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.
Professional Highlights & Honors
Professor Alex Wyglinski, electric and computer engineering department spoke with KCBS radio out of San Francisco, CA about how self-driving cars can continue to evolve after being involved in an accident, helping the field increase its overall safety. When asked about a specific fender bender, Wyglinski says it’s “a learning opportunity for the computer in this vehicle which has never seen this explicit case before, so what will do is take the most conservative the most safe outcome.”
WBUR spoke with Professor Alex Wyglinski about the CHIPS and Science Act and how its passage will affect the semiconductor industry in Massachusetts.