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The IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer Program

The IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) provides experts, the Distinguished Lecturers (DLs), who are financially supported to visit active AP-S Chapters around the world and give lectures on topics of interest and importance to the AP community.

Each active Chapter can request a maximum of two DL visits per year. One of the two visits may be from a former DL. A third DL per year may be obtained when a Chapter organizes a workshop and requests a DL for it. If a DL visits a particular Chapter, and then also visits one or more nearby chapters as part of the same trip, the visit will normally count towards the DL allotment of the Chapter that originally invited the DL, and not towards the other nearby Chapters.

A visit request by a Chapter must be approved by the Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) prior to the Chapter making an official commitment to a DL. Permission for additional DL visits to a Chapter is contingent on funds, and needs approval by the DLP Chair and the AP-S Treasurer.

Normally DLs visit AP-S Chapters, but Sections or Councils may also be visited with permission of the DLP Chair, who should receive some assurance that a reasonable number of AP-S members will be present at the meeting. A DL visit to a Student Branch Chapter of AP-S requires special approval by the DLP Chair. Such visits will be allowed if there is evidence of significant potential attendance, as well as approval of the local AP-S Chapter, if one exists in the local area.

Distinguished Lecturer (DL) travel funding scheme was significantly changed in 2018 to make it farer for all chapters, chapter members and distinguished lecturers from all parts of the world, including remote parts in large IEEE Regions such as Region 8, 9 and 10. In the new scheme, the AP-S Society will normally reimburse travel expenses incurred by a Distinguished Lecturer up to $1,250 (USD) for each chapter visited and lectured. One exception is when travel from the lecturer’s home location to the first lecture venue, or between two consequent lecture venues, exceeds 7 hours of flying time in the fastest route available. In that case, expenses for travelling to the chapter(s) that require such long-distance travel are reimbursable up to $2,500. Note that, as before, the amount is per chapter visited and not per lecture given. There is no limit on the number of chapters that may be visited during each trip, but approval from the DL Program Committee (DLPC) Chair must be obtained (prior to travel) for each chapter to be visited. In fact, multi-chapter tours are strongly encouraged for better use of society funds.

It is allowed for a DL to combine a Chapter visit with a visit to another organization or event (such as a company, a conference, etc.), but only the part of the trip that relates to the Chapter visit will be funded by the Distinguished Lecturer Program.

The Chair appoints DLs upon advice from the Distinguished Lecturer Committee that selects the DLs among the candidates, who may be invited by the Committee, nominated by someone, or self-nominated. The Chapters are strongly encouraged to use this program as a means to make their local AP community aware of the most recent scientific and technological trends.

 The Distinguished Lecturer Program Handbook can be found here.

Every year The Chair announces a call for nomination of candidates to be considered as Distinguished Lecturers, and the selection process.

 Requesting A Distinguished Lecture.

The AP Society DL Program, commended by the IEEE Society Review Panel in 2018, is one of the most flexible in IEEE and it gives the freedom for chapter executives to request a DL at any time in the year. Each AP chapter is eligible to request up to two lectures each year as the primary inviter. All distinguished lectures should be free of charge to all members of the Society, and preferably to all IEEE members. The process is to request a lecture is outlined below:

  1. Chapter executives discuss the possibility of hosting a lecture with a DL and agree on tentative dates.
  2. Either the Chapter Chair/delegate or the DL requests the lecture tour by filing out the cells in Columns A to L in the spreadsheet (entitled “DL Program Request Form and Report”) that can be downloaded from the AP Society website Distinguished Lecture Program Section and emailing it to the DL Program Committee (DLPC) Chair. Status Code in Column A should be 1. Date and Venue can be tentative and Time and Venue Details can be left blank.
  3. The DLPC Chair approves the request by email and cc the Society Treasurer or decline the request with reasons.
  4. As soon as approved, the requester shall share the DLPC Cahir’s approval email with all other parties involved
  5. The Chapter Chair/delegate shall create a vTools event in the web for the lecture, and send at least one IEEE eNotice to all chapter members to announce the lecture. All eNotices, flyers and webpages should clearly indicate that the lecture is sponsored by IEEE AP Society Distinguished Lecturer Program. Then, the Chapter Chair/delegate emails the DL the URL of the vTools event.
  6. Where possible, the DL attempts to give multiple lectures in different chapters in the same tour, especially when international travel is involved, for best use of society funds.
  7. Within two weeks from the lecture, the Chapter Chair/delegate shall complete the Blue columns (O to AA) of the spreadsheet and email it to the DLPC Chair and to the DL. The DL updates the Green columns (A to N) and email the spreadsheet to the DLPC Chair, and cc the Chapter Chair/delegate. All cells from A to AA should be complete to meet the reporting requirement.
  8. Future lecture approvals to the same chapter are subject to receiving the completed spreadsheet by the DL Program Chair in time.
  9. The DL shall submit an Expense Report to the Society Treasurer within 60 days from travel, to claim the expenses, following guidelines in the DL Program Handbook and IEEE Travel Policy.

 Tips for Distinguished Lecturer Nomination.

New DLs are selected in accordance with very specific selection criteria. Each member of the selection panel provides numerical marks for each applicant for each criterion and the final selection is based entirely on merit. Please note that the criteria here are significantly different to many other awards, including IEEE Fellow recognition and AP-S Field Awards, thus the nominators should pay careful attention to the criteria in the Call for IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturers.

Some applicants have informed me that preparing a 15-minute video clip for submission is the most challenging part of the application preparation and, having done it myself previously, I agree. Allow time for this and start preparing well before the deadline. The objective here is to impress the selection panel with your communication and presentation skills. You can also make use of this video to prove that your lecture is interesting and relevant to the wider AP community. Avoid focusing on yourself for extended periods when making the video, rather focus on your content as much as possible. I have seen video clips that do not contain the face of the lecturer at all but are still very strong in proving the point and getting the message across to the audience. Use an appropriate pointing device when required. A recording of a lecture given to an audience is often not suitable for this purpose. It is advisable to make a clip solely for this purpose, using whatever hardware you have access to. Expensive hardware is not required.

As always, your feedback on the Distinguished Lecturer Program is welcome by me and the Committee.

Kwai Man Luk
Distinguished Lecturer Program Chair
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Distinguished Lecturer Program Chair

Professor Kwai Man Luk,
FREng, FIEEE Department of Electrical Engineering City University of Hong Kong

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Past Chairs:

Peter de Maagt
Danilo Erricolo
David Jackson
Dan Schaubert
Prabhakar Pathak
Karu Esselle

Past Distinguished Lecturer Appointments


2021 - 2023
Jaume Anguera
Jaume Anguera

Dr. Jaume Anguera – Entrepreneurship Category
Alcalde Barnils 64, 08190 Barcelona, Spain;;;

Dr. Jaume Anguera, IEEE Fellow, is co-founder and CTO of the technology company Ignion (Barcelona, Spain) and Associate Professor at Ramon LLull University and member of the Remote-IoT research group.

In 1999, he was a researcher at Sistemas Radiantes, Madrid, Spain developing multiband antenna arrays. From 1999-2017, he was with Fractus, Spain, as R&D manager leading projects on antennas for base station and handsets. Between 2003 to 2006, he was assigned to Fractus in South Korea to head up the research team. Under his technical leadership, the company secured major contracts with companies such as Samsung and LG. Since 2017 he is with Ignion with the role of CTO where he leads the R&D activity of the company creating new products, envisaging new technologies, fostering synergies with partners, and providing technology strategy to scale the business of the company.

Inventor of more than 150 granted patents, most of them licensed to telecommunication companies. Among his most outstanding contributions is that of inventor of Antenna Booster Technology, a technology that fostered the creation of Ignion. Many of these products have been adopted by the wireless industry worldwide, to allow wireless connectivity through a miniature component called an antenna booster.

Author of more than 250 scientific papers and international conferences (h-index 50). Author of 7 books. He has participated as principal researcher in more than 22 research projects financed by the Spanish Ministry, CDTI, CIDEM, and the European Commission for an amount exceeding 7M$.

He has received several national and international awards. He has directed the master/doctorate thesis to more than 130 students. His biography appears in Who’sWho in the World and Who’sWho in Science and Engineering. Associate editor of the IEEE Open Journal on Antennas and Propagation and vice-chair of the working group “Software and Modeling” at EurAAP.

