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Board of Governors Member Profile: Lajos Hanzo

Lajos Hanzo, FIEEE'2004, FREng, FIET, Fellow of EURASIP, received his Master degree in electronics in 1976, his doctorate in 1983 and his Doctor of Science degree in 2004. 

In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Technical University of Budapest and in 2015 by the University of Edinburgh. In 2016 he was admitted to the Hungarian Academy of Science.

During his 40-year career in telecommunications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been with the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, where he holds the chair in telecommunications.

He has successfully supervised 112 PhD students, co-authored 18 John Wiley/IEEE Press books on mobile radio communications totaling in excess of 10,000 pages, published 1703 research contributions at IEEE Xplore, acted both as TPC and General Chair of IEEE conferences, presented keynote lectures and has been awarded a number of distinctions. 

Currently, he directs a 60-strong academic research team, working on a range of research projects in the field of wireless multimedia communications sponsored by industry, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK, the European Research Council's Advanced Fellow Grant and the Royal Society's Wolfson Research Merit Award.

He is an enthusiastic supporter of industrial and academic liaison and he offers a range of industrial courses. He is also Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. For further information on research in progress and associated publications please refer to his website.

Lajos says: “I have only missed one VTC since 1990 and hence have an innate cohesion with this Society. I understand its membership and what makes it a moderately sized, but very stable, vibrant and successful, yet evolving society, which reinvents itself for every new era.

“Given my three-decade association with VTS, I personally know a large cohort of the members and have acted in diverse capacities. I have also been educating the membership for over 20 years in form of cutting-edge tutorials. I have been running the historic vision-panels, which was often one of the highest-rated events of the conferences. I have also been a member of the Fellow committee for over a decade and have supported the Awards committee.”

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Message from the EiC
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Message from the President:
VTS Volunteerism—Enabling Professional and Personal Growth!
Message from the 2018 IEEE VTS VP—Mobile Radio
Board of Governors Member Profile: Lajos Hanzo
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IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine: Special Issue on 5G Technologies and Applications
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