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Harpreet S. Dhillon

  • Elizabeth and James E. Turner Jr. '56 Faculty Fellow
Dr. Harpreet Dhillon
Mailing Address
1145 Perry Street
432 Durham Hall (0350)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2013
  • M.S., Virginia Tech, 2010
  • B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, 2008
  • Wireless Communications
  • Communication Theory
  • Stochastic Signals and Systems 
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning for Communication Systems
  • Stochastic Geometry and its Applications to Wireless Networks


  • Communication Theory and Wireless Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Stochastic Geometry: Theory and Applications
  • Machine Learning for Communication Systems
  • Heterogeneous Cellular Networks
  • Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine Communications
  • Energy Harvesting in Wireless Networks


  • IEEE Fellow (2023) for contributions to heterogeneous cellular networks
  • AAIA Fellow (2022) for outstanding achievements in the area of Machine Learning for Communication Systems
  • Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) Highly Cited Researcher
  • Early Achievement Awards from multiple IEEE ComSoc Technical Committees 
  • IFIP/IEEE WiOpt Best Student Paper Award (2021)
  • IIT Guwahati Young Alumni Achiever Award (2020)
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, VT College of Engineering (2020)
  • Elizabeth and James E. Turner Jr. '56 Faculty Fellow, Virginia Tech (2019)
  • Steven O. Lane Junior Faculty Fellow of ECE, Virginia Tech (2018)
  • College of Engineering Faculty Fellow, VT College of Engineering (2018)
  • Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award, VT College of Engineering (2017)
  • IEEE Communications Society Heinrich Hertz Award (2016)
  • IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award (2015)
  • IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize (2014)
  • European Wireless Conference Best Student Paper Award (2014)
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) Best Paper Award (2013)