Professor Robert W. Heath Jr.
Professor, Ph.D., P.E., IEEE Fellow
David and Doris Lybarger Endowed Faculty Fellow
Director of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Office Hours: None during the summer
I am a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. My research expertise is at the intersection of wireless communication, signal processing, applied math, and communication theory. I have an active research program in all aspects of MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) communication including multiuser MIMO, massive MIMO, MIMO cellular networks, and MIMO ad hoc networks. In addition I am pursuing a variety of problems in related areas like millimeterwave communication, cloud radio access networks, and applications of stochastic geometry and random shape theory to wireless communication. I am leading the UT team developing a Perceptual Optimization of Large Scale Wireless Video Networks funded by Intel and Cisco. If you would like to work with me please click the students link for more details.
I teach courses at both the undergraduate and the graduate level on topics such as wireless communication, digital signal processing, statistical signal processing, and multi-antenna communication methods. Of particular interest, I have developed a complete Wireless Communications Laboratory course with lecture notes, textbook, and experiments, now available for the USRP platform.
I enjoy participating and interacting with industry and government through sponsored research, standards participation, and consulting. Please contact me for more details.
- I am an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer 2013-2014. Please contact me if you would like to set up a lecture.
- I am co-recipient of the 2012 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award for the paper D. Gesbert, M. Kountouris, R. W. Heath, Jr., C. B. Chae, and T. Salzer, “From Single user to Multiuser Communications: Shifting the MIMO paradigm,” IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 36-46, Oct., 2007.
- I will be giving a keynote lecture at the Beyond LTE-A Workshop at ICC 2013 in Budapest with the title ”What is the Role of MIMO Beyond LTE: Massive? Coordinated? mmWave?’”
- I will be given an invited lecture at ICC 2013 in Budapest on some of my group’s recent work on mmWave cellular communication in a talk entitled “Coverage and Capacity Analysis of mmWave Cellular Systems”