Edward W. Knightly
Department Chair and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Computer Science
Wireless networks, urban-scale testbeds, clean-slate design, diverse spectrum access, multi- antenna systems, hardware platforms, high-performance protocol design, security, and performance evaluation.
Edward Knightly is a professor and the department chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.S. from Auburn University.
He is an IEEE Fellow, a Sloan Fellow, and a recipient of the National
Science Foundation CAREER Award. He received best paper awards from ACM MobiCom and IEEE SECON and serves on the IMDEA Networks Scientific Council.
Professor Knightly’s research interests
are in the areas of mobile and wireless networks with a focus on
protocol design, performance evaluation, and at-scale field trials. He
leads the Rice Networks Group.
The group’s current projects include deployment, operation, and
management of a large-scale urban wireless network in a Houston
under-resourced community. This network, Technology For All (TFA) Wireless,
is serving over 4,000 users in several square kilometers and employs
custom-built programmable and observable access points. The network is
the first to provide residential access in frequencies spanning from
unused UHF TV bands to legacy WiFi bands (500 MHz to 5 GHz). His group
developed the first multi-user beam-forming WLAN system that
demonstrates a key performance feature to be provided by IEEE 802.11ac.
His group also co-developed a clean-slate-design hardware platform for
high-performance wireless networks, TAPs and WARP.
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