Joe Camp, Ph.D.

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Joe Camp, Ph.D.

Department Chair ad interim, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering 

Office Location: Junkins 311

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  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 2009, Rice University
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, January 2006, Rice University
  • B.S. with Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, May, 2003, University of Texas at Austin


Joe Camp currently serves as the Interim Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at SMU Lyle School of Engineering. He also has a courtesy appointment in the Computer Science Department. His research interests are wireless systems, drone communications, measurement-driven prediction and adaptation with AI/ML, and blockchain network effects, specifically building real systems at-scale and analyzing the performance within representative environments.

Dr. Camp's research team has performed over 250 million in-field wireless measurements around the world via Android deployment and local characterization via campus buses, vehicles, and buildings. He was the Chief Network Architect for the Technology For All (TFA) Network, a mesh deployment in Houston, TX which serves 4,000 users in an under-resourced community. He has received over $6.5M in federal grants and has over 80 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers.

Honors and Awards

  • Ralph Budd Award for Best Engineering Thesis at Rice University (2010)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2012)
  • Golden Mustang Teaching Award (2014)
  • Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship (2021)


  • At-Scale Wireless Systems
  • Drone and Vehicular Communications
  • Measurement-driven Prediction and Adaptation with AI/ML Blockchain Network Effects

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