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Professor Andrew Nix

Biography

Professor Andrew Nix received BEng and PhD degrees from the University of Bristol in 1989 and 1993 respectively. His PhD was entitled “A Fundamental Investigation into Short Range High Capacity Mobile Data Transmission”, and compared time-domain and frequency domain equalisation strategies for use in Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs).

He joined the Commuication Systems & Networks Group as a member of lecturing staff in December 1992 and is currently Professor of Wireless Communication Systems and from August 2014 Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol. His research interests are focused around the challenges associated with ubiquitous, mass market, low cost mobile telecommunication systems. This includes the development of innovative spectral and power efficient digital wireless technologies. He is currently working on a range of 5G technologies (Massive MIMO, mmWave communications, next-generation Wi-Fi, long range IoT modems and SDN & integrated wireless/optical communication). Andrew is actively involved in the Bristol Is Open (BIO) Smart City demonstrator.

Over a period of 23 years he have supervised 50+ PhD students to completion and published in excess of 450 refereed journal and international conference papers.