Bixio Rimoldi received the Dipl. El.-Ing degree as well as the Dr. ès Sciences degree from the ETHZ, Switzerland. Since 1997, he holds a full professor position at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL and he is the director of EPFL's Mobile Communications Laboratory (LCM). Prior to joining EPFL, he was in the faculty of the Electrical Engineering department of Washington University.
In 1993, he received a US National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award. In 2000, he was elected to the grade of Fellow of the IEEE. During the period 2002-2009 he has been on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society, where he served in several offices including President. He was co-chairman with Bruce Hajek of the 1995 IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Information Theory, Multiple Access, and Queueing (St Louis, MO), and co-chairman with Jim Massey of the 2002 IEEE International Symposium in Information Theory (Lausanne, Switzerland). He has been a member of the editorial board of "Foundations and Trends on Communications and Information Theory," and was an editor of the European Transactions on Telecommunications. During 2005 and 2006 he was the Director of EPFL's Bachelor program in Communication Systems.
His interests are in various aspects of digital communications, information theory, and software-defined radio.
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Current work aims at: Improving our understanding of the role played by feedback in communications; understanding whether or not neural communication is taking advantage of the possibility of achieving optimal cost-distortion tradeoffs via "uncoded" source-channel matching; understand how to apply the lessons of microeconomics to guide the behavior of users when they have control over some of the available resources (e.g. power, bandwidth, rate) and are willing to trade; developing an input device (like a keyboard) that can be operated with a single hand while walking; developing a software radio testbed for research and teaching.
Bixio Rimoldi's research is sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation.