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Professor of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University

Daniel W. Bliss (, is a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. He is also the director of the Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architecture (WISCA). Bliss received his doctorate and master's degree in physics from the University of California at San Diego (1997 and 1995), and his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University (1989). His current research topics include statistical signal processing, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communications, MIMO radar, cognitive radios, radio network performance bounds, geolocation techniques, channel phenomenology, and signal processing and machine learning for anticipatory physiological monitoring. Bliss has been the principal investigator on numerous programs with applications to radio, radar, and medical monitoring. He has made significant contributions to robust multiple-antenna communications including important theoretical results, multiple patents, and the development of advanced fieldable prototype systems. He is responsible for some of the seminal MIMO radar literature, and was the principal investigator on an experimental airborne ground moving target indicator (GMTI) MIMO radar that demonstrated the validity of the theoretical results.

Before moving to ASU, Bliss was a senior member of the technical staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (1997-2012) in the Advanced Sensor Techniques group. Between his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Bliss was employed by General Dynamics (1989-1991), where he designed avionics for the Atlas-Centaur launch vehicle, and performed research and development of fault-tolerant avionics. As a member of the superconducting magnet group at General Dynamics (1991-1993), he performed magnetic field calculations and optimization for high-energy particle-accelerator superconducting magnets. His doctoral work (1993-1997) was in the area of high-energy particle physics, searching for bound states of gluons, studying the two-photon production of hadronic final states, and investigating innovative techniques for lattice-gauge-theory calculations. He is a senior member of the IEEE. He has published more than 100 technical articles and conference papers, and he received the Best Lecture Award for his 2008 Tri-Service radar paper that discussed MIMO radar.


  • –present
    Director, Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architecture at ASU
  • –present
    Professor of electrical engineering, Arizona State University


  • 1997 
    University of California-San Diego, Ph.D. Physics
  • 1995 
    University of California-San Diego, M.S. Physics
  • 1989 
    Arizona State University, B.S.E.E.