Together with his co-workers Dr. Georg Böcherer and Patrick Schulte, TUM-IAS doctoral candidate Fabian Steiner (Focus Group Exploiting Antenna Arrays for Next Generation Wireless Communications Systems) has won the prestigious Bell Labs Prize, tied for third place in a global competition in information and communications technology. They showed how a single type of transceiver could be used across the full range of digital communications systems, ensuring in each instance that its transmission rate will approach the theoretical limit. Their method could enhance flexibility and reduce costs in the engineering of wireless, wireline, optical fiber, and satellite systems.
The three share equally in the prize, a personal award of $25,000 from Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs.
A full press release can be found here.