Witold A. Krzymień (M’79-SM’93-F’17) received the M.Sc. (Eng.) and Ph.D. degrees from the Poznań University of Technology, Poznań, Poland, in 1970 and 1978, respectively, both in electrical engineering. He received a Polish national award of excellence for his Ph.D. thesis.
From 1980 to 1982 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Twente University of Technology (now University of Twente), Enschede, the Netherlands. From 1982 to 1986 he was an assistant professor at the Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Since April 1986 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, 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 TRLabs, which for a long time was Canada’s largest industry-university-government pre-competitive research consortium in the Information and Communication Technology area. His research activity was closely tied to the consortium for the following three decades.
Over the years he has also done collaborative research work with TELUS Communications, Huawei Technologies, Nortel Networks, Ericsson, German Aerospace Centre (DLR – Oberpfaffenhofen) and the University of Padova (Italy). His research is currently focused on radio resource management, transceiver signal processing and machine learning techniques for future cellular networks employing massive MIMO antenna techniques.
Dr. Krzymień is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, Canada. 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). For many years he has been very active within the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He was the General Chair of the 92nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2020-Fall) held virtually in Victoria, Canada. Since 2019 he has been a member of the VTS Awards Committee. In 2020 and 2021 he was a member of the VTS Fellow Evaluation Committee. Since 2007 he has been an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.