Georgios B. Giannakis

Professor, ADC Chair in Wireless Telecommunications
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota



Giannakis

Contact Information

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engr.
University of Minnesota
200 Union Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: (612) 626-7781
Fax: (612) 625-4583
georgios@umn.edu

Honors and Awards

  • Board of Regents, University of Patras, Greece; elected member (2013-2016).
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society's Best Paper Award, 2011; for the paper (co-authored with P. Xia) that was published in the May 2006 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.
  • EURASIP's Best Paper Award, 2009; for the paper (co-authored with P. Anghel and Z.Wang) that was published in the February 2005 issue of the Journal for Applied Signal Processing.
  • Fellow of the European Association of Signal Processing (EURASIP) , 2008; the association's most prestigious honor to recognize outstanding achievements of its members and volunteers.
  • Highly Cited Researcher, included in the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge List of Highly Cited Researchers in Comp. Science and Engrg. , 2007; with an h-index 98 (top in the IEEE Signal Processing Society and top ten across Eng. and Comp. Sci. authors worldwide).
  • Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE, Signal Processing Society, 2006-2008. Invited by 20 chapters worldwide to deliver lectures on multi-carrier, ultra-wideband and space-time coded wireless communications, and distributed estimation-detection using wireless sensor networks.
  • Technical Achievement Award, The European Association for Signal, Speech and Image Processing (EURASIP) , 2005. This is the highest award given to an individual by EURASIP in recognition of fundamental contributions to the advancement of science.
  • G. W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Research, Information Technology, University of Minnesota, 2004; "For outstanding contributions to telecommunications, including wireless systems and networks".
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society's Technical Achievement Award 1, 2000, "For fundamental contributions to non-Gaussian and non-stationary signal analysis, system identification, and equalization of single- and multi-user communication systems."
  • IEEE Communications Society's Gugliermo Marconi Prize Paper Award, 2004; for the paper (coauthored with Ph.D. students Y. Xin and Z. Wang) that was published in the March 2003 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society's SP Magazine Best Paper Award, 2003; for the paper (co-authored with Ph.D. student Z. Wang) that was published in the May 2000 issue of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society's Best Paper Award, 2001; for the paper (co-authored with N. Sidiropoulos and R. Bro) that was published in the August 2000 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society's Best Paper Award, 2000; for the paper (co-authored with A. Scaglione and S. Barbarossa) that was published in the July 1999 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.
  • Asilomar Conference Appreciation Plaque for Technical Service, 2000.
  • Board of Governors, IEEE SP Society, elected member (2001-2004).
  • Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, elected member (2000-2003).
  • IEEE Fellow Election Committee, elected member (1999-2002).
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society's Paper Award, 1998, (under 30 years old category; awarded to coauthor M. K. Tsatsanis) for the paper published in the August 1995 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.
  • IEEE Fellow, 1996-97, "For contributions to System Identification and Statistical Signal Processing."
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society's Young Author Paper Award, 1992, for the paper (co-authored with J. M. Mendel) published in the March 1989 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing.
  • Outstanding Young Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1992.
  • Institutional Junior Faculty Research Award, School of Engineering, University of Virginia, 1988.
  • Best Conference Paper Award in Identification Session, American Control Conference, 1986 and 1988.
  • Best Student Paper Awards (8 in the last 8 years) won by student co-authors in Wireless Symposium, ICASSP, CROWNCOMand Asilomar Conferences.
  • City of Corinth excellence award for top grade in 1976 Entrance Examination of Greek Universities.