School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Charalampos Tsimenidis

Reader in Digital Communications

Background

Dr Charalampos Tsimenidis is a Reader in Digital Communications for the School of Engineering at Newcastle University. His areas of expertise are intelligent sensing and communications. 

Roles and Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

  • Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc., PgCert, Ph.D.

Previous Positions

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

Memberships

  • 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

Editorials

  1. Underwater Communications and Networking, Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 214012, 2 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/214012

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


 

 

Research

Dr Tsimenidis is a member of the Intelligent Sensing and Communications 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 (XG.fast)
  • 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

Teaching

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:

Publications