Dr Andrew Charles Mallory Austin

BE (Hons); PhD


Andrew C. M. Austin received the BE (Hons) and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Auckland in 2007 and 2012, respectively. From 2011 to 2013 he was a postdoctoral researcher with the Electromagnetics Group at the University of Toronto, Canada. From 2014 to 2016 he was a scientist with the Telecommunication Circuits Laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland. In November 2016 he returned to The University of Auckland to take up an academic post with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Research | Current

My current research is focused around four related themes: 

  • Analysis and design of future wireless systems and networks (including true full-duplex, low-complexity MIMO, and mmWave systems), with a particular interest in hardware implementation;

  • Radiowave propagation and channel characterisation, particularly in man-made structures such as buildings; 

  • Antenna design, with a focus on space applications for small satellites, and indoor mmWave wireless systems; and 

  • Computational electromagnetics, with a focus on developing novel techniques to efficiently estimate uncertainty and sensitivity. 

I have a number of on-going research projects in these areas and welcome any inquiries from prospective ME and PhD students.  A list of currently available ME and PhD projects is available though FindaThesis.


Teaching | Current

  • Radio Systems ELECTENG 721

  • Advanced Radio Systems ELECTENG 737

  • Wireless Communications ELECTENG 701

  • Digital Communications ELECTENG 726

  • Advanced Digital Communications ELECTENG 741

Postgraduate supervision

  • Dev Singh, PhD, multidisciplinary trust in heterogenous fifth generation mobile communication networks.
  • Jan Krecke, PhD, compact antennas for CubeSat synthetic aperture radar systems.
  • Qingqing Dong, PhD, self-interference cancellation in full-duplex systems.
  • Damla Guven, ME, development of a testbed for 60 GHz millimetre-wave systems.
  • Farrukh Latif, ME, resilience of communication networks to natural hazards.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Staff Consultative Committee
  • Member of Faculty Research Committee
  • Branch Counsellor for the University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Austin, A. C. M., & Neve, M. J. (2018). Efficient Field Reconstruction Using Compressive Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 66 (3), 1624-1627. 10.1109/TAP.2018.2794371
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42273
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michael Neve
  • Austin, A. C. M., Neve, M. J., & Guven, D. (2018). Indoor millimetre wave channel measurements for 5G wireless systems. Paper presented at European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), London, UK. 9 April - 13 April 2018. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41595
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michael Neve
  • Giovinazzi, S., Austin, A. C. M., Ruiter, R., Foster, C., Nayyerloo, N., Nair, N., & Wotherspoon, L. (2017). Resilience and Fragility of the Telecommunication Network to Seismic Events: Evidence after the Kaikōura (New Zealand) Earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50 (2), 318-328.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35330
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nirmal Nair, Liam Wotherspoon
  • Yousefbeiki, M., Austin, A. C. M., Mosig, J. R., Burg, A., & Perruisseau-Carrier, J. (2016). Spatial Multiplexing of QPSK Signals with a Single Radio: Antenna Design and Over-the-Air Experiments. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 64 (12), 5131-5145. 10.1109/TAP.2016.2624138
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32196
  • Austin, A. C. M. (2016). Wireless Channel Characterization in Burning Buildings Over 100–1000 MHz. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 64 (7), 3265-3269. 10.1109/TAP.2016.2562671
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32194
  • Afisiadis, O., Austin, A. C. M., Balatsoukas-Stimming, A., & Burg, A. (2016). Sliding window spectrum sensing for full-duplex cognitive radios with low access-latency. Paper presented at IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), Nanjing, China. 15 May - 18 May 2016. Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2016 IEEE 83rd. (pp. 5). 10.1109/VTCSpring.2016.7504477
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32872
  • Austin, A. C. M., Balatsoukas-Stimming, A., & Burg, A. (2016). Digital predistortion of power amplifier non-linearities for full-duplex transceivers. Paper presented at IEEE workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 3 July - 6 July 2016. Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 2016 IEEE 17th International Workshop on. (pp. 5). 10.1109/SPAWC.2016.7536811
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32868
  • Balatsoukas-Stimming, A., Austin, A. C. M., Belanovic, P., & Burg, A. (2015). Baseband and RF hardware impairments in full-duplex wireless systems: experimental characterisation and suppression. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2015 (1).10.1186/s13638-015-0350-1

Contact details

Primary office location

BUILDING 903 - Bldg 903
Level 4, Room 440
New Zealand

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