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Tom's main interest is in developing better communications capabilities. With a balance of academic work as a visiting researcher with the University of Pennsylvania and private consulting work through his firm Rondeau Research, Tom has found free and open source software to be about the best mix both worlds. In his role as maintainer and project lead of GNU Radio, he gets to both develop, explore, and educate new ways to process, observe, and think about signals and electromagnetic waves. When not developing in these areas, Tom enjoys reading and researching the history of science with an emphasis on the development of radio. He lives in Vermont with his many cats.