Communication technologies have reshaped the way society and digital economies operate—indeed they are essential to modern life. The increasing need for data services and communications anywhere and anytime, and the exponential growth in the number of wirelessly connected devices demonstrates the importance of research on communication technologies.

We undertake both fundamental and applied research in the above context. Our work is underpinned by advanced techniques in wireless communications, information theory, signal and array processing, network coding and optimisation. We specialise in cellular networks, decentralised networks, green and secure communications, information limits of communications, and emerging communications applications. Our focus is on the problems and solutions of communications technologies that society will be using in the near future, ranging from nano-scale communications to high throughput and low latency applications such as video streaming or data storage, to energy harvesting and physical layer security in wireless networks.

The various research endeavours are strengthened by: leadership from senior academics; a vibrant postgraduate student community; success with competitive grants and awards; collaborations with international academics and industry partners; and strong output in leading peer-reviewed journals and refereed conferences in the field. 

Explore our available student research projects below and if you’d like to discuss opportunities for collaboration or funding, please email us.

Academic staff

Dr Gerard Borg »

Senior Lecturer / fellow

Assoc. Professor Salman Durrani »

Associate Professor

Dr Nan Yang »

Senior Lecturer

Prof Xiangyun (Sean) Zhou »

Associate Professor


Jie Dong

Mr Jie Dong »

PhD Student

Mr Xiaolun Jia »

PhD Candidate

Rabbia Saleem »

PhD Student

Akram Shafie »

PhD Candidate

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Mr Khurram Shahzad »

PhD Candidate

Yiran Wang »

MPhil Student

Xiaohui Zhou

Ms Katrina Zhou »

PhD Student


Dr David Smith »



Mr Youhong Feng »

Campus Visitor

Mr Jinsong Hu »

Campus Visitor

Xiaofang Sun »

Occupational Trainee

Mr Hang Yuan »

Occupational Trainee

Mr Xi Zhang

Mr Xi Zhang »

Occupational Trainee

Salman Durrani
13 Jul 2016
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) are a step closer to harvesting renewable or ambient energy from mobile phone base stations to power battery-...
Samaneh Movassaghi
15 Oct 2015
Samaneh Movassaghi, Engineering PhD candidate has recently been recognized for cutting edge research on wearable networks (wearables). Samaneh is selected as one of...
10 Aug 2015
Meet Ross Pure, a third year Engineering student from the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. A mathematics problem Ross solved as part of his second year R...

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