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J Laneman

J Nicholas Laneman

Email: jnl@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-8034

Office: 267 Fitzpatrick

Education

Ph.D, MIT, 2002

M.S., MIT, 1997

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

Biography

Dr. Laneman is Founding Director of the Wireless Institute in the College of Engineering, a 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 40 journal articles and 3 invited book chapters, and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher (2010, 2015). He is co-inventor on six U.S. patents and has several patents pending. He currently advises four Ph.D. students; ten Ph.D. degrees, thirteen 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 $10.5M in research funding, with Laneman serving as principal investigator on just over $3.7M.

Summary of Activities/Interests

  • Wireless communication systems
  • Information theory
  • Software radio

News

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.

Laneman to Receive IEEE Tomiyasu Award

July 7, 2017

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named J. Nicholas Laneman, professor of electrical engineering and co-director of the Wireless Institute at the University of Notre Dame, the recipient of the 2018 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award.

Nokia Tests Next-generation Wireless Applications for University of Notre Dame Stadium

June 6, 2017

Nokia, in collaboration with the Wireless Institute in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has successfully tested applications based on Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC). This software platform delivers flexibility, scalability and efficiency to networks with multiple base stations in order to improve speed of access to data services in congested areas.

South Bend Pushes to Become Test Site for Drones and Driverless Cars

March 21, 2017

An academic team of students and faculty from the university’s Wireless Institute has joined forces with the City of South Bend to try and become one of four winners in a $100 million competition conducted by the National Science Foundation.

Drones and Stronger Wi-Fi Could be Coming to South Bend and Bring Jobs with Them

March 21, 2017

South Bend and Notre Dame are partnering on a project to further develop wireless and drone technology.

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