Heidi Steendam received her M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in applied sciences from Ghent University, Gent, Belgium, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Since September 1995, she has been with the Digital Communications (DIGCOM) Research Group, Department of Telecommunications and Information Processing (TELIN), Faculty of Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium, first in the framework of various research projects, and since October 2002, as a full-time Professor in the area of digital communications. Her main research interests are in statistical communication theory, carrier and symbol synchronization, bandwidth-efficient modulation and coding, spread-spectrum (multicarrier spread-spectrum), satellite and mobile communication, cognitive radio, and cooperative networks. She is the author of more than 100 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings. Since 2002, she has been an executive Committee Member of the IEEE Communications and Vehicular Technology Society Joint Chapter, Benelux Section. She has been active in various international conferences as a technical program committee chair or member and a session chair. In 2004, she was the Conference Chair of the IEEE Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux.
Biography Updated on 14 December 2011