Communication Systems (KS)

The Division of Communication Systems conducts research and education in communications engineering, statistical signal processing and network science.

Photo credit: Karl ÖfverströmA principal focus is on enabling technologies for 5G wireless networks and beyond, with Massive MIMO as the most outstanding, scalable technology component. Specific questions of concern include the design of coding, signal processing, and resource allocation algorithms, as well as implementation aspects and network topologies. Security and robustness of communication links and networks are additional topics of concern.

The division also leads research in positioning technology, with focus on cooperative localization algorithms, positioning in difficult radio environments, and positioning using antenna arrays.

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Recent highlights

Former Ph.D. student Hien Ngo wins the 2018 EURASIP Best Ph.D. Award for his dissertation "Massive MIMO: Fundamentals and System Designs" (advisor: E.G. Larsson)

Emil Björnson wins the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications (shared with L. Sanguinetti, J. Hoydis and M. Debbah)

Erik G. Larsson wins the IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award (shared with O. Edfors, F. Tufvesson and T. Marzetta)

Hei Victor Cheng successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Optimizing Massive MIMO: Precoder design and power allocation

Erik G. Larsson appointed to the editorial board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

Emil Björnson promoted to Associate Professor (biträdande professor)

Christopher Mollen successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "High-End Performance with Low-End Hardware: Analysis of Massive MIMO Base Station Transceivers"
Trinh Van Chien successfully defended his Licentiate Thesis "Resource Allocation for Max-Min Fairness in Multi-Cell Massive MIMO"

We welcome Dr. Ashkan Kalantari, new postdoc in communication systems

Olle Abrahamsson wins best poster award at TAMSEC

Emil Björnson wins best paper award at the 9th International conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP), Nanjing, China

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