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Valenti, Matthew C.

Chairperson & Raymond Lane Chair Professor - Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Site Director - WVU Center for Identification Technology Research


Ph.D.,Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1999
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins, 1995
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1992

Matthew C. Valenti received the B.S.E.E. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, in 1992, the M.S.E.E. degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1999, where he was a Bradley Fellow.

He is currently a Professor with the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University, Morgantown. His research interests include the areas of communication theory, error correction coding, applied information theory, and wireless multiple-access networks. He also acts as a Consultant to several companies engaged in various aspects of turbo codec design, including software radio, FPGA, and ASIC implementations for military, satellite, and third-generation cellular applications. Prior to attending graduate school at Virginia Tech, he was an Electronics Engineer with the United States Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, where he was engaged in the design and development of a space-borne adaptive antenna array and a system for the collection and correlation of maritime ELINT signals.

Research Focus Areas

Communication Systems

Research Interests

Communication theory
Digital modulation
Error control coding
Spread spectrum
Multiuser detection

Teaching Interests

Signals and Systems II (EE 329)
Intro to Communication Systems (EE 461)
Stochastic Systems Theory (EE 513)
Communication Theory (EE 561)
Wireless Communication Systems (EE 562)

Professional Societies

Radio Club of America