Academic Positions

  • Present 2005

    Named Willis G. Worcester Professor of the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Virginia Tech

  • Present 2001

    Professor of the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Virginia Tech

  • 2014 2002

    Director, Wireless @ Virginia Tech

    Virginia Tech, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 2011 2010

    Interim Director, The Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology

    Virginia Tech

  • 2001 1997

    Associate Professor

    Virginia Tech, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 1997 1992

    Assistant Professor

    Virginia Tech, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 1992 1992

    Research Engineer

    University of California, Davis

  • 1992 1988


    University of California, Davis

  • 1987 1985

    Associate Instructor

    University of California, Davis

  • 1985 1984

    Teaching Assistant

    University of California, Davis

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 1987

    Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Statistical Signal Processing, Control Systems and Statistics

    Dissertation: Interference Rejection Using Time-Dependent Adaptive Filters

    University of California, Davis

  • MS.1980

    Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Thesis: An EEG Data Acquisition and Analysis System

    University of California, Davis

  • B.S.1979

    Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

    University of California, Davis

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2013
    Wireless Innovations Forum International Achievement Award
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    Blacksburg, VA , January 28, 2013
    Virginia Tech College of Engineering<

    The recipient of the 2012 Forum International Achievement Award for significant contributions to the further development of software designed radio and cognitive radio, presented at the Wireless Innovation Forum in January, is Jeffrey H. Reed, a Chaired Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. Reed, director of Wireless@Virginia Tech, a research center that is part of the University’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, was cited for his leading role, along with his colleagues, in the research and academic collaboration in this part of the wireless spectrum. Read more...
  • 2012
    Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Wireless Innovations Forum
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    Washington, DC, 18 September 2012

    The Wireless Innovation Forum (, a non-profit international industry association dedicated to driving the future of radio communications and systems worldwide, is delighted to announce today that its Board of Directors has modified the membership policy to grant Honorary Lifetime Memberships to past Forum award winners.

    The Forum has historically bestowed three awards annually: International Achievement Award, Presidents’ Award and Technology of the Year. Nominations for the International Achievement Award and Technology of the Year are made by the membership beginning in September and awarded during the annual technical conference and exposition SDR-WInnComm ( The Industry/ International Achievement Award is presented to an individual, group of individuals, or organization that made especially significant contributions to international furtherance or acceptance of Software Defined or Cognitive Radio. The Contributor/Presidents Award is presented to individuals in recognition of their sustained outstanding contributions in support of the Wireless Innovation Forum and its activities. Technology of the Year is presented to an individual or organization for a breakthrough product or technology in the field of software defined or cognitive radio as selected by the members. Source: Wireless Innovation Forum

  • 2011
    IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer
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    Distinguished Lecturer Program

    "The IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer Program provides Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) local chapters throughout the world with presentations by experts on topics of interest and importance to the Vehicular Technology membership community." Source: Vehicular Technology Society.
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  • 2010/2005
    Named Willis G. Worcester Professor of ECE
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    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. Source: Virginia Tech News
  • 2004
    Industry Achievement Award, SDR Forum
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    "Established in 1996, the Wireless Innovation Forum™ is an non-profit “mutual benefit corporation” dedicated to advocating for the innovative use of spectrum, and advancing radio technologies that support essential or critical communications worldwide. Forum members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio(CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements through enhanced value, reduced total life cost of ownership, and accelerated deployment of standardized families of products, technologies, and services. The Forum acts as the premier venue for its members to collaborate to achieve these objectives, providing opportunities to network with customers, partners and competitors, educate decision makers, develop and expand markets and advance relevant technologies. Source:

  • 2004
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow
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    "The IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation."

    "As it stands today, the IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership. Each new Fellow receives a beautifully matted and framed certificate with the name of the Fellow and a brief citation describing the accomplishment, a congratulatory letter from the incoming IEEE president and a gold sterling silver Fellow lapel pin with antique finish." Source: