Professor Kevin William Sowerby


Kevin W. Sowerby  received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Auckland in 1986 and 1989, respectively. During 1989 and 1990, he was a Leverhulme Visiting Fellow at the University of Liverpool (UK). In 1990, he returned to the University of Auckland to take up an academic post in what is now the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he is now a Professor. He served as Deputy Head of Department (Research) from 2008 to 2012. Dr Sowerby has spent extended periods of research leave at Virginia Tech (1997), Simon Fraser University (1997 and 2005), Motorola Research Labs (2005), Georgia Tech (2012), TNO in The Netherlands (2012), and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2012-13). His research interests include wireless communications systems and, in particular, methods for designing reliable high-capacity networks. Within the IEEE he was the founding Chair of New Zealand’s first Communications Society Chapter and he has served as Chair of the New Zealand North Section and the New Zealand Council. He has served as the Region 10 representative on the IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee and is currently a member of the award committee for the IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technology.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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BUILDING 903 - Bldg 903
Level 4, Room 434
New Zealand