Heinrich Meyr


  Heinrich Meyr

Heinrich Meyr is a Professor at RWTH Aachen. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He spent over 12 years in various research and management positions in industry before accepting a professorship in Electrical Engineering at Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen) in 1977. He has worked extensively in the areas of communication theory, digital signal processing and CAD tools for system level design for the last thirty years. His research has been applied to the design of many industrial products. At RWTH Aachen he is a co-director of the institute for integrated signal processing system (ISS) involved in the analysis and design of complex signal processing systems for communication applications.

He was a co-founder of CADIS GmbH (acquired 1993 by Synopsys, Mountain View, California) a company which commercialized the tool suite COSSAP. In 2001 he has co-founded LISATek Inc., a company with breakthrough technology to design application specific processors. Most recently (February 2003) LISATek has been acquired by CoWare, an acknowledged leader in the area of system level design. At CoWare Dr. Meyr has accepted the position of Chief Scientist. He also serves as a member of the board of directors at CoWare and another large corporation.

Dr Meyr has published numerous IEEE papers and holds many patents . He is author (together with Dr. G. Ascheid ) of the book 'Synchronization in Digital Communications', Wiley 1990 and of the book 'Digital Communication Receivers. Synchronization, Channel Estimation, and Signal Processing' (together with Dr. M. Moeneclaey and Dr. S. Fechtel), Wiley, October 1997. He has received two IEEE best paper awards.

In 1998 he was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's wireless research centre (BWRC). He was elected as the "Mc Kay distinguished lecturer" at the EE department of the UC Berkeley for the spring term 2000. Dr.Meyr is also the recipient of the prestigious "Vodafone Innovation Prize" for the year 2000. The Vodafone prize is awarded for outstanding contribution to the area of wireless communication.

As well as being a Fellow of the IEEE he has served as Vice President for International Affairs of the IEEE Communications Society.

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