Institute of Communications and Connected Systems



Directors - Academics - research Fellows - Research students - Professional services

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ICCS Director, Professor of Communications Engineering

Wireless communications | Visible Light Communications | Signal processing | Circuit design | Machine learning

Prof Polina Bayvel

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ICCS Co-director, Professor of Optical Communications and Networks

Optical Communications | Nonlinear fibre-optics | Intelligent Optical Networks | Optical Architectures | High-capacity optical transition

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Professor in Data and Signal Processing System

Signal processing | Deep neural networks | Error-tolerant computing | multimedia systems | Wireless protocols for low-end systems 

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Lecturer in Optical Communications & Networks

Resource allocation algorithms | Optical networks | reinforcement learning



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Lecturer in Control Systems

Control Engineering | Cyber-physical systems | Detection methods for Safety and Security | Networked and interconnected systems | Optimisation and Machine learning

Prof P Brennan

Awaiting details

Dr Kevin Chetty

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Associate Professor 
Department of Security
& Crime Science

WiFi Passive Radar | Joint Communincation and Sensing | Micro-Doppler based human activity recognition

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Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow

Optical fibre communication | sub-nanosecond clock and data recovery | clock phase caching | sub-nanosecond data centre optical switching | hollow core fibre synchronised optical networks



Dr Stuart Clayman

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Principal Research Associate

Software engineering | programming paradigms | distributed systems | virtualised compute and network systems | network and systems management | sensor systems and smart city platforms

Prof A Demosthenous

Awaiting details

Dr Filipe Marques Ferreira

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Senior Research Fellow

High-capacity optical fibre transmission | Spatially multiplexed systems | Digital nonlinear compensation



Prof Alex Galis

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Professorial Research Associate

Software-defined infrastructures and services | 5G networking and servicing | Network and Cloud programmability and management




Dr Sara Ghoreishizadeh

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Lecturer in Bioelectronics

Medical electronics | Analogue integrated circuit | Wearable biosensors




Dr David Griffin

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Principal Research Associate

Edge computing | Internet architecture | Routing | Software-defined networks


Prof Hugh Griffiths

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Professor of Radio Frequency Sensor Systems

Radar systems | Signal processing | Antenna measurements techniques

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Professor of Optical Communications

Optical fibre transmission | Optical networks | Optical transceivers | Optical nonlinearity | Digital signal processing

Dr Zhixin Liu

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Associate Professor of Optical Signal Processing

Photonic Subsystems | Optical Communications | Fibre Optics 

Dr Anna Maria Mandalari 

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Lecturer in Communications & Networking 

IoT | Security | Privacy | Networking | Internet Protocols

Prof Christos Masouros

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Professor of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications

Green Communications | Large Scale Antenna Systems | Cognitive Radio | interference mitigation techniques

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Lecturer in Nanoelectronics and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow

Power-efficient ML hardware | memristive technology | neuromorphic engineering

Prof John Mitchell

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Professor of Communication Systems Engineering

Radio-over-Fibre | Optical Access | IoT

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Professor of Optical Devices and Systems
Visible Light Communications | LiFi

Prof George Pavlou

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Professor of Communication Networks

Network resource management | Network programmability | Content-based networking

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Lecturer - Networks, EPSRC Research Fellow

Future internet | Edge/Fog computing | Mobile computing | IoT | Network layer algorithms

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Professor of photonics

5G | photonics | Wireless | Terahertz

Prof Miguel Rio

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Professor of Computer Networks

Network routing | Quality of service | Edge networking | Network optimization

Dr Matthew Ritchie

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Radar | RF Sensing | Cognition

Niall Roche

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CTO in Residence, Senior Teaching Fellow

5G | IoT | Blockchain | Machine Learning | Entrepreneurship

Prof Miguel Rodrigues

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Professor of Theory and Information Processing

Information processing | Information theory | Machine Learning | Artificial Intelligence

Prof Alwyn Seeds

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Professor of Opto-electronics


Dr David Selviah

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Reader in Optical Devices, Interconnects, Algorithms and Systems

3D pattern recognition | 3D image processing | cloud computing | Silicon Lasers | Silicon Photonics | Waveguides | Optical Fibre Connectors and Interfaces | Artificial Intelligence

