B.S. The University of Notre Dame in Physics
M.S. and Ph.D. The University of Illinois in Physics
Selected articles and publications
 Larry Drabeck et. al., "Network Optimization Trials of a Vendor-Independent Methodology Using the Ocelot Tool", BLTJ, 9(4) 2005.
 H. Viswanathan, S. Das, and W. M. MacDonald, "Sensitivity analysis of handoff algorithms on CDMA forward link", IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol . Volume 54, Issue 1, Jan. 2005
 Hampel, G.; Abush-Magder, D.; Diaz, A.; Drabeck, L.M.; Flanagan, M.J.; Graybeal, J.M.; Hobby, J.D.; MacDonald, M.; Polakos, P.A.; Srinivasan, J.; Trickey, H.; Zhang, L.; Rittenhouse, G., “The new paradigm for wireless network optimization: a synergy of automated processes and human intervention”,IEEE Communications, Volume 43, Issue 3, March 2005.
 J. Graybeal, W. M. MacDonald, A. Buvaneswari, D. James, “Measurements of the lost call rate as a function of the total forward-link power on the dominant interfering cell-sector in a CDMA2000 network”, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference WCNC 2006: 58-62.
 P. Andrews, D. Chizhik, J. Ling, W. M. MacDonald, D. Morgan, C. , “Radar Probing of Building Interiors”, Tran, Submitted to BAE in fulfillment of our contract. Available upon request
 A. Buvaneswari, J. Graybeal, D. James, D. Lambert, C. Liu, W. M. MacDonald, “A Statistical View of the Transient Signals That Support a Wireless Call”, Technometrics, vol. 49, no, 3, August 2007.
 D. Chizhik, L. Drabeck, W. M. MacDonald, "Propagation Over Parabolic Terrain: Asymptotics And Comparison To Data", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, June 2010.
 R. Palaniappan, P. Mirowski, T.K. Ho, H. Steck, P. Whiting, M. MacDonald, "Autonomous RF Surveying Robot for Indoor Localization and Tracking",International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation, Guimaraes, September 2011
 P. Mirowski, P. Whiting, H. Steck, R. Palaniappan, M. MacDonald, D. Hartmann, T.K. Ho, "Probability kernel regression for WiFi localisation", Journal of Location-Based Services, 2012
 D. Samardzija, J. Pastalan, M. MacDonald, S. Walker, and R. Valenzuela, "Compressed Transport of Baseband Signals in Radio Access Networks", IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 11, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2012.
 D. A. Ackerman, G. E. Blonder, and W. M. MacDonald, “Photonics Module and Alignment Method”, US Patent 5,023,881, June 11, 1991
 D. A. Ackerman, G. E. Blonder, and W. M. MacDonald, “Method of fabricating a Photonics Module Comprising a Spherical Lens”, US Patent 5,124,281, June 23, 1992.
 D. A. Ackerman, G. E. Blonder, and W. M. MacDonald, “Photonics Module Apparatus”, US Patent 5181216, January 19 1993.
 G. E. Blonder and W. M. MacDonald, “Article comprising compression bonded parts”, US Patent 5291572, March 1 1994.
 G. E. Blonder and W. M. MacDonald , “Article comprising a laser coupled to an optical fiber”, US Patent 5307434, April 26 1994.
 W. M. MacDonald and V. Mizrahi, “Optical Fiber Package”, US Patent 5367589, November 22, 1994.
 D. Bishop, W. M. MacDonald, and Ruel, “Optical Packaging Assembly For Reflective Devices”, US Patent 5815616 , : September 29, 1998.
 F. Anigbo, M. Dautartas, W. M. MacDonald and Y.H.Wong, “Low Profile Optical Subassembly”, US Patent 5881193, March 9, 1999.
 W. M. MacDonald and Y. H. Wong, “Subassembly And Method For Coupling Optical Devices”, US Patent 5911021, June 8, 1999.
 D. Bishop, W. M. MacDonald, and R. Ruel, “Optical Packaging Assembly For Transmissive Devices”, US Patent 5940558, August 17, 1999.
 V. Poosala, K. Hampel, W. M. MacDonald, “Reverse Lookup Of Mobile Location”, US Patent Number:7840222, November 23, 2010.
 K. Hampel, W. MacDonald, N. Nithi, V. Poosala, “Prioritization Of Location Queries In A Location-Based Services System”, South Korea Patent101051616, July 19, 2011.
 K. Hampel, W. MacDonald, V. Poosala, “Traffic-Synchronized Location Measurements”, US Patent 8265611, September 11, 2012.
 P. Mirowski, T. Ho, W. MacDonald, R. Palaniappan, H. Steck, P. Whiting, “K-L Divergence Kernel Regression for Non-Gaussian Fingerprint Based Localization”, US Patent 8463291.
 K. Hampel, W. MacDonald, V. Poosala, “Broadcast Channel Delivery of Location-Based Services Information”, Japan 307707, July 5 2013.
Honors & Awards
DMTS awarded in February 2014