University of Bristol

The University of Bristol has a leading role in the SWAN Programme, contributing world-class expertise in the areas of physical layer wireless research, RF technologies, and Dynamic Spectrum Access.  The University team and business partners are able to make extensive use of the Communication Systems and Networks (CSN) Research Group laboratory facilities in SWAN’s mix of fundamental and applied research.

The CSN Group was formed in 1985 to address the research demands of the fixed and wireless communications sectors.  It combines fundamental academic research with a strong level of industrial application. The Group has well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment and first-class computational facilities. The Group has joined forces with the University's High Performance Networks (HPN) Group and the Photonics Research Group to form the Smart Internet Lab.

Principal Investigator

Professor Mark BeachProfessor Mark Beach – Professor of Radio Systems Engineering

Professor Mark Beach has over 30 years of experience in physical layer wireless research including spread spectrum; adaptive and smart antennas for capacity and range extension in wireless networks; MIMO aided connectivity for through-put and spectrum efficiency enhancement; millimetre wave technology, as well as secure, robust and frequency agile radio frequency technologies. He leads the delivery of the UKRI/EPSRC SWAN Prosperity Partnership, is a Co-Director of the CDT in Communications and also the School Research Impact Director. Professor Beach was the Head of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from 2006 to 2010.

Co-Investigators

Dr Simon Armour

Dr Simon Armour

Senior Lecturer in Software Radio

 

Dr Andrew Austin

Senior Lecturer in Electrical & 

Electronic Engineering

 

Dr Shuping Dang

Dr Shuping Dang

Lecturer in ML/AI in Wireless

Networks

 

Dr Geoffrey Hilton

Dr Geoffrey Hilton

Senior Lecturer in Electrical & 

Electronic Engineering

 

Researchers

Dr Mir Lodro

Senior Research Associate

 

Mr Francesco Raimondo

Senior Research Associate

 

Dr Robert Zakrzewski

Research Associate

Mr Charles Khoury

Research Associate

 

Mr Jiteng Ma

SWAN Senior Research Associate

 

Students

Sanchita Kayal

Ms Sanchita Kayal

SWAN PhD Student

Mr Evangelos Xenos

Mr Evangelos Xenos

SWAN PhD Student

Mr Sarmad Ozan

Mr Sarmad Ozan 

Aligned PhD Student

Mr Simon Wilson

Mr Simon Wilson

Aligned PhD Student

 

Project support

Ms Lucy Lilwall

Project Officer