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Laneman receives 2019 Qualcomm Faculty Award

Leslie Lestinsky • DATE: August 6, 2019

J. Nicholas Laneman, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a 2019 Qualcomm Faculty Award (QFA) for research that is inspirational to graduate students while also encouraging new approaches in key areas of wireless technology.

The QFA program supports faculty research through a donation to their university in order to advance wireless communications research in academia and to strengthen Qualcomm’s engagement with faculty who are playing key roles in the development of top graduate students.

Laneman, who currently serves as the co-director of the Wireless Institute at Notre Dame and as associate chair for graduate studies in the Department of Electrical Engineering, joined the University in 2002.

His research interests encompass communications architecture — a blend of information theory, error-control coding, signal processing for communications, network protocols and hardware design — with an emphasis on wireless systems.

He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the John J Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values at the University.

“Qualcomm is one of the leading innovators in wireless and mobile computing technologies, and so many of our Ph.D. graduates have gone on to work there,” said Laneman. “I am extremely grateful for this award, which we will use to provide even better training and experiences for our graduate students.”

In addition to this most recent award, Laneman has received the 2018 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2006 National Science Foundation CAREER Award and 2003 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.

-Written by , University of Notre Dame, College of Engineering