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Affiliated Department or Office
B. Eng. Electrical Engineering McGill University, Canada 1999
MS Electrical Engineering Queen's University at Kingston, Canada 2000
PhD Electrical Engineering McGill University, Canada 2005

Dr. Alexander M. Wyglinski is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at WPI since 2021.  In this role, Dr. Wyglinski's activities primarily focus on devising sustainable, scalable, and innovative solutions for enabling individuals to pursue graduate degree programs in support of their professional development goals.  Several of these activities include the creation of an Experiential PhD framework enabling full-time industry practitioners to simultaneously pursue part-time doctoral studies, implementation of interdisciplinary PhD programs focused on emerging areas involving cross-cutting solutions, and development of strategic workforce development processes for supporting the next generation of technological innovators and leaders.

In addition to his duties as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Wyglinski is an internationally recognized expert in wireless communications, cognitive radio, spectrum coexistence, 5G/6G, connected vehicles, software-defined radio, dynamic spectrum access, satellite communications, and vehicular technology. Dr. Wyglinski is a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering and Robotics Engineering as well as the Director of the Wireless Innovation Laboratory (WILab).  Throughout his academic career, Dr. Wyglinski has published approximately 48 journal papers, over 121 conference papers, nine book chapters, and three textbooks. According to Google Scholar, Dr. Wyglinski’s citation count is equal to 5112, possesses an h-index equal to 39, and has an i10-index equal to 86. Dr. Wyglinski has successfully secured numerous awards, grants, contracts, and corporate gifts from sponsors including the National Science Foundation, Verizon, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MathWorks, Toyota InfoTechnology Center U.S.A., Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, MITRE Corporation, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Analog Devices. Dr. Wyglinski is a Senior Member of the IEEE, as well as a member of Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, and the ASEE.

Scholarly Work

Bengi Aygun, Mate Boban, Alexander M. Wyglinski. "ECPR: Environment- and Context-aware Combined Power and Rate Distributed Congestion Control for Vehicular Communications." Elsevier Computer Communications, November 2016. 2016

Alexander M. Wyglinski, Don Orofino, Matt Ettus, Tom Rondeau. "Software Defined Radio: Revolutionizing Communication System Design and Prototyping." IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 54, No. 1, January 2016. 2016

Raquel Machado, Alexander M. Wyglinski. "Software-Defined Radio: Bridging the Analog–Digital Divide." Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol 103, No. 3, March 2015. 2015

Alexander M. Wyglinski, Xinming Huang, Taskin Padir, Lifeng Lai, Thomas R. Eisenbarth, Krishna Venkatasubramanian. "Security of Autonomous Systems Employing Embedded Computing and Sensors." IEEE Micro, January/February 2013. 2013

Professional Highlights & Honors
Board of Governors member, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society,

Senior Member, IEEE,

Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society,

Author: Cognitive Radio Communications and Networks, 2009,

McGill Majors Fellowship, 2002 [declined by awardee],

Province of Quebec (Le Fonds FCAR) Doctoral Research Scholarship, 2002-2003,

National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate Scholarship, 2000-2002,

Province of Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2000 [declined by awardee],

Service restored for AT&T customers after nationwide outage

Alexander Wyglinski, professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate dean of Graduate Studies, was interviewed by WCVB-TV for analysis on the nearly day-long wireless network outage affecting cell phone customers nationwide.

Spectrum News 1
Widespread cellular outage causes trouble for travelers

Alexander Wyglinski, professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and associate dean of Graduate Studies, provided analysis for Spectrum News 1 for its reporting on a wireless network outage that left tens of thousands of customers in the U.S. without the ability to make calls or send text messages.