Brief Biography

I was born in Newcastle, Australia in 1970.

(As an aside, famous Novacastrians, as people from Newcastle are called, include the four-time world surfing champion and legend, Mark (MR) Richards, the greatest rugby league player of all time, Andrew (Joey) Johns, and the 2004 Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins. I bet you are glad you know that!)

At the University of Newcastle I received the Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering in 1992 and 1993 respectively, and received the University Medal in Computer Engineering upon graduation. I then moved to the University of Melbourne, Australia where I received a Masters degree in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in 1998 both in Electrical Engineering and was awarded the Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the Ph.D. Thesis. From March 1998 to June 1999 I was a Postoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Since returning to Australia I have held academic positions at the University of Sydney (1999-2001), the University of Melbourne (2001 - 2012), and Monash University (2012 - 2016). I am currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne and Deputy Dean (Academic) in the Melbourne School of Engineering. My research interests are in communications theory and statistical signal processing with current focus on wireless communications networks.

More importantly, I support the mighty North Melbourne Kangaroos in the Australian Football League. North Melbourne will be premiers just you wait and see!

Author: Jamie Evans
Last Updated: February 19, 2016

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