The University of Texas at Austin
Cullen Trust Endowed Professor
wireless communications, signal processing
Robert W. Heath Jr. received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 1996 and 1997 respectively, and the Ph.D. from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2002, all in electrical engineering. From 1998 to 2001, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff then a Senior Consultant at Iospan Wireless Inc, San Jose, CA where he worked on the design and implementation of the physical and link layers of the first commercial MIMO-OFDM communication system. Since January 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin where he is a Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor, and is a Member of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group. He is also President and CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc. He authored "Introduction to Wireless Digital Communication" (Prentice Hall, 2017) and "Digital Wireless Communication: Physical Layer Exploration Lab Using the NI USRP'' (National Technology and Science Press, 2012), and co-authored "Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications'' (Prentice Hall, 2014). Dr. Heath has been a co-author of sixteen award winning conference and journal papers including 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, 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, the 2016 IEEE Communications and Information Theory Societies Joint Paper Award, and the 2017 Marconi Prize Paper Award. He received the 2017 EURASIP Technical Achievement award. He was a distinguished lecturer in the IEEE Signal Processing Society and is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher. In 2017, he was selected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is also an elected member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE Signal Processing Society, a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, a Private Pilot, a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.