Dr. Brian Kelley

JBSA 5G Principal Investigator, JBSA 5G PMO, DoD

JBSA 5G Principal Investigator, JBSA 5G Program Management Office (PMO), DoD

Dr. Kelley received his BSEE from Cornell University's College of Electrical Engineering in Ithaca, NY, graduating Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He received his MSEE and PhD in E.E. from Georgia Tech in 1992. He was an Office of Naval Research Fellow and a Georgia Tech Presidential Fellow with a research focus on communications, Signal Processing, and high-performance computing architectures.

He spent 10+ years in the industry with both Motorola and Freescale. Since 2007, Dr. Kelley has been an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). At UTSA, Dr. Kelley is Director of the Wireless Information and Next Generation Systems Laboratory (WINGS), emphasizing 5G, beyond 5G, and 6G Communications, and advanced models for cyber security.

Dr. Kelley has received over $3.3M in research funding from NSF, ONR, AFRL, DoE, and DoD.  He has over 70 refereed publications, holds 11 U.S. patents, and consults with the industry. Dr. Kelley has been an IEEE Technical Workshop Organizer, has served on the Technical Program Committee for IEEE Globecom, currently Chairs the IEEE Chapter of Communications and Signal Processing of San Antonio, and has been Associate Editor of the IEEE System Journal.

From 2015-2016, Dr. Kelley was a Sabbatical Employee of the Department of Defense in Washington. In 2015 and 2017, he was also an ORISE Summer Faculty Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the Quantum Information System Group. At UTSA, Dr. Kelley instructs 5G-New Radio Communications, IoT, Wireless, Software Engineering, and Random Signals and Noise.

In 2019, Dr. Kelley was an Assistant Associate Dean's Fellow. In 2020, Dr. Kelley was named Principal Investigator in two programs--5G Core Capabilities & Security and 5G Telemedicine by OUSD R&E and the JBSA Program Management Office (PMO). At the JBSA 5G PMO, he is developing the premier 5G experimental site at JBSA, encompassing 5G security, Network Slicing, 5G-AR, and in a 5G Stand Alone (SA) network operating across 3GPP eMBB, URLLC, mMTC, Augmented Reality, and Telemedicine use cases. In 2021, Dr. Kelley was named a Day One Technology Policy Accelerator Fellow in 5G Connected Autonomous Vehicles.