PSCR Deputy DivisIon Chief, National Institute of Standards and Technology, CTL
Ellen Ryan is the Deputy Division Chief for the Public Safety Communications Research Division at NIST’s Communication Technology Laboratory. She is responsible for developing and managing best-practice processes for the PSCR division in operational areas such as safety, training and security. She also leads the Open Innovation team that enables PSCR to use prize challenges, crowdsourcing, and other open innovation mechanisms to help solve first responder communications challenges. Ellen’s background is in system verification and testing, with over 20 years of industry experience in telecommunications research and new product development. Her technical areas of expertise include electronic switching systems, digital cross connect systems and optical backhaul networks. Ellen’s education includes a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Geography.