Robert Scholtz, Fred H. Cole Professor of Engineering in the Viterbi School's Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, was recently presented with the first Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Radio Communications Committee 2007 Technical Recognition Award. This award recognizes members of the IEEE Communications Society "who have made outstanding contributions to the technological advancement of radio communications."
Prof. Scholtz has been a member of the USC faculty since 1963, and served as a founding director of the USC Communication Sciences Institute, and as Chair of the EE-Systems Division of the Ming Hsieh EE Department at USC. His research interests include communication theory, synchronization, signal design, coding, adaptive processing, pseudonoise generation, and ultrawideband radio, and their application to communications and radar systems. He is the co-author of two books, Spread Spectrum Communications, and Basic Concepts in Information Theory and Coding.
Alexander A. (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering said "our faculty joins with me in congratulating Bob Scholtz for receiving the 2007 IEEE Communications Society Radio Communications Committee 2007 Technical Recognition Award. This award is recognition of his many research contributions in communication theory, particularly in ultrawideband radio."