Emil Björnson received the M.S. degree in Engineering Mathematics from Lund University, Sweden, in 2007. He received the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2011. From 2012 to mid 2014, he was a joint postdoc at the Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio, SUPELEC, France, and at KTH. He joined Linköping University, Sweden, in 2014 and is currently Associate Professor and Docent at the Division of Communication Systems. He teaches Master level courses on communications and is responsible for the Master programme in Communication Systems.

He performs research on multi-antenna communications, Massive MIMO, radio resource allocation, energy-efficient communications, and network design. He is on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications (since 2017) and the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (since 2016). He is the first author of the textbooks “Massive MIMO Networks: Spectral, Energy, and Hardware Efficiency” (2017) and “Optimal Resource Allocation in Coordinated Multi-Cell Systems” from 2013. He is dedicated to reproducible research and has made a large amount of simulation code publicly available.

Dr. Björnson has performed MIMO research for more than ten years and has filed more than ten related patent applications. He received the 2018 Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the 2016 Best PhD Award from EURASIP, the 2015 Ingvar Carlsson Award, and the 2014 Outstanding Young Researcher Award from IEEE ComSoc EMEA. He also co-authored papers that received best paper awards at the conferences WCSP 2017, IEEE ICC 2015, IEEE WCNC 2014, IEEE SAM 2014, IEEE CAMSAP 2011, and WCSP 2009.


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Matlab code packages (Reproducible research)

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TSKS01 Digital Communication

TSKS14 Multiple Antenna Communication



Chuili Kong, Caijun Zhong, Michail Matthaiou, Emil Björnson, Zhaoyang Zhang

Multipair Two-Way Half-Duplex DF Relaying With Massive Arrays and Imperfect CSI

In IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

Article in journal

Kamil Senel, Emil Björnson, Erik G. Larsson

Adapting the Number of Antennas and Power to Traffic Load: When to Turn on Massive MIMO?

In Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2018

Conference paper

M. M. Aftab Hossain, Cicek Cavdar, Emil Björnson, Riku Jantti

Energy Saving Game for Massive MIMO: Coping With Daily Load Variation

In IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Article in journal



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