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Erik G. Larsson

Position: Professor
Also: Head of division
Address: Linköping University,
Dept. of Electrical Engineering,
SE-581 83 Linköping, Sweden
Office: Building B, top floor, corridor A between entrances 27 and 29.
Telephone: +46-(0)13-281312
Mobile: +46-(0)73-6209426
Telefax: +46-(0)13-139282
Activity: Publications
Erik G. Larsson

Erik G. Larsson is Professor and Head of the Division for Communication Systems in the Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY) at Linkoping University (LiU) in Linkoping, Sweden. He joined LiU in September 2007. He has previously held positions at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, University of Florida, George Washington University (USA), and Ericsson Research (Stockholm). He received his Ph.D. from Uppsala University in 2002. In the spring of 2015 he was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, USA, for four months.

His main professional interests are within the areas of wireless communications and signal processing. He has published some 100 journal papers on these topics, he is co-author of the textbook Space-Time Block Coding for Wireless Communications (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003) and he holds 15 issued and many pending patents on wireless technology.

He has served as Associate Editor for several major journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Communications (2010-2014) and IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2006-2010). He serves as chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM technical committee in 2015-2016. He served as chair of the steering committee for the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters in 2014-2015. He is active in conference organization, most recently as the General Chair of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers 2015 (he was Technical Chair in 2012).

He received the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award twice, in 2012 and 2014, and the Stephen O. Rice Prize in Communications Theory in 2015. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2016.

Teaching (recent):


  • Full list of publications (pdf file)
  • My Google scholar profile
  • Research interests:
    • communication theory and wireless systems
    • multiple-antenna (MIMO) technology for wireless, especially massive (large-scale) MIMO
    • statistical signal processing
    • (cooperative) source localization
  • Current research sponsors: VR (Swedish Research Council, 2013-2018); European union FP7-MAMMOET project (2014-2016); EU Marie-Curie ITN 5G Wireless Project (2015-2018)
  • Previous research sponsors: Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (KVA) rådsforskartjänst, 2007-2012, SSF Framtidens forskningsledare (2008-2013), U.S. National Science Foundation (theoretical foundations program), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Wireless@KTH. My group was partner in FP7-SENDORA (2008-2010), FP7-LOLA (2010-2012) and FP7-SAPHYRE (2010-2012).
  • I have been a developer in the IT++ project, an open-source C++ class library for scientific computing and simulation

Current Ph.D. students (as main advisor):

Graduated Ph.D. students (as main advisor, at LiU):

  • Antonios Pitarokoilis (Lic. Eng., 2013; Ph.D. LiU 2016)
    Dissertation title: Phase noise and wideband transmission in massive MIMO
    Now postdoc at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Sweden.
  • Hien Q. Ngo (Lic. Eng., 2012; Ph.D. LiU 2015)
    Dissertation title: Massive MIMO: Fundamentals and System Design.
    Now postdoc, shared between Queens University, Belfast, UK and my group (facilitated by a VR international postdoc grant).
  • Mirsad Cirkic (Lic. Eng., LiU 2011; Ph.D. LiU 2014)
    Dissertation title: Efficient MIMO Detection Methods
    Now with Ericsson, Linköping.
  • Johannes Lindblom (Lic. Eng., LiU 2010; Ph.D. LiU 2014)
    Dissertation title: The MISO Channel as a Model for Non-Orthogonal Spectrum Sharing
  • Reza Moosavi (Lic. Eng., LiU 2011; Ph.D., LiU 2014).
    Dissertation title: Improving the Efficiency of Control Signaling in Wireless Multiple Access Systems
    Now with Ericsson Research, Linköping.
  • T.V.K. Chaitanya (Lic. Eng., LiU 2011; Ph.D., LiU 2013).
    Dissertation title: HARQ Systems: Resource Allocation, Feedback Error Protection, and Bits-to-Symbol Mappings
    Now with McGill University, Canada.
  • Erik Axell (Lic. Eng., LiU 2009; Ph.D., LiU 2012).
    Dissertation title: Spectrum Sensing Algorithms Based on Second-Order Statistics
    Now with FOI, Linköping, Sweden.

Graduated Lic. Eng. students (at KTH):

  • Majid N. Khormuji (M.Sc., KTH 2006, Lic. Eng., KTH 2008)
    (continued towards Ph.D. at KTH)

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