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    Michail (Michalis) Matthaiou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1981. He obtained the Diploma degree (5 years) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2004. He then received the M.Sc. (with distinction) in Communication Systems and Signal Processing from the University of Bristol, U.K. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. in 2005 and 2008, respectively. From September 2008 through May 2010, he was with the Institute for Circuit Theory and Signal Processing, Munich University of Technology (TUM), Germany working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. He is currently a Reader in Multiple-Antenna Systems at ECIT InstituteQueen’s University Belfast, U.K. after holding an Assistant Professor position at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He has also held research visiting appointments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A., Linköping University, Sweden and Southeast University, China. His research interests span signal processing for wireless communications, massive MIMO systems, hardware-constrained communications, and performance analysis of fading channels.

    Dr. Matthaiou and his coauthors received the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Leonard G. Abraham Prize in 2017. He is currently holding the prestigious 2018/2019 Royal Academy of Engineering/The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship and will receive the 2019 EURASIP Early Career Award. His team was also the Grand Winner of the 2019 Mobile World Congress Challenge. He was the recipient of the 2011 IEEE ComSoc Best Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region and a co-recipient of the 2006 IEEE Communications Chapter Project Prize for the best M.Sc. dissertation in the area of communications. He has co-authored papers that received best paper awards at the 2018 IEEE WCSP and 2014 IEEE ICC and was an Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters for 2010. In 2014, he received the Research Fund for International Young Scientists from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has been a member of Technical Program Committees for several IEEE conferences such as ICC, GLOBECOM, WCNC etc. In the past, he was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, Associate Editor/Senior Editor for IEEE Communications Letters and was the Lead Guest Editor of the special issue on ''Large-scale multiple antenna wireless systems'' of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He is a Senior IEEE member.


    Research Interests

    • Statistical analysis of communication systems
    • Communication theory
    • Massive MIMO systems
    • Hardware-constrained communication systems
    • Mulit-way cooperative communications
    • Performance analysis of fading channels
    • Fog computing


    • 2019: EURASIP Early Career Award
    • 2019: Grand Winner Team of the 2019 Mobile World Congress Challenge
    • 2018/2019: Royal Academy of Engineering/The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship
    • 2017: IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize
    • 2014: Best Paper Award at 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
    • 2013: IEEE Senior Member
    • 2011: IEEE ComSoc Best Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region
    • 2011: Solveig and Karl G. Eliasson Memorial Fund, Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    • 2010: Exemplary reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters
    • 2006: Best M.Sc. dissertation in the area of communications, IEEE Communications Chapter Project Prize, University of Bristol, U.K.
    • 2005: Academic distinction for scholastic achievement (top 9% of a class of 52), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, U.K.


    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am permanently looking for outstanding UK/EU candidates interested in pursuing a PhD thesis in:

    - wireless communications
    - signal processing for communications
    - massive MIMO
    - millimeter-wave systems

    The successful candidates should have strong mathematical background and willingness to work in a diverse research team.

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    Frequent Journals

    • IEEE Transactions on Communications

      ISSNs: 0090-6778

      Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.463 SNIP 2.261


    • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

      ISSNs: 0018-9545

      Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.089 SNIP 2.256


    • IEEE Communications Letters

      ISSNs: 1089-7798

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1558-2558

      Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.837 SNIP 1.562


    • IEEE Wireless Communications

      ISSNs: 1536-1276

      Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.692 SNIP 2.5


    • IEEE Wireless Communications Letters

      ISSNs: 2162-2337

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2162-2345

      IEEE Communications Society

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.923 SNIP 1.535


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