ECE Department Welcomes New Faculty

Dr. Andrew Klein received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. He has worked at several Silicon Valley wireless startup companies, including ComSilica (now Broadcom) from 2000-2001. Recently, he was the recipient of a Chateaubriand Scientific Fellowship as a postdoctoral researcher at LSS/Supelec, outside Paris, France.  

The core of Professor Klein's research focuses on adaptive signal processing and parameter estimation to enable the next generation of wireless communications networks.  As the desire for ubiquitous wireless data access has intensified, so have the challenges of reliable communication in a highly mobile, dynamic environment. Throughout his career in academics and industry, Professor Klein has investigated the use of adaptive techniques for a variety of communication systems including wireless local area networks, ultra wideband, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), code division multiple access (CDMA), multiple antenna systems (MIMO), and free space optical communications.

His current research interests include cooperative communication networks, free-space optical communications, adaptive parameter estimation, and statistical signal processing for wireless communications.

Alexander M. Wyglinski originally hails from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree from McGill University in 2005, his M.S. degree from Queen's University at Kingston in 2000, and his B.Eng. degree from McGill University in 1999, all in electrical engineering. Prior to joining WPI ECE, Dr. Wyglinski was with the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC) at The University of Kansas from July 2005 to August 2007 as an assistant research professor.

Dr. Wyglinski is very actively involved in the wireless communications/networks research community, especially in the fields of cognitive radio systems and dynamic spectrum access networks. In addition to being a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), he currently serves on the editorial boards of both the IEEE Communications Magazine and the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, as well as a guest editor for the "Cognitive Radios for Dynamic Spectrum Access" feature topic that appeared in the May 2007 issue of IEEE Communications Magazine, as a technical program committee co-chair for the Second International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CrownCom 2007), as a track chair for both the 64th and 66th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), and as a technical program committee member on numerous IEEE and other international conferences in wireless communications and networks. He also reviews journal submissions for several IEEE transactions on a regular basis.

Dr. Wyglinski has published four book chapters, eight peer-reviewed journal papers, and nearly thirty peer-reviewed conference papers, mostly in wireless communications and networks. He has also been a co-investigator on several externally-funded research projects, including those supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Sprint-Nextel Corporation.

His current research interests are in the areas of wireless communications, wireless networks, cognitive radios, software-defined radios, transceiver optimization algorithms, dynamic spectrum access networks, spectrum sensing techniques, hybrid fiber-wireless networking, multi-hop and ad hoc networks, metropolitan mesh networks, and signal processing techniques for digital communications.

October 2, 2007