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J Nicholas Laneman

J Laneman

Contact Info

Phone: 574-631-8034
Office: 267 Fitzpatrick
Curriculum Vitae


Summary of Activities/Interests

  • Wireless communication systems
  • Information theory
  • Software radio


PhD, MIT, 2002

MS, MIT, 1997

BS, 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.