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Full name: 
Edward J Coyle
Job title: 
Professor
; Director, Arbutus Center for the Integration of Research and Education; John B. Peatman Distinguished Professor; Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/894-8136
Office: 
Klaus 3132

Edward J. Coyle received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1978, and master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 1980 and 1982. From 1982 through 2007, he was a faculty member at Purdue University, where he served at various times as assistant vice provost for research, co-director of the Center for Wireless Systems and Applications, and co-founder of both the Vertically-Integrated Projects (VIP) program and the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program. During the 2006-07 academic year, he was the Kenan Trust Visiting Professor at Princeton University.

Dr. Coyle joined Georgia Tech in 2008 and is currently the Arbutus Chair for the Integration of Research and Education at Georgia Tech, a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and director of the Arbutus Center for the Integration of Research and Education.

Research interests: 
  • Computer and Sensor Networks
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Engineering Education
Distinctions: 
  • Oustanding Service Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, 2016.
  • Innovative Program Award, for the creation of the EPICS Program, from the ECE Department Heads Association, with L.H. Jamieson, 2006.
  • Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education from the National Academy of Engineering, with L.H. Jamieson and W.C. Oakes, 2005.
  • First Annual Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, presented by the State of Indiana to the EPICS Program, 2003.
  • Fellow of the IEEE for "Contributions to the theory of nonlinear signal processing" 1998.
  • Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of the University of Delaware, 1998.
  • General Chair of the 1997 IEEE/EURASIP Workshop on Nonlinear Signal Processing.
  • Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education, from the American Society for Engineering Education, with L.H. Jamieson, 1997.
  • Class of 1922 Award for Outstanding Innovation in Helping Students Learn, Purdue University, (1997) with L.H. Jamieson, 1997.
  • Myril B. Reed Best Paper Award from the 32nd Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, with M. Gabbouj, 1989.
  • ASSP Society's Best Paper Award for Authors under age 30, with J.P. Fitch, 1986.

V. Kapnadak, M. Senel and E.J. Coyle, "Adaptive Quantization for Distributed Characterization of Interferers in Wireless Networks," SenSIP 2008 Special Issue of Digital Signal Processing, Vol. 22, No. 1, Jan 2012.

X. Sun and E.J. Coyle, "Quantization, Channel Compensation, and Optimal Energy Allocation for Estimation in Sensor Networks," ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol. 8, No. 2, May 2011.

X. Sun and E.J. Coyle, "Low-Complexity Algorithms for Event Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp. 1138 -1148, Sept. 2010.

N.I. Clement and E.J. Coyle, "The Social Entrepreneurship Initiative," 12'th Annual Conference of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, Dallas, TX, March 20-22, 2008.

P. Navarrete and E.J. Coyle, "A Semi-algebraic Approach that Enables the Design of Inter-grid Operators to Optimize Multi-grid Convergence," Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, Vol. 15, pp. 219-247, March 2008.

M. Senel, K. Chintalapudi, D. Lal, A. Keshavarzian, and E.J. Coyle, "A Kalman Filter Based Link Quality Estimation Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks," Proceedings of IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, Washington DC, Nov. 26-30, 2007.

S. Bandyopadhyay, E.J. Coyle, and T. Falck "Stochastic Properties of Mobility Models in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 6, No. 11, pp. 1218-1229, Nov. 2007.

N.I. Clement and E.J. Coyle, "Fostering Awareness of Global and Social Issues through Entrepreneurship Education and Innovative Commercialization Policies," Worldwide Universities Network: Entrepreneurship and Global Impact Conference, Chicago, IL, Oct. 4-6, 2007.

Q. Tian and E.J. Coyle, "Optimal Distributed Detection in Clustered Wireless Sensor Networks," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 55, No. 7, pp. 1-13, July 2007.

Q.-J. Tian, S. Bandyopadhyay, and E.J. Coyle, Designing Directional Antennas to Maximize Spatio-temporal Sampling Rates in Multi-hop Clustered Sensor Networks, Journal of Internet Technology, Vol. 8 No. 1, Jan 2007 (invited paper)

Q.-J. Tian and E.J. Coyle, "A MAC-Layer Retransmission Algorithm Designed for the Physical Layer Characteristics of Clustered Sensor Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 5, No. 11, pp. 3153-64, Nov. 2006.

E.J. Coyle, L.H. Jamieson, and W.C. Oakes, "Integrating Engineering Education and Community Service: Themes for the Future of Engineering Education," Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 95, No. 1, pp. 7-12, January 2006 (invited paper)

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