Dr. Heath Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Friday, February 18, 2011

On January 1, 2011 WNCG Associate Director and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Robert W. Heath Jr., was elevated to IEEE Fellow, the highest grade of IEEE membership.From the IEEE Fellow Web page, the elevation to IEEE Fellow is 'a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.' Dr. Heath was recognized 'for contributions to multiple antenna wireless communications.' Professor Heath's research lies at the intersection of wireless communication, signal processing, and information theory. Current research topics include efficient transmission strategies for single user, multiple user, multiple hop, and multiple cell multiple antenna wireless communication systems, techniques for managing interference, fundamental limits of ad hoc networks, and efficient delivery of video over wireless communication networks.