SST/EPL -- Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain
SST/ICTM -- Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTM)
SST/ICTM/ELEN -- Pôle en ingénierie électrique
|LELEC1101||Projet d'électricité 1 - Circuits électriques|
|LELEC1370||Circuits et mesures électriques|
|LELEC2795||Radiation and communication systems|
|LFSAB1002||Coordination du quadrimestre 2|
|Year||Diploma Label||Educational Organization|
|1993||Candidat ingénieur civil||Université catholique de Louvain|
|1996||Ingénieur civil électricien||Université catholique de Louvain|
|2000||Docteur en sciences appliquées||Université catholique de Louvain|
Claude Oestges received the Electrical Engineering degree and the PhD degree in Applied Science from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), in 1996 and 2000, respectively. From 1996 to 2000, he was an Assistant Lecturer in the Microwave Laboratory UCL, with lectures in electromagnetics, wireless communications and microwave engineering. His doctoral research dealt with propagation models and performance prediction methods for LEO satellite networks. In 1997, he spent two months at the Centre for Communication Systems Research, University of Surrey (UK). He was also involved in the European COST 255 Action "Radiowave propagation modeling for new SatCom services at Ku-band and above". From January to December 2001, Claude Oestges joined, as a post-doctoral scholar, the Smart Antennas Research Group (Information Systems Laboratory) of Stanford University (California, USA). He was involved in the development of MIMO multipolarized channel models for broadband wireless access in the field of G2 MMDS technology (with Sprint, Inc.). From October 2001 to September 2005, Claude Oestges was a post-doctoral fellow of the Belgian National Science Foundation (Fonds de la RechercheScientifique, FRS-FNRS), associated with the Microwave Laboratory UCL. Meanwhile, he carried out several short-term missions at Stanford University, and took part in COST 273 "Towards mobile broadband multimedia networks", in NEWCOM Network of Excellence and in the IEEE 802.11 Standardization Working Group on "Multiple antenna channel modeling". From October 2005 to October 2014, he was Associate Professor at UCL and FRS-FNRS Senior Research Associate.
Since October 2014, Claude Oestges is Professor at UCL and FRS-FNRS Honorary Senior Research Associate. His research interests cover wireless and satellite communications, with a focus on the propagation channel and its impact on system performance. His present activity concerns multi-dimensional channel modeling for wireless communications, including MIMO and cooperative networks, UWB systems and satellite systems. He was chairing the Working Group on "Reference channel modeling" in COST 2100 "Pervasive Mobile & Ambient Wireless Communications" and the Working Group on "Radio Channels" in COST IC1004 "Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments ". He was also active in NEWCOM# Network of Excellence. He is currently the Chair of COST CA15104 "Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond" , known as IRACON.
At the Louvain School of Engineering, Claude Oestges is teaching various courses and projects in physics (also at the Louvain School of Economics), electrical circuits, propagation, and wireless communications. He is also head of the Electrical Engineering Degree Committee.
Claude Oestges is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the Board of Directors of the European Association on Antennas and
Propagation (EurAAP ). He previously served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation and on
Vehicular Technology. He is the author or co-author of four books, and more than 200 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He was the recipient of the IET Marconi Premium Award in 2001 and of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Neal Shepherd Award in 2004 and 2013.
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