Dr. Laurie Joiner

Associate Department Chair, ECE Associate Professor, ECE


301 Sparkman Drive
Engineering Building
Room 217B
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Joiner has performed research on modulation and coding schemes for wireless mobile networks for the military. This work developed efficient soft decision decoding algorithms for nonbinary cyclic codes including Reed-Solomon codes. She also considered modulation and coding schemes that provide good error protection for Raleigh fading channels and are bandwidth efficient. Currently, she is researching adaptive rate coding schemes for direct-sequence spread-spectrum systems. She worked for Dynetics, Inc., as a Principal Engineer on Division Staff (emphasis on radar) while on sabbatical form UAH during the 2008/2009 academic year.


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, 1998
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, 1994
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, 1992

Honors & Awards

  • IEEE Huntsville Section Outstanding Educator Award, 2008
  • UAH College of Engineering Outstanding Assistant Professor Award, 2003


  • Ultra Wideband Radar
  • Signals and systems processing

Recent Publications

  • DeVirgilio, M., W. D. Pan, L. L. Joiner, and D. Wu, "Internet Delay Statistics: Measuring Internet Feel Using a Dichotomous Hurst Parameter," Proc. IEEE SoutheastCon 2012, March 2012, peer-reviewed.

  • Rhonda Gaede, David Moody, Michael Adderley, Charles Fulks, Laurie Joiner, Jeffrey Kulick, "A Model-Based Design Approach to Hardware/Software Co-Design at UAHuntsville", Extended Abstract Submitted to the Workshop on Infrastructures for Software-Hardware Co-Design, at the International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization, Toronto Canada April 24-28, 2010.

  • Jenkins, R., B. Dewberry, and L. Joiner. "Wavelet analysis of impulse ultra-wideband radar waveforms for limited-visibility altimetry," Proc. IEEE SoutheastCon 2010, March 2010, peer-reviewed.

  • Sandstrom, L., K. Schneider, and L. Joiner. "Correlation of alien crosstalk in MIMO DSL systems," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 8, Aug. 2009.

  • Bhaskar, V. and L. L. Joiner. "Performance of convolutional codes in asynchronous CDMA communications under imperfect phase-tracking conditions," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 7, July 2009.

  • Kheiri, F., B. Dewberry, A. Jackson, and L. Joiner. "Impulse ultrawideband ad-hoc tracking and communication network," IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2008, November 2008.