Nicholas J. Kirsch

Nicholas J. Kirsch

Associate Professor

Education

  • B.S. University of Wisconsin, 2003
  • M.S. Drexel University, 2006
  • Ph.D. Drexel University, 2009

Biography

Nicholas J. Kirsch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. He obtained his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in May 2003. Nicholas received an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications in June 2006 and a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering in June 2009 from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In 2001 and 2002, Nicholas worked for W.L. Gore & Associates on fiber optic link modules and long-wavelength lasers. In graduate school, he worked with the Drexel Wireless Systems Laboratory and the Applied Communication and Information Networking group in Camden, NJ. His research interests include Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications systems, wireless sensor networks, cognitive radio, software defined radios, transparent antennas, and spectrum sensing technologies. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation, University of New Hampshire, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Nicholas is currently the chair of the Engineering Projects in Community Service in IEEE program, which funds students to solve problems and engage with local non-profit organizations.

Nicholas is a member of IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, and AAAS.

Research Areas

Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications systems, wireless ad hoc networking, cognitive radio, software defined radios, polymer antennas

Publications

  • N. J. Kirsch, E. Escobar, and B. Turner, “Antenna Array with Meshed Elements for Beamforming Applications,” in the proceedings of Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, 2013.
  • R. Bera, N. J. Kirsch, and T. S. Fu, “Using Prior Measurements to Improve Probabilistic-based Indoor Localization Methods,” in the proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications, 2013.
  • J. Tefft and N. J. Kirsch, “Decreased Learning Rates in Machine Learning-based Resource Allocation Methods for Heterogenous Networks,” in the proceedings of Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications, 2013.
  • J. Tefft and N. J. Kirsch, “A Proximity-based Q-learning Reward Function for Femtocell Networks," in the proceedings of Vehicular Technology Conference, 2013.
  • R. Bera, N. J. Kirsch, and Tat S. Fu, “An Indoor Probabilistic Localization Method Using Prior Information," in the proceedings of Vehicular Technology Conference, 2013.
  • C. Donahue and N. J. Kirsch, “FPGA based 802.11n MIMO Interoperability Testbed,” IEEE Wireless Optimization Conference - 3S workshop, 2011.
  • N. J. Kirsch and B. M. O’Connor, “Improving the Performance of Vehicular Networks in High Traffic Density Conditions with Cognitive Radios,” IEEE International Intelligent Vehicles Conference, 2011.
  • N. J. Kirsch, N. A. Vacirca, T. P. Kurzweg, A. K. Fontecchio, and K. R. Dandekar, “Performance of transparent con- ductive polymer antennas in a MIMO ad-hoc network,” in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Wireless Mobility, October, 2010.
  • N. J. Kirsch, J. Kountouriotis, C. Liang, and K. R. Dandekar, ”Experimental Evaluation of Game Theory Power Allocation in MIMO Ad-hoc Networks,” Wire- less Communications, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 2292 - 2295, May 2009.
  • N. J. Kirsch, C. Liang, and K. R. Dandekar, ”Experimental Characterization of Resource Allocation Algorithms in MIMO-OFDM Ad Hoc Networks,” in Proc. of IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, January 2007.
  • R. Bhagavatula, R. W. Heath Jr., A. Forenza, N. J. Kirsch, and K. R. Dan- dekar, ”Impact of Mutual Coupling and Antenna Efficiencies on Adaptive Switch- ing Between MIMO Transmission Strategies and Antenna Configurations,” invited to Special Topics on Antennas in Wireless Personal Communications Journal, May 2008.
  • D. Piazza, N. J. Kirsch, and K. R. Dandekar, ”Design and Evaluation of a Re- configurable Antenna Array for MIMO Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 56, No. 3, March 2008.
  • J. Kountouriotis, N. J. Kirsch, and K. R. Dandekar, ”Software Defined Radio Demonstration of MIMO-OFDM Rate Adaptation,” in Proc. of IEEE Workshop on Networking Technologies for Software Defined Radio (SDR) Networks, September 2006.
  • N. J. Kirsch, N. A. Vacirca, E. E. Plowman, K. R. Dandekar, A. K. Fontecchio, and T. P. Kurzweg, ”Optically Transparent Conductive Polymer RFID Meandering Dipole Antenna,” in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on RFID, April, 2009.

 

Nicholas J. Kirsch
Kingsbury Hall W213
33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 
(603) 862-0142
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(603) 862-1832