Akbar M. Sayeed is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin where he leads the Wireless Communication and Sensing Laboratory. His research interests include wireless communications, statistical signal processing, communication and information theory, wireless channel modeling, time-frequency analysis, machine learning, and applications. A focus of current research is the development of basic theory, system architectures, and prototypes for new wireless technologies and applications at centimeter-wave and millimeter-wave (10-300GHz) frequencies for meeting the growing data and connectivity needs.
He received the B.S. degree from the UW-Madison, the MS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Rice University. He is a recipient of the Robert T. Chien Memorial Award for his doctoral work, the NSF CAREER Award, and the ONR Young Investigator Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has served the IEEE in a number of capacities, including as a member of Technical Committees, Associate Editor, Guest Editor for special issues, and as Technical Co-Chair for workshops and conferences. He led the establishment of the recently founded NSF Research Coordination Network on Millimeter-Wave Wireless.