School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Charalampos Tsimenidis

Reader in Digital Communications


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Degree Programme Director: MSc Communications and Signal Processing
  • Deputy Head for the Intelligent Sensing and Communications Group


  • Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc., PgCert, Ph.D.

Previous Positions

  • Research Associate, Underwater Acoustics Research Group, University of Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)


Dr Tsimenidis is a member of the Intelligent Sensing and Communications Group and his profile can be viewed on Google Scholar.

Research Interests

  • Adaptive Array Signal Processing and Estimation
  • Coded and Precoded OFDM Communications Systems
  • Massive MIMO and Multiuser Detection
  • Coded Physical Layer Network Coding and Cooperative Communications
  • Powerline Communications
  • Underwater Acoustic Communications and Networking
  • Turbo Equalization and turbo MIMO Detection
  • Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Networks

Current Research Grants

  • Full-Duplex For Underwater Acoustic Communications, PI, £420k, (EPSRC, EP/R002665/1)
  • USMART - Smart dust for large scale underwater wireless sensing, CI, £1,284M, (EPSRC, EP/P017975/1)
  • WATAMS - Wide Area Trap and Animal Monitoring System, CI, £15k, (EPSRC IAA, BH171601)
  • Cooperative backhaul aided next-generation digital subscriber loops, PI, £252k, (EPSRC, EP/N004299/1)

Past Research Grants

  • Functional evaluation of survivors of paediatric bone and soft tissue tumours – a pilot study of two new technologies, CI, £11,761, (Children with Cancer UK, BH123013)
  • Evaluation of physical functioning in adults treated for bone and soft tissue sarcomas – a feasibility study of two new technologies, CI, £7,938, (Sarcoma UK, BH135170)
  • EPSRC Faculty award CI, £28,900 (EPSRC, BH112597)
  • Health Monitoring of Offshore Wind Farms (HEMOW), CI, €241,500, (EU, FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES, Project ID: 269202)
  • Cognitive-Networks-Enabled Transnational Proactive Healthcare (CoNHealth), CI, €453,600 (EU, FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES, Project ID: 294923)
  • EXTREME Project, CI, £2.1M, (BH112878, One North East)
  • Traffic mobility from mobile signal measurements, CI, £19,000, (BH041668, Department for Transport (DfT))
  • KTP Programme - System Technologies, CI, £101,544


MSc programme in Communications and Signal Processing

Since 1995, we offer a unique MSc programme in Communications and Signal Processing (CSP). This MSc programme will equip the students with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience necessary to embark on a career as a design or development engineer in the field of communications and signal processing. We offer fundamental modules such as Mobile and Cellular Communications and Information Theory and Coding, as well as, other exciting modules on “21st century” technologies such as Intelligent Signal Processing and Internet of Things.

I am currently the Degree Programme Director of the MSc in CSP. I would be very happy to address any questions related to the degree. Please feel free to email me.

For more information and the application process please visit: How to Apply 

Postgraduate Teaching

My teaching is concentrated primarily on the three modules below, which are part of the MSc in CSP degree: