Information & Telecommunication Technology Center

Erik Perrins

Faculty, ITTC Associate Director / Professor, EECS
Primary office:
(785) 864-4486
Nichols Hall
Room 210
Second office:
Eaton Hall
Room 2054



Summary

Erik Perrins has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 2005, where he is currently the Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor and the Department Chair.

His research and teaching interests are in the broad area of wireless communications. His current research topics include modulation and coding techniques, receiver synchronization (frequency, phase, and symbol timing estimation), noncoherent and differentially coherent detection, communication over fading channels, energy efficient communications, multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) architectures, and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM). He also has current research topics at the intersection of wireless communications and digital hardware design, where he is studying efficient and rapid implementation architectures for reduced-complexity-yet-near-optimal decoders and demodulators.

Education:

B.S. (magna cum laude), Electrical Engineering, BYU, 1997.

M.S., Electrical Engineering, BYU, 1998.

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, BYU, 2005.

Teaching:

Principles of Digital Communication Systems, Information Theory, Error Control Coding, Signal and System Analysis, Probability and Statistics

Research Interests:

Digital Communication Theory, Advanced Modulation Techniques, Channel Coding, Synchronization, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Communications

Professional Affiliations:

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2006

Member, IEEE Communications Society; IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society

Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Selected Awards & Honors

Best Graduate Student Paper Award (received by my advisee Jason Baxter), 2019 International. Telemetering Conference.

Miller Scholar, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, KU School of Engineering.

Best Paper Award (with M. Rice and C. Josephson), 2017 International Telemetering Conference.

Best Graduate Student Paper Award (received by my advisee Sumant Pathak), 2017 International. Telemetering Conference.

Miller Professional Development Award (for distinguished service), 2016, KU School of Engineering.

Richard K. & Wilma S. Moore Dissertation Award (received by my advisee, Cenk Sahin), 2016, KU EECS.

Best Paper Award (with M. Rice), 2015 International Telemetering Conference.

Richard K. & Wilma S. Moore Dissertation Award (received by my advisee, E. Hosseini), 2014, KU EECS.

Best Graduate Student Paper Award (received by my advisee Ehsan Hosseini), 2013 International. Telemetering Conference.

Richard K. & Wilma S. Moore Thesis Award (received by my advisee, Cenk Sahin), 2013, KU EECS

Miller Professional Development Award (for distinguished research), 2011, KU School of Engineering.

Best Graduate Student Paper Award (received by my advisee Gino Rea), 2009 International. Telemetering Conference.

Best Paper Award (with J. Rohrer and J. P. G. Sterbenz), 2008 International Telemetering Conference.


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