The Department of Communications and Networking conducts cutting-edge research in a wide range of communications-related areas. Our staff publish high-quality academic papers working in collaboration with other schools, institutions and industrial partners. Partners include Huawei, China Unicom, CERNET, Andrew Telecom Solutions, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and University of Liverpool. The department conducts research in the following areas and more:

  • internet of things
  • autonomous vehicle systems
  • blockchain
  • cryptography and information security
  • real-time video communications
  • sonar signal processing
  • mobile communications (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and beyond)
  • indoor localisation
  • communication channel coding and modelling
  • microwave antenna design for mobile and wearable applications
  • radio frequency energy harvesting
  • simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT).