Professor John R. Barry

John R. Barry


School of ECE
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0250
Tel: +1-404-894-1705
Fax: +1-404-894-7883

Dr. John R. Barry received the B.S. degree summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1986, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and 1992, respectively, all in electrical engineering. His doctoral research explored the feasibility of broadband wireless communications using diffuse infrared radiation. Since 1985 he has held engineering positions in the fields of communications and radar systems at Bell Communications Research, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hughes Aircraft Company, and General Dynamics. Currently he is serving as a Guest Editor for a special issue of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He is a coauthor of Digital Communication, Third Edition, Kluwer, 2004. He is a co-editor of Advanced Optical Wireless Communication Systems, Cambridge University Press, April 2012. He is the author of Wireless Infrared Communications, Kluwer, 1994. He received the 1992 David J. Griep Memorial Prize and the 1993 Eliahu Jury Award from U.C. Berkeley, a 1993 Research Initiation Award from NSF, and a 1993 IBM Faculty Development Award. He is a senior member of IEEE. He is currently serving as Technical Program Chair for IEEE Globecom 2013.

Professor Barry's research interests are in the area of communication theory, including modulation, coding, synchronization, and equalization, as applied to wireless, optical and storage communications systems. Current activities include multi-cell MIMO for scalable wireless networks; polar codes for recording; two-dimensional magnetic recording; precoding and beamforming for the MIMO interference channel; joint radar and communications; iterative equalization and decoding; timing recovery at low SNR; and iterative estimation and synchronization.

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  • Research Group
  • Hall of Fame
  • GTL
  • ConTEL 2011
  • The next generation
  • Globecom 2013