Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Communications and Array Processing



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Miss Vanessa Rodriguez-Gonzalez +44 (0)20 7594 6267




801Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





My research (and the research of my PhD students) is concerned with investigations of the fundamental problems in array processing and with the development of theoretical tools which are laying new foundations relating to both the analysis and synthesis of array techniques, algorithms and sensor-array system architectures. The applications are enormous. However, early in my career I realised that "array processing" has a major role to play in the development of future communication systems and thus I established the new group the "Array Communications" taking its theoretical foundation from Communication Theory and Information Theory blended with the experience and expertise in "Array Processing". Some of the specific topics being investigated by the Array Comms and Array Processing groups are as follows:


Array Communications

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Arrayed Multicarrier MIMO Systems for 4G/5G Wireless Comms

Arrayed Wireless Sesnors Networks (A-WSNs)

Spatiotemporal Communications for 3G/4G/5G Wireless Comms

Array Processing Techniques for Mobile Positioning Problem

Inetgrated Vector-Channel Estimation and Multi-user Antenna Array Reception

Distortion Criteria and Performance Analysis of Antenna Array Comm Systems 

Array Signal Processing

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Array Manifold Investigation using Differential Geometry

Spatiotemporal Array (STAR) Manifolds

Array Calibration and Uncertainties

Superresolution Beamforming

Large Apertrure Array Systems

Near and Far Field Array Processing

Higher-order Signal Subspace Techniques

H-inf Robust Array Processing

Array Signal Abnormalities and Quality Factor

Array Design

Array Uncertainties and Array Calibration



Professor J. Wang and Professor N. Gomes, University of Kent (Professor J. Wang and Professor N. Gomes), MIMO-Assisted Passive Indoor Tracking (MAP) and IEEE ICC 2015, 2012 - 2016

Professor Ian Robertson and Professor Jaafar Elmirghani, Leeds University (Professor Ian Robertson and Professor Jaafar Elmirghani), Networked Performers, 2012 - 2013

Professor A Spanias and Professor Travor Thorton, Arizona State University (USA, Professor A Spanias and Professor Travor Thorton), Wireless Sensor Networks, 2011

Professor Timothy Coulson, Oxford University (Professor Timothy Coulson, Department of Zoology), Mice Localisation and Tracking, 2009

Guest Lectures

Universitas Magistrorum Et Scholarium, Cartagena, Colombia,Space-time Beamformers with Massive Mainlobe Gain using Antenna Arrays with Limited Number of Antennas, Universitas Magistrorum Et Scholarium, Cartagena, Colombia, 2017

Colombia (Universidad Del Norte, Barranquilla), Space-time Beamformers with Massive Mainlobe Gain using Antenna Arrays with Limited Number of Antennas,, Universidad Del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, Barranquilla, Colombia, 2017

Cátedra Europa 2017, Universidad Del Norte, Panel on Smart Antennas for the Strengthening of Telecommunications Systems, Universidad Del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, 2017

IEEE Puerto Rico (San Jose), The Art of Multi-Antenna Wireless Communications: From “Space” to “Space-Time” Communications, IEEE Puerto Rico (San Jose), Puerto Rico )San Jose), 2017

The 2016 IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband, Keynote Lecture: When Spatiotemporal Manifolds met Multi-Antenna Wireless Systems, Nanjing, China, The 2016 IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband, Nanjing, China, 2016

International Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing (SAM-IWCSP 2016), Keynote: "Array signal processing and wireless communications: locked horns or hand-in-hand?", PUC, Rio De Janerio, Brazil, International Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing (SAM-IWCSP 2016), PUC, Rio De Janerio, Brazil, 2016

Research Student Supervision

Akindoyin,A, PhD, 2017: Uncertainties and Array Geometry Selection, A. Akindoyin

Alexiou,A, PhD, 1999: Bounds in Array Processing, Angela Alexiou

Beck,C, PhD, 2003*: Robust Space-Time DS-CDMA Communication Systems, Cara Beck

Commin,H, PhD, 2013: Spatiotemporal Arrayed MIMO Radar, Harry Commin

Dacos,J, PhD, 1991: Array Manifold and Differential Geometry for Source Location and Parameter Estimation, John Dacos

Dowlut,NH, PhD, 1997: Superresolution Array Design, Naushad Dowlut

Dr Chen,Z, PhD, 2011: Cooperative Transmitter-Receiver Arrayed Communications, Zhijie Chen

Dr Efstathopoulos,G, PhD, 2008: Extended Array Manifolds, George Efstathopoulos

Dr Elissaios,G, PhD, 2008: Array Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks, George Elissaios

