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Hsieh Department Faculty Member Named "Wireless Educator of the Year"

Global Wireless Education Consortium honors a recent Viterbi School recruit
John Cohoon
May 06, 2009 —

Andreas F. Molisch of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at the Viterbi School has been chosen as the winner of the Wireless Educator of the Year Award from the Global Wireless Education Consortium (GWEC). 

Andreas F. Molisch

GWEC is a collaboration of wireless industry companies and academic institutions that is focused on expanding the wireless technology curriculum in academic institutions worldwide.  Many companies and colleges and universities develop the curricula together, and material is then shared among all GWEC members. 

Andy Molisch joined USC in January 2009, and has done research in the areas of SAW filters, radiative transfer in atomic vapors, atomic line filters, smart antennas, and wideband systems.  His current research interests are measurement and modeling of mobile radio channels, ultrawideband (UWB), cooperative communications, and MIMO systems.  

He is the author, co-author or editor of four books (among them the textbook Wireless Communications, Wiley-IEEE Press), eleven book chapters, more than 110 journal papers, and numerous conference contributions, as well as more than 70 patents and 60 standards contributions. 

Alexander A. (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming
Hsieh Department said: "Our faculty join me in congratulating Andy for this prestigious recognition of his teaching and research accomplishments in wireless technology and systems."

According to the GWEC website, "The Wireless Educator of the Year Award ... is given annually to up to two (2) academic instructors from all levels of postsecondary education (two-year associate, baccalaureate, graduate) in recognition of their programmatic and individual contributions to wireless engineering, communications, systems and/or technology education. The purpose of the award is to honor distinguished educators and to recognize their pivotal role in educating and preparing tomorrow's wireless technology leaders."