Congratulations to our 2017 VTS Fellows:
Witold A. Krzymien
University of Alberta, Canada
for contributions to radio resource management for cellular systems and networks
Witold A. Krzymień received his M.Sc. (Eng.) and Ph.D. degrees (both in Electrical Engineering) in 1970 and 1978, respectively, from the Poznań University of Technology in Poznań, Poland. He received a Polish national award of excellence for his PhD thesis. Since 1986 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he currently holds the endowed Rohit Sharma Professorship in Communications & Signal Processing. In 1986, he was one of the key research program architects of the newly launched Telecommunications Research Laboratories (initially known as ATRC, then TRLabs and finally as TRTech). Dr. Krzymień is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and a licensed Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Alberta and Ontario, Canada. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and a member of the Editorial Board of Wireless Personal Communications (Springer). From 1999 to 2005 he was the Chairman of Commission C (Radio Communication Systems and Signal Processing) of the Canadian National Committee of URSI (Union Radio Scientifique Internationale), and from 2000 to 2003 he was the Associate Editor for Spread Spectrum and Multi-Carrier Systems of the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He received the 1991/1992 A.H. Reeves Premium Award from the Institution of Electrical Engineers (U.K.) for a paper published in the IEE Proceedings.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
for development of railroad wireless communication
Hamid Sharif received the BSEE degree from the University of Iowa, the MSEE degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the PhD degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the Charles J. Vranek professor in the College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, where he is also the director of the Advanced Telecommunications Engineering Laboratory. He has published a large number of research articles in international journals and conferences. He received a number of best papers awards. He has been serving on many IEEE and other international journal editorial boards and currently is the co-editor-in-chief for the Wiley Journal of Security and Communication Networks. He has contributed to the IEEE in many roles including the elected chair of the Nebraska Section, elected chair of the Nebraska Computer Chapter, elected chair of the Nebraska Communication Chapter, and the Chapter Coordinator for the IEEE Region 4 in the U.S.