Andy Molisch of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering is the recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award. This honor is awarded for the most outstanding survey, review, or tutorial paper published in the IEEE Transactions, Journals, Magazines, or in the Proceedings of the IEEE between 1 January and 31 December of the preceding year, and is based on the recommendation of the Prize Papers/Scholarship Awards Committee and the Awards Board. Molisch shares this award with Larry Greenstein of Rutgers University and Mansoor Shafi of Telecom New Zealand, for their paper entitled "Propagation Issues for Cognitive Radio", published in the Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 97, No. 5, May 2009.
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: "we are delighted that Andy Molisch has been honored with the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award. He has an outstanding record of research accomplishments in wireless communications and our faculty join me in congratulating him!"