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Professor Mohammad Reza Shikh-Bahaei PhD, FIET, SFHEA

Professor Mohammad Reza Shikh-Bahaei PhD, FIET, SFHEA

  • Academics
  • Supervisors

Professor of Telecommunications

Director of Studies: Undergraduate Programmes in Electronic Engineering .

Research subject areas

  • Engineering

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Prof. Mohammad Reza Shikh-Bahaei has been engaged in research in the area of wireless communications for 27 years both in academic and industrial organizations. He has worked for start-up companies on statistical signal processing for interference cancellation, network planning and optimisation of wireless networks. In 2000 he joined National Semiconductor Corp. (NSC), CA, USA, (now part of Texas Instruments) and worked within a team on the design of 3rd generation handsets based on UMTS standards, for which he has been awarded three US patents as inventor and co-inventor, respectively. He returned to the UK in March 2002 as a Lecturer at King’s College London, and is now a full Professor of Telecommunications in the Department of Engineering, King's College London.

He has since worked and published numerous articles on a number of research topics including resource allocation for optimization of cellular (inc. HSPA, 4G, 5G) and short range sensor/ad-hoc networks (inc. Wifi, Bluetooth, Zigbee), Cognitive and full duplex radios/networking, cross-layer optimisation of wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things (IoT), Healthcare applications of signal processing and wireless communications, short range device-to-device (D2D) communication and edge caching, MIMO and machine-type multimedia communication, communication protocols for Vehicle to Everything and drone Communications. His research is now on new use cases and technologies for 6G networks.

Mohammad Reza has worked with numerous companies as collaborators in his projects, e.g. Nokia, Thales, Ericsson, Mediatek, Samsung, and Toshiba. He has led research consortiums and been King's Principal and Co- Investigator in several funded research projects.


He has served in various positions at King’s: Faculty Head of Graduate Studies, Chair of the faculty's postgraduate students committee, Member of the College's postgraduate research student subcommittee, Member of faculty’s Higher Education Review steering group, Programme Lead for UG Electronic Engineering Programmes, Director of Studies for UG Engineering Programmes.

Mohammad Reza won the overall King’s College London ‘Excellence in Supervisory Award’ as well as the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences’ Excellence in Supervisory Award in 2014. Prof. Shikh-Bahaei has founded and chaired a number of conferences on wireless communications, and given invited and keynote talks in various conferences and universities.

He has acted as expert consultant for technology companies and legal firms, on wireless communication standards and technologies.

He is the chair of one6G Association’s Working Group 1, has represented one6G in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and is a Fellow of IET, Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, and a Senior Member of IEEE.


Research Interests

Professor Shikh-Bahaei’s research interests and present projects are in the following areas:

  • Emerging use cases in 6th Generation Networks: with focus on autonomous vehicle networks, UAV swarms, and healthcare networks
  • Emerging technologies for 6th Generation Networks: with focus on Joint Communication and Sensing, Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces, Distributed learning for future Networks of Intelligence, and Full Duplex Communication
  • Targets for 6th Generation Networks: with focus on Security, Reliability, and Energy efficiency

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