Academic Staff

Dr Bruno Clerckx is a Reader and Deputy Head of the Communication and Signal Processing Group, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Imperial College London (London, United Kingdom). He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in applied science from the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He spent the 1998-1999 academic year at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium). In 2006, he was a Post-Doc at the Université catholique de Louvain. From 2006 to 2011, he was with Samsung Electronics (Suwon, South Korea) where he actively contributed to 3GPP LTE/LTE-A and IEEE 802.16m and acted as the rapporteur for the 3GPP Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) Study Item. Since 2011, he has been with Imperial College London, first as an Imperial College Lecturer (2011-2015), then as a Senior Lecturer (2015-2017) and now as a Reader (2017-now). From 2014 to 2016, he also occupied an Associate Professor position at Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He also held several visiting research positions at Stanford University (CA, USA) [Jan 2003-Aug 2003], EURECOM (Sophia-Antipolis, France) [Oct 2004-Feb 2005], Korea University (Seoul, Korea) [Aug 2014/2015], National University of Singapore - NUS (Singapore) [July 2015], The University of Hong Kong - HKU (Hong Kong) [April 2016], Princeton University (USA) [April 2019], the University of Edinburgh (UK) [July 2019].   

Dr Bruno Clerckx is the author or co-author of two books on "MIMO wireless communications: From Real-World Propagation to Space-Time Code Design" (Academic Press, Elsevier, 2007) and "MIMO Wireless Networks: Channels, Techniques and Standards for Multi-Antenna, Multi-User and Multi-Cell Systems" (Academic Press, Elsevier, 2013), about 180 peer-reviewed international research papers, more than 150 standard contributions and over 75 issued or pending patents, among which 15 have been adopted in 4G (and are currently used by billions of devices worldwide). He received the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE SCVT 2002 and numerous Awards from Samsung in recognition of special achievements. Dr. Clerckx has been a TPC member, a symposium chair, or a TPC chair of many symposia on communication theory, signal processing for communication and wireless communication for several leading international IEEE conferences. He is an Elected Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM Technical Committee. He served as an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS from 2011 to 2015 and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS from 2015 to 2018, and is currently an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING. He has also been a (lead) guest editor for special issues of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, IEEE ACCESS and the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS. He was an Editor for the 3GPP LTE-Advanced Standard Technical Report on CoMP. His area of expertise is communication theory and signal processing for wireless networks.

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Post-Doctoral Researchers and Research Associates

Dr Shanpu Shen received the bachelor’s degree in communication engineering from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, in 2013, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, in 2017. He was a Visiting Ph.D. Student with the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, from 2016 to 2017. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with HKUST from 2017 to 2018. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate with the Communications and Signal Processing Group (CSP), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London. His current research interests include RF energy harvesting, wireless power transfer, multiple antenna systems, MIMO antenna design, and antenna optimization.
Research Area: RF Design, Wireless Power Circuit and System Design, WPT prototyping and optimization, WPt beamforming and waveform

Dr Yijie (Lina) Mao is currently a postdoctoral research associate with the Communications and Signal Processing Group (CSP), Department of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London. She received the B.Eng. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and the B.Eng. (Hons.) degree from Queen Mary University of London (London, United Kingdom) in 2014. She received the Ph.D. degree in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department from the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China) in 2018. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Hong Kong from 2018 to 2019. Her research interests include Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) communication networks, rate-splitting and non-orthogonal multiple access for 5G and beyond.
Research Area: MIMO communication networks, rate-splitting multiple access and non-orthogonal multiple access for 5G and beyond

Dr Onur Dizdar received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2008 and 2011. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2017. He also worked as a communications system design engineer in ASELSAN, Turkey from 2008 to 2019. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Communications and Signal Processing Group at Imperial College London. His research interests include wireless communications, error-correcting codes and decoding algorithms, rate-splitting and non-orthogonal multiple accesses and signal processing.
Research Area: Communications, Error-Correcting Codes, Rate-Splitting Multiple Access, non-orthogonal multiple access, Signal Processing

