| 9月11日，英国拉夫堡大学Robert Michael Edwards教授受聘西安电子科技大学客座教授的聘任仪式在北校区主楼II-218会议室举行。西安电子科技大学国际合作与交流处处长左愿远、通信工程学院院长沈八中、通院教师代表张海林教授等人出席了聘任仪式，聘任仪式由通信工程学院刘伟教授主持。
通信工程学院院长沈八中为Robert Michael Edwards教授颁发聘书并佩戴校徽
Robert Michael Edwards教授对受聘为西电客座教授表示感谢
聘任仪式上，刘伟介绍了Robert Michael Edwards教授的简历及学术成就。左愿远宣布了学校的聘任决定，沈八中为Robert Michael Edwards教授颁发聘书、佩戴校徽。沈八中代表学校对Robert Michael Edwards教授受聘西电客座教授并开展相关的教学、科研合作表示热烈欢迎。张海林就通信工程学院目前发展状况、团队发展向Robert Michael Edwards进行介绍，他表示，Robert Michael Edwards教授的加入将为我校通信学科发展及国际合作交流建立了良好的桥梁，希望双方合作能在通信新技术特别是5G发展方面取得更多创新成果。
Robert Michael Edwards教授对能够受聘为西电客座教授表示衷心感谢，并希望除科研交流外，在学生培养方面有更为深入的沟通合作，并以此为契机，互相学习，共同提升。
Robert Michael Edwards教授简介：
Personal Biometric Radio. The concept of using a biometric mobile communications device that can recognise a user is right out of the popular space series ‘star trek’. In the series "The Next Generation" which was first shown in 1994 the crew used a chest worn device that could be used to talk to others who were miles away or in the next room. It needed no code word to input, was the size of an acorn and knew who was using it. Therefore, the concept of the biometric phone is not new. However, how to actually make one is quite challenging. Because of the nature of electromagnetic waves a great deal of information about the body of a user is available to the phone. Recently’ engineers have been trying hard (and for the most part failing), to remove the effect of the user from the radio channel. This work is about finding a user by the effect they have on the phone and the channel.
Mobile Communications. The fresh and inspiring adoption of mobile communications devices has opened up an exciting new branch of wireless to which I feel hugely grateful to be able to contribute. Mobile technology is now closer to people than ever before with more antennas close to the head than on rooftops. Almost all aspects of mobile communications currently offer extremely rewarding research opportunities and I intend to make the most of as many as possible. Mobile Communications is the biggest opportunity for research and industry to impact on society for many decades.
Radio Frequency Radiation in Humans. Uncertainties that surround the possible harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones have recently led to an upsurge in public interest. For a technology that has become as pervasive as the common shoe the resource being devoted to research in this area is grossly inadequate. New generations of devices are still being introduced (example mobile communications enabled PDAs), prior to any rigorous testing. I feel that a great deal of work can be done to design systems that have less effect on biological tissue and are by inference safer to use.