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klein@wpi.edu

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Andrew G. Klein

As a relatively new faculty member, there were several qualities that attracted me to be a part of the ECE department at WPI. The emphasis on interdisciplinary study and research, the opportunity to advise off-campus student projects with a global perspective, the chance to work directly with students through the IQP and MQP, and the focus that WPI places on both theory and practice all foster a unique and exciting environment. As the information age evolves, we are becoming more and more dependent on wireless communication networks to provide robust, ever-present connectivity to information. Advances in sensing, computing, and communication have enabled new ways in which information can be collected, processed, and disseminated wirelessly. While wireless networks are being deployed at a rapid pace, the growth and sustainability of heterogeneous wireless networks depends on further advancement of the theory and implementation of such networks. My research—and many of the courses I teach—attempt to address this problem. By learning the theory in lecture, and applying it to practice in the laboratory, students work with me to help tackle a range of problems relating to both the basic theory as well as practical design strategies for next-generation wireless communication networks. Beyond my work, I enjoy other interests including triathlons, mushroom hunting, bread baking, and rock 'n' roll.

Research Interests

  • signal processing for wireless communication systems
  • cooperative communication in wireless networks
  • adaptive parameter estimation and channel equalization
  • digital compensation of analog/RF non-idealities
  • ultra-wideband communications

Education

  • BS, Cornell University
  • MS, University of California - Berkeley
  • PhD, Cornell University, 2006

Featured Publications

  • Y. Peng, X. Huang, A.G. Klein, and K. Zhang, “Design and implementation of a low-complexity symbol detector for sparse channels,” to appear in IEEE Trans. VLSI Syst., accepted Jun. 2012.
  • Q. Deng and A.G. Klein, “Diversity of multi-hop cluster-based routing with arbitrary relay selection,” in IET Communications, vol. 6, pp. 1054-1060, Jun. 2012.
  • R.G. Machado, A.G. Klein, and R.K. Martin, “Sparsening filter design for iterative soft-input soft-output detectors,” in EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (JWCN), 2012.
  • Q. Deng and A.G. Klein, “Relay selection in cooperative networks with frequency selective fading,” in EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (JWCN), 2011.
  • J. Yang, A.G. Klein, and D.R. Brown III, “Natural cooperation in wireless networks: When can selfish nodes cooperate without extrinsic incentive mechanisms?,” in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 26(5):98:106, Sep. 2009.

Professional Highlights

  • Eta Kappa Nu (President of Kappa chapter, 1997-1998)
  • University of California Regents Fellow (1998)
  • Lockheed Martin Graduate Fellow (2002)
  • Scientific Chateaubriand Postdoctoral Fellow (2006)
  • Joseph S. Satin Fellow (2010-2011)
  • Member of IEEE
 
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