Andrew C. M. Austin

Lecturer
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

Email: a.austin [at] auckland.ac.nz
Office: 903-440 (Newmarket Campus)
Telephone: +64 9 923 5481


Biography

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 Areas

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 current projects is available here and through FindaThesis.

Current Research Students

  • 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, implementation of a hardware testbed for indoor millimetre wave systems at 60 GHz.

  • Farrukh Latif, ME, resilience of communication systems to natural hazards.

Selected Publications

As per publisher requirements all papers hosted on this website are pre- or post-prints.

Journal Papers

A.C.M. Austin and M.J. Neve, "Efficient field reconstruction using compressive sensing", IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 1624–1627, March 2018. [pdf]

S. Giovinazzi, A.C.M. Austin, R. Ruiter, C. Foster, M. Nayyerloo, N.-K. Nair and Liam Wotherspoon, "Resilience and fragility of the telecommunication network to seismic events: Evidence after the Kaikoura (New Zealand) earthquake sequence", Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 318–328, June 2017. [pdf]

M. Yousefbeiki, A.C.M. Austin, J.R. Mosig, A.P. Burg and J. Perruisseau-Carrier, "Spatial multiplexing of QPSK signals with a single radio: Antenna design and over-the-air experiments", IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, vol. 64, no. 12, pp. 5131–5145, Dec. 2016. [pdf]

A.C.M. Austin, "Wireless channel characterisation in burning buildings over 100–1000 MHz", IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, vol. 67, no. 7, pp. 3265–3269, July 2016. [pdf]

A.C.M. Austin, "Performance estimation for indoor wireless systems using the FDTD method", IET Electronics Letters, vol. 48, no. 17, pp. 1376–1378, Aug. 2015. [pdf]

A. Balatsoukas-Stimming, A.C.M. Austin, P. Belanovic and A.P. Burg, "Baseband and RF hardware impairments in full-duplex wireless systems: experimental characterisation and suppression", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2015:142, May 2015. [pdf]

A.C.M. Austin and C.D. Sarris, "Efficient Analysis of Geometrical Uncertainty in the FDTD Method using Polynomial Chaos with Application to Microwave Circuits", IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 61, no. 12, pp. 4293–4301, Dec. 2013. [pdf]

A.C.M. Austin, N. Sood, J. Siu and C.D. Sarris, "Application of polynomial chaos to quantify uncertainty in deterministic channel models", IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, vol. 61, no. 11, pp. 5754–5761, Nov. 2013. [pdf]

P.S. Taylor, A.C.M. Austin, E.A. Parker, M.J. Neve, J.C. Batchelor, J.T.-P. Yiin, M. Leung, G.B. Rowe, A.G. Williamson and K.W. Sowerby, "Angular independent frequency selective surfaces for interference control in indoor wireless environments", IET Electronics Letters, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 61–62 , Jan. 2012. [pdf]

A.C.M. Austin, M.J. Neve and G.B. Rowe, "Modelling propagation in multi-floor buildings using the FDTD method", IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 4239–4246 , Nov. 2011. [pdf]

A.C.M. Austin, M.J. Neve, G.B. Rowe and R.J. Pirkl, "Modelling the effects of nearby buildings on inter-floor radio-wave propagation", IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no. 7, pp. 2155–2161, July 2009. [pdf]

Conference Papers

A.C.M. Austin, M.J. Neve and D. Guven, "Indoor millimetre wave channel measurements for 5G wireless systems", accepted in Proc. 2018 European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), [pdf]

A.C.M. Austin, O. Afisiadis and A.P. Burg, "Digital predistortion of hardware impairments for full-duplex transceivers", in Proc. 2017 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), Nov. 2017. [pdf]

O. Afisiadis, A.C.M. Austin, A. Balatsoukas-Stimming and A.P. Burg, "Analysis of full-duplex wireless links with asymmetric capacity requirements", in Proc. 2017 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov. 2017. [pdf]

A.C.M. Austin, A. Balatsoukas-Stimming and A.P. Burg, "Digital predistortion of power amplifier non-linearities for full-duplex transceivers", in Proc. IEEE workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), July 2016. [paper] [poster]

O. Afisiadis, A.C.M. Austin, A. Balatsoukas-Stimming and A.P. Burg, "Sliding window spectrum sensing for full-duplex cognitive radios with low access-latency", in Proc. VTC'2016 Spring, May 2016. [pdf]

A.C.M. Austin, O. Afisiadis, A. Balatsoukas-Stimming and A.P. Burg, "Demonstration of concurrent spectrum sensing for cognitive radio using self-interference cancellation", in Proc. ACM MobiHoc'15, pp. 407–408, June 2015. [paper] [poster][See a video of demo in action!]

A.C.M. Austin, N. Sood and C.D. Sarris, "Quantifying uncertainty in ray-tracing models of radiowave propagation using polynomial chaos", in Proc. European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), pp. 1768–1770 April 2014. [pdf]

A.C.M Austin and C.D. Sarris, "Efficient analysis of parameter uncertainty in FDTD models of microwave circuits using polynomial chaos", Proc. IEEE MTT-S Intl. Microwave Symp., June 2013. [paper] [slides]

A.C.M Austin and C.D. Sarris, "Ultra-Wideband Interference Modelling for Indoor Wireless Channels using the FDTD Method", Proc. URSI/IEEE Antennas Propag. Soc. Intl. Symp., July 2012. [paper] [slides]

M.J. Neve, A.C.M. Austin and G.B. Rowe, "Electromagnetic engineering for communications in the built environment", Proc. Euro. Conf. Antennas and Propag. (EUCAP), March 2012 (Invited Paper). [pdf]

A.C.M. Austin, M.J. Neve and G.B. Rowe, "Modelling Interference for Indoor Wireless Systems", Proc. URSI/IEEE Antennas Propag. Soc. Intl. Symp., June 2009. [paper] [slides]

A.C.M. Austin, M.J. Neve and G.B. Rowe, "Modelling Inter-Floor Radio-Wave Propagation in Office Buildings", Proc. URSI/IEEE Antennas Propag. Soc. Intl. Symp., July 2008. [paper] [poster]

PhD Thesis

Interference Modelling for Indoor Wireless Systems using the FDTD Method [pdf]

Computer Codes and Other Useful Resources

  • CaptainPrinter: a bash script to help with record keeping. CaptainPrinter uses LaTeX to generate a PDF file suitable for printing from any number of .eps figures.

  • makeRandomPassword: a Matlab script to generate a random password of arbitrary length from the "alphabet" of numbers, upper- and lower-case letters.

Lecture Notes

Service Roles

  • 2018-present: Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Staff Consultative Committee.

  • 2018-present: Member of Faculty Research Committee.

  • 2017-present: Branch Counsellor for The University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch.

CV, and Research and Teaching Statements