Future Wireless Networks

Future Wireless Networks

Our research staff are internationally recognized and leading in future wireless communication systems. There is a strong focus on next generation (5G) wide-area wireless networks, as well as on small scale medical body-area communications. New technologies include mm-wave communications, cell densification, heterogeneous networks, massive MIMO, and spectrum sharing. Other areas of interest include random access networks and network information theory.

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Hot topics

  • Airborne communications
  • Next-generation mobile cellular network architectures
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Body Area Networks
  • mm-wave Network Architectures
  • Cognitive Communication systems
  • Ad-Hoc Networks
  • Device-to-Device communications
  • Satellite Communications
  • Spectrum Sharing
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Signal processing

Recent Achievements

  • Six papers from the group have been accepted for the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). The papers will address a wide range of research problems in emerging wireless communications systems, including covert communications for mission critical applications, secure UAV-aided wireless communications, beam alignment for mmWave communications, optimum relay selection in 5G wireless systems, handover characterisation in spatial HetNets and optimum energy efficient communications with low-resolution quantisation.
  • Prof Stephen Hanly awarded the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award
  • Prof Iain Collings awarded the Best Peer Reviewed Paper Award at the International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society Symposium and Exhibition (IGNSS) 2015
  • We brought to Australia the 10th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BODYNETS 2015) which was held on 28-30 September 2015 in Sydney. The conference was under the technical sponsorship of the ACM. For more information visit the conference website.
  • We were the first university in Australia to forge a research partnership with CSIRO under the revitalised Science Industry Endowment Fund

Group Members

Photo Members Research Areas

Professor Iain Collings, Head of Department

Iain Collings
Deputy Dean, School of Engineering
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  • Wireless transmission: MIMO, MU-MIMO, Massive MIMO systems design
  • Cellular systems: Heterogeneous Networks, Small Cells
  • Cross-layer optimisation:Hybrid ARQ,Spectrum sharing
  • Ad-hoc networks: Relay systems
 Research Group - future wireless Robert Abbas

Robert Abbas
Senior Lecturer
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  • 5G Mobile Networks, Massive MIMO, LTE advanced, HetNets, optimisation and Performance Management,
  • Cloud-RAN, Cloud Computing, Virtualisations Application for 5G Mobile Networks.
  • Software Defined Networking Application for 5G Mobile Networks.

Professor Stephen Hanly

Stephen Hanly
Full Profile
  • The fundamental limits of communications (Shannon theory)
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Optimisation of wireless communication networks.
 Hazer Inaltekin
Senior Lecturer 
  • Fog computing, cyber-physical systems and Internet-of-Things
  • Artificial intelligence applied to wireless communication
  • Airborne wireless communication networks
  • 5G wireless technology and beyond
  • Stochastic geometry and spatial modelling for wireless systems
  • Social networks and game theory

Chuanshan Liu, Research Fellow

Chunshan Liu
Research Fellow
Full Profile

  • Heterogeneous Networks: User Association and Resource Allocation
  • Base Station Cooperation for Downlink Wireless Networks
  • Beyond Next Generation Mobile Network
  • Modelling Doubly-Selective Underwater Acoustic Channels
SuhbasSubhas Mukhopadhyay
Full Profile
  • Smart  Sensors and Sensing Technology, Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things
  • Instrumentation and Measurements, Smart Home, Smart City, Smart Grid
  • Electromagnetics, Control, Electrical Machines and Numerical field calculation
  • Biomedical, Health, Environmental Monitoring and Assisted Living

Associate Professor Sam Reisenfeld

Sam Reisenfeld
Associate Professor
Full Profile

  • Wireless communication systems
  • Satellite communication systems
  • Software defined radio
  • Cognitive radio oriented wireless networks
  • Mobile networks

Associate Professor Rein Vesilo

Rein Vesilo
Associate Professor
Full Profile

  • Power control and interference mitigation in Wireless Body Area Networks
  • Scheduling in wireless networks
  • Bounds and approximations in multiserver queuing systems
  • Regular variation in stochastic processes and models
Innovation Fellow Phil Whiting Philip Whiting
Full Profile
  • Scheduling of mixed delay tolerant and delay intolerant traffic on 5G wireless networks
  • Performance analysis for large scale WiFi and Sensor Networks
  • Impact of Blockage on Base Station Discovery for mmWave Networks
Shihao Yan
MQ Research Fellow
  • Physical Layer Security
  • Undetectable/Covert Wireless Communications
  • Location Spoofing Detection
  • Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Wireless Communications
  • Location-based Wireless Communications
  • Millimetre-Wave Communications
 Lou Zhao
Research Fellow 
  • Massive MIMO systems
  • Hybrid Millimetre-Wave Systems
  • Millimetre-Wave Systems for V2X
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