1991 B.S. Electrical Engineering, Auburn University
1992 M.S. EECS, University of California at Berkeley
1996¬†Ph.D. EECS, University of California at Berkeley
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 the Department Chair and Sheafor-Lindsay Professor 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,¬†IEEE SECON, and the IEEE Workshop on Cognitive Radio Architectures for Broadband. He has chaired¬†ACM MobiHoc,¬†ACM MobiSys,¬†IEEE INFOCOM, and¬†IEEE SECON. He serves as an editor-at-large for¬†IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking¬†and serves on the¬†IMDEA Networks¬†Scientific Council.
Professor Knightly‚Äôs¬†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‚Äôs 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.