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David   Goodman

David Goodman

NYU School of Engineering Presidential Fellow and Professor Emeritus

Electrical & Computer Engineering


David Goodman is a Presidential Fellow of Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and has been a Professor Emeritus in its Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 2008. He was previously a Professor, Head of the department from 1999 to 2001, and Director of the Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT), an industry-academic research center at Poly.

His research has made fundamental contributions to digital signal processing, speech coding and wireless information networks.

In 2006 and 2007, he was a Program Director in the Computer and Network Systems Division of the National Science Foundation.

Prior to joining Polytechnic University in 1999, he founded and directed the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB) at Rutgers University.  He was previously a Research Associate at the Program on Information Resources Policy at Harvard University. In 1997, he chaired the National Research Council Committee studying "The Evolution of Untethered Communications." From 1967 to 1988 he was at Bell Laboratories, where his final position was Head of the Radio Research Department.

Dr. Goodman is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a foreign member of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. In 1997, he received the ACM/SIGMOBILE Award for "Outstanding Contributions to Research on Mobility of Systems Users, Data, and Computing". In 1999, he won the RCR Gold Award for the best presentation at the Conference on Third Generation Wireless Communications. In 2003, he received the Avant Garde award from the Vehicular Technology Society of the IEEE. Three of his papers on wireless communications have been cited as Paper of the Year by IEEE journals. He is an author and frequent speaker on wireless communications.

He received a Bachelor's degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1960), a Master's at New York University (1962), and a PhD at Imperial College, University of London (1967), all in Electrical Engineering.


Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, 1967

Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering

New York University, 1962

Master of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1960

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

In the School News

A Winning Paper

Research Interests

Communication Networks
Modulation and Coding
Speech Coding
Signal Processing
Speech Quality