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 230 papers on these topics, including some 110 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 and a Senior Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.

26 September: Our recent paper, ``Cell-free massive MIMO meets OTFS modulation,” has been accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

25 September: Our recent paper, ``(Non)-coherent MU-MIMO block fading channels with finite blocklength and linear processing” has been accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

• 12 September: Welcome to our new PhD student! Ruoxi Chong has joined our team to work on OTFS-based systems.

9 September: I was just appointed as a Senior Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine for a period of two years. I am looking forward to working with the SPM community in the years to come!

• 18 August: We had three papers accepted at the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems (ISWCS).

18 July: Our recent paper, ``Fine-grained analysis of reconfigurable intelligent surface-assisted mmWave networks” has been accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

• 17 June: Our recent paper, ``OTFS-based massive MIMO with fractional delay and Doppler shift: The URLLC case,,'' has been accepted for publication at the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC).

16 June: Welcome to our new PhD student! Rozita Konstantinou has joined our team to work on antenna design for 6G communications.

• 07 May: Our recent paper, ``Data size-aware downlink massive MIMO: Session-based approach,” has been accepted at the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

04 May: Our recent paper, ``Conformal IRS-empowered MIMO-OFDM: Channel estimation and environment mapping,” has been accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

03 May: Our recent papers, ``Virtually full-duplex cell-free massive MIMO with access point mode assignment,” and ``Channel estimation in RIS-assisted downlink massive MIMO: A learning-based approach,'' have been accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC).

• 26 April: Our recent paper, ``Fine-grained analysis of reconfigurable intelligent surface-assisted mmWave networks,” has been accepted at the 2022 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC).

6 March: Our recent paper, ``Cell-free massive MIMO with OTFS modulation: Power control and resource allocation,'' has been accepted for publication at the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) - 2nd Workshop on OTFS and Delay-Doppler Signal Processing for 6G and Future High-mobility Communications.

• 14 February: Visiting researcher! Mr Chongzheng Hao from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China is visiting my group for one year. He will be working on machine learning aspects of wireless communications.

• 18 January: Our recent paper, ``When cell-free massive MIMO meets OTFS modulation: The downlink case,'' has been accepted for publication at the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC).

20 December: Our recent paper, ``Cell-free massive MIMO meets OTFS modulation,'' was submitted for potential publication to the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

• 16 December: Our recent paper, ``Concentration of measure: Non-asymptotic analysis for uplink MU-MIMO,'' has been accepted for publication at the 2022 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC).

6 September: Our recent paper, ``On the spectral efficiency of orbital angular momentum with mode offset,'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

31 August: New team member: Dr Konstantinos Dovelos has just joined our team to work on the ERC project BEATRICE.

• 28 August: Our recent paper, ``Channel estimation and user localization for IRS-assisted MIMO-OFDM systems,'' has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

27 August: I was elected as an Honorary Professor at Amity University, India.

• 18 August: Our recent papers ``Intelligent reflecting surface-aided wideband THz communications: Modeling and analysis,'' and ``Communication and localization with extremely large linear distributed lens antenna arrays,'' have been accepted for publication at the 2021 IEEE Workshop on Smart Antennas.

• 11 August: Our recent paper ``Knowledge-distillation-aided lightweight neural network for massive MIMO CSI feedback,'' has been accepted for publication at the 2021 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference.

• 11 July: Our recent paper ``Electromagnetic modeling of holographic intelligent reflecting surfaces at terahertz bands,'' has been accepted as invited paper at the 2021 IEEE ASILOMAR Conference. Our paper ``How does cell-free massive MIMO support multiple federated learning groups?'' has been accepted as invited paper at the 2021 IEEE SPAWC Conference..