Profile of Dr Tadeusz Wysocki

Dr Tadeusz Wysocki received the MEngSc degree with the highest distinction in telecommunications from the Academy of Technology and Agriculture, Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 1981. From then till the end of 1991, he was with the Academy of Technology and Agriculture. In 1984, after three years of research in the area of modulation theory, he received his PhD degree, summa cum laude, from the Warsaw University of Technology.

He then continued research into combined modulation and coding and in 1990, he was awarded the DSc degree in telecommunications from the Warsaw University of Technology.

In January 1992, Tad started his Australian adventure after moving to Perth, Western Australia to work at Edith Cowan University’s Joondalup Campus. Shortly after settling down in his new country, he was invited to join a group to bid for funding to establish a Cooperative Research Centre in broadband telecommunications.

However, before this collaboration took place, Tad moved back to Europe in 1993, where he was a visiting senior research fellow at Fernuniversitaet of Hagen, Germany, under an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship. The research involved working on coded modulations and problems related to mobile telephony.

On his return to Perth in 1994, he was appointed Project Leader, Wireless ATM LANs, at the CRC for Broadband Telecommunications and Networking, and the manager of the CRC-BTN node at Edith Cowan University. After a restructure of the CRC in 1997, he was given the position of Program Leader, Wireless Systems, maintaining his leadership in the Wireless ATM LAN project.

In December 1998, he joined the University of Wollongong as an associate professor, and in August 1999 he assumed a position of Research Coordinator for the Switched Networks Research Centre within the Telecommunications & Information Technology Research Institute.

Dr Wysocki is the author or co-author of three books, over 90 research publications and nine patents. His areas of research interest include: indoor propagation of microwaves, code division multiple access (CDMA), digital modulation and coding schemes as well as mobile data protocols including those for ad-hoc networks. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of the Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology.

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