PhD, Univ of Canterbury
Fellow, IEEE, IET & HKIE
Ross Murch (S'84-M'90-SM'98-F'09) is a Chair Professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering and an IAS Senior Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He received his BE and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. His research contributions include more than 200 publications and 20 patents on wireless communication, the Internet-of-Things, MIMO antenna design and systems, energy harvesting and acoustic systems and these have attracted over 14,000 citations with an h-index of over 50 (Google Scholar). His unique expertise lies in his combination of knowledge from both the signal processing and electromagnetics areas. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IET and HKIE and has won several awards including the Computer Simulation Technology (CST) University Publication Award in 2015. He is currently the Co-program manager for the HKUST-MIT Research Alliance and was the Department Head at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at HKUST for two 3 year terms between 2009 and 2015. He was also the founding Director of the Center for Wireless Information Technology and acts as a consultant for industry and government. He has been a David Bensted Fellow, Simon Fraser University, Canada, an HKTIIT fellow at Southampton University, U.K and has spent sabbaticals at MIT, USA; AT&T, USA; Allgon Mobile Communications, Sweden; Imperial College London, UK. He was also a Distinguished Invited Speaker at WCNC 2016 and a keynote speaker at IEEE ICCT 2011, IEEE APWC 2008, IEEE GCC 2007 and IEEE WiCOM 2007. He was also a Chair of the IEEE Communications Society technical committee on wireless communications, a member of the IEEE Communications Society Fellow Evaluation Committee and a member of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications steeering committee. He has also been the publication editor, area editor and associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and was also a distinguished lecturer for IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He has also been the Technical Program Chair for the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conferences in 2019 and 2007, Keynote Chair for IEEE International Conference on Communications in 2010, and also the Technical Program Chair for the Advanced Wireless Communications Systems Symposium in IEEE International Communications Conference in 2002. Prof. Ross Murch also has a strong interest in education, enjoys teaching and has won two teaching awards. He joined HKUST in 1992 as an Assistant Professor and has remained at HKUST in Hong Kong since then where he is now a Chair Professor. From 1990-1992 he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Dundee, UK. He received his PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1990.