The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest professional organization for the advancement of technology, has elevated Professor Dennis Goeckel of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department to the honorary position of Fellow, effective on January 1, 2011. Following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Board of Directors announced Dr. Goeckel’s recognition with the following citation: “for contributions to wireless communication systems and networks.”
Dr. Goeckel heads the Wireless Systems Laboratory, whose purpose is to study the theory and implementation of solutions to systems-level problems in communications and networking. He earned his B.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1992 and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1993 and 1996, respectively.
Goeckel has received the University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teaching Award and the College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, and Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. He has also earned a Lilly Teaching Fellowship and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
He has served as an Associate or Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He was a Technical Program Co-Chair for the Communication Theory Symposium at IEEE Globecom 2004 and the Wireless Communications Symposium at IEEE GlobeCom 2008. (November 2010)