Christian Schlegel received the Dipl.Ing. degree from the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, in 1984, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, in 1986 and 1989. Dr. Schlegel held academic positions at the University of South Australia, the University of Texas, and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. In 2001, he was appointed as a Chaired Professor for digital communications at the University of Alberta, Canada, heading a communications research laboratory funded by the Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE). His research focuses on error control coding and applications, multiple access communications, modulation and detection, as well as analog and digital implementations of communications system. He is the author of the research monographs Trellis Coding and Trellis and Turbo Coding' by IEEE/Wiley and Coordinated Multiple User Communications published by Springer. Dr. Schlegel received an 1997 Career Award, a Canada Research Chair in 2001, and an iCORE Professorship in 2002 and 2007, providing 5 Mio $ in research funding. He is an IEEE Fellow with the citation for contributions to iterative demodulation and decoding in wireless communication. Dr. Schlegel was an Editor for coding theory and techniques for the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 1999 to 2008 and a Guest Editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE in 2007. He served as the technical program Cochair of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2001, and the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2005, as well as the General Chair of the IEEE Communications Theory Workshop, CTW 2005. He also serves on numerous technical conference program committees and as 2007/08 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
Biography Updated on 17 March 2010