UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Five Questions with Aryan Kaushik

1 May 2020

Dr Aryan Kaushik recently joined EEE as a Research Fellow in Communications and Radar Transmission. In this post, he tells us more about his background and interest in engineering.

Aryan Kaushik

Tell us about your background and interest in engineering?

I received my PhD in Communications Engineering from The University of Edinburgh. Prior to that I received an MSc in Telecommunications from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. I have held visiting research appointments at Imperial College London, the University of Luxembourg and Beihang University. My research interests are broadly in signal processing, radar, wireless communications, millimetre wave and multi-antenna communications.

One of the fundamentals of engineering is to create or invent something which would facilitate our lives. Since my graduate study in Hong Kong, I developed a broad interest in the field of communications and signal processing which led me to pursue a PhD in designing energy efficient and low complexity techniques for the next generation wireless communication systems.

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

Recently I have been working on designing efficient signal processing techniques for the joint radar-communications systems which combines the fields of radar and communications for defence applications. This research work involves signals and system response designs for sensing and signalling in congested RF environments. My research experience in optimization, multi-antenna signal processing and wireless communication theory would be useful to work on these interesting problems.

Who inspires you?

I get inspiration from work colleagues who are at the forefront of their respective fields- it motivates me to do something interesting in my own academic career.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

I would say being involved in outdoor activities and traveling. Being in Scotland for few years does make you outdoorsy.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

I think completing a PhD in itself is a good accomplishment and receiving comments like “one of the best theses I read in past few years” from your examiner really pays off for the hard work.