Prof. Robert Heath Wins IEEE Communications Society Award

Thursday, January 17, 2019

WNCG professor Robert Heath received IEEE Communications Society’s (ComSoc) 2018 Wireless Technical Committee Recognition Award. The commendation recognizes Heath’s “high degree of visibility and contribution in the field of ‘Wireless and Mobile Communications Theory, Systems, and Networks.’”

Heath’s research expertise is at the intersection of wireless communication, signal processing, applied math, and communication theory. He has an active research program in all aspects of MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) communication including multiuser MIMO, massive MIMO, MIMO cellular networks, and MIMO ad hoc networks. Heath's current projects focus on millimeter wave communication with applications to cellular, ad hoc, wearable, vehicular, and local area networks.

ComSoc’s Wireless Communications Technical Committee confers this distinction on a maximum of two recipients annually. Prof. Halim Yanikomeroglu of Carleton University in Canada was also given the award for 2018.

Past recipients include WNCG founder Prof. Ted Rappaport, who received the award in 2008.