Georgios B. Giannakis
One of the first statistical signal-processing researchers to envision the explosive growth of wireless communications and its resulting signal-processing needs, Georgios B. Giannakis has profoundly impacted the field with many groundbreaking contributions. He was the first to devise a multicarrier communication scheme that was resilient to frequency-selective multiuser and inter-symbol interference. This established blocking as the third important dimension for improving communication performance without altering power or bandwidth. His work on space-time coding for multiple-antenna wireless communications has demonstrated the practicality of multiple-antenna signal processing. Prof. Giannakis also helped pioneer ultra-wideband communications, educating industry and academia on the emerging technology that altered the wireless landscape for performing short-range communications such as in local-area networks.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Giannakis is currently an Endowed Chair Professor and director of the Digital Technology Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.