Valery P. Ipatov graduated from Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute (now St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University “LETI”) with the diploma of engineer in radio technology where he later received the candidate of science and doctor of science degrees in the field of radar and navigation.
Since 1964 he had been with LETI as a researcher, postgraduate student, assistant professor, associate professor, professor and head of department.
From 2001 to 2007 he was a Professor of telecommunications at the University of Turku, Finland, keeping simultaneously his professor’s chair at LETI.
His research interests are in the area of spread spectrum, discrete signal design, communication theory, coding, statistical signal processing, and satellite radio navigation.
He is the author of a number of books, including Spread Spectrum and CDMA, Principles and Applications (Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2005).