Dr Kamil,YI, PhD, 2011: Localisation and Tracking in Arrayed Wireless Sensor Networks, Yousif Kamil

Dr Li,W, PhD, 2011: Cooperative Arrayed Wireless Sensor Networks, PhD, Wei Li (Victor)

Dr Luo,K, PhD, 2013: MIMO Radar: Target Localisation, Kai Luo

Dr Mengot,A, PhD, 2009: Antenna Array Calibration in Wireless Communications, Nanya Mengot

Dr Peh,HH, PhD, 2009: Cyclic Prefix-Free MC-CDMA Arrayed MIMO Communication Systems, Ho Huat Peh

Dr Rashid,F, PhD, 2008: Arrayed Multicarrier Systems: Diffuse Channel Estimation and Reception, Farrukh Rashid

Dr Supakwong,S, PhD, 2009: Diversely Polarized Antenna Array Systems, Nine Supakwong

Dr Wang,X-L, PhD, 2008: Signal Processing in Arrayed MIMO Systems, Xiao-Lei Wang

Dr Willerton,M, PhD, 2013: Array Auto-Calibration, Marc Willerton

Dr Zhang,T, PhD, 2008: Transceiver Design Over Space-Time Fading Channels, Tingting Zhang

Dr Zhuang,J, PhD, 2011: Array Signal Processing Robust to Pointing Errors, Jie Zhuang

Fang,Z, PhD, 2018: Sensor Array Processing: Localisation of Wireless Sources, Zexi Fang

Fistas,N, PhD, 1994: Eliminating Array Manifold and Mutual Coupling Uncertainties, Nikolaos Fistas

Gabillard,T, PhD, 2017: Antenna Arrays for Co-channel Interference Mitigation in Wireless Communications, Thibaud Gabillard

Huang,L-K, PhD, 2002: Space-Time DS-CDMA Communication Systems, Li-ke Huang

Karaminas,P, PhD, 2001: Array Processing in Mobile Radio Networks, Panos Karaminas

Karimi,HR, PhD, 1993: The Array Manifold in Superresolution Direction Finding, Reza Karimi

Lee,JS, PhD, 1999: Array Multi-user Channels-Receivers in Wireless Communications, Jin Soc Lee

Lefkaditis,V, PhD, 2001: Ambiguities in Array Processing and their Implications, V Lefkaditis

Lim,SS, PhD, 1998: Antenna Array Single-user and Multiuser DS-CDMA Receivers, S.S. Lim

Liu,Q, PhD, 2017: Experimental Studies of Array Systems using Software Defined Radio Testbed, Q. Liu (Cooper)

Ma,ICW, PhD, 2014: Transceiver Optimisation for MIMO High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) System, Irina Ma

Mak,K, PhD, 2014: Arrayed Synthetic Aperture Radar, Karen Mak

Mikal Tasya Mhd Tajudin,, PhD, 2005: Array Processing Techniques For Mobile Positioning Problem, Mikal

Naveendra,TS, PhD, 2004: Diffused Vector Channel Estimation and Robust Reception for Antenna Array DS-CDMA Systems, Naveendra

Ng,JWP, PhD, 2004: Array Communications: Space-Time Vector Channel Estimation and Reception, Jason Ng

Proukakis,C, PhD, 1997: Array Ambiguities, C. Proukakis

Ren,H, PhD, 2017: Spatiotemporal Array Signal Processing in MIMO Radar for Moving Targets in Ground Clutter, He Ren

Sadler,DJ, PhD, 2004: Antenna Array Systems for Wireless Communication using Multicarrier DS-CDMA, David Sadler

Sleiman,AB, PhD, 2003: Array Manifold Surfaces: An Investigative Study, Adham Sleiman

Sridhar,V, PhD, 2017: Enhancing the Degrees of Freedom in Array Signal Processing, Vidhya Sridhar

Stavropoulos,KV, PhD, 2002: Elimination/Mitigation of Uncertainties in Antenna Array Systems, K Stavropoulos

Takai,N, PhD, 1993: Array Manifold and Higher Order Statistics, Nobiyuki Takai

Venieris,E, PhD, 2016: Source Localisation and Beamforming in the Presence of Multipath and Co-channel Interference, E Venieris

Whinnett,NW, PhD, 1991: High-Resolution Array Processing, Nick Whinnett

Wilkinson,PL, PhD, 2001: Antenna Array Receivers for DS-CDMA Wireless Systems, Peter Wilkinson

Zhang,H, PhD, 2010*: Detection of Extremely Weak Signals Using an Array of Sensors, Hongliang Zhang