Dr. Nirwan Ansari

Distinguished Professor, Department of ECE, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dr. Nirwan Ansari
"The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, surrounded by plenty of exemplary educators and researchers, provides a great platform for learning while nurturing future leaders in various specialties of electrical and computer engineering."
Dr. Nirwan Ansari is a Distinguished Professor of ECE at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  He has also been a visiting (chair) professor at several universities such as High-level Visiting Scientist at BUPT. He is author of Green Mobile Networks: A Networking Perspective (John Wiley, 2015) with T. Han, and co-authored two other books.  He has also (co-)authored over 450 technical papers, with over one third published in widely cited journals and magazines.  He has guest-edited a number of special issues covering various emerging topics in communications and networking.  He has served on the editorial and advisory boards of over ten journals.

He was elected to serve in the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Board of Governors as a member-at-large, has chaired ComSoc technical committees, and has been actively organizing numerous IEEE international conferences, symposia, and workshops.  He has frequently delivered keynote addresses, distinguished lectures, tutorials, and invited talks.  Some of his recognitions include IEEE Fellow, several Excellence in Teaching Awards, best paper awards, the NCE Excellence in Research Award, the ComSoc AHSN TC Outstanding Service Recognition Award, the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame Inventor of the Year Award, the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, and designation as a COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer.  He also has 25 U.S. patents.

Dr. Ansari received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1988, a MSEE from the University of Michigan in 1983, and a BSEE (summa cum laude with a perfect GPA) from NJIT in 1982.