PhD Students and Research Assistants

Junghoon Kim (Jan 2016 – now) received his BSc in electronic and electrical engineering from Hongik University, Seoul, Korea, in 2008 and MSc in Telecommunications from University College London, UK, in 2015. From 2008 to 2014, He worked as a smartphone hardware engineer at Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea. He is currently doing his PhD at the Imperial College London. His research interests are RF energy harvesting and Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer.
Research Area: Wireless Power Transfer, Wireless Information and Power Transfer

Longfei Yin (Dec 2018 – now) received the BEng degree in telecommunications engineering with management from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China, in 2017, and MSc in communications and signal processing from Imperial College London, UK, in 2018. Currently, Longfei Yin is a PhD student at Imperial College London. Her research interests include wireless communications, optimization theory, machine learning for communications, and signal processing.
Research Area: Rate-Splitting Multiple Access

Yang Zhao (Oct 2019 - now) received the BEng degree in telecommunications engineering from both the University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK) and Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (Suzhou, China) in 2018, with MSc in communications and signal processing from Imperial College London (London, UK) in 2019. He is now a PhD student at Imperial College London. His research interests include RF energy harvesting, wireless information and power transfer, and machine learning.
Research Area
: Wireless Information and Power Transfer, Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces

Zheyuan (Kris) Feng (Nov 2019 - now) majored in Communication Engineering and get Bachelor degree of Communication Engineering in Nanjing university of science and technology in 2016. From 2016-2017, he studied at the University of Edinburgh and get his distinction in signal processing and communication. He did research on spatial division multiplexing on optical fibre. From 2018.5-2019.9, he works in China Telecom Shanghai Institution working on java programming. From 2019.11, he become a PHD student at Imperial college working on wireless power transfer, signal processing and communication.
Research Area: Wireless Power Transfer, Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces

Yunnuo Xu (Dec 2019 – now) got his first and second BEng degree in electronic and electrical engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), Nanjing, China, and City, University of London, UK, respectively in 2018. He got MSc in Wireless and Optical Communication from University College London, UK, in 2019. Currently, Yunnuo Xu is a PhD student at Imperial College London. His research interests include simultaneous wireless information and power transfer, wireless communications, machine learning, and signal processing.
Research Area: Rate-Splitting Multiple Access

Jiawei Xu (Jan 2020-) finished her first two years of undergraduate in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and last two years in university of Glasgow and received her BEng degree in electronic and electrical engineering from UESTC and UoG in 2018. She got her Msc degree in communications and signal processing from University of Manchester in 2019. Her research interests are wireless communications, power transfer and machine learning for communications.
Research Area: Rate-Splitting Multiple Access

Anup Mishra (Jan 2020 - now) is currently pursuing a PhD. at Communications and Signal Processing Group, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London, under the guidance of Dr. Bruno Clerckx. He completed his MSc (2018, with Distinction) at the the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, under the supervision of Dr.Bruno Clerckx. His Master’s thesis was on Sum-Rate Maximization for Linearly Precoded Downlink Multiuser MIMO Systems with Perfect CSIT using the Rate Splitting approach. He received the B.Tech degree (2016) with First Class Honors in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi. In his B.Tech project he developed uplink signal chain for Layer 1 and analysed performance of standard channel estimators and channel equalizers on simulator across various time and frequency selective channels. His research interests include Wireless Communications, Information Theory and Stochastic processes. His experience includes working as a Wireless Research and Development Engineer in Tejas Networks (2016-17) and Qualcomm (2018-2019).
Research area: Rate-Splitting, Communication Theory

