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J Laneman

J Nicholas Laneman


Phone: 574-631-8034

Office: 267 Fitzpatrick


Ph.D, MIT, 2002

M.S., MIT, 1997

B.S., EE & CS Washington University, 1995


Dr. Laneman is Founding Director of the Wireless Institute in the College of Engineering, an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, and a Fellow of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame. He joined the faculty in August 2002 shortly after earning a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research and teaching interests are in communications architecture—a blend of information theory, error-control coding, signal processing for communications, network protocols, and hardware design—with current emphasis on wireless systems.

In addition to three conference best paper awards, Laneman has received a 2006 Presidential Early-Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a 2006 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, a 2003 Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, and the 2001 MIT EECS Harold L. Hazen Graduate Teaching Award. He is an IEEE Fellow and has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications and a Guest Editor for Special Issues of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He was also the first Online Editor for the IEEE Information Theory Society and currently serves on its Board of Governors.

Laneman is author or co-author on over 120 publications, including 39 journal articles and 3 invited book chapters, and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher (2010). He is co-inventor on 5 U.S. patents and has several patents pending. He currently advises five Ph.D. students; eight Ph.D. degrees, ten M.S. degrees, and one B.S. honors degree have been earned under his supervision. All of these research efforts have been supported in part by over $9.5M in research funding, with Laneman serving as principal investigator on just under $3M.

Summary of Activities/Interests

  • Wireless communication systems
  • Information theory
  • Software radio


Three Notre Dame Faculty Named IEEE Fellows

December 6, 2013

Danny Z. Chen, professor of computer science and engineering; Martin Haenggi, professor of electrical engineering; and J. Nicholas Laneman, associate professor of electrical engineering, have been named fellows of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Agilent Technologies and Notre Dame Team Up

November 16, 2012

Agilent Technologies Inc. and the Wireless Institute at the University of Notre Dame have announced that they will establish a collaborative research initiative aimed at developing the next generation of multiple-input, multiple-output wireless technologies.

New NSF Grant to Support Research on Resilient Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks

October 31, 2012

A new $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will support a team of University of Notre Dame researchers as they seek to develop resilient wireless sensor-actuator network technologies.

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