J. Nicholas Laneman

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J. Nicholas Laneman


Affiliation: University of Notre Dame

Contact Information

University of Notre Dame
Department of Electrical Engineering
Tel: +1 574 631 8034
Fax: +1 574 631 4393

Research Interests

  • Communication Networks
  • Communications
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Shannon Theory


J. Nicholas Laneman is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, in 2002. His current research interests are in communications architecture---a combination of information theory, signal processing for communications, network protocols, and hardware design---specifically for wireless systems. He received a PECASE and NSF CAREER Award in 2006, an ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2003, and the MIT EECS Harold L. Hazen Teaching Award in 2001. He is a member of IEEE, ASEE, and Sigma Xi.

Participation & Positions:

External Nominations Committee (Member, 2015)
James L. Massey Research and Teaching Award for Young Scholars Selection Committee (Chair, 01/01/15 until 12/31/16)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/14 until 12/31/16)
Online Committee (Member, 01/01/11 until 12/31/17)
Membership Committee (Member, 01/01/11 until 12/31/12)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/11 until 12/31/13)
Online Committee (Chair, 03/14/07 until 12/31/10)

Author Of:

J.N. Laneman , "Cooperative Diversity in Wireless Networks: Algorithms and Architectures", Ph.D. Thesis, MIT, Cambridge, MA, Aug. 2002