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Bertrand Hochwald

Bertrand Hochwald

Professor & Freimann Chair Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Professor & Freimann Chair Professor
College of Engineering

Professor & Freimann Chair Professor
Wireless Institute


Phone: 574-631-8875

Office: 203B Cushing Hall


PhD (engineering) 1995, Yale University


Beceem Communications, Santa Clara, California, Chief Scientist, 2005–2009, Vice-President, Systems Engineering, 2009–2010

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, Consulting Professor of Electrical Engineering, 2006–2010

Summary of Activities/Interests

Current Courses

Random Vectors, Det & Est


Ding Nie Honored with 2018 Marconi Society Young Scholar Award

September 11, 2018

Apple engineer and NDEE Ph.D. pushes the boundaries of wireless by making 70-year old theorem applicable to current networks.

Hochwald and Nie awarded IEEE AP-S Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award

June 24, 2018

Professor Bert Hochwald and former graduate student Ding Nie are the recipients of the 2018 IEEE AP-S Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award. Their prize-winning paper, “Bandwidth Analysis of Multiport Radio Frequency Systems—Part I,” was selected as the best applications paper published in IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation Journal in 2017.

RadioHound Project Announces First Partner Release

June 15, 2018

The RadioHound project is advancing and building the enabling technologies to create large-scale geographic maps of activity in the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. Combinations of these technologies will enable commercial and government entities to advance situational awareness, efficient spectrum utilization, and enforcement of regulations and spectrum sharing etiquettes to significantly advance numerous applications of the RF spectrum such as communications, sensing and radar, positioning, and electronic warfare.

College of Engineering Appoints Faculty Co-directors of Maturing Wireless Institute

September 1, 2016

To respond effectively to the exciting climate that surrounds current wireless research and development, Bertrand Hochwald and J. Nicholas Laneman will serve on an interim basis as faculty co-cirectors of the Wireless Institute in the College of Engineering.

Notre Dame Wireless Institute: Building a Better Phone

January 25, 2016

Every time an individual uses a cell phone, he absorbs some electromagnetic radiation. Each phone must comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s limits on the specific absorption rate of radiation that is considered safe for the body. The key, according to Notre Dame engineers, is being creative in how a phone’s technology can work within these limits.

Thomson Reuters Names Three Notre Dame Faculty Among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds

July 2, 2014

Joan Brennecke, Bertrand Hochwald, and Prashant Kamat have been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014. The list includes more than 3,200 scientists around the world who have published the highest number of articles that are cited the most frequently by other researchers. The list was compiled from two separate Thomson Reuters studies analyzed for publication and citation data from 21 broad fields of study, ranging from chemistry to social sciences.