Robert W. Heath Jr. (S’96 – M’01 – SM’06 – F’11) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 1996 and 1997 respectively, and the Ph.D. from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2002, all in electrical engineering. From 1998 to 2001, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff then a Senior Consultant at Iospan Wireless Inc, San Jose, CA where he worked on the design and implementation of the physical and link layers of the first commercial MIMO-OFDM communication system. From 2002-2020 he was with The University of Texas at Austin, most recently as Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering and Director of UT SAVES. He is presently the Lampe Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University and co-founder of 6GNC. He is also President and CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc. He authored “Introduction to Wireless Digital Communication” (Prentice Hall, 2017) and “Digital Wireless Communication: Physical Layer Exploration Lab Using the NI USRP” (National Technology and Science Press, 2012), and co-authored “Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications” (Prentice Hall, 2014) and “Foundations of MIMO Communication” (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Dr. Heath has been a co-author of a number award winning conference and journal papers including recently the 2017 Marconi Prize Paper Award, the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize, the 2020 IEEE Signal Processing Society Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award, the 2021 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award, and the 2022 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award. Other notable awards include the 2017 EURASIP Technical Achievement award, the 2019 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award and the 2021 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society James Evans Avant Garde Award. In 2017, he was selected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is a member-at-large on the IEEE Communications Society Board-of-Governors (2020-2022) and is a past member-at-large on the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board-of-Governors (2016-2018). He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine from 2018-2020. He is also a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, a Private Pilot, a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.