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Stephen B. Wicker

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  • Stephen B. Wicker
  • Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Title: Professor
  • Address: Room 386 Frank H T Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-8817
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Biography

Professor Wicker works in the area of information networks, with an emphasis on the application of game theory, mechanism design, and other technologies that enhance privacy and expression rights for those using large-scale information systems. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and has testified about information network privacy issues to congressional staffers. He is the author of five books, holds a number of patents, and has received several Cornell teaching awards. He is currently working on a text entitled "Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy."

Research Interests

Information Networks, Information Science, Privacy-Aware Design

Teaching Interests

Communication theory, communication systems, information science, privacy and security in information networks

Selected Publications

  • Wicker, Stephen B. 2011. "Digital Telephony and the Question of Privacy." Communications of the ACM 54 (7): 88-98.
  • Wicker, Stephen B., R.J. Thomas. 2011. "A Privacy-Aware Architecture For Demand Response Systems." Paper presented at Proceedings of the 2011 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS -44), January (1st Quarter/Winter) 11.
  • Inaltekin, H., Stephen B. Wicker. 2008. "A One-shot Random Access Game for Wireless Network - Behavior of Nodes at Nash Equilibria"." IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, December 2008.
  • Samar, P., Stephen B. Wicker. 2006. "Link dynamics and protocol design in a multihop mobile environment." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 5 (9): 1156-1172.
  • Goldsmith, A., Stephen B. Wicker. 2002. "Design Challenges For Energy-Constrained Ad Hoc Wireless Networks." IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of IEEE (IEEE) 2010
  • College of Engineering Teaching Award (Cornell University) 2012
  • Douglas Whitney '61 Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering 2009
  • Cornell School of ECE Teaching Award 2000
  • Cornell University College of Engineering Teaching Award 1998

Education

  • BS (ELECTR & COMMUNICATION ENG), UNIV OF VIRGINIA, 1982
  • MS (ELECTR & COMMUNICATION ENG), PURDUE UNIVERSITY, 1983
  • Ph D (ELECTR & COMMUNICATION ENG), UNIV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 1987