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Andreas F. Molisch received the Dipl. Ing., Dr. techn., and habilitation degrees from the Technical University Vienna (Austria) in 1990, 1994, and 1999, respectively. From 1991 to 2000, he was with the TU Vienna, becoming an associate professor there in 1999.  From 2000-2002, he was with the Wireless Systems Research Department at AT&T (Bell) Laboratories Research in Middletown, NJ, USA. From 2002-2008, he was with Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Cambridge, MA, USA, most recently as Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and Chief Wireless Standards Architect. Concurrently he was also Professor and Chairholder for radio systems at Lund University, Sweden. Since 2009, he is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, where he heads the Wireless Devices and Systems (WiDeS) group. Since 2011, he is also co-director of the Communications Sciences Institute (CSI).

His current research interests are measurement and modeling of mobile radio channels,  UWB, cooperative communications,  MIMO systems, novel cellular archtectures, and wireless healthcare. Dr. Molisch has authored, co-authored or edited 4 books (among them the textbook "Wireless Communications, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2nd ed.), 16 book chapters, some 150 journal papers, and numerous conference contributions, as well as more than 70 patents and 60 standards contributions. 

Dr. Molisch is Area Editor for Antennas and Propagation of the IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., Division Editor for the Journal of Communications and Networking and  co-editor of special issues of several journals. He has been General Chair, TPC Chair, or Track/Symposium Chair of numerous international conferences. He was chairman of the COST 273 working group on MIMO channels, the IEEE 802.15.4a channel model standardization group, Commission C (signals and systems) of URSI (International Union of Radio Scientists, 2005-2008), and the Radio Communications Committee of the IEEE Communications Society (2009-2010). He has received numerous awards, most recently the James Evans Avant-Garde Award of the IEEE VT Society, the Donald Fink Award of the IEEE, and the Eric Sumner Award of the IEEE. Dr. Molisch is a Fellow of the IEEE,  Fellow of the IET, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, as well as a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

 

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