Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober


Department Elektrotechnik-Elektronik-Informationstechnik (EEI)
Lehrstuhl für Digitale Übertragung

Raum: Raum 05.034
Cauerstraße 7
91058 Erlangen

Robert Schober received his Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in 1997 and 2000, respectively. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2001. 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 has been an Alexander-von-Humboldt-Professor and the Chair for Digital Communication at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU),
Germany. 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 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 the 2017 Wireless Communication Technical Committee Recognition Award. In addition, he has received several best paper awards for his research and is listed as a 2017 and 2018 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 Fellow of the IEEE.

From 2012 to 2015, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications. From 2016 to 2018, he has been the Chair of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multiscale Communication. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE. Furthermore, he is a Member at Large of the Board of Governors, the Director of Journals, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society.