Dr. Joey Wilson

Dr. Joey Wilson is an acclaimed engineer and entrepreneur, focused on the field of sensing people using radio waves. Dr. Wilson’s  breakthrough doctoral work on detecting and locating movement using wireless networks at the University of Utah has earned worldwide attention, and featured in the world’s most respected news outlets, including The Economist, Der Spiegel, and Discover Magazine. His first-ever “radio tomographic imaging” demonstration won a first place prize at a major international engineering conference, and his published peer-reviewed journal articles have been cited by thousands of research teams across the globe. Dr. Wilson is now the founder and CEO of XANDEM, a company focused on high-tech radio frequency sensors for applications like energy efficiency, elderly care, healthcare and security. Joey and his team are the recipients of large research grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Department of Human and Health Services, and the Department of Homeland Security. XANDEM was the first to research, design, and ship a product that utilizes everyday wireless networks to accurately detect and locate moving people within buildings. The product received the first place prize at the Utah Innovation Awards. Joey and his team are now helping other businesses turn existing wireless devices into powerful people-sensing systems. In his free time, you can find Joey throwing a disc with his wife and two sons on the grassy fields near their home in Salt Lake City, finger picking his guitar, backcountry skiing through the trees, or trail running in the beautiful Wasatch mountains of Utah.

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