Robert A. Scholtz

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Robert A. Scholtz
Born c. 1936 (age 82–83)
Nationality American
Alma mater Stanford University
University of Cincinnati
Scientific career
Fields Electrical engineering
Institutions University of Southern California
Doctoral advisor Norman Abramson
Doctoral students Robert M. Gray
Moe Z. Win

Robert Arno Scholtz (born c. 1936) is a distinguished professor of Electrical engineering at University of Southern California, known for ultra-wideband and spread spectrum communications.[1][2]

A 1958 graduate and distinguished alumnus from University of Cincinnati, he obtained his PhD at Stanford University in 1964.[3] Starting his career at Hughes Aircraft, he joined the University of Southern California in 1963. His research work centers on Ultra Wideband theory and wireless networks. He has also contributed extensively to spread spectrum communication and synchronization.

Scholtz is a life fellow of the IEEE (1980)[4] and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (2009).[1] He received the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award (1984),[5] and the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award (2006), together with Moe Z. Win.[2][6]

His past PhD. Students include information theorist Robert M. Gray and professor at MIT, Moe Z. Win.[7]


  • Spread Spectrum Communications (with M. K. Simon et al.), Computer Science Press, 1984.
  • Spread Spectrum Communications Handbook (with M. K. Simon et al.), McGraw Hill, 1994.
  • Basic Concepts in Information Theory and Coding (with S. W. Golomb and R. Peile), Plenum Press, 1994


  1. ^ a b "NAE Members Directory - Dr. Robert A. Scholtz". NAE. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award Recipients". IEEE. Retrieved October 2, 2011. See section 2006 - Robert A. Scholtz and Moe Z. Win.
  3. ^ "Robert Scholtz at USC".
  4. ^ "Fellow Class of 1980". IEEE. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  5. ^ "IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved January 2, 2011.
  6. ^ "IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  7. ^ Robert Arno Scholtz at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

External links

  • Home page

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