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Associate Professor - Multimedia Systems

Virtual reality | Interactive multimedia systems | Online adaptive decision making strategies | IoT | Reinforcement learning

Prof Luis Carlos Vieira

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Visiting Academic

5G Network | Optical Fibre Links | Advanced Modulation Formats

Prof Kit Wong

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Professor of Wireless Communications

Cognitive radio networks| Full duplex communication | mm-wave communication | Physical-layer security | Massive MIMOMachine learning

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Associate Professor of optical networked systems, EPSRC Fellow

Optical Networks | Data Centres & High-Performance Computing | Reconfigurable Computing | Evolvable Hardware 






Research fellows

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Research Fellow

Machine Learning | Media Processing | Low-Complexity Neural Net Design


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Research Associate

Machine Learning | Information Theory | Communication Systems | Molecular Communications



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Research Fellow

RF and Microwave Circuits and Systems  | Antenna Design and Fabrication  | Radars | RF PCBs  | 3D EM Modelling



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Research Associate

Future Internet | Edge/Fog computing | IoT | Distributed Systems

Dr Mohammad Ashraful Anam

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Research Associate

Error-tolerant computing | High-performance computing | Cloud computing | Error detection & correction | Approximate computing

Dr Hedaia Ghannam

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Visiting Researcher

Modulation | physical layer | channel coding | non-orthogonal | SEFDM



Dr Alan Guedes

Research Associate

Interactive multimedia | immersive media | Adaptative streaming | TV systems.



Dr Xiaoyan Hu

Research Fellow
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Deep Learning | Artificial Intelligence | Machine Type Communications


Dr Cerys Jones

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Research Associate

Image processing | Spectral imaging | Machine learning

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Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate

Video Communication Systems | Wireless and Mobile Communications | Machine Learning

Dr Aryan Kaushik                              

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Research Fellow

Dual Communications and Radar Signal Processing | Signal Processing for Communications | Optimization and Compressed Sensing | Energy Efficient Wireless Communication Systems | Millimeter Wave Massive MIMO Communications


Dr Morteza Kheirkhah Sabetghadam 

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Research Associate in Networked Systems

Datacenter networking | Mobile networking | Edge networking | Transport protocol | Congestion control



Dr Wenda Li

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Research Fellow 
Department of Security
& Crime Science

Wireless Sensing | Passive Radar | Joint Communincation and Sensing 

Dr Mu-Chieh Lo

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Research Fellow

Optical communications | Semiconductor lasers | Photonic integrated circuits 



Dr Dhecha Nopchinda

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Research Fellow - Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Wireless communications | Signal processing | Millimeter-wave measurement techniques and instrumentation 



Dr Temitope Odedeyi

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Research Fellow

Microwave circuits | mm-wave devices | THz circuit design and analysis


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Visiting Researcher

802.11 | WiFi | 5G | Spectral efficiency | Advanced wireless communication systems

Andrea Piccione

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Research Fellow

Fusion Energy | Image analysis | Disruptive events



Dr Wei Pu

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Honorary Research Fellow

Deep Learning | Artificial Intelligence | Signal processing | Art investigation | Robust optimization



Dr Sergi Rene

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Research Associate

ICN | Wireless | Edge Computing | D2D

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Research Associate

Distributed Systems | Cloud Computing | NFV | Network Management and Orchestration | Information Security | Virtualisation


Dr Nafiseh Vahabi

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EPSRC Research Fellow

Machine learning | Image Processing | Signal Processing 




Dr Shelly Vishwakarma

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Research Fellow 
Department of Security
& Crime Science

Radar | Sensing | Activity Recognition | Micro-Dopplers

Dr Tongyang Xu

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Research Associate

5G | IoT | data analytics | antenna design | real-time testbed design

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Next generation network | wireless cellular network | IoT | 64QAM, 256QAM

Research students

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Student, PhD

Deep learning  | Machine learning | Wireless communications | Digital image processing

Jaweria Amjad

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Student, PhD

Deep Learning | Inverse Problems | Machine Learning | Signal Processing


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Student, PhD

Radar | RF Sensing | Novel Radar Techniques  | Multi-Static Radar | Bistatic Radar

