Prof. Robert Heath received the 2017 IEEE Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) Service Award at the 2018 Communication Theory Workshop held in Miramar Beach, Florida on May 15, 2018. The award recognizes members of the Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) of the IEEE Communications Society who have "a distinguished record of service to the CTTC community, including CTTC symposia and workshop organization, leadership roles within the CTTC, and promoting CTTC activities and interests in the broader research community."
Dr. Heath was honored for "leadership as CTTC chair and sustained contributions in organizing and chairing the Communication Theory Workshop."
Dr. Heath is the author of numerous publications and the recipient of numerous awards and was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2017. He is a member of the Cockrell School’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group; CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc., a consulting company focusing on multiple antenna wireless communication systems; and chief innovation officer of Kuma Signals LLC, an engineering firm focusing on wireless communications. Heath is the author of two books, co-author of one book and the recipient of numerous national and international best paper awards. He has been named a highly cited researcher in computer science and engineering for the past four years.