Short Biography of Robert Schober


Robert Schober was born in Neuendettelsau, Germany, in 1971. He received the Diplom (Univ.) and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen, Germany, in 1997 and 2000, respectively. From May 2001 to April 2002 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Currently he is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Wireless Communications in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He held visiting appointments at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zuerich and the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg.


He co-authored three papers that received “Best Paper” awards at international conferences. In 2001 and 2006, he received the best paper award of the German Information Technology Society (ITG), which is the German sister society of the IEEE. In 2002, he was awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Award of the German Science Foundation (DFG). In 2003 and 2004, he received the EEEfCOM and the Vodafone Innovation Awards, respectively. He also received the 2005 Best Paper Award from the EURASIP Signal Processing Journal. In 2006 and 2008, he received the UBC Killam and Charles A. McDowell Research Awards, respectively. In 2007, he received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 2010, he was elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to wireless communications. Robert has been a Guest Editor for two special issues of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and one special issue of the IEEE Sensor Journal. He has been an Associated Editor for Detection, Equalization and MIMO of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. Since 2006, he is the Area Editor for Signal and Modulation Design of the IEEE Transactions on Communications.


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