Konstantinos Nikitopoulos

Dr Konstantinos Nikitopoulos

Lecturer (Assistant Prof.) - Signal Processing for Wireless Communications
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I received my PhD degree in 2005 from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens where I was a member of the Wireless Systems Group. Since then, I have held research positions at the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems at RWTH Aachen University, at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at University of California at Irvine and at the Computer Science Department at University College London (UCL). In October 2013 I joined the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS) at the University of Surrey as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor), where I'm actively involved with research in the 5G Innovation Centre.

I have also been a consultant for the Hellenic General Secretariat for Research and Technology, where I also served as a National Delegate of Greece to the Joint Board on Communication Satellite Programmes of European Space Agency.

I'm also a recipient of the prestigious First Grant of the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Research interests

My research interests lie in the field of signal processing for wireless communication systems. In particular, my work strives to realize pragmatic, energy-efficient wireless communication systems able to provide the performance predicted by cutting-edge theoretical trends; with a focus on those trends that hold a great potential to form the basis of 5G wireless networks. Targeting orders of magnitude improvement in processing latency and/or energy consumption, my research tries to bridge three complimentary research areas: (a) centralized and distributed, traditional and multi-user multiple antenna (MIMO) systems with extensions to large antenna numbers, (b) advanced channel encoding/decoding schemes including iterative soft-input, soft-output approaches (e.g. turbo and LDPC) and efficient rateless/fountain codes, and (c) advanced (iterative) receiver processing for challenging transmission environments and non-orthogonal signal transmissions



Advanced 5G Wireless Technologies (Module Leader)

Applied Mathematics for Communication Systems


Digital Signal Processing B

My publications


My scholarly contributions and academic indexes can be found here.