Sep 20 – 24, 2021
In-Person & Virtual
US/Eastern timezone
In-Person Attendees Please See Updated COVID Information

About the Organizers

The GRCon21 Organizer team is composed entirely of volunteers who spend countless hours taking care of the details to make the conference happen smoothly. Without them, GRCon would not happen at all!

Samantha Palazzolo

     Samantha is a wireless networking engineer and long time GNU Radio user.  She is a member of the GNU Radio General Assembly and has been helping to organize GRCon for the past few years (and attending them for even longer).

Derek Kozel

     Derek is President of GNU Radio and a Principal Investigator at the SETI Institute, acting as liason between the organizations. He's also persuing a PhD in high efficiency RF amplifier design at Cardiff University. He has been using and contributing to GNU Radio since 2013.

Josh Morman

    Josh is a Senior Research Scientist at Peraton Labs in Red Bank, NJ, and is also acting as the GNU Radio master branch maintainer, and heavily involved with the GR 4.0 runtime re-architecture.  This is his first time being involved with the organizing committee. 

Barry Duggan

     Barry is a computer programmer, amateur radio operator (KV4FV), and devotes most of his time to the GNU Radio project. He is a member of the GNU Radio General Assembly and is currently the Documentation Lead.

Andrej Rode

     Andrej is member of the GNU Radio General Assembly and Infrastructure maintainer for the GNU Radio project. For GRCon the IT services for registration, ticketing and publishing are setup and run with his help. He is pursuing a PhD at the Communication Engineering Lab of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Steve Croft

      Steve is a radio astronomer at UC Berkeley, where he leads Breakthrough Listen's SETI search on the Green Bank Telescope. He also directs Berkeley SETI's Research Experience for Undergraduates program. He has a joint affiliation with the SETI Institute, where he has helped to foster links between GNU Radio and SETI, including at the Allen Telescope Array.

Nathan West

    Nathan is the Director of Machine Learning at DeepSig, where he leads the machine learning  and data-driven revolution of wireless communications and RF sensing. He has a PhD from Oklahoma State University, has been involved with GNU Radio in a variety of capacities such as a project lead, foundation officer, VOLK maintainer since 2012 (although not necessarily concurrent or presently). He's nuts about open publications and data-driven approaches to wireless communications problems and probably rejects your analytical models.

Marcus Müller

    Marcus has stuck around the project for a while now, has been maintainer, soul of the mailing list and supplier of LaTeX explanations in various emails. Being raised in a thoroughly GNU Radio-friendly lab, he's still (and again) at the Communications Engineering Lab at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, pursuing, amongst coffee and other forms of happiness, a PhD in EE.

Special Thanks

Open Research Institute (ORI)

ORI played a significant role in helping to organize GRCon20 and in planning and coordinating our Charlotte, NC conference venues.

SETI Institute

The SETI Institute is our co-organizer for GRCon. They've managed all of the finances for GRCon20 in addition to providing support for contracts, communication, swag, and future planning.