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David Grace MEng, DPhil (York), Senior MIEEE, MIET

Head of Communications and Signal Processing Group
Co-Director of York - Zhejiang Lab for Cognitive Radio and Green Communications
Guest Professor Zhejiang University


Dept of Electronics, University of York
Heslington, York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

Email: david.grace@york.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 2396
Fax: +44 (0)1904 32 2335

 Web Pages: Communications and Signal Processing Group
                     York-Zhejiang Lab

 

Research Interests

Cognitive radio and cognitive networking for mixed wireless systems, including 5G small cell systems.

Radio resource management in general including, dynamic spectrum sharing and coexistence, application of economics to spectrum assignment, and distributed dynamic channel assignment, including specialist knowledge of their application to High Altitude Platforms and wireless ad hoc networks.

System level design, interference studies and mitigation techniques for mixed wireless systems, incorporating current and future standards, including LTE-A, 3G (WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, cdma2000), IEEE802.22, IEEE802.16 (WiMAX), and IEEE802.11x (WiFi).

Propagation modelling at cellular and mm-wave frequencies.
 

Cognitive Communications: Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI), Regulatory Policy and Economics, Implementation (111995150X) cover image
Cognitive Communications: Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI), Regulatory Policy and Economics, Implementation
David Grace (Editor) and Honggang Zhang (Editor)
John Wiley and Sons
Hardcover 512 pages
August 2012
ISBN: 978-1-1199-5150-6

Broadband Communications via High Altitude Platforms
David Grace and Mihael Mohorcic
John Wiley and Sons
Hardcover 398 pages
October 2010
ISBN: 978-0-470-69445-9

Outside Positions of Responsibility

Chair for IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks

Chair of WUN Cognitive Communications Consortium

Vice-Chair Special Interest Group on Cognitive Green Communications and Computing Networks

Member of IEEE Comsoc Technical Advisory Council

Former Chair of COST 297 - HAPCOS WG1 'Radio Communications'

Related Skills

MATLAB, OPNET modelling, C, Maple, UNIX system administration.
 

Qualifications

1999: DPhil on Distributed Dynamic Channel Assignment for the Wireless Environment, University of York.
1989 - 1993: MEng Electronic Systems Engineering, University of York. First Class Honours, sponsored by BT.

Employment

 Oct 2011 - present:    
 Oct 2009 - present:
 Guest Professor Zhejiang University, China
 Senior Research Fellow (Senior Staff Grade), University of York
 Oct 2004 - Sept 2009:
 Senior Research Fellow, University of York
 June 1999 - Sept 2004:  Research Fellow, University of York
 1994 - June 1999:  Research Assistant, University of York
 1989 - 1993:  Placements with BT, including 6 months at BT Labs.

 2001 - 2009
 Director of SkyLARC Technologies Ltd.

Technical Committee Memberships

WUN Cognitive Communications Consortium

COST IC0902

COST 297 - HAPCOS

IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks

IEEE Technical Subcommittee on Green Communications and Computing

IEEE Satellite and Space Committee