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Staff Profile

Dr Charalampos Tsimenidis

Reader in Digital Communications


Dr Charalampos Tsimenidis is a Reader in Digital Communications in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University. His areas of expertise are wireless and underwater communications, and Internet technologies. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Head for the Intelligent Sensing and Communications Group

Previous Positions

  • DPD MSc Communications and Signal Processing (Sept. 2003- Aug. 2018)
  • Overall MSc Programme Coordinator for all six MSc Programmes in the School of EEE (2010-2013)
  • Chair of Board of Studies for postgraduate degrees (2010-2013)
  • 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)

Professional Tutorials

  1. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), (Ottawa, Canada), Signal Waveform Design for Underwater Acoustic Communication, Ottawa, Canada, June 11, 2012
  2. IEEE Oceans 2012 (Yeosu, Republic of Korea), Signal Waveform Design for Underwater Acoustic Communication, Yeosu, Korea, May 21, 2012
  3. IEEE Oceans 2011 (Santander Spain), Signal Waveform Design for Underwater Acoustic Communication, Santander, Spain, June 6, 2011
  4. The 7th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, Signal Waveform Design for Underwater Acoustic Communication, York, The University of York, United Kingdom, 19th-22nd Sept., 2010
  5. IEEE Oceans 2009 (Bremen), Signal Waveform Design for Underwater Acoustic Communication, Bremen, Germany, May 11, 2009
  6. IEEE Oceans 2007 (Vancouver), Signal Waveform Design for Underwater Acoustic Communication, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 1, 2007
  7. IEEE Oceans 2007 (Aberdeen), Signal Waveform Design for Underwater Acoustic Communication, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 18, 2007


  1. Underwater Communications and Networking, Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 214012, 2 pages

Books / Book Chapters

  1.  A.M.A. Sabaawi, C.C. Tsimenidis, B.S. Sharif, Chapter 11, “Overview of Nanoantennas for Solar Rectennas,” in Rectenna Solar Cells, pp 231-256, Springer, 2013 (ISBN 978-1-4614-3715-4).
  2. C.C. Tsimenidis, Chapter 14.6, "Underwater Acoustic Communications," in Applied Underwater Acoustics, Leif Bjørnø, 1st Edition, ISBN: 9780128112403, Elsevier, 2017
  3. C.C. Tsimenidis, "Simulation of Wireless Communication Systems Using Matlab", John Wiley & Sons, Limited, ISBN 0470694750, 9780470694756
  4. S. A. Aliesawi, C. C. Tsimenidis, B. S. Sharif, "Adaptive Implementation of Turbo Multi-User Detection Architectures," Noor Publishing, ISBN-10: 3330852488, 2017




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

Research Interests

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

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


My teaching is concentrated primarily on the two modules below, which are part of the MSc programme in Communications and Signal Processing (CSP) degree:

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