Robert Heath Recognized for Research Accomplishments
Heath is part of a team selected as one of three finalists for the prestigious European Inventor Award in the Non-European Countries category. The team was led by Heath’s PhD advisor, Prof. Arogyaswami Paulraj of Stanford University, and recognized for its contributions to Faster Wireless Connectivity (MIMO). He and his team are in very good company: another finalist this year is Bob Langer, MIT, who is well-known for his contributions to biotechnology and for arguably being the most successful serial academic entrepreneur.
In addition, Heath and co-authors Federico Boccardi, Angel Lozano, Thomas L. Marzetta, and Petar Popovski were selected as the 2016 recipients of the IEEE Communication Society’s Fred W. Ellersick Prize. The award is given to an influential “paper in any Communications Society magazine in the previous 3 calendar years.” Their honored paper was “Five disruptive technology directions for 5G”, IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp. 74 – 80, February 2014. Heath will receive the award at the IEEE ICC 2016 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in late May.
Finally, Heath has been elected to serve on the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors as a member at large. The Signal Processing Society is the world’s premier professional society for signal processing scientists and professionals since 1948. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. (IEEE, pronounced “Eye-triple-E,” stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.)