Prof. Anguera’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics:

  • "Antenna Booster Technology: from Fundamentals to Applications."
  • "Design of IoT Devices embedding Antenna Boosters."
Cynthia M. Furse
Cynthia M. Furse

Professor Cynthia M. Furse – Virtual-Only Distinguished Lecturer
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Dr. Cynthia M. Furse is a Fellow of the IEEE and the National Academy of Inventors, and is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Her research interests are the application of electromagnetics to sensing and communication in complex lossy scattering media such as the human body, geophysical prospecting, ionospheric plasma, and complex wiring networks. Dr. Furse is a founder of LiveWire Innovation, Inc., a spin-off company from her research, commercializing devices to locate intermittent faults on live wires. She has taught electromagnetics, wireless communication, computational electromagnetics, microwave engineering, antenna design, introductory electrical engineering, and engineering entrepreneurship and has been a leader in the development of the flipped classroom. Dr. Furse is an Associate Editor for the Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (AP), a member of the IEEE AP Young Professionals Committee, a past Administrative Committee member for the IEEE AP society, and past chair of the IEEE AP Education Committee. She has received numerous teaching and research awards including the 2020 IEEE Chen To Tai Distinguished Educator Award.

Prof. Furse’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics:

For Engineers:

  • "The History and Future of Implantable Antennas."
  • "Arcs and Sparks: Finding Faults on Aging Electrical Wiring."
  • "Entrepreneurship: Turning Ideas into Reality."

For a General Audience:

  • "Bioelectronics and the Bionic Age: How Electronics Touch Our Hearts and Minds."
  • "The Power of Change."
  • "Getting an “A” in Life / The Power of Failure: Getting it Right by Getting it Wrong."
  • "Engineering Tomorrow’s World Today."

For K-12 Teachers:

  • "Teaching the World Changers."

For Faculty:

  • "A Busy Professor’s Guide to Sanely HyFlex Flipping Your Class / Innovations in Electromagnetic Education."
Erik Lier
Erik Lier

Dr. Erik Lier
Lockheed Martin Space
10475 Park Meadows Drive, Bldg. 870, Room 2SE13
Lone Tree, CO 80124, USA

Dr. Erik Lier received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. He started working as a university scientific assistant and later as a research scientist at the Electronics Laboratory (ELAB/SINTEF) at the university, carrying out national and international research on microwave antennas and feed components for the European Space Agency (ESA), INTELSAT, INMARSAT and other satellite organizations and radar companies. He spent a year at UCLA as a visiting scholar studying phased array antenna technology. He co-invented the concept of “Soft and Hard electromagnetic surfaces” which is related to the field of electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structures and complex surfaces. Since 1990 he has been with Lockheed Martin Space, where he has been involved in developing new spacecraft antenna and payload technology. He was instrumental in building up shaped reflector capability in the company which resulted in winning the Asiasat-2 satellite program. He has been involved in the development and modernization of the GPS satellite payload for over more than 20 years. His main research interest and contribution has been in the field of phased array antennas, including design, analysis, system engineering, calibration and test. He was the phased array architect for two phased arrays launched into space. He headed up the internal metamaterials research collaboration effort within the company, which has included university collaboration and has led to several groundbreaking and practical metamaterial-enhanced antennas for space and ground applications. He is granted 36 US patents, has authored and co-authored over 140 journal and conference papers, including two papers in the journal Nature, co-authored one book and authored a book chapter. He received the 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award. He is a Lockheed Martin Senior Technical Fellow, a Life Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IET.

Prof. Lier’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics:

  • "Practical Antenna Solutions Enabled by Soft and Hard EM Surfaces and Metasurfaces."
  • "Metamaterials – A Manipulation of Waves."
  • "Active Phased Antenna Calibration Based on Orthogonal Coding."
  • "Advanced Short Back-Fire Antenna Enabled by Metasurface Technology."
Zhongxiang Shen
Zhongxiang Shen

Professor Zhongxiang Shen
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Biography: Zhongxiang Shen received the B. Eng. degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 1987, the M. S. degree from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1990, and the PhD degree from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 1997, all in electrical engineering.

From 1990 to 1994, he was with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. He was with Com Dev Ltd., Cambridge, Canada, as an Advanced Member of Technical Staff in 1997. He spent six months each in 1998, first with the Gordon McKay Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and then with the Radiation Laboratory, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In Jan. 1999, he joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as an assistant professor, where he is currently a Full Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Dr. Shen served as Chair of the IEEE MTT/AP Singapore Chapter in 2009. From Jan. 2010 to Aug. 2014, he was the Chair of IEEE AP-S Chapter Activities Committee. From July 2014 to December 2018, he was the Secretary of IEEE AP-S. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

Prof. Shen is an IEEE Fellow. His research interests include the design of small and planar antennas for various wireless communication systems, analysis and design of frequency-selective structures and absorbers, hybrid numerical techniques for modeling RF/microwave components and antennas. He has authored more than 200 journal papers (among them 150 were published in IEEE Journals) and also presented more than 180 conference papers.

