Biography: Henk Wymeersch is a Professor in Communication Systems with the Department of Signals and Systems at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He is also affiliated with the FORCE research center on fiber-optic communication, and was the PI of COOPNET, an ERC project on cooperative networks. Prior to joining Chalmers, he was a Postdoctoral Associate during 2006-2009 with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Henk Wymeersch obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering/Applied sciences in 2005 from Ghent University, Belgium. For his thesis, he received the 2006 Alcatel Bell Scientific Award. He received a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation in 2005-2006. He is a member of the IEEE, and served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications (2016-present), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2013-present), for IEEE Communication Letters (2009-2013) and the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
(ETT) (2011-2016). He served as Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC, special issue on Location-aware Radios and Networks), EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (special issue on Localization in Mobile Wireless and Sensor Networks), and for EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (s
pecial Issue on Signal Processing Techniques for Anywhere, anytime positioning). In 2015, he served as General Chair of the International Conference on Localization and GNSS.
He has co-authored over 10
0 contributions in journals and international conferences, and is the author of Iterative Receiver Design (Cambridge University Press, August 2007).
In 2009, he was part of a team that won the L3 Communications Prize at the 2009 Soldier Design Competition, for the practical demonstration of cooperative ultra-wide bandwidth (UWB) localization
. Other awards include a best paper award at Globecom 2009 and a NEWCOM++
best paper award in 2010. His research interests include algorithm design for wireless transmission, statistical inference and iterative processing. A recent CV is available here.
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- Visiting PhD students: We continually have a limited number of openings for visiting PhD students. Recommended duration is 1-6 months. We cannot offer financial support, but will provide office space, access to University facilities, and a stimulating research environment. Feel free to contact me with a concrete research and publication plan.
- Postdoctoral researchers: We have occasional opening for postdoctoral researchers, which will be announced here. However, you may consider applying for a Marie Curie fellowship (see http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/ and click "When to apply"). In addition, the Swedish Research Council (see http://www.vr.se/inenglish/researchfunding/applyforgrants/) sometimes awards 2-year postdoctoral fellowships. Should you be interested in applying please get in touch and we can assist you.
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