David Michelson

Associate Professor
BASc, MASc and PhD (UBC), PEng

Office: MCLD 441
Phone: (604) 822-3544
Email: davem@ece.ubc.ca

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David G. Michelson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC. From 1996 to 2001, he served as a member of a joint team from AT&T Wireless Services, Redmond, WA, and AT&T Labs-Research, Red Bank, NJ, where he was concerned with the development of propagation and channel models for next-generation and fixed wireless systems. The results of this work formed the basis for the propagation and channel models later adopted by the IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Standards. From 2001 to 2002, he helped to oversee the deployment of one of the world’s largest campus wireless local area networks at UBC while also serving as an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since 2003, he has led the Radio Science Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC, where his current research interests include propagation and channel modelling for smart grid, vehicular, millimetre-wave and satellite communications and low-profile antenna design.

Dr. Michelson serves as the Chair of the Canadian National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) (2018-2020), a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society (2017-2019) and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Chair of the IEEE Communications Society History Committee (2018-19), Chair of the IEEE AP-S/URSI Joint Meetings Committee (2017-2019), Chair of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Technical Committee on Propagation and Channel Modeling, member of the Steering Committee of the NIST-sponsored 5G mm-Wave Channel Model Alliance, and as an Associate Editor for Radio Science for IEEE Canadian Review. From 1999 to 2007, he was the Chair of the IEEE Vancouver Section’s Joint Communications Chapter. Under his leadership, the chapter received Outstanding Achievement Awards from the IEEE Communications Society in 2002 and 2005 and the Chapter of the Year Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2006. He received the E. F. Glass Award from IEEE Canada in 2009 and currently serves as the IEEE Student Branch Counsellor at UBC.


Research Interests

Propagation and channel modeling, low profile antenna design, wireless communication system performance, EMI/EMC.


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Teaching

  • ELEC 311 – Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • ELEC 391 -Electrical Engineering Design Studio II
  • ELEC 411 – Antennas and Propagation
  • EECE 571A – Electrical Engineering Seminar and Special Problems – ANT PROPGTN II
  • EECE 571P – Propagation and Channel Modelling for Wireless Communications
  • EECE 585 – Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering I – WIRELESS COMMNCTN

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