Dr. Alexander M. Wyglinski is an internationally recognized expert in wireless communications, cognitive radio, spectrum coexistence, broadband connectivity, 5G/6G, connected vehicles, software-defined radio, dynamic spectrum access, satellite communications, vehicular technology, wireless system optimization and adaptation, autonomous vehicles, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Wyglinski is a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering and Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at WPI, and 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 4841 and possesses an h-index equal to 37 as well as an i10-index equal to 85. To ensure a sustainable research enterprise that can support his team, which has so far supported 11 graduated PhD students, 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.
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Alex Wyglinski, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and robotics engineering, wrote a piece for the Hartford Courant on how critical 5G technology is to helping people whose work depends on the internet do their jobs better, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MetroWest Daily News sought insight from Alexander Wyglinski, professor of electrical and robotics engineering, for this article. Wyglinski said many autonomous vehicles on the road today are electric and tend to have better technology inside them. Also, they’re easier to gauge range-wise since they run on a battery.