J. Nicholas Laneman
- IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award
At the forefront of modern communications research, J. Nicholas Laneman’s contributions are driving the development of next-generation wireless networks that are reliable, spectrally efficient, and secure. An early proponent of cooperative communications and relaying techniques, Laneman’s highly cited work has served as the foundation for one of the most active research areas in wireless communications. The concept involves mobile users in a wireless network cooperating with one another to convey their information to a common destination, relaying each other's information to provide more robust paths from sender to receiver. His research has been integral to both achieving higher date rates and extracting higher diversity from communications channels for more efficient and reliable communication.
An IEEE Fellow, Laneman is a professor of electrical engineering and founding director of the Wireless Institute in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA.