Shepard earned his Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. in electrical engineering from Rice, specializing in Massive MIMO technologies and scalable radio system implementation, in 2018, 2012 and 2008, respectively. Shepard serves as a faculty lecturer in ECE at Rice. He collaborated with Microsoft Research, where he deployed experimental MIMO systems for television white spaces in 2013-2014, and led the team that prototyped the world’s first massive MIMO system, Argos, in 2012.