5G Innovation Centre

Our people

The 5GIC is a research hub bringing together some of the world’s leading academic expertise in mobile communications.

The 5GIC team is part of the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), which has been at the forefront of ICT research for more than 15 years. The team combines expertise in key technical areas with a collaborative, industry-focused approach.

Rahim Tafazolli

Head of the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) and Director of the 5GIC

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Stephen Temple

Visiting Professor and Technical Secretary, 5GIC Strategic Advisory Board

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David Hendon

Visiting Professor and Chairman, 5GIC Strategic Advisory Board

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Bernard Hunt

5G Programme Manager

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Tim Brown

Lecturer in RF Antennas and Propagation

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Keith Robson

Chief Operating Officer, 5GIC

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Pei Xiao

Reader - Signal Processing for Wireless Communications

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Muhammad Ali Imran

Reader in Communications

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Mir Ghoraishi

5G Testbed and Proof-of-Concept Project Leader, Senior Research Fellow

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Ning Wang

Reader in Networks

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Chuan Heng Foh

Senior Lecturer

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Yi Ma

Reader in Cognitive Communications

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Klaus Moessner

Professor in Cognitive Networks

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5G for the media

As the UK’s only research centre dedicated to 5G, the University of Surrey’s 5GIC is made up of researchers at the forefront of this field and can offer expert comment to the media across a range of 5G-related topics.

Our spokespeople

Professor Rahim Tafazolli

Professor Rahim Tafazolli, Director of the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), Professor Tafazolli is one of the world’s experts in mobile communication technology. He is editor of the book ‘Technologies for Wireless Future’ and was appointed as a Fellow of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) in recognition of his personal contribution to the field of wireless communications. He is also a board member of the UK Future Internet Strategy Group (UK-FISG).

Areas of expertise:

  • technical aspects of 5G research and technology
  • the University of Surrey’s 5GIC

Mr Keith Robson

Mr Keith Robson, Chief Operating Officer at 5GIC, Keith Robson specialises in promoting industrial collaboration within the Higher Education sector, focusing on areas such as spin-out and start-up formation, fund raising, IP management and business incubation. He has extensive industry experience having held Managing Director roles with ThermoElectron company Peek Traffic Systems and Beta Instrument, and formed a start-up company in automated vision inspection systems for factory quality control.

Areas of expertise:

  • wider benefits of 5G for the UK economy and society
  • 5G use cases and business impacts

To request an interview with one of our 5G experts, please contact us.