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 three main themes: 

  • Analysis, design and implementation of future wireless systems and networks: true full-duplex, low-complexity MIMO, and mmWave systems;

  • Radiowave propagation, antenna design and measurement, and channel characterisation; and 

  • Uncertainty quantification in computational electromagnetics and other physical systems.

I have a number of on-going research projects in these areas and welcome any inquiries from prospective ME and PhD students. 


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

  • Damla Guven, ME, 2017-, hardware implementation of mmWave communication systems

  • Dev Singh, PhD, 2017-, multidisciplinary trust in heterogenous fifth generation mobile communication networks

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • 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
  • Austin, A. C. M. (2015). Performance estimation for indoor wireless systems using FDTD method. Electronics Letters, 51 (17), 1376-1378. 10.1049/el.2015.1093
  • Austin, A. C. M., Sood, N., & Sarris, C. (2014). Quantifying uncertainty in ray-tracing models of radiowave propagation using polynomial chaos. Proceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation. European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 1768-1770. The Hague, Netherlands: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6902136
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32195

Contact details

Primary location

BUILDING 903 - Bldg 903
New Zealand

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