Dr. Robert W. Heath, Jr. just won a National Science Foundation Award to research signal processing on special manifolds with applications to wireless communication. To meet the demand for wireless communication, wireless systems may employ new concepts such as multiple antennas, multiple user processing, transmitter coordination, and interference alignment. Implementing these techniques requires development of algorithms that exploit structure in the underlying signals. Dr. Heath's research involves developing a suite of signal processing techniques for analyzing, filtering, predicting, and optimizing signals with curved manifold structure. The immediate impact of this research will be to improve the quality and capacity of wireless communication links.
Dr. Heath's broader research interests include all aspects of MIMO (multiple input multiple output) wireless communication including precoding, limited feedback, equalization, prototyping, adaptation, as well as 60GHz communication and bio-signal processing.