Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Daniel Engels

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Dr. Daniel W. Engels is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Southern Methodist University. He was the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on RFID in 2011 and 2012. Dr. Engels is the former Director of Research of the Auto-ID Labs at MIT and is an original member of the research team started in 1998 that founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT. Dr. Engels is one of the principal architects of the Networked Physical World EPC System, the foundation of the Internet of Things, developed under the Auto-ID Center and licensed to the Uniform Codes Council, now GS1, and adopted by governments and industries around the globe. Dr. Engels received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has over 80 peer reviewed publications and 5 issued patents in RFID, RFID applications, security, embedded computing, and computer-aided design. Dr. Engels is a member of AIDC 100 and is a Senior Member of IEEE.