Allen B. MacKenzie


Allen B. MacKenzie

Allen B. MacKenzie received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University in 1999. In 2003 he earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Cornell University and joined the faculty of the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he is now an associate professor. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he was an E. T. S. Walton Visiting Professor at Trinity College Dublin.

Prof. MacKenzie’s research focuses on wireless communications systems and networks.  His current research interests include cognitive radio and cognitive network algorithms, architectures, and protocols and the analysis of such systems and networks using game theory and stochastic optimization.  His past and current research sponsors include the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Institute of Justice.

Prof. MacKenzie is a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prof. MacKenzie is an area editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He is a former associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He also serves on the technical program committee of several international conferences in the areas of communications and networking, and is a regular reviewer for journals in these areas.

Prof. MacKenzie is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ASEE and the ACM.  In 2006, he received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding New Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. He is the author of more than 90 refereed conference and journal papers and a co-author of the book Game Theory for Wireless Engineers.