Prof. Shen’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics:

  • "Absorptive Frequency-Selective Structures."
  • "Design of Compact and Wide-Band Antennas."
  • "Conformal Wide-Band End-Fire Antennas of Low Profile."
Hao Xin
Hao Xin

Professor Hao Xin – Entrepreneurship Category
1230 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85750

Dr. Hao Xin is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics at the University of Arizona. He is also an IEEE Fellow. His current teaching and research interests are on high frequency (from microwave to THz) technologies, including passive and active circuits, antennas, properties and applications of new materials such as metamaterials and nano-materials for wireless communication, sensing, bio-medical, and energy harvesting. In 2016, he co-founded and served as the CTO and president of Lunewave Inc. to commercialize 3D printed Luneburg lens antennas for automotive radar sensors. Before joining the University of Arizona, he worked as research scientist at Rockwell Scientific Company and as Sr. Principal Multidisciplinary Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems. He has published over 350 refereed papers and over 20 patents in related research areas. He served as the general co-chair of the 8th International Antenna Technology Workshop and the general secretary of the 39th International Infrared, Millimeter Wave and THz Conference. He was an associate editor for IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters from 2012 to 2018. He is an associate editor for IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Magazine and IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency ID. He currently serves as the chair of the Young Professionals Committee of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. He is also the Tucson joint chapter chair of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques / Antennas and Propagation societies. Dr. Xin has current and previous research support (overall > $14M, individual expense > $8M) from DARPA, ARO, AFOSR, ONR, NSF, AFRL, and industry for his research on a broad range of topics related to microwave engineering. He has graduated and mentored 11 post-docs, 16 (including 6 visiting) PhD students, 10 MS students, and more than 60 undergraduate students. Currently he supervises 3 Post-Doc, 5 PhD students, 2 MS students and 2 undergraduate students.

Prof. Xin’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics:

  • "Additive Manufacturing for Antennas and Electronics from GHz to THz."
  • "3D Printed Millimeter Wave (mmW) Luneburg Lens Based Radar for Autonomous Transportation."
  • "Commercialization of 3D Printed Luneburg Lens Antennas."
  • "Thermoacoustic Effects and Applications in Medicine, Security and Communication."
2020 - 2022
Atef Z. Elsherbeni

Prof. Atef Z. Elsherbeni
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department
Colorado School of Mines, CO, USA

Prof. Elsherbeni’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics:

  • "Recent Developments in Computational Electromagnetics using The Finite Difference Time Domain Method"
  • "SAR and Temperature Rise in a Human Head due to EM Radiation for frequencies up to 100 GHz"
  • "RFID Systems and Applications"


Richard Hodges

Dr. Richard Hodges
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
Pasadena, CA, USA

Dr. Hodges’ distinguished lectures are on the following topics:

  • "Recent Developments in Small Satellite Antenna Technology"
  • "The ISARA Mission – First Flight Demonstration of a Reflectarray Antenna"
  • "Large Antenna Technologies for Earth Science"
  • "Recent Developments in 3D Printed Artificial Dielectric Lens Antennas"
Duixian Liu
Duixian Liu

Dr. Duixian Liu (Entrepreneurship Category)
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

Dr. Liu’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics:

  • "Organic Antenna-in-Package Designs for Millimeter Wave Applications"
  • "Scalable Millimeter-wave Phased Arrays: Challenges and Solutions"
Levent Sevgi
Levent Sevgi

Prof. Levent Sevgi
Istanbul OKAN University,

Prof. Sevgi’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics:

  • "From engineering electromagnetics towards electromagnetic engineering – teaching and training next generations"
  • "Electromagnetic diffraction modeling and simulation"
  • "Radiowave propagation modeling and simulation"
  • "Electromagnetic guided wave modeling and simulation"
2019 - 2021
David Davidson

Prof. David Davidson
Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy and International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Prof Davidson’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics.

  • "Designing Aperture Arrays for Radio Astronomy"
  • "The SKA and Precursors: Extreme Antenna Engineering"
  • "Interferometry 101: How Radio Telescopes Image the Sky"
  • "Recent advances in Computational Electromagnetics (CEM): The Method of Manufactured Solutions for the Verification of CEM Codes"
Oscar Quevedo-Teruel

Assoc. Prof. Oscar Quevedo-Teruel
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyKTH Royal Institute of Technology

Associate Professor Quevedo-Teruel’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics.

  • "Higher symmetries: A new degree of freedom for the design of periodic structures"
  • "Transformation optics and its applications to lens antennas"
  • "Lens antennas: Fundamentals and present applications"
Mei Song Tong

Prof. Mei Song Tong
Department of Electronic Science and Technology
Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Prof. Tong’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics.

  • "Nyström Method and Singularity Treatment Techniques"
  • "Novel Meshless Method for Solving Electromagnetic Problems"
  • "Multiphysics Modeling of Electromagnetic Problems by Integral Equation Approach"
  • "Efficient Reconstruction of Dielectric Objects by Gauss-Newton Minimization Approach"
  • "Time-Domain Analysis of Transient Electromagnetic Problems Based on Nyström-Laguerre Scheme"
2018 - 2020
Susan C. Hagness
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Prof. Susan C. Hagness
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Madison, WI, USA

Susan C. Hagness is the Philip Dunham Reed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Prof. Hagness’s Distinguished Lectures are as follows.

  • “Imaging Tissue and Treating Cancer with Microwaves”
  • “Miniaturized Antennas for New Microwave Therma l Therapy Applications”
  • “Image Guidance for Thermal Ablation of Cancer Using Microwave Imaging”
  • “From Deterministic to Stochastic Computational Electromagnetics Simulation Tools.”
Fan Yang
fan yang

Prof. Fan Yang
Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University
Beijing 100084, China

Fan Yang is the director of the Microwave and Antenna Institute, Electronic Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Prof. Yang’s Distinguished Lectures are as follows.

  • Reflectarray Antennas: Theory, Designs, and Applications
  • Surface Electromagnetics: From Electromagnetic Band Gap to Metasurface and Beyond.
Zhang Yue Ping

Prof. Zhang Yue Ping
Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Zhang Yue Pingis a full Professor of Electronic Engineering with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (IEEE AP-S), and a Fellow of IEEE.

Prof. Zhang was a Member of the Field Award Committee of the IEEE AP-S (2015-2017), an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (2010-2016), and the Chair of the IEEE Singapore MTT/AP joint Chapter (2012). Prof. Zhang was selected by the Recruitment Program of Global Experts of China as a Qianren Scholar at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2012). He was awarded a William Mong Visiting Fellowship (2005) and appointed as a Visiting Professor (2014) by the University of Hong Kong.

2017 - 2019
Buon Kiong Lau
buon kiong

Prof. Buon Kiong Lau
Department of Electrical and Information Technology 
Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund,Sweden

Buon Kiong Lau received the B.E. degree (with honors) from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, and the Ph.D. degree from the Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, in 1998 and 2003, respectively, both in electrical engineering. During 2000 to 2001, he was a Research Engineer with Ericsson Research, Kista, Sweden. From 2003 to 2004, he was a Guest Research Fellow at the Department of Signal Processing, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. Since 2004, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Information Technology, Lund University, where he is now a Professor in the Communications Group. He also holds a Senior Researcher appointment with the Swedish Research Council since 2010. He has been a Visiting Researcher with the Department of Applied Mathematics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China; the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA; and the Takada Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

Karu Esselle

Distinguished Professor Karu Esselle
University of Technology Sydney or

Prof. Karu Esselle received the B.Sc. degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering (first-class honors) from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is a professor of electronic engineering at Macquarie University, Sydney, and the past-associate dean of Higher Degree Research of the Division of Information and Communication Sciences. He has also served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and the division executive from 2003 to 2008 and several times as the head of the Department of Engineering. He is the chair of the board of management of the Australian Antenna Measurement Facility, deputy director (engineering) of the WiMed Research Center, and elected 2016 chair of both the IEEE New South Wales (NSW) Section and the IEEE NSW Antennas Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter. He directs the Center for Collaboration in Electromagnetic and Antenna Engineering.

Carey M. Rappaport

Prof. Carey M. Rappaport
Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering
Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Prof. Carey M. Rappaport is a Fellow of the IEEE, and he received five degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): the S.B. degree in mathematics and the S.B., S.M., and E.E. degrees in electrical engineering in 1982, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1987. Prof. Rappaport has worked as a teaching and research assistant at MIT from 1981 to 1987 and during the summers at Communications Satellite Corporation Laboratories in Clarksburg, Maryland, and The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California. He joined the faculty at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1987 and has been a professor of electrical and computer engineering since July 2000. In 2011, he was appointed College of Engineering Distinguished Professor. During the fall in 1995, he was a visiting professor of electrical engineering at the Electromagnetics Institute of the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, as part of the W. Fulbright International Scholar Program. During the second half of 2005, he was a visiting research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial and Research Organization in Epping, Australia.