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Matthias Pätzold was born in Engelsbach, Germany, in 1958. He received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees from Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, in 1985 and 1989, respectively, all in electrical engineering. In 1998, he received the habil. degree in communications engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Germany. From 1990 to 1992, he worked on the design and development of digital satellite communication systems with ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH, Backnang, Germany. From 1992 to 2001, he was with the Department of Digital Networks at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg. In 2001, he joined the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway, where he is a full professor of mobile communications and the head of the Mobile Communications Group.
He authored and co-authored more than 270 technical journal and conference papers. His publications received 12 best paper awards . He is the author of the books Mobile Radio Channels – Modelling, Analysis, and Simulation (in German) (Wiesbaden, Germany: Vieweg, 1999), Mobile Fading Channels (Chichester, U.K.: Wiley & Sons, 2002), which has been translated into Chinese in 2008, and Mobile Radio Channels (Chichester, U.K.: Wiley & Sons, 2011).
Prof. Pätzold was the TPC Chair of ISWCS’07, the TPC Co-Chair of ATC’10, ATC’11, ICCE’10, the Track Co-Chair of PIMRC’13, and the Local Organizer of KiVS’01. He has been actively participating in numerous conferences serving as TPC member for more than 20 conferences within the last 3 years. He served as keynote speaker, tutorial lecturer, and session chair for many reputed international conferences.
He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. He edited several special issues, including the special issue on Wireless Future (Springer, 2009), the special issue on Trends in Mobile Radio Channels: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation (IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, 2011), the special issue on Modeling and Simulation of Mobile Radio Channels (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012), as well as the special issue on the “State of the Art in Propagation and Mobile Channel Modeling” (IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, to be published in 2015). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
His current research interests include mobile radio communications, especially multipath fading channel modelling, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, cooperative communication systems, vehicular-to-vehicular communications, mobile-to-mobile communications, and coded-modulation techniques for fading channels.