Robert Schober received the Dipl.-Ing. and Ph.D. degrees from the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in 1997 and 2000, respectively. From 2002 to 2012 he was a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Since January 2012 he is an Alexander von Humboldt Professor and the Chair of the Institute of Digital Communication at FAU, Erlangen, Germany. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and as Chair of the Steering Committee of the new IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological & Multiscale Communications. He served as TPC and Tutorial Co-Chair at various IEEE conferences. He is the Vice Chair of the German IEEE ComSoc Chapter. He has received several awards for his work including a 2002 DFG Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Award, the 2004 Vodafone Innovations Award, the 2008 UBC Charles McDowell Award for Excellence in Research, and a 2012 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Engineering Institute of Canada.