UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Prof Christos Masouros

Prof Christos Masouros

Professor of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications

Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2012

Research summary

WE ARE RECRUITING - please see the vacancies page: https://sites.google.com/view/christos-masouros/vacancies

For an overview of the current work on interference exploitation please visit greeninterference.weebly.com

Research Interests

•    Signal Processing for Wireless Communications

•    5G and Beyond Communication Networks

•    Large Scale Antenna Systems and mmWave

•    Radar and Communications Transmission

•    UAV Communications

•    Deep Learning Based Wireless Transmission

•    Interference Exploitation

•    Energy Efficient Communications

•    MIMO Beamforming and Transmission

Research Projects

- Learning to Communicate: Deep Learning based solutions for the Physical Layer of Machine Type Communications [LeanCom]

Sep ‘19 –Aug ‘22 - PI: C. Masouros - EPSRC Standard Research Grant with, Huawei, NEC, U. Duke, Digital Catapult, CommNet2 - £860k

- Signal Sensing, Design and Delivery for Electronic Warfare

Jun ‘19 –May ‘22 - PI: H. Griffiths - EPSRC UDRC3 Grant with Imperial College London, Thales, IBM, US Army, Fraunhofer, U. Kansas - £1m

- energy-autonomous Portable Access points for INfrastructure-LESS networks [PAINLESS] -

Oct ‘18 –Sep ‘22 - PI, Project Coordinator: C. Masouros - EU MCSA-ITN Grant with Nokia Bell Labs, Reseiwe, Lyra Electronics, Orion Technologies, RIO Systems, U. Manchester, Supelec, Athens Information Technology, Aalborg University, University of Cyprus - €4.2m

- Combining MIMO Radar with MU-MIMO Communications: More than Coexistence

Nov ‘18 –Oct ‘20 - Project Coordinator: C. Masouros - Marie Curie Fellowship for Fan Liu with Athens Information Technology - £160k

- Interference Exploitation for physical layer security in 5G networks [CI-PHY]

Feb ‘18 –Apr ‘21 - PI: C. Masouros - EPSRC Standard Research Grant with U. Luxemburg, National Instruments, BT, Huawei, QinetiQ – £1.1m

- Development and testing of a pre-commercialisation prototype of an Electronically Steerable Parasitic Array Radiator (ESPAR) transceiver

Feb ‘18 –Aug ‘19 - PI: C. Masouros - EPSRC D2U Pre-commercialisation Grant with QinetiQ, Cobham Wireless and AIT - £100k

- Large Scale Antenna Systems Made Practical: Advanced Signal Processing for Compact Deployments (LSAS-SP)

Apr ‘15 –Mar ‘18 - PI: C. Masouros - EPSRC Standard Research Grant with Heriot Watt U., Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, QinetiQ, Athens Information Technology - £550k

- Interference as a source of green signal energy in wireless communications

Sep ‘11 – Aug ‘16 - PI: C. Masouros - Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship with Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, EURECOM and Athens Information Technology - £550k

Other Grants

  • Jun ‘18 –May ‘21 - China Scholarship Council (CSC) Studentship entitled “Key Technologies of Massive MIMO Based Cognitive Radio Networks.,” PhD fees and stipend of Miss Nanchi Hu - £104k.
  • Jul 2017 - NSFC Grant with Beijing Institute of Technology entitled “Research on Key Techniques of M-ary Chirp Modulation Based on Riemannian Manifold” - £110k
  • Feb ‘16 – Sep '16 - Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship with Prof. C. Papadias, with title “Merging Capabilities in Analog-Digital Transmission of Next Generation Wireless Networks [MANGO]” - £6k
  • Jan ‘16 –Jan ‘19 - Petroleum Technology Development Fund Scholarship, entitled “Energy Efficient Full Duplex Transmission for 5G and Beyond,” PhD fees and stipend of Mr Mahmood Kabir - £93k.

Teaching summary

ELECGT24, Broadband Technologies and Components (MSc)

ELECGT11, Wireless Communications Principles (MSc)

ELEC0024 / ELECM013, Digital Signal Processing (3rd Year UG, MEng)

Professional Development Module (MSc)


Christos Masouros (SMIEEE, MIET) received the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2004, and MSc by research and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK in 2006 and 2009 respectively. In 2008 he was a research intern at Philips Research Labs, UK. Between 2009-2010 he was a Research Associate in the University of Manchester and between 2010-2012 a Research Fellow in Queen's University Belfast. In 2012 he joined University College London as a Lecturer. He has held a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship between 2011-2016.

    He is currently a Full Professor in the Information and Communications Engineering research group, Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College London. His research interests lie in the field of wireless communications and signal processing with particular focus on Green Communications, Large Scale Antenna Systems, Cognitive Radio, interference mitigation techniques for MIMO and multicarrier communications. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Awards in the IEEE GlobeCom 2015 and IEEE WCNC 2019 conferences, and has been recognized as an Exemplary Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters, and as an Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He is an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing, and Editor-at-Large for IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. He has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, and a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing issues “Exploiting Interference towards Energy Efficient and Secure Wireless Communications” and “Hybrid Analog / Digital Signal Processing for Hardware-Efficient Large Scale Antenna Arrays”. He is currently an elected member of the EURASIP SAT Committee on Signal Processing for Communications and Networking.