Donald R. Wilton

Donald R. Wilton
Donald R. Wilton
Fields of study
Computing

Biography

One of the most cited researchers in computer science, Donald R. Wilton has been instrumental in the fundamental development of computational electromagnetics (CEM), an important tool for the design and modeling of systems on scales ranging from nanophotonics and integrated circuits to aircraft scattering and space station antennas. His development of the Rao Wilton Glisson (RWG) family of basis functions has shaped integral equation-based CEM for over 30 years. RWG functions are used by literally thousands of researchers and practitioners today. Prior to Prof. Wilton’s work, electromagnetic simulation tools played only a very limited role in the design of complex electromagnetic systems due to large computer memory requirements and inaccuracies. He is also one of the major technical contributors to the EIGER software tool set for performing government mission-critical electromagnetic analyses using moment-method solutions of integral equations.

An IEEE Life Fellow, Dr. Wilton is a Professor Emeritus with the University of Houston, TX, USA.