John Copeland

Areas of Expertise

Communication Systems
Internet Infrastructure & Operating Systems
Mobile & Wireless Communications


KACB 3362


John A. Copeland, Ph.D., is Professor, the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and the John H. Weitnauer, Jr. Technology Transfer Chair at the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 1993, Copeland was Vice President, Technology at Hayes Microcomputer Products (1985-1993), and Vice President, Engineering Technology at Sangamo Weston, Inc. (1982-1985) and served at Bell Labs (1965-1982) where he conducted research on semiconductor millimeter-wave devices. magnetic bubble computer memories, CMOS integrated circuits, Bell Labs' first microprocessor, and devices for lightwave communications and optical logic.

At Sangamo Weston, he was responsible for R&D groups at ten divisions. At Hayes, he was responsible for the development of modems with data compression and error control, and for Hayes' representation on CCITT and ANSI standards committees.  Copeland received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Georgia Tech. He has been awarded 38 patents and has published over 60 technical papers.