Gaojie Chen (PDRA)

Gaojie received the B. Eng. degree (First) in electrical information engineering and the B.Ec. degree in international economics and trade from Northwest University, China, in 2006, and the M.Sc. (Distinction) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Loughborough University, U.K., in 2008 and 2012, respectively. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Software Engineer with DTMobile, Beijing, China, and a Research Associate with the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Loughborough University, from 2012 to 2013. Then he was a Research Fellow with the 5GIC, the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, U.K., from 2014 to 2015. He is currently a Research Associate with the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, U.K. His current research interests include information theory, wireless communications, cooperative communications, cognitive radio, secrecy communication and random geometric networks.

Shahriar Etemadi Tajbakhsh (PDRA)

Shahriar received the B. Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Communications) from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran in 2006 and the M. Sc. degree in Information Technology Engineering (Computer and Communication Networks) from Sharif University of Technology (International Campus, Kish Island, Iran) in 2009. He finished his Ph. D. in Engineering at the Australian National University in 2014. Then he joined the University of New South Wales (at Canberra) and worked as a postdoctoral research associate for one year. He is currently a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Oxford. His current research areas of interest include network coding, random graph models for wireless communication networks, delay tolerant networks, wireless heterogeneous networks and the impact of human mobility, social and spatio-temporal behaviour of wireless users on network performance.

David E. Simmons (PDRA)

David graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in Mathematics (2011). He then went on to study for an MSc in Communications Engineering at the University of Bristol (2012), and recently completed his DPhil thesis on relay network analysis at the University of Oxford. He is currently working on quantum estimation and networking problems in the NQIT hub. David's research interests include communication theory, information theory, information theoretic security, random dynamical system theory and quantum estimation theory.

Hachem Yassine (DPhil)

Hachem received his "Diplome d'Ingenieur" in Telecommunications from the Lebanese University (2012), and his MSc in Communication Networks and Signal Processing from the University of Bristol with distinction (2013). He is currently pursuing his DPhil in the Oxford Communications Research Group in the Department of Engineering Science under the supervision of Professor Coon, and in collaboration with Toshiba's Telecommunications Research Laboratory (TRL) in Bristol. His current research interests are modelling of NAND flash memory reliability, advanced error correcting codes for storage devices and high performance soft decision decoding.

Dene A. Hedges (DPhil)

Dene received his honours degree from the University of Bath in 1984 and has worked in industry for over three decades designing a variety of R.F. communication systems. He is currently pursuing a DPhil degree in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford on a part-time basis. His current research interests include novel modulation schemes, stochastic networks and cognitive radio.

Shuping Dang (DPhil)

Shuping Dang received the B.Eng (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester and the B.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Automation from the Beijing Jiaotong University in 2014 via a joint '2+2' dual-degree program. He is currently a DPhil student with the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. His current research interests include cooperative networks, relay selection and MIMO systems.

Jinchuan Tang (DPhil)

Jinchuan received his B.Eng in Electronic Information Engineering from Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2011. He then went on to work as an Assistant Engineer in Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. from 2011 to 2012. He obtained his MSc in Wireless Communication (Distinction) from the University of Southampton in early 2014. He was a former PhD student at Liverpool John Moores University in Electronic and Ultrasonic Engineering from 2014 to 2015. He is currently pursuing a DPhil degree under the supervision of Professor Justin P. Coon with the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. His current research interests include information theory, random geometric graphs and routing protocols for wireless networks.

Arta Cika (DPhil)

Arta received her Bachelor Degree (Graduated with Honours) in Telecommunications Engineering from Polytechnic of Turin (Italy) in 2009. She then received an MSc Degree (Graduated with Honours) in Telecommunications Engineering, in which she specialised in Wireless Systems and Transmission Technologies, in 2015, both from Polytechnic of Turin and Telecom ParisTech (Grande EĢcole-Paris, France). She participated in a Double Degree program between Polytechnic of Turin and Telecom ParisTech with one year of study at Polytechnic of Turin and one year of study at EURECOM Institute (Sophia Antipolis, France). From 2015 to 2016, she worked as an LTE Physical Layer Engineer in the R&D department at ERCOM, Marseille, France. She is currently pursuing a DPhil degree in the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. Her current research interests include information theory, spatial networks, stochastic geometry, random geometric graphs, graph entropy and wireless networks.

Sunghwan Cho (DPhil)

Sunghwan Cho studied as an undergraduate at Korea Military Academy in South Korea where he completed B.S. degrees (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering in 2007. He earned his MSc in telecommunications from Georgia Tech in 2011 under the direction of Professor Mary Ann Weitnauer. He is now a DPhil student in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Justin P. Coon, and also a captain of the Korean Army. His current research interests include physical layer security, stochastic geometry, and visible light communications.