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NJIT Professor Alexander Haimovich Named to Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering

NJIT Professor Alexander Haimovich has been named the new Ying Wu Endowed Chair in Wireless Telecommunications in the NJIT Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Newark College of Engineering.

Haimovich recently served as the director of the New Jersey Center for Wireless Telecommunications, a state-funded consortium. Members include NJIT, Princeton University, Rutgers University and Stevens Institute of Technology. Haimovich has been at NJIT since 1992. Prior to then, he served in a variety of capacities in the industry including Chief Scientist of a consulting firm and senior staff consultant for AEL Industries.

In 2003, Haimovich served as chair of the Communication Theory Symposium at Globecom. He was for many years an associate editor for IEEE Communications Letters and more recently a guest editor for the EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing Special Issue on Turbo Coding.

Haimovich received his doctorate in systems from the University of Pennsylvania, his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University and his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Technion, Haifa, Israel.   

His research interests focus on advanced radar, sensing, and communication systems including multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar, geolocation, compressed-sensing for target localization, and signal design. Over the years, Haimovich’s research has been supported by the US Air Force, National Science Foundation, Army, and industry.

The Ying Wu Endowed Chair is supported by a gift of $1.5 million from Ying Wu, founder of a highly-successful telecommunications firm, who earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Newark College of Engineering at NJIT in 1988.

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.