Eric Blossom founded the GNU Radio project in 2001 and ran it as a full-time undertaking through 2010. Eric was responsible for the original architecture and implementation of GNU Radio, including the fundamental concepts of blocks, streaming data, the buffering system, and the first two generations of schedulers. If there's something about GNU Radio that bugs you, there is a good chance that Eric is to blame.
He is deeply grateful for all of the people who have used and supported GNU Radio over the years and particularly to those who have worked to evolve it into a more powerful and useful tool. Eric has spent the last 6 years at Planet Labs, one of the leading "new space" companies, building a family of high speed radios used to downlink imagery of earth from Planet's constellation of satellites. These satellites are in a 500km orbit, and the radios downlink imagery at > 1.5Gb/s, totaling terabytes of data per day across the constellation.