Adriaan J. van Wijngaarden

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Adriaan J. van Wijngaarden

Contact Information

Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent
Room 2A-425
600 Mountain Ave
Murray Hill, NJ 07974

T +1-908-582 3080
F +1-908-582 3340

Research Interests

  • Coding Techniques
  • Coding Theory
  • Communication Networks
  • Communications
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Sequences
  • Shannon Theory


Adriaan J. (de Lind) van Wijngaarden is with Mathematics of Network Systems Research, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, in Murray Hill, NJ. He received an engineering degree in electrical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, and a doctorate in engineering from the University of Essen, Germany. From 1992-1998, he was a Research Engineer with the Digital Communications Group at the Institute for Experimental Mathematics, University of Essen, Germany. He joined Bell Labs in 1998, where he has been deeply engaged in both theoretical and application-driven research in communications, information theory and coding. He provided key contributions to recording systems, high-speed optical systems and broadband access. He has authored more than 75 technical papers, holds more than 30 patents, and has more than 20 patents pending.

Dr. De Lind van Wijngaarden is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has served as a Publication Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from 2005 to 2008, and as an Associate Editor (Communications) of the same journal from 2008 until 2011. He has co-organized Shannon Day at Bell Labs in 1998 and several workshops, and served on the technical program committee of several international conferences. He has served the IEEE North Jersey Section as a Member-at-Large (2011), Secretary (2012), and First Vice-Chair (2013-present) and is the Treasurer of the IEEE Metropolitan Sections Activities Council (2012-present). He is a co-recipient of the 2011 Bell Labs President's Award and three Bell Labs Teamwork Awards.

Participation & Positions:

North Jersey/New York Sections Chapter (Chair, 2016)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Communications, 07/01/08 until 07/01/11)
Online Committee (Member, 06/24/07 until 12/31/18)
Publications Committee (Publication Editor, 07/01/05 until 06/30/08)