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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Erik G. Larsson elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA)
Erik G. Larsson wins the best teacher award by the Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering (Y) students.
We welcome Jianan Bai, new Ph.D. student in communication systems.
We welcome Sarvendranath R., new postdoc in communication systems.

Congratulations to Zheng Chen for winning a CENIIT research grant.
Giovanni Interdonato successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Cell-Free Massive MIMO: Scalability, Signal Processing and Power Control".

We welcome Chung-Hsuan Hu, new Ph.D. student in communication systems.
Ema Becirovic successfully defended her licentiate thesis "On Massive MIMO for Massive Machine-Type Communications".
Emil Björnson wins SSF Future Research Leader grant.
Daniel Verenzuela successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis " Exploring Alternative Massive MIMO Designs: Superimposed Pilots and Mixed-ADCs".
Trinh Van Chien successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Spatial Resource Allocation in Massive MIMO Communications: From Cellular to Cell-Free".
Emil Björnson named Wallenberg Academy Fellow.
Emil Björnson wins grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR) for research on improved spectral efficiency in wireless communications using spatial correlation and distributed antennas.
Erik G. Larsson wins grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR) for research on adversarial attacks on machine learning for the wireless physical layer.
Emil Björnson and Erik G. Larsson, together with Thomas Marzetta at NYU, win the 2019 IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize for their paper "Massive MIMO: Ten Myths and One Critical Question".
Erik G. Larsson named Wallenberg Scholar.
Emil Björnson wins the 2019 EURASIP Early Career Society Award.

We welcome Özlem Tugfe Demir, new postdoc in Communication systems.
Erik G. Larsson appointed to the steering committee for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
Erik G. Larsson named highly cited researcher
Giovanni Interdonato successfully defended his licentiate thesis "Signal Processing Aspects of Cell-Free Massive MIMO"
Marcus Karlsson successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Blind Massive MIMO Base Stations: Downlink Transmission and Jamming"
Telecommunications research at Linköping University ranks #23 in the world according to the Shanghai academic ranking of world universities
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) 

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