Prof. Robert Heath and co-authors Federico Boccardi, Angel Lozano, Thomas L. Marzetta and Petar Popovskihave been selected as the 2016 recipients of the IEEE Communication Society's Fred W. Ellersick Prize. The award is given to an influential “paper in any Communications Society magazine in the previous 3 calendar years.” Prof. Heath and his co-authors were recognized for their paper “Five disruptive technology directions for 5G”, IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp. 74 – 80, February 2014. Prof. Heath will receive the award at the IEEE ICC 2016 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in late May.
Dr. Robert W. Heath Jr. is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and holds the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Professorship in Engineering #6. Dr. Heath was a 2003 Frontiers in Education New Faculty Fellow. He was a co-author of best student paper awards at IEEE VTC 2006 Spring, WPMC 2006, IEEE GLOBECOM 2006, IEEE VTC 2007 Spring, and IEEE RWS 2009. He is co-recipient of the Grand Prize in the 2008 WinTech WinCool Demo Contest and is co-recipient of the 2010 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking best paper award. Dr.Heath is the recipient of the David and Doris Lybarger Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering.