WPI has appointed Professor Alex Wyglinski, an internationally recognized expert in wireless communications and autonomous vehicles and director of the Wireless Innovation Laboratory, to associate dean of graduate studies. The appointment was effective July 1, 2021.
“I am very excited about this new opportunity, which allows me to continue contributing to the WPI community, especially with new efforts aimed at increasing the level of industry support for our PhD students,” said Wyglinski, professor of Electrical Engineering and Robotics Engineering.
Terri Camesano, professor of chemical engineering and dean of graduate studies, said Wyglinski has been a strong mentor and advocate for WPI’s graduate students. “Alex is going to be especially focused on helping facilitate graduate student engagement that interfaces with industrial partners,” she said. “These applied research projects really help elevate the career outcomes for our graduate students and contribute solutions to important societal challenges.”
Wyglinski is an expert in cognitive radio, 5G/6G, connected vehicles, software-defined radio, dynamic spectrum access, spectrum coexistence, satellite communications, vehicular technology, wireless system optimization and adaptation, machine learning for wireless communications, and cyber-physical systems.
Throughout his academic career, he has published approximately 50 journal papers, more than 125 conference papers, nine book chapters, and three textbooks. His many accomplishments include serving as past president of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He’s a senior member of the IEEE, as well as a member of Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, and the ASEE.