Robert Heath

Lampe Distinguished Professor
 Engineering Building II (EB2) 2074
 Campus Box 7911
 YouTube Channel


Dr. Robert W. Heath Jr. joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State in August 2020. From 2002 to 2020, he was with the University of Texas at Austin where he was involved in the leadership of their wireless group. Dr. Heath is also President and CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc. His research has been extensively funded by industry and government.

Dr. Heath’s research interests include wireless communications cellular systems, public safety, and military networks, with recent applications to vehicular communication systems, 5G, and now 6G.

He has authored or co-authored several books including “Introduction to Wireless Digital Communication” (Prentice Hall, 2017), “Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications” (Prentice Hall, 2014) and “Foundations of MIMO Communication” (Cambridge University Press, 2019).


  • Ph.D. 2002
    Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University
  • Master's 1997
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville
  • Bachelor's 1996
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Research Focus

  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems

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