Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Robert Schober received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU), Germany, in 2000. From 2002 to 2011 he was a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. Since January 2012 he is an Alexander von Humboldt Professor and the Chair for Digital Communication at FAU. His research interests fall into the broad areas of Communications, Information Theory, and Signal Processing. Robert received several awards for his work including the 2002 Heinz Maier–Leibnitz Award of the German Science Foundation (DFG), the 2004 Innovations Award of the Vodafone Foundation for Research in Mobile Communications, the 2006 UBC Killam Research Prize, the 2007 Wilhelm Friedrich Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the 2008 Charles McDowell Award for Excellence in Research from UBC, a 2011 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, and a 2012 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. In addition, he has received several best paper awards. Robert is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and since 2014, he is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-scale Communication. Furthermore, he is a Member at Large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society.