Mobile Communications Department
The Mobile Revolution
Mobile communications are facing unprecedented changes. The emergence of multimedia in the mobile world means a convergence of internet, broadcast and telecommunication networks.
In order to provide services to a large population of users, the redesign of communications strategies, radio spectrum sharing policies, Qos control modes and eventually the overall architecture of mobile networks must be carried out.
The primary goals of the Mobile Communications department at EURECOM are twofold: 1) Making research advances at the fundamental level in domains ranging from radio to network architecture and communication theory, and 2) Provide the necessary technical background to engineers in the area.
As such the competencies of our department must cover the whole field, encompassing the physical aspects of propagating waves, the design of receivers, including the analog, digital, coding and signal processing aspects, the various networking protocol layers, all the way to the mobile services and their applications.
Organization of Research Activities
Research in the department is organized along to three (nicely overlapping) axis:
- Communication Theory (Head: Prof. Gesbert): We develop or exploit fundamental scientific tools for the analysis of communications systems and the enhancement of their performance at the lower layers.
- Advanced Wireless Technologies (Head: Prof. Knopp): We bring life to our ideas by real-life experimentation and prototyping. We develop and implement communication schemes and techniques with the goal of advancing the performance of 4G and post-4G standardized systems.
- Wireless Systems and Protocols (Head: Prof. Bonnet): We address new challenges posed by emerging novel wireless applications (e.g. multimedia) and scenarios (e.g. vehicular, radio over ITS,..) by developping efficient communications protocols at the higher layers.