Harpreet S. Dhillon

Harpreet Dhillon 

Harpreet S. Dhillon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Wireless@Virginia Tech
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

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

Note: We are always on the lookout for highly motivated students interested in working on cutting-edge problems in communications, networks and stochastic geometry. Interested students with a strong mathematical background and an aptitude for fundamental research are encouraged to email 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

  • Heterogeneous cellular networks (HetNets)

  • Stochastic geometry for wireless ad hoc and cellular networks

  • Capacity scaling laws for wireless networks

  • 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, India, in 2008; the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 2010; and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA, in 2013. In academic year 2013-14, he was a Viterbi Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. He joined Virginia Tech in August 2014, where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has held internships at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in Crawford Hill, NJ, USA; Samsung Research America in Richardson, TX, USA; Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego, CA, USA; and Cercom, Politecnico di Torino in Italy. His research interests include communication theory, stochastic geometry, geolocation, and wireless ad hoc and heterogeneous cellular networks.

Dr. Dhillon is a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher and has coauthored five best paper award recipients including the 2016 IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Heinrich Hertz Award, the 2015 IEEE ComSoc Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2014 IEEE ComSoc Leonard G. Abraham Prize, and two conference best paper awards at IEEE ICC 2013 and European Wireless 2014. His other academic honors include the 2017 Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award from the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, the 2013 UT Austin Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) leadership award, the UT Austin Microelectronics and Computer Development (MCD) Fellowship, and the 2008 Agilent Engineering and Technology Award. He currently serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, and the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.


Harpreet S. Dhillon, Ph.D.
Bradley Department of ECE
445 Durham Hall, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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