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Anders Host-Madsen was born in Denmark in 1966. He received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1990 and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics in 1993, both from the Technical University of Denmark.
From 1993 to 1996 he was with Dantec Dynamics, Copenhagen, Denmark, from 1996 to 1998 he was an assistant professor at Kwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Kwangju, Korea, and from 1998 to 2000 an assistant professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, and a staff scientist at TRLabs, Calgary. Since 2001 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, as professor since 2009. He was also a founder and CTO of Kai Sensors, Inc., which is making equipment for non-contact heart monitoring. His research interests are in statistical signal processing, information theory, and wireless communications, including ad-hoc networks, cooperative diversity, wireless sensor networks, heart monitoring, signal processing for underwater acoustics, and big data.
He is a Fellow of IEEE (2013), and has served as Editor for Multiuser Communications for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and as Associate Editor for Detection and Estimation for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He received the Eurasip Journal of Wireless Communications and Networks (JWCN) best paper award in 2006. He was general co-chair of ISITA 2012 and IEEE ISIT 2014.