BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 28, 2010 – Jeffrey Reed, a professor in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, recently was reappointed the Willis G. Worcester Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Established in 1983, the Willis G. Worcester Professorship of Electrical and Computer Engineering was created to recognize a leading researcher in the field of electrical and computer engineering. The professorship appointment is for five years. Reed’s research focuses on software radios, smart antennas, and ultra wideband.
Reed came to Virginia Tech in 1992 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1997 and to professor in 2001. He currently serves as director of the Wilreless@VT research group and as interim director of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology.
In his first five years as the Worcester Professor, Reed received more than $5.8 million in new grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other sponsors for research in wireless communication and related areas.
Since 2005, Reed has published 24 journal papers and 41 peer-reviewed conference papers. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, a collaborative effort with Howard University funded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Reed received his bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis.
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