Dr. Michail (Michalis) Matthaiou  

Professor of Communications Engineering and Signal Processing, IEEE Fellow

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ECIT Institute, Queen's University Belfast

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

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


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Tel:              +44 28 9097 1789

Fax:            +44 28 9097 1702  

Email:          m.matthaiou@qub.ac.uk


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, cell-free massive MIMO, intelligent reflecting surfaces, and mm-wave/THz systems. He has published in excess of 280 papers on these topics, including some 130 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. To date, he has received the prestigious 2023 Argo Network Innovation Award, the 2019 EURASIP Early Career Award and the 2018/2019 Royal Academy of Engineering/The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship. 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 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications.  He is an IEEE Fellow.

•   29 January: Our group will present six papers at the IEEE  Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) in April 2024.

•   26 January: Welcome to our new PhD student! Haoran Ni has joined our team.

12 January: Our recent paper ''A hypernetwork based framework for non-stationary channel prediction'' has been accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

•    06 January: Our recent paper ''Circular RIS-enabled channel estimation and localization for multi-user ISAC systems'' has been accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Moreover, our recent paper ''Joint user association and power control for cell-free massive MIMO networks: DL and APG approaches,” will appear at the IEEE Internet of Things Journal.

•    18 December: Our group will present two papers at the IEEE  European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) in March 2024.

•    12 December:  Our recent paper “Protecting massive MIMO-radar coexistence: Precoding design and power control,” has been accepted at the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. Moreover, our recent paper “On the sideband harmonics in pulsed frequency diverse arrays,” will appear in IEEE Access.

•    17 November: Ms  Jiafei Fu from Southeast University is visiting our group to work on O-RAN for cell-free massive MIMO.

•  16 November: Our recent paper, ``Near-field localization and channel reconstruction for ELAA systems,” has been accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

•    01 November: I am the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Argo Network Innovation Award for members of the Greek diaspora. The award was bestowed on me by the President of the Greek Republic. The awards ceremony can be viewed here.

•  15 October: Our recent paper, ``EsaNet: Environment semantics enabled physical layer authentication,” has been accepted at the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

•    26 September: Welcome to our new PhD student! Zonghan Wang has joined our team.

•    10 August: Ms  Qi Wu from UESTC is visiting our group to work on device identification.

•   29 May: We had two papers accepted at 2023 EUSIPCO conference to be held in Helsinki, Finland in September 2023.

•   08 May: Our recent paper, ``A simulation framework for cooperative reconfigurable intelligent surface based systems,” has been accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

•  25 April: Our recent paper, “Towards extra large-scale MIMO: New channel properties and low-cost designs,” has been accepted at the IEEE Internet of Things Journal.

•    17 April: Welcome to our new PhD student! Muhammad Zeeshan Mumtaz has joined our team to work on wireless power transfer through intelligent metasurfaces.

•    10 April: Our recent paper, “Network-assisted full-duplex cell-free massive MIMO: Spectral and energy efficiencies,” has been accepted at the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

•    31 March: Our recent paper, ``Massive access in extra large-scale MIMO with mixed-ADC over near field channels,” has been accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

•    09 March: Our recent paper, ``Cell-free massive MIMO with OTFS modulation: Statistical CSI-based detection,” has been accepted at the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

•    22 February: Our recent paper, ``Reconfigurable massive MIMO: Harnessing the power of the electromagnetic domain for enhanced information transfer,'' has been accepted at the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.

•    07 February: Our recent paper, ``Low overhead localization and VR identification for subarray-based ELAA systems,” has been accepted at the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

•    31 January: Our recent paper, ``DRL-based RIS phase shift design for OFDM communication systems,” has been accepted at the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

•  6 January: After nearly ten years, I am rejoining the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Communications!