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Student, PhD

Metasurface  | Millimeter wave | System-on-Chip (SoC) | Surface wave



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Student, PhD

Optical frequency combs | Optical signal processing | Data converters | Directly modulated lasers



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Student, PhD

Radar | RF Sensing | Multi-Static Networks | Electronic Warfare 



Hubert Dzieciol

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Student, PhD

Digital signal processing | Optical fibre links | Advanced modulation formats



Martin Ferianc

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Student, PhD

Bayesian neural networks | Neural architecture search |  Machine Learning | Information Theory | Uncertainty Quantification



Pedro Gomes

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Student, PhD

Graph Signal Processing | Point Cloud | Deep Learning



Emanuele Gruppi

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Student, PhD

Edge Caching | Heterogeneous Networks | 5G

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Student, PhD

Energy balance | Aerial base station  | Energy Efficiency



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Student, PhD

Visible Light communications | Optical receivers


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Student, PhD

Edge Computing | Future Internet | Network Design



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Student, PhD

6G | Automation | Control

Xinyue Liu

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Student, PhD

5G | Wireless Communications | Signal Processing

Zhaoyan Lyu

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Student, PhD

Deep learning | Lightweight | Information theory

Sephora Madjiheurem

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Student, PhD

Machine Learning | Reinforcement Learning | Large-Scale Networks | Signal Processing | Graph Theory

Hadumanro Randani Malau

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Student, PhD

6G wireless communications | Programmable Metasurface | Artificial Intelligent


Abdullahi Mohammad

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Student, PhD

Convolutional neural networks acceleration | Cloud computing

Xun Mu                

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Student, PhD

Scalable and Intelligent Optical Network Systems | Designing and modelling of scalable space division  multiplexed technologies | Specialty SDM fibers and switches with Artificial Intelligence methods 

Fiona Neufeldt

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Student, PhD

Optics | Neuroimaging | Two-photon microscopy | Remote focus microscopy


ICN | Edge Computing | Network Design

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Student, PhD

Computer Vision | Privacy | Multi-task Learning | Deep Learning

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Student, PhD

Wireless communications | 5G | massive MIMO

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Student, PhD

Deep Learning | Reinforcement Learning | Network Optimisation




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Student, PhD

Video Processing | wireless networks | virtual reality | machine learning | optimization

Zahra Sabetsarvestani

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Student, PhD

Machine Learning | Statistical Signal Processing |
Low-rank Matrix Completion | Source Separation

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Student, PhD

Passive Passive Radar Sensing | Locatization and Navigation | Dectection and Recognition

Ronit Sohanpal

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Student, PhD

Optical frequency combs | Optical signal processing | Data centre transceivers

Nanchi Su

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Student, PhD

MIMO communication | MIMO radar | Physical layer security | RadCom Spectrum Sharing


Chong Tang

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Student, PhD

Passive WiFi Radar Sensing System | Deep learning | Activity Recognition

Iman Valiulahi

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Student, PhD

Energy Harvesting | Arial Base Stations  | Convex Optimization | Unmanned Vehicles 



Michael Woollard

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Student, PhD

Automatic target recognition | Synthetic aperture radar | RF sensing


Fan Yang                 

Student PhD
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Reinforcement learning system design | Congestion control | High link utilizsation 


Jiaqian Yang

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Student, PhD

Nonlinear Fibre Optics | Machine Learning | Ultrawide Band 


Kaige Yang

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Student, PhD

Graph Signal Processing | Recommendation System | Reinforcement Learning

Wenting Yi

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Student, PhD

Coherent and direct detection optical transceivers | Digital signal processing algorithms | Machine learning

Hui Yuan

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Student, PhD

DCN based on T/O band routing systems | Crosstalk variations in trench-assisted multi-core fiber | Optically disaggregated DCNs and SDM-WDM based DCNs

Chao Zhou

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Student, PhD

Deep learning | Image processing | Inverse problem

Zichuan Zhou

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Student, PhD

Optical Communications | Data Center Interconnection | Optical transceiver

Professional services

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Acting Institute Manager