Brian S. Krongold


Visiting Scholar


Portrait of Brian Krongold, wearing a checkered blue polo smiling at camera


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  • B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • Wireless Communications

Brian Krongold received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1995, 1997 and 2001, respectively, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He joined the University of Melbourne in late 2001 as a Research Fellow and was later awarded an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. He is currently an Associate Professor of electrical engineering and has served as Assistant Dean Teaching & Learning and as a Senior Academic Advisor. During 2011, he did a 5-month research sabbatical at the Bell Labs site in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He is on sabbatical during the Fall 2023 semester at Olin College and Northeastern University.

Brian's research interests are in wireless, wireline and optical communications. His most cited research work on OFDM peak-power reduction is part of the international ETSI DVB-T2 second-generation digital TV broadcasting standard. He received the best paper award at the 2006 European Wireless Conference and is a co-inventor on three U.S. patents.

In recent years, Brian's career has shifted to become more teaching focussed. He currently teaches 1st, 2nd and 4th-year courses at the University of Melbourne.