Harpreet S. Dhillon

Harpreet Dhillon 

Harpreet S. Dhillon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Elizabeth and James E. Turner Jr. ’56 Faculty Fellow
Area Chair, Communications

Wireless@Virginia Tech
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

Note: We are always on the lookout for highly motivated Ph.D. students interested in working on cutting-edge problems in communications, localization, machine learning and stochastic geometry. Interested students with a strong mathematical background and an aptitude for fundamental research are encouraged to contact Prof. Dhillon with a brief resume. Check the group page to read about the current and past members of our research group.

Selected News

Recent Journal Submissions

Current Research Interests

  • Stochastic geometry for wireless networks

  • Machine learning for communication systems (Video Lectures)

  • Heterogeneous cellular networks (HetNets)

  • Internet of things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications

  • Energy harvesting in wireless networks

  • Smart and connected communities

  • Cyber-physical systems

Brief Biography

Harpreet S. Dhillon received the B.Tech. degree in electronics and communication engineering from IIT Guwahati in 2008, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. After serving as a Viterbi Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California for a year, he joined Virginia Tech in 2014, where he is currently an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Elizabeth and James E. Turner Jr. ’56 Faculty Fellow. His research interests include communication theory, wireless networks, stochastic geometry, geolocation, and machine learning. He is a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher and has received six best paper awards including the 2014 IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize, the 2015 IEEE ComSoc Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2016 IEEE Heinrich Hertz Award, and three best conference paper awards at IEEE ICC 2013, European Wireless 2014, and WiOpt 2021. He has also received Early Achievement Awards from three IEEE ComSoc Technical Committees: the Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) in 2020, the Radio Communications Committee (RCC) in 2020, and the Wireless Communications Technical Committee (WTC) in 2021. He was named the 2017 Outstanding New Assistant Professor, the 2018 Steven O. Lane Junior Faculty Fellow, the 2018 College of Engineering Faculty Fellow, and the recipient of the 2020 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research by Virginia Tech. His other academic honors include the 2008 Agilent Engineering and Technology Award, the UT Austin MCD Fellowship, the 2013 UT Austin WNCG leadership award, and the inaugural IIT Guwahati Young Alumni Achiever Award 2020. He currently serves as a Senior Editor for the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. He is also serving as the TPC Co-chair for IEEE WCNC 2022 and has served as a symposium or track TPC Co-chair for IEEE PIMRC 2017, IEEE VTC 2018, IEEE/CIC ICCC 2019, IEEE ICC 2019, and IEEE ICC 2020.


Harpreet S. Dhillon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Turner Faculty Fellow
Bradley Department of ECE, Virginia Tech

Mail: 432 Durham Hall, 1145 Perry St., Blacksburg, VA 24061

Email: hdhillon(at)vt(dot)edu
Phone: (540) 231-2129
Fax: (540) 231-2968
Office: Durham 445