Christian, Husband, Father, and Visiting Assistant Professor--in that order.

Contact Information

My MATLAB Libraries


  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    August 2008 - August 2014
    Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Distinction
    August 2003 - December 2007
    Purdue University, West Lafayette




  • W. N. Allen and A. Kovacs, 2014 Rice Business Plan Competition, First Place in Challenge Round, April 2014.
  • W. N. Allen and A. Kovacs, 2014 The Big Sell Entrepreneurship Competition, First Place, March 2014.
  • W. N. Allen and A. Kovacs, 2013 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Video Competition, Cellular Phones and You! (How does a cell phone work?), First Place, 2013.
  • W. N. Allen, Purdue 7th Annual Elevator Pitch Competition, First Place, 2013. (re: CommSense)
  • W. N. Allen, 2012 Purdue College of Engineering Outstanding Service Scholarship for his commitment to and efforts toward enhancing the graduate student community, 2012.
  • W. N. Allen, IEEE International Microwave Symposium Student Paper Competition Finalist, 2011.
  • W. N. Allen, Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship, 2008-2012.
  • W. N. Allen, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Undergraduate/Pre-Graduate Scholarship for his research on High-Q Tunable Matching Networks, 2008.
  • W. N. Allen, National Consortium for Measurement and Signature Intelligence Research (NCMR) scholarship for his research on Time-Varying Circuits using MEMS/NEMS Devices, 2006.