Nicholas J. Kirsch

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

Nicholas J. Kirsch is an Associate 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.


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”.
Sep 1, 2020 Omid’s manuscript “Cognitive Multi-user Multi-relay Network: A Decentralized Scheduling Technique” was published in IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking