David J. Love (S’98 - M’05 - SM'09 - F'15) received the B.S. (with highest honors), M.S.E., and
Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000, 2002, and
2004, respectively. Since 2004, he has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
at Purdue University, where he is now the Nick Trbovich Professor of Electrical and Computer
Engineering and leads the Purdue NextG Center for Communications and Sensing (XGC). He
served as a Senior Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Editor for the IEEE Transactions on
Communications, Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and
guest editor for special issues of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and
the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. He was a member of the Executive
Committee for the National Spectrum Consortium.
His research interests are in the design and analysis of broadband wireless communication systems,
beyond-5G wireless systems, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications, millimeter wave and
higher frequency wireless, software defined radios and wireless networks, coding theory, and MIMO array
processing. He is the co-inventor, with Robert Heath, of codebook-based precoding, which
is found in all 4G and 5G wireless systems. His early work on millimeter wave beamforming and massive MIMO
have found widespread use in 5G.
He has significant industry experience working with Texas Instruments and working with leading wireless
companies through research at Purdue. He has 32 issued US patents. He co-advised a team in the DARPA
Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) that finished in the top-ten in the first phase event,
top-five in the second phase event, and eleventh in the final phase. Previously, he co-advised the
Purdue team that was a finalist in the DARPA Spectrum Challenge.
Dr. Love has been recognized as an IEEE Fellow and Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (2014 and
2015). In 2014 and 2015, he was included in the Thomson Reuters list of “The World’s Most Influential
Scientific Minds”. From 2012-2017, he was a Purdue University Faculty Scholar. He is a Fellow of the
Royal Statistical Society, and he has been inducted into Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. Along with
his co-authors, he won best paper awards from the IEEE Communications Society (2016 Stephen O. Rice
Prize and 2020 Fred Ellersick Prize), the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2015 IEEE Signal Processing
Society Best Paper Award), and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2010 Jack Neubauer Memorial
Award). He has received multiple IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) best paper
awards, and his paper was a finalist for the 2022 Dr. Vanu Bose Best Paper Award at IEEE Milcom.
He was the recipient of the Fall 2010 Purdue HKN Outstanding Teacher Award, Fall 2013
Purdue ECE Graduate Student Association Outstanding Faculty Award, Spring 2015 Purdue HKN Outstanding
Professor Award, Fall 2017 Purdue HKN Outstanding Professor Award, and 2020 Purdue College of
Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for Research. He was an invited participant to the 2011 NAE
Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium and 2016 EU-US NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
In 2003, he was awarded the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Daniel Noble Fellowship.