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Career Awards

Year Name Award
2017 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society
2014 Dr. Diomidis Michalopoulos Senior Member of IEEE.
2014 M.Sc. Anna Moldovan DAAD-Award for outstanding achievements of the foreigner students.
2012 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Felllowship
2012 Dr. Diomidis Michalopoulos UBC Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize
2011 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC)
2011 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
2011 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).
2011 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Gerstacker Senior Member of IEEE
2010 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober IEEE Fellow for “contributions to wireless communications”.
2008 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research, UBC.
2007 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
2007 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS).
2006 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober UBC Killam Research Prize, Junior Science Category.
2005 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Müller Senior Member of IEEE.
2005 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Müller Philipp-Reis Award by Deutsche Telekom AG and VDE (German Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
2002-2010 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Wireless Communications.
2002 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Award of the German Science Foundation (DFG).

Best Paper and Innovation Awards

Year Name Award
2016 V. Jamali, A. Ahmadzadeh, C. Jardin, H. Sticht, and R. Schober Best Paper Award for the paper "Channel Estimation Techniques for Diffusion-Based Molecular Communications", ICC 2016
2016 V. Leng, D. W. K. Ng, N. Zlatanov and R. Schober Best Paper Award for the paper "Multi-Objective Beamforming for Energy-Efficient SWIPT Systems" published in International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC).
2014 N. Zlatanov and R. Schober Best Paper Award for the paper "Buffer-aided relaying with adaptive link selection - Fixed and mixed rate transmission" published in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Awarded by the German Information Technology Society (ITG).
2012 K. Ng, E. Lo, R. Schober Best Paper Award for paper “Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multi-Cell OFDMA Systems with Limited Backhaul Capacity”. Awarded at IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2012), Paris, France, April 2012.
2011 K. Ng, E. Lo, R. Schober Best Paper Award for paper “Resource Allocation for Secure OFDMA Networks with Imperfect CSIT”. Awarded at IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Houston, Texas, December 2011.
2011 A. Vargas, C. Keip, W. Gerstacker, and M. Breiling Track Paper Award "Mobile Satellite & Positioning" for paper "Effect of Satellite System Impairments on a Multilevel Coding System for Satellite Broadcasting". Awarded at Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC--2011 Spring), Budapest, 2011.
2010 J. Mietzner, L. Lampe, and R. Schober Best Paper Award for paper “Distributed Transmit Power Allocation for Relay-Assisted Cognitive-Radio Systems” published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Awarded by the German Information Technology Society (ITG).
2006 L. Lampe, A. Nasri, and R. Schober Best Paper Award for paper “Interference from MB-OFDM UWB Systems: Exact, Approximate, and Asymptotic Analysis”. Awarded at the IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB), Boston, Massachusetts, September 2006.
2006 T. Hehn, R. Schober, and W. Gerstacker Best Paper Award for paper “Optimized Delay Diversity for Frequency-Selective Fading Channels” published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Awarded by the German Information Technology Society (ITG).
2005 R. Schober, W. Gerstacker, and L. Lampe Best Paper Award for the paper “On suboptimum receivers for DSCDMA with BPSK modulation” published in Signal Processing. Awarded by the European Association for Signal, Speech and Image Processing (EURASIP).
2004 W. Gerstacker, J. Huber, R. Meyer, R. Schober Vodafone Innovation Award for work on “Interference Suppression for GSM”. Awarded by the Vodafone Foundation for Research in Mobile Communication.
2003 W. Gerstacker, J. Huber, R. Meyer, R. Schober EEEfCOM (Electrical and Electronic Engineering for Communications) Innovation Award for work on “Interference Suppression for GSM”. Awarded by
2003 R. Müller Best Paper Award for the paper "A Random Matrix Model for Communication Via Antenna Arrays" published in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Awarded by the German Information Technology Society (ITG).
2002 W. Gerstacker Publications Award of the Telecommunications Laboratory, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
2002 R. Schober and L. Lampe Best Student Paper Award for the paper “Differential Modulation Diversity”. Awarded at the International Zurich Seminar on Broadband Communications, Zurich, Switzerland, February 2002.
2002 R. Müller, S. Verdú Best Paper Award (Leonard G. Abraham Prize Award) for the paper "Design and Analysis of Low-Complexity Interference Mitigation on Vector Channels" published in the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. Award by the IEEE Communications Society.
2001 R. Schober and W. Gerstacker Best Paper Award for the paper “Adaptive Noncoherent DFE for MDPSK Signals Transmitted over ISI Channels” published in the IEEE Transactions on Communications. Awarded by the German Information Technology Society (ITG).
2000 R. Schober, L. Lampe, and W. Gerstacker Best Student Paper Award for the paper “Noncoherent Sequence Estimation Combined with Noncoherent Adaptive Channels Estimation”. Awarded at the European Wireless Conference, Dresden, Germany, September 2000.
2000 R. Müller Vodafone Promotion Award for the Ph.D. thesis "Power and Bandwidth Efficiency of Multiuser Systems with Random Spreading"
2000 R. Müller Promotion Award for the Ph.D. thesis "Power and Bandwidth Efficiency of Multiuser Systems with Random Spreading". Awarded by the German Information Technology Society (ITG).

Service Awards

Year Name Award
2016 A. Ahmadzadeh Exemplary reviewer of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
2015 W. K. Ng Exemplary reviewer of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
2014 V. Jamali Exemplary reviewer of IEEE Communications Letters (top 3% reviewer)
2014 W. K. Ng Top reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (3 researchers were awarded)
2014 D. Michalopoulos Exemplary reviewer of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (top 3% reviewer)
2014 W. K. Ng Exemplary reviewer of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (top 3% reviewer)
2013 W. K. Ng Exemplary reviewer of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (top 3% reviewer)