Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, City University of New York, 1954. Master of Electrical Engineering, City University of New York, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Polytechnic University New York, 1966.
Research engineer Radio Corporation of America Laboratories, Princeton, New Jersey, 1954-1957, ITT Laboratories, Nutley, 1957-1961. Associate professor Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1962-1971. Professor electrical engineering, chairman department George Washington University, Washington, 1977-1980, professor, 1971—2004, professor emeritus, since 2004.
President Telecommunication Associates, Fairfax, Virginia, since 1963. Consultant Institute Defense Analyses, 1971-1990, International Business Machines Corporation Research, Yorktown Heights, New York, 1968-1972. Delegate Union Radio Scientifique, Geneva, since 1979, vice chairman, 1987.
Delegate National Research Council, Washington, 1980-1983. Consultant Motorola, Canadian Broadcasting Company, National Association of Broadcasters, USADR, Lucent, Verizon, since 1996. Visiting professor University Quebec, 1977.
Visiting scholar University California, 1983. Chairman United States National Commission C, Union Radio Science International, 1990-1992. Member science and industrial advisory board Telecommunications Institute Ontario, Canada and Institute Nacionale de la Recherches Scientique.
Vice chair, wireless panel World Technology Evaluation Center.
Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (board governors 1979-1982, digital communications committee, Centennial medal 1984, Community Physical Service award 2010), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington Academy of Sciences. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Communications Society (vice president 1986-1988, president 1990-1992, Donald W. McLellan award, 1994, Erskine fellow New Zealand 1997, Third Millennium medal 2000, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) MSWIN prize paper award, 1999, Best paper of 1999 in Journal of Communications and Networks, 2000, general chair, Infocom, Kobe, Japan 1997, general chair, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Mobicom year 2000, Boston, 2000), Mathematics Association American, Cosmos Club, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu.
Married Eda Rebecca Mittler, June 30, 1957. Children: Robin, Andrew, Julie.