About the Author
John Proakis is an Adjunct Professor at the University of California at San Diego and a Professor Emeritus at Northeastern University. He was a faculty member at Northeastern University from 1969 through 1998 and held the following academic positions: Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1969-1976; Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1976-1998; Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering, 1982-1984; Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1984-1997. His professional experience and interests are in the general areas of digital communications and digital signal processing. He is the co-author of several books including Digital Communications (2008, 5th ed.), Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (2007, 4th ed.); Digital Signal Processing Laboratory (1991); Advanced Digital Signal Processing (1992); Digital Processing of Speech Signals (2000); Communication Systems Engineering, (2002, 2nd ed.); Digital Signal Processing Using MATLAB V.4 (2010, 3rd ed.); Contemporary Communication Systems Using MATLAB (2004, 2nd ed.); Algorithms for Statistical Signal Processing (2002); Fundamentals of Communication Systems (2005).
Masoud Salehi received BS from Tehran University and MS and PhD from Stanford University, all in Electrical Engineering. Before joining Northeastern University, he was with the Electrical Engineering Departments at Isfahan University of Technology and Tehran University both in Iran. During 1988-1989 he was a visiting professor at the Information and Communication Theory Research Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, where he did research in network information theory and coding for storage media. In 1989 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University. Dr. Salehi is the coauthor of the textbooks "Communication Systems Engineering", "Communication Systems with MATLAB", "Fundamentals of Communication Systems", and "Digital Communications". His main areas of research interest include information theory and coding.
Gerhard Bauch received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from Munich University of Technology (TUM) in 1995 and 2001, respectively, and the Diplom-Volkswirt degree from FernUniversitaet Hagen in 2001. In 1996, he was with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. From 1996-2001 he was member of scientific staff at Munich University of Technology (TUM). In 1998 and 1999 he was visiting researcher at AT&T Labs Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA. In 2002 he joined DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich, Germany, where he has been managing the Advanced Radio Transmission Group. In 2007 he was additionally appointed Research Fellow of DoCoMo Euro-Labs. From 2003-2008 he was an adjunct professor at Munich University of Technology. In 2007 he was a visiting professor teaching courses at the University of Udine in Italy and at the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt in Austria. Since February 2009 he has been a full professor at the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich.