Phil Schniter

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Phil Schniter

Contact Information

The Ohio State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
616 Dreese Lab, 2015 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
voice 614.247.6488  //  fax 614.292.7596

Research Interests

  • Communication Networks
  • Communications
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Statistical Learning and Inference


Philip Schniter received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992 and 1993, respectively. From 1993 to 1996 he was employed by Tektronix Inc. in Beaverton, OR as a systems engineer. In 2000, he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Subsequently, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, where he is now an Associate Professor and a member of the Information Processing Systems (IPS) Lab. He held visiting professor positions at EURECOM (Sophia Antipolis, France) from October 2008 through February 2009, and at SUPELEC(Paris, France) from March 2009 through August 2009.

Philip Schniter is an IEEE Senior Member and a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Communications Society. He currently sits on the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking (SPCOM) Technical Committee, and served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters from 2005--2009. Also, he has recently served as technical co-chair (with Wei Ye) for the 2008 ACM International Workshop on UnderWater Networks (WUWNet), as technical co-chair (with Elza Erkip) for the 2006 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop (CTW), and as a member of the technical program committees for the IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), the IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communication (SPAWC), the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), the IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP), and MIT Lincoln Lab's Workshop on Adaptive Sensor Array Processing (ASAP). He is currently organizing a special session on Recent Field Experiments in Underwater Comms for the 2009 Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Workshop (UASP).

While pursuing his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Schniter received a Schlumberger Fellowship and an Intel Foundation Fellowship. He was awarded the 1999 Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Energy Development and Power Generation Committee for work relating to his M.S. thesis. In 2003, he received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and, in 2005, the OSU College of Engineering Lumley Research Award. With graduate student Adam Margetts, he co-authored a paper that was a finalist in the student paper contest at the IEEE ICASSP-2005 conference. With graduate student Arun Kannu, he co-authored a paper that was a winner in the student paper contest at the IEEE SPAWC-2005 conference.

Dr. Schniter's areas of research include signal processingcommunication theoryinformation theorywireless sensor networks, and underwater acoustic communication