Bruce McNair

 Bruce  McNair

Wireless Systems Security Specialist Bruce McNair

Bruce McNair is Distinguished Service Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens. He is also Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Novidesic Communications, LLC, a technology consulting company. Prior to starting Novidesic and joining the faculty at Stevens in 2002, he spent 24 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories (AT&T Labs - Research after the Lucent spin-off). His most recent work there was research of next generation (4G and beyond) wireless data communications systems, including high-speed, high-mobility wide area networks as well as range and speed extensions to 802.11(a & b) wireless LANs. In previous positions at Bell Labs, Mr. McNair established and managed a well-funded security and systems reliability architecture group for many years. Other positions included development of encryption hardware, secure voice architecture studies, high-speed voice-band modems, and public data network protocols. Before joining Bell Labs, he spent seven years developing military communications systems for the US Army Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth and ITT Defense Communications Division. His responsibilities included cryptographic and ECCM techniques for portable radio systems, TEMPEST technology, and state-of-the-art speech compression techniques. Mr. McNair received his B.E. (with Honor) and M.E. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and belongs to the Communications and Signal Processing Societies.

Faculty Member Courses Taught:

Course #Course/Program NameRole
EE/CPE517Digital and Computer Systems ArchitectureInstructor
CPE/NIS691Information Systems SecurityInstructor
EE585 or MT/PEP685Physical Design of Wireless CommunicationsInstructor
EE/NIS/TM584Wireless Systems SecurityInstructor
I really enjoyed my courses. I can’t believe how much I learned. I went from zero knowledge to really understanding what goes on inside that box."
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