Professor Alex Grant
University of South Australia
Alex was appointed full Professor at 32, the youngest Professor at the UniSA. Alex’s research interests focus on the fundamental limits of information transmission in telecommunications networks and the design of practical coding schemes that approach these limits. Applications of his research to mobile broadband data networks and satellite communications lead to faster, more robust, and lower cost, wireless access to the Internet and other data networks.
He six patents and is co-founder of Cohda Wireless, an Adelaide-based mobile broadband start-up company. In addition to pursuing personal research goals, Alex is an ardent promoter of Information Theory in Australia. By promoting fundamental research into telecommunications systems, Alex hopes to contribute to a growing Australian economic focus on Information Technology and Communications.
Professor Grant is the SA Tall Poppy Ambassador.