2003 Marconi Fellow Bob Metcalfe is enthusiastic about Ken Pesyna’s centimeter-accurate GPS. From Bob, the inventor of Ethernet,
“Crazy accurate GPS on your next smartphone? @CockrellSchool engineers are on it” (tweet)
The work of Pesnya and other University of Texas students of Professor Todd Humphreys was also featured in Entrepreneur magazine.
Metcalfe has been extraordinarily busy lately. Besides teaching at Texas-Austin, he’s making nine trips back to MIT, where he is serving as an Innovation Fellow.
(He’s a Life Member of the MIT Corporation.) A ninety-minute interview Bob gave to Greg Wientjes is now up as a podcast here. Wientjes also has 90 minutes with Vint Cerf.
“The Hot Seat with Bob Metcalfe” will be a monthly event in Austin. The sponsor writes “He will be “grilling” a select handful of Austin’s most exciting and engaging entrepreneurs. Get ready, Austin, It is on! Join WeWork Congress in kicking off the fresh and bold new series, .This is an opportunity you will not want to miss!”
William Hurley will be the first guest on September 22. Jason Mustian, Doreen Lorenzo and Rick Wittenbraker will be the next guests. No word yet on any webcast or vlog.
Metcalfe isn’t shy about his opinions and open about his personal life. From @BobMetcalfe
TED distorts SCIENCE – researchers now work only on what makes good TED talks
“Tech elders” talking with AT&T about efforts to stop Obama’s FCC from regulating the Internet. Where is Google?
Finished 6.1-mile night trail race, walking 3.5 hours over rocks in the woods in the dark