Dr Justin P. Coon received a BSc degree (with distinction) in electrical engineering from the Calhoun Honours College, Clemson University, USA and a PhD in communications from the University of Bristol, UK in 2000 and 2005, respectively. In 2004, he joined Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. (TREL) as a Research Engineer working in its Bristol based Telecommunications Research Laboratory (TRL), where he conducted research on a broad range of communication technologies and theories, including single and multi-carrier modulation techniques, estimation and detection, diversity methods, system performance analysis and networks. He held the position of Research Manager from 2010 - 2013, during which time he led all theoretical and applied research on the physical layer at TRL. Dr Coon was a Visiting Fellow with the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol from 2010 - 2012, and held a position as Reader in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the same university from 2012 - 2013. He joined the University of Oxford in 2013 where he is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Engineering Science and a Tutorial Fellow of Oriel College.

Dr Coon is the recipient of TRL's Distinguished Research Award for his work on block-spread CDMA, aspects of which have been adopted as mandatory features in the 3GPP LTE Rel-8 standard. He is also a co-recipient of two "best paper" awards for work presented at ISWCS '13 and EuCNC '14. Dr Coon has published in excess of 100 papers in leading international journals and conferences, and is a named inventor on more than 30 patents. He is the Technical Manager of the EU FP7 project DIWINE, has served as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2007 - 2013), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2013 - 2016; received award for outstanding contribution in 2014) and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (2016 - present), and was a TPC Co-chair for the IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modelling, Analysis, and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD 2012). He was also the TPC Chair for the Wireless Networks and Security track of VTC Spring 2015 and for the Ad-Hoc, M2M, and Sensor Networks track of VTC Spring 2016. Dr Coon's research interests include communication theory, information theory and network theory. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.