[July 2018] CSR Group Academic received Best Paper Award in IEEE VTC’2018

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science is delighted that Professor Arumugam Nallanathan, Professor of Wireless Communications at the School, received the Best Paper Award for his paper ‘Energy Efficient Resource Allocation for Secure NOMA Networks’ at the Spring IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference ‘2018 (VTC’2018).

NOMA (Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access) is a topic which has attracted much recent attention and it will likely play an important role in the fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication networks. NOMA improves the information rate that can be transmitted over a given bandwidth in wireless communications, which means that networks in future will be able to meet the increased demand for data from mobile users and deal with the explosion in data traffic.

At a time when reducing energy consumption is key to containing the threat of global warming, Professor Nallanathan and his collaborators have discovered a method of improving NOMA’s energy efficiency, solving a problem that could have challenged or prevented the use of NOMA in future 5G networks.

Professor Nallanathan, who is also Head of the School’s Communication Systems Research Group, commented, ‘I am delighted to receive this award from the flagship conference (VTC’2018) of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. I consider this as the international recognition for our high quality research.’

[Dec 2017] CSR Group Academic received Best Paper Award in IEEE GLOBECOM’2017

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) academic, Professor Arumugam Nallanathan received the best paper award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2017. The paper was written in collaboration with Yansha Deng from King’s College London, and Massimiliano Pierobon from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Entitled “A Microfluidic Feed Forward Loop Pulse Generator for Molecular Communication”, the paper proposes a pulse generator design for molecular communications (MC) system. It generates a predefined pulse-shaped molecular concentration upon a triggering input. Mathematical models are presented to demonstrate the analytical tractability of each component, and are validated against a numerical finite element simulation. The complete pulse generator design is implemented and simulated in a standard engineering software framework, where the predefined nature of the output pulse shape is demonstrated together with its dependence on practical design parameters.

GLOBECOM is one of the biggest and most prestigious conferences of IEEE Communications Society which features the attendance of more than 3000 leading scientists, researchers and industry practitioners from all around the world. The paper was selected out of more than 3000 submitted papers, which is a great distinction and recognition of the high profile research done in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at QMUL. For further information, please contact

[12th Dec 2017] We jointly organize a workshop with BUPT entitled “Emerging Advances for 5G Networks and Beyond: Concepts, Technologies, and Applications” [links].

[27th Oct 2017] Our journal [Proceedings of the IEEE] (IF: 9.24) “Non-orthogonal Multiple Access for 5G and Beyond” was accepted. An interesting demonstration for this paper is available on [Video] and [Slides].