Peter J. Hawrylak

Prof. Hawrylak

Assistant ProfessorJ. Newton Rayzor Hall 1100

  • Faculty Advisor for Eta Kappa Nu
  • Institute for Information Security (iSec)
  • Institute of Bioinformatics and Comutational Biology

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2004
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Pitttsburgh, 2006

Areas of Research Focus

  • Embedded Systems
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Wireless Systems

Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Eta Kappa Nu

Awards & Recognition

  • Pitt Innovator Award 2009, University of Pittsburgh


  • Collision resolution in ISO 18000-6c passive RFID
    Y. Sun, P. J. Hawrylak, Z.-H. Mao, and M. H. Mickle, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Special Issue: Computational and Experimental Techniques for RFID Systems and Applications, vol. 25, no. 3, March 2010.
  • Passive Active Radio Frequency Identification Tags (PART)
    A. K. Jones, S. Dontharaju, S. Tung, P. Hawrylak, L. Mats, R. Hoare, J. T. Cain, M. H. Mickle, International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications (IJRFITA) - Vol. 1, No. 1, 2006, pp. 52-73.
  • Radio Frequency Identification Prototyping
    Jones, A. K., Dontharaju, S., Tung, S., Mats, L., Hawrylak, P. J., Hoare, R. R., Cain, J. T., and Mickle, M. H., , ACM Trans. Des. Autom. Electron. Syst. 13, 2 (Apr. 2008), pp. 1-22.
  • "Ultra Low-Power Computing Systems for Wireless Devices"
    P. J. Hawrylak, L. Mats, J. T. Cain, A. K. Jones, S. Tung, M. H. Mickle, International Review on Computers and Software (IRECOS), Vol. 1, No. 1, July 2006, pp. 1-10.