Donald C. Cox

Harald Trap Friis Professor of Engineering and
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Wireless Personal Communications; Cellular Mobile Radio;
Wireless Data Networks; Signal Processing; Radio Propagation

Phone: (402)423-3238
E-mail: dcox@spark.stanford_dot_edu
E-mail: dcox@ieee_dot_org

Education: B.S. and M.S., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., Stanford University.

A member of the Stanford faculty from 1993 to 2012. Former Executive Director and Division Manager of Radio Research at Bellcore (1984-1993); Former Department Head, Supervisor, and Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories (1968-1983); US Air Force R&D Officer (1960-1963).

Research Interests: Wireless personal communications systems and networks; cellular mobile radio communications systems; wireless data networks; low-power signal processing architectures and electronics; radio propagation in and around buildings; communications theory.

Professional Activities: Guest Editor IEEE Communications Magazine special issue on Wireless Personal Communications (1995), and Journal on Selected Areas in Communications special issues on Wireless ATM (1997) and Portable and Mobile Communications (1987), Editorial Advisory Board for IEEE Personal Communications Magazine (1993-1999), and International Journal of Wireless Information Networks (1993-); Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (1983-1986); Admin. Committee of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (1986-1988); Participant in FCC en banc hearing on PCS (1991); Vice Chairman Technical Committee on Personal Communications, IEEE Comm. Society (1992-1995); Technical Program Committee and Session Organizer and/or Chairman for many International and National Technical Conferences (IEEE, URSI, and others); Member U.S. Delegation to URSI General Assemblies (1972, '81, '84); Registered Professional Engineer (2 states); Member Commissions B, C, and F, U.S. National Committee of URSI.

Honors: IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, "For pioneering and leadership in personal portable communications" (1993); National Academy of Engineering (1994); IEEE Morris E. Leeds Award (1985); Co-recipient Prize Guglielmo Marconi, Italy (1983); Honorary Dr. of Science, University of Nebraska (1983); IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000); Fellow of IEEE, Bellcore, AAAS, and Radio Club of America; IEEE Prize Paper Awards, from Communications Society, L.G. Abraham Award (1992) and Communications Magazine Award (1990), and from Vehicular Technology Society, Paper of the Year (1983); listed in Who's Who -in America, -in Engineering, -in the World, -in Education, and American Men and Women of Science, and other such bigraphical works.

Publications: Co-Author "Microwave Mobile Communications", edited by W.C. Jakes, reissued, IEEE Press (1994), Wiley (1974), and "Mobility Management in Wireless Networks : Data Replication Strategies and Applications", Kluwer (204); Chapter Contributor to The Mobile Communications Handbook, IEEE Press, J. Gibson, 1996, revised 1999; Editor, collections of papers (1988, 1989, 1991, 1992); 105 publications, including many invited and reviews; 145 conference papers, including many invited; 130 other major invited talks and seminars, 19 patents.

Wireless Communications Research Group, headed by Professor Donald Cox
Wireless Group Members