Rodney Vaughan

Professor, School of Engineering Science
Sierra Wireless Professorship in Mobile Communication
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer


B.E., Electrical Engineering, Canterbury University, New Zealand , 1976.

M.E. , Electrical Engineering, Canterbury University, New Zealand, 1977.

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark, 1985.


Research interests

  • Signal processing
  • Digital communications
  • Antenna theory and design
  • Radiowave propagation

Teaching interests

  • Antennas and propagation
  • Signal theory and processing


SFU Burnaby, ASB 9821
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Recently taught courses

  • ENSC 810 Statistical Signal Processing;  ENSC Special Topic: MIMO Communications
  • ENSC 320 Electric Circuits

Selected recent publications

  • S.A.Banani, R.G. Vaughan, "OFDM with iterative blind channel estimation", IEEE Transactions, Vol. VT-59, No. 5, pp.4298-4308, November 2010.
  • J.X.Yun, R.G.Vaughan, " Open slot antenna in a small ground plane ", IET Proceedings on Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.200-213, January 2011.
  • J.Ren, R.G.Vaughan, Part I:"Modeling bottom reverberation for sonar sensor motion", and Part II: Model-based sonar motion compensation for bottom reverberation coherence", IEEE Journal of Ocean Engineering, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 877-886, 887-894, November 2010.
  • Mahanfar, S-W Lee, A.M.Parameswaran, R.G.Vaughan, " Self-Assembled Monopole Antennas With Arbitrary Shapes and Tilt Angles for System-on-Chip and System-in-Package Applications ", IEEE Transactions, Vol. AP-58, No. 9, pp.3020-3028, September 2010.