Fitz, Michael P.
Michael P. Fitz, Adjunct Professor
Michael P. Fitz received his B.E.E. degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, in 1983 and his MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1984 and 1989, respectively. From 1983 to 1984 he was a Hughes Aircraft Masters Fellow and from 1986 to 1987 a Hughes Doctoral Fellow. During this time he was a member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Co. in Fullerton, California. He took a job with TRW Inc. in Redondo Beach, California in 1987 and was awarded a TRW Doctoral Fellowship to complete his graduate studies. In 1989 he accepted an assistant professorship with the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, and was promoted to an associate professor in 1995. From 1996-2001 Prof. Fitz was an Associate Professor with the Ohio State University and during 2002-2006 Prof. Fitz was a Professor at the University of California Los Angeles. He is currently with Northrop Grumman.
Statistical communication theory, especially physical layer communications theory for mobile wireless communications, with emphasis on coding, demodulation, synchronization, and equalization techniques optimized for mobile or vehicular digital communications.
Awards and Recognitions
- 2001 Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper, IEEE Communications Society
- 2001 Lumley Research Award
- 1999 Engineering Research Accomplishment Award, Ohio State University
- 1995 D.D. Ewing Undergraduate Teaching Award, Purdue University