Martin Haardt has been a Full Professor and Head of the Communications Research Laboratory at Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany, since 2001. After studying electrical engineering at the Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany, and at Purdue University, USA, he received his Diplom-Ingenieur (M.S.) degree from the Ruhr-University, Bochum, in 1991 and his Doktor-Ingenieur (Ph.D.) degree from Munich University of Technology in 1996. From 1989 to 1990, he was a Visiting Scholar at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, sponsored by a fellowship of the DAAD. From 1991 to 1993, he worked for Siemens, Corporate Research and Development, in Munich, Germany, conducting research in the areas of image processing and biomedical signal processing. From 1993 to 1996, he was a Research Associate with the Institute of Circuit Theory and Signal Processing at Munich University of Technology, where his research was focused on smart antennas. In 1997, he joint Siemens Mobile Networks in Munich, Germany, where he was responsible for strategic research for third generation mobile radio systems. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Director for International Projects and University Cooperations in the mobile infrastructure business of Siemens in Munich, Germany, where his work focused on mobile communications beyond 3G. During his time at Siemens, he also taught in an international master program at Munich University of Technology. Dr. Haardt received the Vodafone Innovations Award for outstanding research, the ITG best paper award from the VDE, and the Rohde & Schwarz Award. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. In the fall of 2006, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Nice in Sophia-Antipolis, France. His research interests include wireless communications, array signal processing, high-resolution parameter estimation, and numerical linear algebra. Professor Haardt has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2002–2006, and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, since 2006.
Biography Updated on 21 June 2007