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2098 Engr Bldg II
Campus Box 7911
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7911
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Dr. Brian L Hughes

| Biography

Research Interests: Digital communication, information theory and coding, and statistical signal processing with applications to wireless data networks. Current projects focus on four topics: (a) channel modeling and signal detection in the presence of multiuser interference; (b) power-efficient routing in wireless networks; (c) interference rejection in spread-spectrum communication systems; and (d) space-time processing in wireless communications.

| Education

  1. 1980 BS in Mathematics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  2. 1983 MS in Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park
  3. 1985 PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Communications and Signal Processing (Including Adaptive Signal Processing, Digital Communications, Digital Signal Processing, Multidimensional Signal Processing)

| Other Research Interests

  1. Networking (Including Local-Area and Wide-Area Networks)

| Selected Publications

  1. C. Domizioli, B. L. Hughes, K. Gard and G. Lazzi, “Receive diversity revisited: correlation, coupling and noise,” IEEE Global Communications Conference, Washington, DC, Nov. 26-30, 2007.
  2. Y. Dong, B. L. Hughes and G. Lazzi, “The impact of mutual coupling on MIMO maximum-ratio combining,” IEEE Global Communications Conference, Washington, DC, Nov. 26-30, 2007.
  3. A. Rajagopalan, G. Gupta, B. L. Hughes, and G. Lazzi, “Increasing channel capacity of an ultra-wideband MIMO system using co-located loops and dipoles,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, to appear.
  4. H. Zhang, H. Dai and B. L. Hughes, “Analysis of the diversity-multiplexing tradeoff for ordered MIMO SIC receivers,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, June 2006.
  5. H. Zhang, H. Dai, Q. Zhou and B. L. Hughes, “On the diversity order of spatial multiplexing systems with transmit antenna selection: A geometrical approach,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol 52, pp. 5297-5311, December 2006.

| Awards and Honors

  • 2006-2007 - NC SU Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2006 - Member, NC SU Academy of Outstanding Teachers
  • 2004 - Highly Cited Article, Essential Science Indicators, (Number of Citations in Top 1% of Technical Field)
  • 1994 - Best Paper Award, Signal and Image Processing Session, 19th Army Science Conference, Orlando, FL
  • 1987 - National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award
  • 1983-1985 - Naval Research Laboratory Fellowship Award
  • 1983 - NASA Special Achievement Award for Contributions to US Space Shuttle Program
  • 1980-1985 - Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society Member
  • 1980-1985 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member
  • 1980-1985 - Tau Beta Pi Honor Society Member