Michael Rice received a BSEE from Louisiana Tech University in 1987 and his PhD from Georgia Tech in 1991. Dr. Rice was with Digital Transmission Systems, Inc. in Atlanta and joined the faculty at Brigham Young University in 1991 where he is currently the Jim Abrams Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Professor Rice was a NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory during 1994 and 1995 where he worked on land mobile satellite systems. During the 1999-2000 academic year, Professor Rice was a visiting scholar at the Communication Systems and Signal Processing Institute at San Diego State University. He professional interests are in the general area of wireless communications, with a special interest in software defined radios and aeronautical telemetry.
He has been a consultant to both government and industry on telemetry related issues, and currently serves as an associate member of the Telemetry Group of the Range Commanders Council. He was the General Chair of the 2008 International Telemetering Conference and will serve again as General Chair in 2016. Prof. Rice is a member the IEEE Communications Society and the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. He has served as a Section Chair, Area Chair, and as the Region Student Activities Chair. He has served Chair of the Communications Theory Technical Committee in the Communications Society and is currently serving as the Technical Editor for Command, Control, and Communications and as an Associate Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.