Leonard J. Cimini

  • Engineer

    May 14, 1969


    PA, USA


    55 Years Old



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    Leonard J. Cimini received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, in 1978, 1979, and 1982, respectively. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi (Vice-President 1977-1978) and a member of Eta Kappa Nu (Secretary 1977-1978).

    Leonard J. Cimini was with AT&T, first in Bell Laboratories and then at AT&T Laboratories, for 20 years. He has been a Professor with the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, since 2002. He was elected as the IEEE Fellow for contributions to the theory and practice of high-speed wireless communications in 2000 and is now an IEEE Life Fellow. His July 1985 paper in IEEE Trans. on Comm., “Analysis and Simulation of a Digital Mobile Channel Using Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing,” is named one of the 50 most influential papers in the history of the IEEE Comm. Society.


    For his pioneering work on OFDM for wireless systems, Leonard J. Cimini was the recipient of the 2007 James R. Evans Avant Garde Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and the 2010 Innovators Award from the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame. He was the recipient of several other awards from the IEEE Communications Society, including the 2010 Stephen O. Rice Prize, the 2010 Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award, the 2010 Recognition Award from the Wireless Communications Technical Committee, the 2011 Service and 2021 Technical Achievement Awards from the Communication Theory Technical Committee, the 2016 Joseph LoCicero Award for exemplary service to publications, and the 2021 Mentorship Award from the Women in Communications Engineering Standing Committee.


    Leonard J. Cimini has held several publications and governance positions within the IEEE Communications Society, including as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) Wireless Communications Series, Vice President for Publications in IEEE Communication Society.


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