faculty profile

Bruce McNair

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE PROFESSOR, COMPUTER ENGINEERING GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR (RESEARCH INTERESTS: WIRELESS NETWORKS, SECURITY, SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO, EMBEDDED SYSTEMS)
Building: Burchard Building
Room: 206
Phone: 201.216.5549
Fax: 201.216.8246
Email: bmcnair@stevens.edu
Website
Resume
Education
  • BE (1971), Stevens Institute of Technology
  • ME (1974), Stevens Institute of Technology
Research
  • Wireless Networks and Systems
  • System/Network Security
  • Cryptography Signal Processing for Wireless Communications
  • OFDM
  • Hardware/Software Prototyping Platforms
  • Software Defined Radio
  • Real-time systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Broadband Power Line (BPL) Systems
Experience
  • 1978 - 2002  AT&T Bell Labs/AT&T Labs Research
    • 1994 - 2002  Wireless Systems Research
    • 1987 - 1994  Security and Systems Reliability Architecture
    • 1984 - 1987  Computer Systems Exploratory Development
    • 1981 - 1984  Data Communications Exploratory Development
    • 1978 - 1981  Data Networking Systems Engineering
  • 1974 - 1978  US Army Communications R&D Command, Net Radio R&D
  • 1973  ITT Defense Communications Division, Advanced Development
  • 1971 - 1973  US Army Electronics Command, Tactical Communications and Computing Systems
Institutional Service
  • Member of Stevens Patent Committee
  • Member of Stevens Honor Board Advisory Council
Consulting Service
  • 2002 - present, CTO Novidesic Communications, LLC
    • Expert witness in patent litigation
    • Technical consulting in wireless, security, geolocation, embedded systems, software
    • Due diligence technical support
Honors & Awards
  • Henry Morton Distinguished Teaching Professor 2013-2014
  • NJ Inventors Hall of Fame - Inventor of the Year Award 2012
  • Schaefer School of Engineering, Undergraduate Teaching Award, December 2006.
Professional Societies
  • Senior Member, IEEE.  Member of Communications, Signal Processing, and Education Societies

 

Patents & Inventions
  • "Secure IP access protocol framework and supporting network architecture," US Patent #8,046,577, October 25, 2011.
  • "Method for Estimating Time and Frequency Offset in an OFDM System," US Patent #7,990,839, August 2, 2011.
  • "Simulcasting OFDM System having mobile station location identification," US Patent #7,962,162, June 14, 2011
  • "RFID Devices for Verification of Correctness, Reliability, Functionality and Security," US Patent #7,712,674, May 11, 2010
  • "Dynamic Channel Assignment," US Patent #7,457,259, November 25, 2008
  • "RFIDs Embedded into Semiconductors," US Patent #7,348,887, March 25, 2008.
  • "Method for Estimating Time and Frequency Offset in an OFDM System," US Patent #7,310,302, December 18, 2007.
  • "Mobile Device Having Network Interface Selection," US Patent # 7,180,876, February 20, 2007.
  • "Dynamic Channel Assignment," US Patent #6,954,465, October 11,2005.
  • "Method for Estimating Time and Frequency Offset in an OFDM System," US Patent #6,891,792, May 10, 2005.
  • "Security System Providing Lockout for Invalid Access Attempts," US Patent #5,559,505, September 24, 1996.
  • "Telecommunications Fraud Detection Scheme," US Patent #5,504,810, April 2, 1996.
  • "Authenticator Card and System," US Patent #5,450,491, September 12, 1995.
  • "Secure Telecommunications," US Patent #5,392,357, February 21, 1995.
  • "Data Message Storage and Pickup Service," US Patent #5,392,336, February 21, 1995.
  • "System and Method for Granting Access to a Resource," US Patent #5,375,244, December 20, 1994.
  • "Secure Teleconferencing," US Patent #5,353,351, October 4, 1994.
  • "Method and Apparatus for Processor Based Encryption," US Patent #5,278,905, January 11, 1994.
  • "Centralized Security Control System," US Patent # 5,276,444, January 4, 1994.
  • "Technique for Voice Based Security System," US Patent #5,265,191, November 23, 1993.
  • "Video Scrambling System", US Patent # 5,206,906, April 27, 1993.
  • "Cryptographic Transmission System," US Patent #4,642,424, Febuary 10, 1987.
  • "Processing of Encrypted Voice Signals," US Patent #4,608,455, August 26, 1986.
  • "Control of Coefficient Drift for Fractionally Spaced Equalizers," US Patent #4,376,308, March 8, 1983.

Other patent applications are being processed and will be added when the US Patent and Trademark Office publicizes them.

Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. B.McNair, L.J.Cimini, N.Sollenberger. "Performance of an Experimental 384 kb/s 1900 MHz Radio Link In a Wide-Area, High-Mobility Environment", Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC00, Boston, MA, October 2000. IEEE.
  2. H.Zou, B.Daneshrad, B.McNair. "An Integrated OFDM Receiver for High-Speed Mobile Data Communications", Globecomm 2001, San Antonio, TX, October 2001. IEEE.
  3. L.J.Cimini, K.Leung, B.McNair, J.H.Winters. "Outdoor IEEE 802.11b Cellular Networks: MAC Protocol Design and Performance", ICC 2002, New York, NY, April 2002. IEEE.
  4. M.Clark, K.Leung, B.McNair, Z.Kostic. "Outdoor IEEE 802.11b Cellular Networks: Radio Link Performance", ICC 2002, New York, NY April 2002. IEEE.
  5. S.Patel, L.J. Cimini, B.McNair. "Comparison of Frequency Offset Estimation Techniques for Burst OFDM", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Birmingham, AL, May 2002. IEEE.
Journals
  1. D.M.D'Angelo, J.E.Wilkes, B.McNair. "Security in Electronic Messaging Systems", AT&T Technical Journal, Vol. 73, No. 3, 1994, AT&T.
  2. K.Leung, M.V.Clark, B.McNair, Z.Kostic, L.J.Cimini, J.H.winters. "Outdoor IEEE 802.11 Cellular Networks: Radio and MAC Design and Their Performance", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 2673-2884, Sept. 2007, IEEE.
Courses
  • EE 585 Physical Design of Wireless Systems
  • CPE 691 Information Systems Security
  • NIS 691 Information Systems Security
  • EE 359 Electronic Circuits
  • EE 423 Engineering Design VII
  • EE 424 Engineering Design VIII
  • CPE 423 Engineering Design VII
  • CPE 424 Engineering Design VIII
  • NIS 584 Wireless Systems Security
  • EE 584 Wireless Systems Security
  • E 232 Engineering Design IV
  • BME 322 Engineering Design VI
  • MT 585 Physical Design of Wireless Systems
  • PEP 585 Physical Design of Wireless Systems
  • CPE 450 Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • TM 584 Wireless Systems Security
  • CPE 810 Special Topics in Computer Engineering
  • EE 810 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
  • CPE 517 Digital and Computer Systems Architecture
  • EE 517 Digital and Computer Systems Architecture