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J. Nicholas Laneman
J. Nicholas Laneman was born in St. Charles, MO, USA in 1972. He received B.S. degrees (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Science from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, in 1995. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, he earned the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1997 and 2002, respectively.

Since 2002, Dr. Laneman has been on the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, where he is currently Associate Professor. 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. From 1995 to 2002, he was affiliated with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, where he held a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and served as both a Research and Teaching Assistant. During 1998 and 1999 he was also with Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, both as a Member of the Technical Staff and as a Consultant, where he developed robust source and channel coding methods for digital audio broadcasting. His industrial interactions have led to five U.S. patents.

Dr. Laneman 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 has served as a Guest Editor of Special Issues in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, and is a member of IEEE, ASEE, and Sigma Xi.

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