Dr. Pavel Loskot

Dr. Pavel Loskot joined the ZJU-UIUC Institute in January 2021 as the Associate Professor after being nearly 14 years with Swansea University in the UK as the Senior Lecturer in Engineering. He received his PhD degree in Wireless Communications from the University of Alberta in Canada, and the MSc and BSc degrees in Radioelectronics and Biomedical Electronics, respectively, from the Czech Technical University of Prague in the Czech Republic. He is the Senior Member of the IEEE, Member of the Signal Processing and Life Sciences Societies, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, and the Recognized Research Supervisor of the UK Council for Graduate Education. He received 3 Best Paper awards from international conferences, and delivered tutorials and keynotes in over 40 international conferences. He was a member of Organizing Committees and the Chair or Co-Chair in nearly 20 international conferences, and Technical Program Committee member in over 120 engineering and scientific conferences.

In the past 25 years, he participated in and led numerous industrial and academic collaborative projects with large and small institutions in the Czech Republic, Finland, Canada, the UK and China, and worked as a paid technology consultant for several SMEs and larger companies. In academic year 2014/2015, he was a visiting researcher in Computational Science Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in Beijing, China. In 2010-2012, he was the Digital Economy Adviser for the Welsh Government, and the Swansea University representative in Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile Communications in the UK. From 1999 to 2001, he was the Research Scientist in the Centre for Wireless Communications in Oulu, Finland where he received the Nokia Research Award for his innovative work on adaptive transmission systems. He was involved in design, implementation and standardization efforts of the 2G, 3G and 4G mobile cellular networks and the early versions of WiFi and Bluetooth systems. In the past 8 years, he diversified his research interests and got directly involved in projects concerning computational molecular biology, air transport management, and renewable energy systems. This experience allowed him to truly understand the underlying principles of interdisciplinary working, and crossing the disciplines boundaries. His current research focuses on the problems involving statistical signal processing and importing methods from Telecommunication Engineering and Computer Science to other disciplines in order to improve the efficiency and the information power of system modeling and analysis.