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The division of Communication Systems is headed by Prof. Erik G. Larsson and was founded in 2007. Our division conducts research and education within the general area of digital and wireless communication systems.


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Our research activities span many aspects of communications and wireless communications in particular. Current projects include research on massive MIMO systems, cooperative localization, signal processing for communications, and resource allocation in wireless networks. Our research is funded by major national and European agencies including the Swedish Research Council (VR), and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). We are partner in the European Union-sponsored FP7-MAMMOET project. We are part of the Swedish government's strategic initiatives at Linköping, ELLIIT and Security-Link. For more information, see the "research" pages in the menu to the left.


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On the undergraduate level (B.Sc. level; 1st-3rd year of Swedish engineering degree, "civilingenjör") we primarily teach a basic course in signals, information and communications.

On the Master of Science level (4th-5th year of civilingenjör) we teach advanced courses on signal theory, digital and wireless (radio) communications, information networks, and error-control coding. We offer a 2-year (120 ECTS) master program in communication systems, taught entirely in English. We coordinate the communication profile for the Y, Yi, D and IT degree programs. More information here.

We offer a Ph.D. program (currently recruiting Ph.D. students) in communication systems. We offer a number of graduate (Ph.D. level) courses on fundamental principles for communications and signal processing (open to all graduate students at LiU).

See the links in the menu to the left for more information.



Prof. Erik G. Larsson and his former student Hien Ngo share the 2017 IEEE ComSoc Leonard G. Abraham prize (together with H.Suraweera and M. Matthaiou).


We welcome Dr. Kamil Senel, new postdoc in Communication Systems.


We welcome Dr. Zheng Chen, new postdoc in Communication Systems.


Trinh Van Chien named exemplary reviewer of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters in 2016.


Hei Victor Cheng successfully defended his Licentiate thesis Aspects of Power Allocation in Massive MIMO.


Marcus Karlsson successfully defended his Licentiate thesis Aspects of Massive MIMO.


We are launching the Massive MIMO blog, an entry point to learn about Massive MIMO technology, and a forum for expert commentary.


Christopher Mollén successfully defended his Licentiate thesis On Massive MIMO Base Stations with Low-End Hardware.


We welcome Dr. <Unknown username: tando07>, new postdoc in Communication Systems.


<Unknown username: antpi39> received the Swe-CTW best student journal paper award 2016, for the paper Uplink Performance of Time-Reversal MRC in Massive MIMO Systems subject to Phase Noise, (IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications 2015), coauthored with Saif Mohammed and Prof. Erik G. Larsson.


<Unknown username: antpi39> successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation "Phase noise and wideband transmission in massive MIMO".


MSc <Unknown username: antpi39> has been deemed Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Communications Letters.


The Ph.D. thesis "Multiantenna Cellular Communications: Channel Estimation, Feedback, and Resource Allocation" of Dr. Emil Björnson has been selected as one of the two winners of the 2016 EURASIP Best Ph.D. Award.


Prof. Erik G. Larsson has been interviewed in Elektroniktidningen. The interview is on pages 10-12. The article is in Swedish.


Dr. Mikael Olofsson is nominated for the "gyllene moroten" pedagogical prize.


Prof. Erik G. Larsson has been elevated to Fellow of the IEEE.

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