A Brief Technical Biography of Tim Davidson

Tim Davidson received the B.Eng. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, in 1991 and the D.Phil. degree in engineering science from the University of Oxford, U.K., in 1995.

He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, where he is currently serving as Chair of the Department. He previously held the (Tier II) Canada Research Chair in Communication Systems (from 2004-2014), and has served as Acting Director of the School of Computational Engineering and Science for two years and Associate Director for three years. His research interests lie in the general areas of communications, signal processing, and control.

Dr. Davidson was awarded the 1991 J. A. Wood Memorial Prize (for "the most outstanding [UWA] graduand" in the pure and applied sciences), the 1991 Rhodes Scholarship for Western Australia, and a 2011 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society. That paper was also selected as a Google Scholar Classic Paper in Signal Processing for 2006. He has been nominated for a (faculty-wide) undergraduate teaching award and a (university-wide) graduate supervision award at McMaster University.

He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, and he has served as a Guest Co-Editor of issues of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, and the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. He was a General Co-Chair of the 2014 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, a Technical Co-Chair of the 2014 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, and the Technical Chair for the 2015 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers. Dr. Davidson has previously served as the Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Technical Committee on Signal Processing for Communications and Networking.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario

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