Lajos Hanzo,

graduated in Electronics in 1976 and in 1983 he was conferred a Phd in the field of Telecommunications. During his 20-year career in communications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary (Technical University of Budapest) , Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been with the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK and has been a consultant to Multiple Access Communications Ltd., UK.

He published widely, including co-authoring two books on mobile radio communications and was awarded a number of distinctions. His current research interests cover the range of Mobile Multimedia Communications, including voice, audio, video and graphical source compression, channel coding, modulation, networking as well as the joint optimisation of these system components.

He is a senior member of the IEEE.