Nicholas J. Kirsch

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Hampshire.

Nicholas J. Kirsch is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. He obtained his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in May 2003. Nicholas received an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications in June 2006 and a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering in June 2009 from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

His research interests include Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications systems, wireless sensor networks, cognitive radio, software defined radios, transparent antennas, and spectrum sensing technologies. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Department of Transportation, the Office of Naval Research, Industry, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.


Jul 15, 2021 Dr. Kirsch, in collaboration with colleagues at NCSU and GT, received funding from the NSF for, ``IUCRC Planning Grant: University of New Hampshire: Center for Digital Factory Innovations (CDFI).” The purpose of this planning grant is start an new Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on digital factories, advanced manufacturing, and Industrial IoT.
May 17, 2021 Omid’s manuscript “Cognitive Buffer-aided Mixed RF/FSO Backhauling Network with Switch-based Rate Adaptation” was accecpted for publication in IEEE Communication Letters.
Dec 31, 2020 Omid’s manuscript “Buffer-Aided Relaying Network with Free Space Optical (FSO) Inter-relay Links and Radio Frequency (RF) end-to-end Links” was accecpted for publication in IEEE Communication Letters.
Dec 28, 2020 Dr. Kirsch will serve as an Associate Technical Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine starting in 2021.
Dec 15, 2020 Verizon Wireless funded a collaborative research progragm with partners at WPI and UMass-Lowell titled, “Opportunistic Sensing, Data Fusion, Vehicular Traffic Modeling,and Security using 5G Cellular Networks”.