Contact InformationPatrick Mitran

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37475
Location: EIT 4146


Biography Summary

Patrick Mitran is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Professor Mitran’s research interests include cooperative and cognitive wireless communication networks, information theory, coding theory, statistical signal processing and energy harvesting. He has received several grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in the recent years, such as the NSERC Discovery Grant, the NSERC Strategic Grant and the Ontario Early Research Award. In addition, he has many published works in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Transactions on Information Theory which are a collection of published archived journals by communication professionals in the industry.

Research Interests

  • Communication Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Cooperative and cognitive networks
  • Cognitive radio
  • Modulation
  • Coding theory
  • Resource allocation
  • Information theory
  • Network coding
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Beam forming
  • Wireless communications/networking
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • Communications and Access


  • 2006, Doctorate, Engineering Science, Harvard University
  • 2002, Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, McGill University
  • 2001, Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, McGill University


  • ECE 203 - Probability Theory&Statistics1
    • Taught in 2020
  • ECE 318 - Communication Systems 1
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ECE 603 - Statistical Signal Processing
    • Taught in 2016, 2017
  • ECE 612 - Information Theory
    • Taught in 2018, 2020
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Saffar, Hamidreza Ebrahimzadeh and Khuzani, Masoud Badiei and Mitran, Patrick, Time-Asynchronous Gaussian Multiple Access Relay Channel with Correlated Sources, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 62(1), 2016, 309 - 321
  • Huo, Fei and Mitran, Patrick and Gong, Guang, Analysis and Validation of Active Eavesdropping Attacks in Passive FHSS RFID Systems, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 11(7), 2016, 1528 - 1541
  • Alian, Ehsan Haj Mirza and Mitran, Patrick, Jitter-Robust Spectral Shaping in OFDM, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 63(4), 2015, 1282 - 1290
  • Motlagh, Meysam Shahrbaf and Khuzani, Masoud Badiei and Mitran, Patrick, On Lossy Joint Source-Channel Coding In Energy Harvesting Communication Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 63(11), 2015, 4433 - 4447
  • Mitran, Patrick and Ochiai, Hideki, Parallel concatenated convolutional lattice codes with constrained states, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 63(4), 2015, 1081 - 1090

Graduate Studies