
June 1978 – July 2001 Distinguished Member of Technical Staff/MTS
AT&T Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies

Academic Experience
September 2001 – Present
Teaching Professor & Program Director
Stevens Institute of Technology

1997- 1999 Adjunct Faculty
New York Institute of Technology

1992 Adjunct Faculty
Monmouth University

Institutional Service
  • School of Business Faculty Professional Development Chair
  • Program Director Committee & Meetings Member
  • Director for the "Network and Communication Management and Services" Graduate Program Chair
  • General Service Accompishments (School/Institute) Member
  • School of Business Promotions and Tenure Committee Member
  • Director for the "Network and Communication Management and Services" Graduate Program Chair
  • General Service Accompishments (School/Institute) Member
  • School of Business Promotions and Tenure Committee Member
  • Program Director Committee & Meetings Member
  • School of Business Graduate Curriculum Committee Meeting Member
Honors and Awards

2019 Stevens Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award
2019 Provost’s Online Teaching Excellence Award
2017/2018 Alexander Crombie Humphrey’s Distinguished Associate Professor Teaching Award
2015 Student Government Association Teaching Faculty Award
2011 Student Government Association Teaching Faculty Award
2008/2009 Wesley J. Howe Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award
2005/2006 Alexander Crombie Humphrey’s Distinguished Associate Professor Teaching Award
2002/2003 Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management Outstanding Teacher Award
Listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

Professional Societies
  • IEEE – IEEE Member
  • Member for over 31 years – IEEE Member
Grants, Contracts, and Funds

Dynamic Intelligent Management of Spectrum for Ubiquitous Mobile Networks NSF Grant; 9/1/04 - 8/31/07; Co-Principle Investigator

Mobile Technologies as Healthcare Delivery Innovations Howe School Alliance for Technology Management/Center for Technology Management Research Grant; Awarded July, 2009 (Joint work with Dr. Carol Brown)

Patents and Inventions

Patents
1. Co-inventor on: “Method and Apparatus for Spectrum Allocation in Wireless Networks” Patent Number U.S. 9,414,235 Awarded 8-9-2016

2. Co-inventor on: “Method and Apparatus for Spectrum Allocation in Wireless Networks” Patent Number U.S. 8,958,810 Awarded 8-20-2015

Courses

Telecommunications Management Department: (Graduate)
TM 550 Introduction to Telecommunications
TM 601 Principles of Applied Telecommunications
TM 610 Business Information Networks
TM 612 Telecommunications Policy and Regulation
TM 614 Principles of Traffic Engineering & Performance Analysis
TM 615 Wireless Communications and Mobile Communications
TM 617 Next Generation Wireless Networks
TM 618 Performance Management of Emerging Mobile Wireless Networks
TM 630 Broadband Networking: Services and Technology
TM650 Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualization


Business and Technology Program: (Undergraduate)
BT 223 Applied Models and Simulation
BT 310 Programming for Mobile Applications

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department: (Undergraduate)
E 232 Introduction to Engineering Experimentation
E 245 Circuits and Systems
EE 348 Systems Theory
EE 359 Electronic Circuits

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department: (Graduate)
EE 583 Overview of Wireless Systems
EE 586 Wireless Networking: Architectures, Protocols, and Standards

Computer Science Department: (Undergraduate)
CS 110 Creative Problem Solving in Computing