University of Alberta, Canada

for contributions to radio resource management for cellular systems and networks


IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Membership

IEEE Communications Society Membership

IEEE Signal Processing Society Membership

IEEE Information Theory Society Membership

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 April 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, than TRLabs and finally as TRTech), which for the next 30 years was Canada’s largest industry-university-government pre-competitive research consortium in the Information and Communication Technology area, headquartered in Edmonton. His research activity was closely tied to the consortium over these three decades.

Over the years he has also done collaborative research work with Nortel Networks, Ericsson Wireless Communications, German Aerospace Centre (DLR – Oberpfaffenhofen), TELUS Communications, Huawei Technologies and the University of Padova (Italy). He held visiting research appointments at the Twente University of Technology (Enschede, The Netherlands; 1980-1982), Bell-Northern Research (Montreal, Canada; 1993-1994), Ericsson Wireless Communications (San Diego, USA; 2000), Nortel Networks Harlow Laboratories (Harlow, UK; 2001), and the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padova (2005). His research is currently focused on network MIMO techniques and optimized radio resource management for coordinated heterogeneous broadband cellular networks. He also devotes an increasing amount of research effort to the evaluation of potential benefits of large-scale antenna systems (massive MIMO), especially for dense heterogeneous cellular networks.

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, Part I. In April 2008 he was a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2008 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC’08).