Robert Schober (S’98, M’01, SM’08, F’10) received the Diplom (Univ.) and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Friedrich-Alexander
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany, in 1997 and 2000,
respectively. 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 Communication Theory, Wireless Communications, and
Statistical 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, a 2006 UBC Killam Research Prize, a 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, a 2012 NSERC E.W.R. Stacie
Fellowship, and a 2017 Wireless Communications Recognition Award by the IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee. Since 2017, he has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science. Robert is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and a Member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering.
From 2012 to 2015, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE
Transactions on Communications. Currently, he serves as Member of the
Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE and as VP Publications for the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc).