Prof. Robert Heath Receives 2017 EURASIP Technical Achievement Award

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm

Robert Heath, Texas ECE professor, has received the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) 2017 Technical Achievement Award for Significant Contributions to Signal Processing in MIMO Communication Systems. EURASIP serves to further the efforts of researchers by providing a learned and professional platform for dissemination and discussion of all aspects of signal processing. The EURASIP Technical Achievement Award is presented in honor of an individual who has made “outstanding technical contributions to theory or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated by publications, patents, or recognized impact in this field.” Heath will receive the award at the 25th annual European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), which will be held in Kos Island, Greece in August 2017.

Robert Heath is a Texas ECE Cullen Trust Endowed Professor, Fellow of IEEE, and is a member of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group. He is also president and CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc. and Chief Innovation Officer at Kuma Signals LLC. Dr. Heath is a co-author of the book “Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications” published by Prentice Hall in 2014 and "Digital Wireless Communication: Physical Layer Exploration Lab Using the NI USRP," published by the National Technology and Science Press in 2012. Additionally, he was co-recipient of the 2010 and 2013 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking best paper awards, the 2012 Signal Processing Magazine best paper award, a 2013 Signal Processing Society best paper award, the 2014 EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing best paper award,  the 2014 Journal of Communications and Networks best paper award,  the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, and the 2016 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award.