Institute for Communication Systems

Pioneering the next generation of information and communication technologies

Welcome to the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), home of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC), one of the largest and most renowned academic research centres in its field in Europe.  We are dedicated to researching and developing new technologies and solutions in communications, in collaboration with our industrial and academic partners.

Key areas

We are working in key areas where context is used to enable advanced communications capabilities that will provide an unparalleled user experience. These include artificial intelligence, satellite communications, ‘internet of things’, connected vehicles, mobile communications, drone communications and large intelligent surfaces.

5G Innovation Centre

The 5G Innovation Centre brings together leading academics and key industry partners in a shared vision to help define and develop the 5G infrastructure.

Join us

We offer a wide range of masters courses as well an Information and Communication Systems PhD. We have numerous partnerships with businesses around the globe and are always looking to work with national partners.

Our people

Professor Rahim Tafazolli

Head of the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS)

Rahim Tafazolli is Regius Professor of Electronic Engineering, Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications, Founder and Director of 5GIC, 6GIC  and ICS (Institute for Communication System) at the University of Surrey. He has over 30 years of experience in digital communications research and teaching. He has authored and co-authored more than 1000 research publications ...

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Problems of mobile blindspots in urban areas solved at Surrey https://t.co/TOMoE9sejX
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Surrey-led workshop to shape recommendations for 6G wireless research priorities https://t.co/xtnNHWydsp @DCMS @UK_SPF @techUK

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Address

Institute for Communication Systems
James Clerk Maxwell building
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH