Gregory J. Pottie received the B.Sc. degree in engineering physics from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1984, and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1985 and 1988, respectively. From 1989 to 1991, he was with the Transmission Research Department of Codex/Motorola, Mansfield, MA, where he was involved in high-speed digital subscriber lines and coding and equalization schemes for voice-band modems. He has been on the faculty of the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department since 1991, where he is now a Professor. Since 2003 he has served as the Associate Dean for Research and Physical Resources of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Dr. Pottie’s research interests include channel coding theory, wireless communication systems, and wireless sensor networks. Current projects focus on investigation of information theoretic issues in sensor networks. From 1997 to 1999 he was secretary to the board of governors for the IEEE Information Theory Society. In 1998 he was named the faculty researcher of the year for the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science. In 2005 he was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to wireless sensor networks research. Dr. Pottie is a member of the Bruin Master's Swim Club (butterfly), the St. Alban's Choir (2nd bass), and is a co-founder of Sensoria Corporation.