Zhengang Guo (Jan 2020 - now) received the B.Eng. degree in mechatronic engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in 2015. From 2015 to 2019, he was a Ph.D. student at Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China. From 2018 to 2019, he was a visiting Ph.D. student at Cardiff University, Cardiff, U.K. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in communications and signal processing at Imperial College London, London, U.K. He has authored 3 peer-reviewed international research papers. His research interests include signal and data processing, super-resolution inverse problems, smart manufacturing, complex network modeling and optimization. He serves as a peer reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, and the Journal of Cleaner Production.
Research Area: Signal and data processing, Super-Resolution Inverse Problems, Smart Manufacturing, Complex Network Modeling and Optimization

Visiting PhD Students

Chengcheng Xu (Nov 2019 - now) is a Ph.D. student  in the College of Electronic Engineering at National University of Defense Technology, China, where he received the M.Sc. in information and communication engineering in 2017. Since 2019, he has been a visiting student with the Communication and Signal Processing Group, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London. His research interests include spectrum sensing, signal recognition, radar waveform design and joint radar-communication system design.
Research Area: Rate-Splitting Multiple Access, Joint Communication and Radar Transmission

Former (Graduated) PhD Students


Dr Chenxi Hao (April 2012 - March 2016). Now with Qualcomm, China.                                        

Dr Borzoo Rassouli (Feb 2013 - April 2016). Now Lecturer at University of Essex, UK.

Dr Hamdi Joudeh (Oct 2013 - June 2016). Now with TU Berlin, Germany.

Dr Mingbo Dai (June 2013 - Nov 2016). Now with Bank of America, UK.                           

Dr. Yang Huang (Oct 2013 - June 2017). Now Prof. at NUAA, China.

Dr. Zati Bayani Binti Zawawi (April 2013 - July 2017). Now back to Malaysia.

Dr. Ekaterina Bayguzina (Oct 2013 - Oct 2017). Now with Ofcom, London, UK.

Dr. Mudasar Bacha (June 2014 - June 2018). Now with Univeristy of Surrey as Post-Doc, UK.

Dr. Enrico Piovano (Oct 2015 - Sept 2019). Now research scientist at Amazon, Germany.

Former Post-Doctoral Researchers and Research Associates

Dr Hyukmin Son (Dec 2012-Nov 2013). Now Prof. at Wonkwang University, Korea.

Dr Jaehyun Park (Aug 2013-Aug 2014). Now Prof. at Pukyong National University, Korea.

Dr Yueping Wu (Nov 2013-Feb 2015). Now with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.

Dr Shahzad Gishkori (Dec 2014-Dec 2015). Now with the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Dr Hamdi Joudeh (June 2016 - June 2019). Now postdoc at TU Berlin, Germany.

Dr Morteza Varasteh (Jan 2017 - Aug 2019). Now Lecturer at University of Essex.

Dr Mahmoud Ouda (April 2017 - Dec 2019). Now postdoc at University of Cambridge, UK.

Former Visiting PhD Students, Researchers, and Scholars

Mouncef Benmimoune, PhD student, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres May 2012-July 2012

Sohail Payami, PhD student, University of Surrey, July 2012-Dec 2012

Ekaterina Bayguzina, MEng graduate Imperial College London, Feb 2013-July 2013

Mohsen Rezaee, PhD student, TU Vienna, Aug 2013-Sept 2013

Hoon Lee, PhD student, Korea University, Jan 2015-March 2015

Hun Min Shin, PhD student, Korea University, Jan 2015-March 2015

Alexey Buzuverov, PhD student, TU Darmstadt, Jan 2017-April 2017.

Yijie (Lina) Mao, PhD student, The University of Hong Kong, Feb 2017-Aug 2017.

Jian Zhang, PhD student, Xidian University, Sept 2018 – Sept 2019

Gui Zhou, PhD student, Beijing Institute of Technology, Oct 2018 - April 2019

Aryan Kaushik, PhD student, The University of Edinburgh, Sept 2019 - Jan 2020

Michael Koller, PhD student, TU Munich, Oct 2019 - Nov 2019

Wonjae Shin, Professor, Pusan National University, Dec 2019 - Jan 2020