School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Communication Systems (CSR)

Research group

Our research spans the broad areas of wireless communications and statistical signal processing, with special emphasis on communication theory, information theory, optimization, machine learning, control theory, and random graph theory. The Communication Systems Research (CSR) group is internationally renowned for its contributions towards Fifth Generation (5G) Networks, Internet of Things (IoT), and Bio-inspired Molecular Communications. We have made fundamental contributions to 5G air interface, more specifically in millimetre wave communications, full-duplex communications, massive multiple‐input multiple‐output (MIMO) and large scale systems. These technologies developed by the group address practical issues concerning the design and implementation of high speed multi‐gigabit wireless for mobile backhaul, energy efficient ultra‐dense small cells, low latency wireless access to the cloud/fog, self-organizing multi-tier UAV and massive IoT networks. Our group also specializes in nano-communications for the Internet of Nano Things (IoNT) to enable connectivity between nano-devices, and to bridge the gap between bio-signal processing and nano-precision healthcare. Our core expertise in this area includes bacteria communication, bio-systems analysis, biological circuits, and DNA computing. Members of the group have published several hundreds of technical journals and magazines, most of them are in the top IEEE journals of the field, with thousands of citations.

Recent projects include M3NETs: signal processing for massive machine-to-machine networks, SENSE: full-duplex dense networks in scalable service provisioning, MiMiWaveS: high speed millimetre wave communications for 5G, SWIFT: energy harvesting for wireless powered communications, MMIMO: massive MIMO enabled heterogeneous networks. These collaborative projects link the group with the UK and the US governments and industrial partners like BT, InterDigital, NPL, Huawei, Thales etc.

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