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Stephen Wicker
    Cornell University

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Bio:  Stephen B. Wicker is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, and a member of the graduate fields of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. Professor Wicker was awarded the 1988 Cornell College of Engineering Michael Tien Teaching Award and the 2000 Cornell School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Teaching Award. As of early 2007, he has supervised thirty doctoral dissertations.

Professor Wicker is the author of Codes, Graphs, and Iterative Decoding (Kluwer, 2002), Turbo Coding (Kluwer, 1999), Error Control Systems for Digital Communication and Storage (Prentice Hall, 1995), and Reed-Solomon Codes and Their Applications (IEEE Press, 1994). He has served as Associate Editor for Coding Theory and Techniques for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and is currently Associate Editor for the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. He has served two terms as a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and chaired the Technical Program Committee for the Fifth International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2006).

Professor Wicker teaches and conducts research in wireless information networks, digital systems, self-configuring systems, and artificial intelligence. His current research focuses on the use of probabilistic models and game theory in the development of highly distributed, adaptive sensor networks. He is also conducting joint research with the Berkeley School of Law on privacy policy and the impact of the deployment of sensor networks in public spaces. Professor Wicker is the Cornell Principal Investigator for the TRUST Science and Technology Center, a National Science Foundation center dedicated to the development of technologies for securing the nation's critical infrastructure.

Professor Wicker heads the Wireless Intelligent Systems Laboratory, whose focus is on the field of wireless networks, including traditional cellular networks, ad-hoc networks, and sensor networks.