Biography Tim Schenk was born in Heerle, The Netherlands, on 28 June 1978.

He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 2002 and 2006, respectively.

Currently, Tim is a Senior Scientist and Cluster Leader within the Distributed Sensor Systems department of Philips Research in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. His research is focussed on lighting control, applied signal processing, and sensor networks.

As part of his M.Sc. study, from Jan. to May 2001, he was a Visiting Reseacher at the Communications Research Centre (CRC), Ottawa, Canada, on a project investigating propagation in urban microcells. The research for his M.Sc. thesis "Synchronization for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output OFDM" was performed in the Wireless Research Department of Agere Systems in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.

The research for this Ph.D. thesis "RF Impairments in Multiple Antenna OFDM: influence and mitigation" was performed in the Radiocommunications (ECR) group of TU/e and Wireless Systems Research department of Agere Systems in Nieuwegein. A large part of the Ph.D. research is performed within the Dutch cooperative research project B4 Broadband Radio@hand and sponsored by Agere Systems. Dr. Schenk received the 2006 Veder Award from the Dutch Scientific Radio Fund Veder.

His research interests include signal processing, wireless communications, wireless sensor networks and broadband multiple-antenna techniques. His research results are reflected in more than 40 international journal and conference publications and 35 granted and pending patents.

Tim is the chairman of the program committee of the Dutch Electronics and Radio Society (NERG). Also, he is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Royal Institute of Engineers in The Netherlands (KIvI). He acts as a reviewer for several international IEEE, IEE and OSA journals and major conferences.