J Nicholas Laneman
Summary of Activities/Interests
- Wireless communication systems
- Information theory
- Software radio
PhD, MIT, 2002
MS, MIT, 1997
BS, Washington University, 1995
J. Nicholas 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. Laneman has also initiated collaborations with other engineers, economists, and policy makers to help shape spectrum regulation and innovation policy.
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 As- sociated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, and the 2001 MIT EECS Harold L. Hazen Graduate Teaching Award. He is an IEEE Senior Member and has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, as a Guest Editor for Special Issues of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, and as the first Online Editor for the IEEE Information Theory Society.
Laneman is author or co-author on over 120 publications, including 35 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 seven Ph.D. students; six 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.