Nicholas Laneman

Nicholas Laneman

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Professor of Electrical Engineering,
Director, Wireless Institute

Office: 267 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574-631-8034

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Areas of Expertise

Wireless communications, networking, information theory

Laneman is an innovator and educator in the areas of wireless communication systems and mobile networks. His work has addressed theory and design of several technologies, including multihop and cooperative relaying, dynamic spectrum access and physical-layer security. He is author on numerous publications and inventor on several patents. In addition to being recognized as an IEEE Fellow and a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, among his other honors are a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. Connecting a multidiscplinary team of Notre Dame faculty with leading industrial collaborators, Laneman is founding director of the Wireless Institute in the College of Engineering. This group was awarded the first NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) at Notre Dame, and has built a world-class laboratory testbed for prototyping and experimental validation of research algorithms using a network of software-defined radios.


Notre Dame to offer free course on understanding wireless
Wireless Institute workshop sows the seeds for cooperative research program with industry
Three Notre Dame faculty named IEEE Fellows
New NSF grant to support research on resilient wireless sensor-actuator networks
Notre Dame and Sprint team up to study wireless and social networking habits
Notre Dame experts examine proposed National Broadband Plan
Long-standing expertise impetus for Wireless Institute
Electrical Engineering professor receives presidential award
Electrical engineering professor receives NSF CAREER award


FCC Spectrum Auction: What it Means to Michiana
South Bend Tribune — Viewpoint: The future of wi-fi
Inside Higher Ed — Academic Minute: Wireless Technology