Dr. Janise McNair

Dr. Janise McNair

Janise McNair

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Director, Wireless And Mobile Systems Laboratory

mcnair@ece.ufl.edu

Brief Biography

Dr. Janise McNair is an Associate Professor of electrical & computer engineering at the University of Florida (ECE Florida). She is a researcher in the field of wireless networks and Internet of Things applications. Currently, she is performing research on creating a framework for integrating IoT with 5G and 6G cellular systems, as well as building secure robust networked systems for IoT agriculture for food safety and availability; IoT construction for human health and safety, and smart grid communications for smart grid security. She was a pioneer in early next generation mobility management for cellular systems and later in the development of multi-discipline, cross-layer systems for smart grid security analysis. Dr. McNair earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. degree in ECE from the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a research focus on medium access control and mobility management in next generation wireless networks. She is currently a member of the Intelligence, Science and Technology Experts Group of the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine and was a participant in the 2008 DARPA Computer Science Study Group. She currently serves on the steering committee of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and the Editorial Board of the Springer Wireless Networks Journal.