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Andreas Molisch Awarded Okawa Grant

"This is an excellent recognition of his many achievements in wireless communications research."
Bob Calverley
August 27, 2010 —

Andreas Molisch, a professor in the USC Viterbi School's Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has received a 2010 Research Grant Award from the Okawa Foundation to support his research on "Wireless Systems for Healthcare."

"Our department joins me in congratulating Andy Molisch for his selection as 2010 Okawa Research Grant Awardee," said Alexander (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Hsieh Department. "This is an excellent recognition of his many achievements in wireless communications research."

    Andreas Molisch

Molisch is an internationally noted researcher in wireless technologies who joined USC as professor and a member of the Communications Sciences Institute (CSI) in January 2009. His current research interests include measurement and modeling of wireless mobile radio channels; multiple-antenna systems; ultrawideband communications; cooperative communications, multiple-input-multiple-output systems, and sensor networks.

He is the author, co-author or editor of four books, twelve book chapters, more than 130 journal papers, and more than 200 conference contributions, as well as more than 70 patents and 60 standards contributions. He is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and has won many awards and honors.

He received the M.S., Ph.D. (with highest honors) and habilitation degrees from the Technical University Vienna, Austria, in 1990, 1994, and 1999, respectively.  From 1994 to 2000, he was an assistant and then associate professor at the same university.  From 2000-2002, he was with AT&T (Bell) Research Labs. From 2002-2008, 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, Mass.

The award will be formally presented at a ceremony in San Francisco in October 2010.

The Okawa Foundation (http://www.okawa-foundation.or.jp/e/index.html) was established in Japan in 1986 to provide funding for and give recognition to new studies in the information and telecommunications fields.