Professor Molisch received the M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering, and the habilitation degree from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in 1990, 1994 and 1999, respectively. Before coming to USC, he was professor and head of the Radio Systems Group in the Department of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University, Sweden, and was Chief Wireless Standards Architect and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs in Cambridge, MA.
His current research interests are: measurement and modeling of wireless mobile radio channels; multiple-antenna systems; ultrawideband (UWB) communications; cooperative communications, and multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) systems. He also works in the areas of sensor networks and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), and contributed to several standards for wireless communications. He has also done research in the areas of smart antennas, surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters, radiative transfer in atomic vapors and atomic line filters.
Molisch is the author, co-author or editor of four books, including the textbook, Wireless Communications, eleven book chapters, more than 110 journal papers, and numerous conference contributions, as well as more than 70 patents and 60 standards contributions. He has been chair of a number of standardization groups and other professional organizations, as well as chair of multiple conferences and symposia. He is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly IEE) and has won many awards and honors, most recently the Wireless Educator of the Year Award for 2009 from the Global Wireless Education Consortium (GWEC).
In announcing the appointment, Alexander A. (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming Hsieh Department said: "Our faculty and I welcome Andy Molisch to our department. We are proud to have such a distinguished scholar and researcher join us."