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Andy Molisch Elected to the Austrian Academy of Sciences


May 05, 2011 —

Professor Andreas Molisch of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has been elected to the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1847, the Academy is a learned society (modeled on the Royal Society in England and Academie Francaise in France) and also Austria's leading non-university institution for basic research. The learned society consists of two sections, the Section for Mathematics and the Natural Sciences and the Section for the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Membership is limited to about 600, and includes scholars from Austria and abroad. Past members include such luminaries as Christian Doppler, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Erwin Schroedinger. Molisch was elected to the Section for Mathematics and Natural Sciences as a Corresponding Member, Abroad.

Molisch 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.

He 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. Additionally, 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.

Alexander (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering said: "our department joins me in congratulating Andy Molisch for his election to the Austrian Academy of Sciences. This is a significant international recognition of his many research accomplishments in wireless communications and networks."