Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences


Eurecom - Communication systems 
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Current research topics

  • Communications and information theory for wireless networks
  • High spectra efficiency techniques for 5G networks
  • Distributed algorithms in cooperative wireless networks
  • Cognitive radio

Current research interests

  • David Gesbert heads EURECOM's Mobile Communication Department and Communication Theory Group
  • His research activities are in the area of theory and design of communication systems, multi-user MIMO systems, cooperative transmission
  • At the MAC layer focus is on scheduling algorithms with full and partial channel state information
  • Finally, at the network level, major interest is on distributed multi-cell scheduling and resource allocation, self-organizing wireless networks

Current research memberships

  • He co-edited five special issues of journals in wireless communications
  • He served two terms in the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications Technical Committee
  • He's an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
  • He was co-organizer and technical chair of several research symposia
  • D. Gesbert is a Fellow Member of the IEEE

Selected publications



  • Best Paper Award, for the article: "Performance of mobile networks with UAVs: Can flying base stations substitute ultra-dense small cells?" (EW 2017).
  • In 2015, David Gesbert has received an ERC Advanced Grant for his project PERFUME
  • Best Paper Award 2012 of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  • He received the Fellow distinction from IEEE (2011)
  • He authored or co-authored papers winning the 2004 IEEE Best Tutorial Paper Award (Communications Society) for a 2003 JSAC (Journal on Selected Areas in Communications) paper on MIMO systems,
  • 2005 Best Paper (Young Author) Award for Signal Proc. Society journals.