Dr. Michail (Michalis) Matthaiou

Professor of Communications Engineering and Signal Processing

ECIT Institute, Queen's University Belfast

Queen's Road, Queen's Island, Catalyst Inc

Belfast, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland, U.K.


Contact details:

Tel: +44 28 9097 1789

Fax: +44 28 9097 1702


New 2020 ERC Consolidator Grant, 2021-2026

Beyond Massive MIMO: Living at the Interface of Electromagnetics and Information Theory (BEATRICE)

Biography

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 Professor of Communications Engineering and Signal Processing and Deputy Director of the Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) at Queen’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, beyond massive MIMO, intelligent reflecting surfaces, mm-wave/THz systems and deep learning for communications. He has published in excess of 210 papers on these topics, including some 100 IEEE journal papers.

Dr. Matthaiou and his coauthors received the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Leonard G. Abraham Prize in 2017. He currently holds the ERC Consolidator Grant BEATRICE (2021-2026) focused on the interface between information and electromagnetic theories. He was awarded the prestigious 2018/2019 Royal Academy of Engineering/The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship and also received 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 is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Physical Communication, a Senior Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and an Associate Editor for the IEEE JSAC Series on Machine Learning for Communications and Networks. In the past, he was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, Associate Editor/Senior Editor for IEEE Communications Letters.

• 11 April: Our recent paper, “3-D deployment of UAV swarm for massive MIMO communications,” has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

• 22 March: Our recent paper, “Hardening the channels by precoder design in massive MIMO with multiple-antenna users,” has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

• 16 March: Our recent paper, ``Model-based learning network for 3-D localization in mmWave communications'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

• 9 March: Our recent paper, ``Optimal per-antenna ADC bit allocation in correlated and cell-free massive MIMO'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

• 01 March: Our recent paper, ``Channel estimation and hybrid combining for wideband terahertz massive MIMO systems,'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

• 17 February: My latest interview on the future of wireless communications and my ERC grant is available here.

• 31 January: Our recent paper, ``Cell-free massive MIMO: Joint maximum-ratio and zero-forcing precoder with power control'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

• 14 January: I recently gave a 'Behind the Science' interview on the future of wireless communications and my recently awarded ERC Consolidator Grant.

• 08 January: Our recent paper, ``Tensor-based algebraic channel estimation for hybrid IRS-assisted MIMO-OFDM,'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

• 10 December: ERC Consolidator Grant awarded!! I am one of the awardees of the prestigious 2020 ERC Consolidator Grant. The BEATRICE project will innovate across the interface between information theory and electromagnetism. The project will be launched in 2021 with several postdoc/PhD openings. More details to follow soon.

• 13 November: Our recent paper, ``Deep learning-aided multicarrier systems,'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

• 12 November: Our recent paper, ``On the aperture efficiency of intelligent reflecting surfaces,'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

• 5 November: Our recent paper, ``On the uplink transmission of extra-large scale massive MIMO systems,'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

• 25 September: Our recent paper, ``The road to 6G: Ten physical layer challenges for communications engineers,'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Communications Magazine.

• 16 September: I was just appointed as the Deputy Director of the Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) at Queen's University Belfast.

• 12 August: Our recent paper, ``Intelligent reflecting surfaces with spatial modulation: An electromagnetic perspective,” has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society.

Academic promotion: As of August 1st, I am promoted to Professor of Communications Engineering and Signal Processing at Queen's University Belfast!

• 24 July: I just became an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communations - Series on Machine Learning for Communications and Networks. Please consider to submit your work to this new journal!

• 8 July: Our recent paper, ``Towards large intelligent surface (LIS)-based communications,” has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

• 23 April: Our recent paper, ``Hybrid precoding for massive MIMO with low rank channels: A two-stage user scheduling approach,” has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Communications. Also, our recent paper ``Pilot assignment and power allocation for multipair massive MIMO relaying networks,'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

• 06 April: Our recent paper, ``Transmission scheme and performance analysis of multi-cell decoupled heterogeneous networks” has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

• 16 April: Our recent paper, ``The road to 6G: Ten physical layer challenges for communications engineers,” has been submitted for potential publication.

• 06 April: Our recent paper, ``Transmission scheme and performance analysis of multi-cell decoupled heterogeneous networks” has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Communications.