Rickard Nilsson earned the M.Sc. in CS & EE, the Lic. Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Signal Processing from Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden. With Telia Research AB, Sweden, and Stanford University, USA, he coinvented and researched a new broadband access technology for very high-speed DSL and contributed to its standardization (VDSL1 & VDSL2); a successful technology which introduced true broadband Internet access to many millions of homes and offices worldwide over existing telephone wires.
For seven years he researched broadband access technologies at the Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria, in collaboration with telecom operators, system- and semiconductor manufacturers and many international researchers. In Vienna he also lectured broadband access at the Technical University and supervised Ph.D. students.
In 2010 he returned to LTU and established new research with flexible radio; wireless communications and software defined radio (SDR), founded a new research group, and established cooperation with universities and mining-, telecom- and space industries. His flexible radio with SDRs has also resulted in a paradigm shift for the Ultrasonic research at LTU by introducing flexible communication waveforms and methods. At LTU he continues to lecture Signal Processing and Communications courses and supervise Ph.D. students. His research interest is broad and spans from theory to practice to develop efficient algorithms and methods.
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