Roy Yates


Roy D. Yates

Distinguished Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Rutgers University




October 2019: Yet another update … after only 5 years! Adobe Contribute is defunct. I’m sorta/kinda editing in MS Word.

July 2014: This homepage is being updated after a nine year hiatus. Contribute has become an Adobe product and the search for a favorite customer quote continues...

March 2005: This homepage has been updated ... for the first time since 2001.  I used some unfamiliar software (Macromedia Contribute) but it worked OK.

However I am still looking for a "favorite customer quote or similar piece of text" over there >>>>


If you need my

       most recently outdated (October 2019) cv PDF
(next cv update scheduled for October, 2024)

       2004 photo in lo-res (16K) or hi-res (470K)

       2009 photo in hi-res

       my official biographical blurb

Roy Yates received the B.S.E. degree in 1983 from Princeton and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in 1986 and 1990 from MIT, all in Electrical Engineering. Since 1990, he has been with the Wireless Information Networks Laboratory (WINLAB) and the ECE department at Rutgers University. Presently, he is an Associate Director of WINLAB and a Distinguished Professor in the ECE Dept. He is an author (with David Goodman) of Probability and Stochastic Processes: A Friendly Introduction for Electrical and Computer Engineers published by John Wiley and Sons, currently in its third edition. He is a 2011 IEEE Fellow and a recipient of the 2003 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the best paper award for the ICC 2006 Wireless Communications Symposium, and the 2011 Rutgers University Teacher-Scholar award.

  • contact information

    WINLAB, Rutgers University
    671 US 1, Cook Campus
    North Brunswick NJ 08902

    (848) 932-0946 (fax: 732-932-6882) but send an email instead to
    ryates AT winlab DOT rutgers DOT edu
    will get a reply sooner


"Insert a favorite customer quote or similar piece of text here."

— Satisfied Customer

Despite 29+ years of teaching and perhaps as many as 4,000 students in various classes, Satisfied Customer   has yet to appear on my roster.

Stupid Quotes - reportedly said in lecture.

An Ancient Relic - a PDF file of my PhD thesis (more or less)

This differs from the MIT library copy because the mitthesis latex class has changed since 1990.