Dr. Michail (Michalis) Matthaiou

Reader in Multiple-Antenna Systems

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


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 (equivalent to Associate Professor) in Multiple-Antenna Systems at ECIT Institute, 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, massive MIMO systems, hardware-constrained communications, fog computing and performance analysis of fading channels. He has published in excess of 160 papers on these topics, including some 65 IEEE journal papers.

Dr. Matthaiou and his coauthors received the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Leonard G. Abraham Prize in 2017. 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.

• 20 November: Group alumni, Dr Harsh Tataria, has taken up a senior postdoctoral position at Lund University, Sweden.

• 13 November: Our recent paper leverages a generalized correlation-based model for massive MIMO and investigates some fundamental performance metrics.

• 26 October 2018: Our recent paper ''Hardware-constrained millimeter wave systems for 5G: Challenges, opportunities and solutions'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Communications Magazine.

• 23 October 2018: I will be serving as the Symposium Co-Chair of WCSP 2019 Wireless Communications Symposium. Please consider to submit your research work to this prestigious conference.

• 20 October 2018: Best paper award!! Our research on massive MIMO has, once again, been recognized. This time through a best paper award at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP). A copy of the paper can be found here.

• 01 October 2018: Two new team members! Dr Jide Yuan and Mr James Sutton have just joined our group. Welcome Jide and James.

• 17 September 2018: New team member! Mr Shih-Kai Chou has just our group as a new PhD student. Welcome Shih-Kai.

• 13 August 2018: Our recent paper ''Hybrid processing design for multipair massive MIMO relaying with channel spatial correlation,” has been accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Communications.

• 16 July 2018: Our recent papers ''Multi-pair two-way massive MIMO relaying with hardware impairments over Rician fading channels,” and “Channel correlation diversity in multiuser systems,'' have been accepted for publication at 2018 IEEE GLOBECOM, Abu Dhabi, UAE.