Gholamreza ALIREZAEI received the Diploma and Doctoral degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University. From 2002 to 2008, he was a research assistant at the Institute of High Frequency Technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RWTH. From 2008 to 2011, he was the R&D leader at the ATecoM GmbH. From 2011 onwards, he is with the Institute for Theoretical Information Technology at RWTH and he currently works as chief engineer responsible for research, project acquisition and project management. In addition, he holds lecturer positions with Technical University of Munich (TUM) and RWTH. His research interests include the design of communication systems and their development. Furthermore, he tackles hard mathematical problems arisen from estimation, classification and information theory. In particular, nonconvex optimization problems, analytical resource allocation, signal and target classification, and determination of theoretical bounds and inequalities for special functions have been the main topics in the more recent past. Gholamreza has received a number of awards and recognitions. Among others, he is holder of the prestigious Vodafone Young-Researcher Prize, the ITG-Literature Award, and the Friedrich-Wilhelm Prize. He has served as reviewer and member of the Technical Program Committee in numerous IEEE conferences, including ICC, ISIT, ISWCS, GLOBECOM and WiSEE. He also serves as reviewer for both the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.