H. Vincent Poor

H. Vincent Poor

H. Vincent Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. From 2006 to 2016, he served as dean of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research activities are focused on advances in several fields of rapid technology development, notably wireless networks, social networks, and smart grid.

An author of 17 books and numerous articles in scientific and technical journals, Poor has been honored with a number of awards, honorary degrees, and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (2002), the IEEE Education Medal (2005), the URSI Booker Gold Medal (2014), and the AAES John Frtiz Medal (2016), among others. Poor’s academy memberships include the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering (U.S.), the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), the Royal Society (U.K.), and several others.

Poor received a B.E.E. with highest honor and an M.S in electrical engineering from Auburn University and an M.A and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. He lives in Princeton, N.J., with his wife, Connie. They have two grown daughters, Kristin and Lauren.